Eschatology 29, The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Signs Of Christ’s Coming…..

Namely:  17) Knowledge (Science) and 18) Travel.  The following expounds on these topics and is from the Days Of Praise, a devotional from the Institute For Creation Research (ICR).  This particular devotional was written by their founder, Henry Morris.  It is dated October 2, 2014:

Days of Praise

The Sign of Science and Travel

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (Daniel 12:4)

The book of Daniel contains the most detailed description of the end times of any book in the Bible except the book of Revelation. In Daniel’s last chapter, after all the prophecies had been recorded, the condition in our text was given as a sign of their imminent fulfillment, at “the time of the end.”

A more striking summary of our own times could hardly be imagined. The Hebrew word for “run to and fro” is used first in 2 Chronicles 16:9. “The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,” and its sense is “race back and forth.” What a description of our present society, with speeding automobiles all over the land and airplanes filling our skies! In little more than one lifetime, the world “progressed” from horse and buggy to spacecraft, and almost everyone is racing to and fro.

Furthermore, “knowledge” has been “increased” far beyond the wildest imaginations of people in the days of our founding fathers. The Hebrew word could well be understood as what we mean today by “science.”

It is significant that the foundations of our modern scientific age were laid mostly by great scientists who were creationists (Newton, Boyle, Pascal, Pasteur, Faraday, Maxwell, etc.). In our present generation, however, science has been largely taken over by non-Christian evolutionists, and science has also generated deadly instruments of destruction and pollution which are threatening life’s existence. This rise in “science falsely so called” is also given as a sign of the last days (1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Peter 3:3-4; etc.).

In any case, the explosive increase in science (both true and false) and rapid travel in our day is one of the many God-given signs that the return of Christ is near! HMM





2 thoughts on “Eschatology 29, The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Signs Of Christ’s Coming…..

  1. Steve, I believe this passage from Daniel could also mean increase of knowledge by the internet.
    We live in an age now in which knowledge can be had by a few clicks of our mouse and keyboard.
    Never could have envisioned this 40 years ago. Also the word of God can be had in every country in the world.


    • Right Tom. Good Point. Like this blog— In the last 24 hours it had 7 hits in Switzerland and 6 more in India! This is why I blog instead of writing a book that no one needs. The internet is unreal. By sharing the Gospel on line it goes around the world. You can win a soul to Christ in Russia without even using your passport……


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