Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
A while back a friend sent me a short video by email. It had so fascinated him that he wanted me to see it. When I viewed it, I understood why– perhaps you have seen it by now:
A student assembly program in a high school Gymnasium is suddenly interrupted by a tremendous roar as a Beluga whale comes bursting up through an ocean that a moment before had been a solid floor. The whale does his catapult into the center of the what had been a gym court, and thunderously crashes back into the now liquid floor creating a huge wave of displaced water – all to the squeals and delights of the amazed students. Then suddenly all is tranquil again and the Gym looks just as it did.
The man who sent it to me assured me that there was neither whale nor water in the Gym, but that the entire illusion was a hologram created by laser cameras, and he was totally amazed by the technology. I was amazed as well but I saw something that my friend had not seen.
While I am as fascinated as the next person with the technology, I am reminded that the Bible promises that in the last days a powerful Deceiver will come with “lying wonders”, and that there will be “strong delusion” so that the world will follow the anti-Christ. When we have reached the point that illusion looks more real than reality, perhaps we are now prepared for his appearance.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.