Chaos-loving people are cutting the very cords that hold societies together. With amazing foreknowledge Jesus Christ a sign of His coming and of the end of the world would be “iniquity (lawlessness) abounding” (Matthew 24:3, 12).
Yeats well described what is happening today, “Anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.”
There is lawlessness in Greece where an “I Won’t Pay” movement is underway. Thousands of people won’t pay bus or subway fares. Doctors have stop patients from paying state fees. union activists have sealed off ticket machines at Athens metro stops. “Prime Minister George Papandreou recently complained to leftist leader Alexis Tsipras. "It is the lawlessness which we have in our country that the Greek people are paying for today," reported the AP.
There is lawlessness in Cairo, civilians armed with sticks, golf clubs, kitchen knives and makeshift weapons are in the city’s streets to protect their families and homes from the horrible looting and lawlessness.
There is lawlessness in Libya rebells have shattered the hold of Gadhafi's regime even though a thousand have been killed.
There is lawlessness in Bahrain anti-government demonstrators have taken over the central square and forced the government to free political prisoners.
Lawless pirates in Somalia killed Scott and Jean Adams, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle as they traveled the globe distributing Bibles.
Lawlessness has spread to the United States where teachers led their students into the streets to rebel against legislation, doctors wrote fradulant sick permits, and protestors disrupted the Wisconsin legislature building and some legislatures left the state rather than doing their job.
Louis D. Brandeis, American Supreme Court Justice said, “Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (3:2} "For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, . . . trucebreakers . . . fierce . . . (2 Timothy 3:1-4). Our planet is provoking God with its rebellion against authority— God’s government's, parent's, employer's.