You Can be an Overcomer
to keep the laws of man, we are solemnly told by educated men that it is impossible to keep God’s laws—and anyone who tries to do it is a “legalist”!
Men today are so deeply involved in drugs, por- nography, gambling, drinking, and wild entertain- ment that they cannot think straight.
Man is not changing. His obsession with sin has become a mania. The end is just ahead.
God allows developments to work toward a climax. He has often done this in the past. He did it in Noah’s day, when He sent a flood of waters and buried the wicked. He did it in the days of Abraham, when He destroyed the wicked cities of the plain which gave themselves up to evil.
When men reach the point that they only live to do wickedness, then God steps in.
Christ predicted that, when conditions in the entire world become as evil as they were in the times of Noah and Sodom,—the end would come!
“As it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man . . and the Flood came, and destroyed them all.
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot . . It rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”—Luke 17:26-27, 28-30.
This is what it was like in the days of Noah: “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil con- tinually . . And the earth was filled with vio- lence.”—Genesis 6:5, 11.