Angst

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)

As some of you may recognize, “angst” is a word borrowed from the German language signifying “fear,” or, “to be afraid.” Many in today’s society live in a frozen state of fear.

Recently, the Pew Forum (out of Princeton, NJ) listed the top global threats as perceived by individuals around the world. Here are 7 of the 8 listed:

1. Global climate change. 2. International financial instability. 3. Islamic extremist groups. 4. Iran’s nuclear program. 5. North Korea’s nuclear program. 6. U.S. power & influence. 7. China’s power & influence. And people around the world are scared. They are frightened in their perception of things about to happen. Darkness is enveloping this globe, especially in the moral realm.

Not too many in this universe enjoy the prospects of death. But the Bible makes it very clear that the evils of mankind, leveled against the biblical God of this universe, only brings catastrophe! Hundreds of years ago, God predicted through His prophets and apostles what was to transpire in the latter days or years. Limited space only allows for one such prediction made through Matthew, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (24:21). The worst time in all of human history is just around the corner. You can count on it because God said so!

Wish there was a way of escape? As a matter of fact, there is, and that’s the good news. David, the Psalmist, wrote the following words around 3,000 years ago: “Our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death” (Psalm 68:20). Believe (only) on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved (Acts 16:31). Place your faith in Him now, before it’s eternally too late.  

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