Why should anyone believe what is written in either book? Again, the answer is twofold. The answer is not in anything that is stated or written because words by themselves do not prove credibility and truth. That which man has written about God does not prove it is true. Only God Himself can prove what is true by bringing to pass exactly what He has said. Only the next few years can prove whether or not these two books are true and of God. If nothing happens, then you can know positively that this is complete fiction. However, if things continue to happen as described, then you have much to fear! And indeed, man has much to fear because God has declared that we are now entering the most catastrophic time of all human history. The God of Abraham declares that there has never been a time like this one coming, and there never will be one like it again.
So again, the first answer is that people are not able to believe what is written until they begin to admit the growing evidence of a woman in labor—that devastation is increasing in magnitude and frequency. Only then can people really begin to believe what they are witnessing. This is one of the main reasons these books have been written, so that people can begin to respond to the one Great Creator God when they see these things come to pass.
The second part of this twofold answer will come in a similar manner. People will begin to believe what is written as God begins to reveal more powerfully what is true through His two end-time witnesses—His two prophets for the end-time. This book and this very chapter are written to announce the beginning of that revelation from God.
These two witnesses of God, as recorded in the Book of Revelation, will do their work during the last three and one-half years of their lives, which is the same time period as the great and final tribulation that will come on the entire world. This period of time will begin with one-third of the United States being destroyed! More about this will be addressed later.
The stories of the Bible are recorded as being true, but that does not mean people believe them; these two books tell the truth, but that does not mean people will believe them. The overwhelming majority of those who have read the first book do not yet believe what is written in it. Some people believe part of it, while others have adopted a "wait and see" approach. This is fully understandable because they need proof. God is going to give them great proof.
How many people today actually believe the story of Noah's flood? Many so-called religious scholars don't even believe it actually happened. They think it is a "nice story" containing symbolism that can teach valuable lessons. Why don't people believe it? Their response is, "Where is the proof?" Believing the account of the flood is strictly a matter of faith because there is no strong physical evidence. Therefore, most people do not believe in a literal flood.
If you had lived in the time of Noah, you would have been a believer. Ultimately, everyone in the world at that time believed what God said through Noah. It took him and his family 120 years to build the ark. Very few people believe that such a ship could be built by a single family, over such a period of time, and hold the number of animals described; but those who lived at that time and in that area saw this project. Eventually, as everyone witnessed the rising waters, they began to believe what God said through Noah.
So much of what is written in the Bible is received by people in this manner. People want proof; they want powerful proof! So God is going to give just that—a final witness to mankind.
We have entered the end-time. As with the time of Noah, we can say that the rains have begun, and soon, the water will begin to rise. End-time events will become far more devastating, growing in frequency, until we are finally thrown into the midst of the water when the final three and one-half years of great tribulation strike.
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