The Amish Voice 6
All of the animals and plants are in
bondage to the laws of disease and decay
and death. The animals are killing and
being killed. They are eating and being
eaten. Plants are being eaten, too, and
those that are not eaten soon die and
decay. EVERYTHING IS UNDER THE
CURSE OF DEATH (including animals,
plants, and people).
We learn in Romans 8:19-23 that the
creation will not be delivered or set free
from this bondage until Christ returns.
When Christ is on earth as King, things
will be quite different.
Read Isaiah 11:6-9. Are these animals
killing and being killed?
Is the description of Isaiah
description of the animal
kingdom today? _____
The story is told of a
Russian zoo keeper who
once said, "We keep a wolf
and a lamb together in the
same cage!" The people
who heard this said, "How can this be?"
He then explained: "It's really true,
although we have to put a new lamb in
every day!" But when Christ is King over
all the world, the lions and wolves and
tigers and bears will not even need to be
There are many people today who think
that man will somehow solve the problem
of disease and death. It is true that
scientists have made many wonderful
discoveries and have found cures for
many diseases, but no one has solved the
problem of death. ALL MEN DIE,
including the scientists and the doctors.
The Bible says that "death passed upon
_________ men" (Romans 5:12).
The curse in Genesis 3:19 says: "
thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return
All men will die and go back to dust!
There are people today who believe the
problem of death will someday be solved.
Some are even having their bodies frozen
when they die. These frozen bodies are
then stored in a very cold place. These
people hope that someday someone will
invent a cure for death so that their
bodies will be thawed out and restored to
Should we expect this to ever happen?
Who is the only Person who can call
forth the dead (see John 5:28-29)?
We are living in a world of disease and
decay and death, and this will not change
until Christ returns. We should expect
this to be so! Someday things will be
different and God will give His believers
bodies that will never die or never decay
and never have diseases (see 1
God has told us just what to expect in the
days ahead: "This know also, that in the
last days __________________________
times shall come" (2 Timothy 3:1).
The word "PERILOUS" means "hard" or
"difficult." We should not expect easy
times! The Bible tells us that the days
ahead will be hard and difficult.
Jesus told us to expect the same thing. He
said, "In the world ye shall have
difficulty, distress, problems)" (John
Jesus never said that the road ahead
would be an easy road. Read what Jesus
told his own disciples (John 15:18-21;
Even though the times are difficult times,
do we need to be troubled or afraid (John
Is there peace in the middle of the trouble
(John 16:33)? __________
Do we have to fear what men might do to
us (Hebrews 13:6)? _________
Do we have to face the
difficulties alone (Matthew
Do we have the strength
that we need (Philippians
Let’s look at 2 Timothy
3:13: "But ____________
and being deceived."
Why isn’t the world getting better and
better? Why are conditions getting worse
and worse? The evil men and women
who live on planet earth are the problem.
The only way to have a better world is to
have better people!
Why are the last days going to be so
perilous and difficult (see 2 Timothy
Is it because the government is so bad? Is
it because our rulers and leaders are so
bad? Is it because Russia or Iraq or China
or North Korea or some other country is
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