There's no denying it-our world just isn't what it used to be. Natural disasters happen more often and with great magnitude. Our oceans have been polluted and overfished. Our lands have been deforested, saturated with potent chemicals, and abandoned to erosion when they are no longer productive. Our atmosphere is fully of greenhouse gasses, and climate change is a deadly reality. Water is increasingly in short supply worldwide.
Why exactly have these things happened-and so quickly? What are we, as Christians, supposed to do about them now? How does the current condition of our world fit with the events Jesus described in Matthew 24:6-8?
Scott Christiansen explores scientific evidence concerning the rapid decline of global systems (climate, food production, water, energy, finance, etc.) and blends it with what the Bible and inspired writings have to say about the end of time. His findings are a wake-up call.
|Publisher:||Review & Herald Publishing Association|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 In the Beginning 16
Chapter 2 Sin and the Destruction of the World: Tracing the Arc From Beginning to End 25
Chapter 3 For God So Loved the 33
Chapter 4 The Decay of Our Global Food Production System 38
Chapter 5 The Decay of Our Global Climate System 53
Chapter 6 The Decay of Our Oceanic Systems 65
Chapter 7 The Decay of Our Freshwater Systems 76
Chapter 8 The Decay of Humanity's Energy and Financial Systems and the Fragility of Complex Societies 86
Chapter 9 Global System Decay in the Context of the Great Controversy and the Time of Trouble 99
Chapter 10 Preparation and a Ministry for Everyone 107
Chapter 11 It's Not What Is Coming; It's Who Is Coming That Matters 117