In some of the old TV Westerns of the 1950s, the desperados (always in black hats) would be making their escape with the stolen loot from the stagecoach robbery. Suddenly, someone in the posse pursuing them (usually the ones in the white hats) would shout, "We have 'em now! They've ridden into a box canyon!" And everybody knows there's no way out of a box canyon.
2 Chronicles 7:14
- 10/29/20111 comments
Years ago, there was an expression during a presidential campaign, "It's the economy, stupid." Now we could say in current international politics, "It's Jerusalem, stupid." Why is Jerusalem such a hot spot? It is the city of the past, the present, and the future.
"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!"
How can we impact our culture today? Is it already good and getting better, or is it bad and getting worse? The biblical worldview of today's culture is that it is dark—and getting darker. By its very nature, it cannot get anything but worse because it has no inherent goodness to build on. As John MacArthur said, "Man has increased in scientific, medical, historical, educational, psychological, and technological knowledge to an astounding degree. But he has not changed his own basic nature and he has not improved society. His confidence has increased, but his peace of mind has diminished. His accomplishments have increased, but his sense of purpose and meaning have all but disappeared."