|Whichever view you
take of these two trumpets, there is an infinitely sad point: “they did not repent.” If, like the futurists, you see this as a
current diagnosis, then you must ask:
|• Do we practice
idolatry today (of course, we call it something else; after all, it doesn’t matter what you
believe as long as you’re sincere.)
|• Murder? (Name it abortion)
|• Sorcery? (The Greek word is pharmakia, from
which we get our word pharmacy -- which clearly indicates the drug
|• Sexual immorality
(the Greek is porneia, from which we get pornography).
|• Theft? In particular, theft by sleight of hand?
|The world of 1453
new this well. All these sins were
rampant. There is nothing new under
the sun. But hear it well: the story is not yet finished -- but the
ending is known.