Sunday, 4 December 2016

Demonetization: Shadow of things to come

It’s safe to say that most of us are sick and tired of everyone talking about Demonetization and what a great job Modiji has done. So I am not going to write about the efficacy or the impacts of the announcement made by our PM in his speech last month. There are ample people debating over its good intentions but poor execution. What I want to really talk about is the shock waves it generated all over India. Out of the blue everything came to a standstill; people didn’t know what to do with the money they had in their wallets which has suddenly become worthless, rich and poor alike.

Amidst all this chaos, the endless discussions and the changing of rules every other day this other thought came to my mind. Just as how this announcement took people by surprise, how many more all around this world will find themselves completely flabbergasted on the judgment day. Now many reading this blog will think I am insane. But bear with me for a few minutes more. Imagine how many will be taken aback when they will know that what they considered a myth or just a story the Christians believe in is actually true. How it will be when each one will be judged on every sin that one has ever done even the small lie one told to their teachers about their incomplete homework.
Now you may think why you should believe what the Bible says. The question is then that is the Bible reliable? To answer that, Bible is not just a holy book but it is a historical document whose reliability can be tested by the process called historiography. Fulfilled prophecies concerning nations and concerning Jesus, eye-witness testimonies, scientific facts mentioned in the bible predating their actual discovery itself prove that it is no ordinary book. External historical evidences supporting the events mentioned in the Bible gives additional evidence of its authenticity.

So knowing that Bible is true, I want to draw some parallels with the current situation. This time most of the people had no clue about the decision and the government wanted it to be that way, but unlike our prime minister who wants the black money hoarders to pay; God doesn’t want sinners to be taken off-guard. He doesn’t want anyone to perish and end up in hell rather he wants us to be saved, and yes I mean all of us even the worst of terrorists. That’s why He made sure that His people will tell others about what’s coming and how they could all save themselves. But there will still be many who would choose to not listen.
Just like in the existing state of affairs, where many are still under the ludicrous notion that it is all just a nightmare and soon people will come to their senses and will take the decision back, in future also many will bury their heads in the sand and continue denying the urgency of the situation even when all the signs will point differently. This is quite evident in the fact that even today many refuse to believe the fulfilled prophecies of the Christ’s birth, death and resurrection.
But at the same time unlike the current circumstances where many have been able to dodge the bullet; people won’t be able to masquerade their “illegal money” as some poor soul’s hard earned money. One can’t hide their sins from the all-knowing God even if they are smart enough to hoodwink the income tax authorities. Unlike this situation where many haven’t been affected by it at all because they aren’t hiding anything; the second coming of Christ is a matter that concerns and directly affects both the Haves and the Have Nots. Why? Because all men have fallen short of the glory of God which means all of us have sinned and deep down all of us know that it is true that we are far from God’s standard of holiness.

So what can be done? Take some time to introspect on your life, repent and be right with God. Believe in the one who was sent to redeem mankind because that is the only way. Jesus Christ is our ultimate lawyer who is going to take up our case in front of the father. His sacrifice on the cross has indeed made us perfect and blameless.

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