The End of the Age?
According to Newsmax, Franklin Graham said that the turmoil in the world, according to the headline, 'Could Signal 'End of the Age'.' The text declares him to say that 'The signs are unmistakable.' Does Mr. Franklin wish to be numbered with the wicked and adulterous generation that Jesus declared seeks after a sign? I highly doubt it.
If indeed these are signs, what good would it be for us to know that, other than that we need to just roll over and let it happen?
Jesus' answer that Mr. Graham quotes is all stuff that has been happening since The Fall, when Satan took delivery of dominion of the universe, that which had been conferred upon Adam, who gave it away.
The age in which Jesus was speaking ended on the Day of Pentecost, which began the Church Age. This is the age that was hidden in God since the foundation of the world, hidden even from the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the age that, had Satan known the dynamic of it, he would not have crucified the Lord of glory. Therefore, Jesus could not have been speaking of this age, but the end of an age yet to come, of which there are three. Since Jesus came not but for the lost sheep of the house of Israel, he was speaking to Israel only.
The increase in turmoil can be directly attributed to the United States going away. Our standing in the world has been decimated, particularly by the current administration. Our military is being hollowed out. We are seen as a paper tiger to our adversaries. When the lawless see that they can act with impunity, they will act with increasing lawlessness, as a child will test the limits of what he can get away with.
I do believe we are in World War III, with radical Islam as the major foe, since they have declared their intention to dominate the globe, and fly their flag over the White House. We won two world wars, and we can win this one, if we engage in it with the same resolve. They bruised our heel on 9/11, and now we need to crush their head.