Servant of the Lord
“So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come, ‘Do business till I come'” (New King James Version, Luk. 19.13).
My name is Trenton Tracy. I’m currently studying Christian apologetics in order to defend, and hopefully show people, that Christianity is the truth. Many people may be seeking answers to questions — probably some questions that I used to have as an atheist and agnostic — which I hope to answer by providing relevant information.
Also, in regards to Christian eschatology and where the world is at on a Biblical timeline, here is my viewpoint as it relates to our current situation:
Even though people have been saying it for thousands of years, I believe we are in the end times – that is, in or near, the beginning of the book of Revelation. If you look around the world as to what is going on, I think it shows that things are getting progressively worse or as we can look at it with a glass half-full approach, if we wish, things are falling into place. But, I’m not in any way date-setting; it may not be for another 50 or 500 years.
The weather is changing to unprecedented extremes, countries around the world are printing tons of fiat currency (Click here to learn about my opinions regarding paper money), government control is getting worse, moral decay is prevalent, rumors of war and actual war are happening (Is the stage being set for the “Battle of Gog and Magog”?), it seems we are at or close to peak technology (Click here for more info), the coronavirus has been going on now for more than one year, there are food shortages, part shortages, long lines, rationality has gone out the window, etc.
The Antichrist spirit is here or near (many people will be deceived) and it’s only increasing in my opinion. The world’s reserve currency, the U.S. dollar, is being printed into oblivion. (Over 40 percent of U.S. dollars ever created were printed in 2020.) Doesn’t something just feel really, really wrong? The world stage really looks like it is set for the rise of the final Antichrist more than any other time in history as many things are converging.
As these events continue to unfold, I’m personally trying to live every day (with reference to Matt. 6.34), while also planning for the future, even to the point of studying survival stuff, edible plants, etc., in case I or others need this type of off-grid information (Click here to go to the Survival & Money page). I’m trying to improve myself daily in order to serve God and help others (with reference to Rev. 22.12). In the end, God wins. In fact, He has already won it just hasn’t played out yet, in my opinion.
I believe we all should be careful and help each other as best as possible (with reference to Mk. 9.35). We are all equal and in “God We Trust.” Again and no matter how the world skews it, “…God does not show favoritism” (New International Version, Rom. 2.11). God is 100 percent good and none of us are “good” – we are all sinful by nature.
Some more information on why I was an atheist and agnostic:
For years I questioned if God existed for numerous reasons; ironically, one being how evil the world is and how unfair it seemed. However, I think there are many reasons why it seems so. People can make poor choices, not follow God, choose to do evil, God let’s it play out because we aren’t benevolent robots and were given free will yet God is still sovereign, and so forth. There is nothing evil about Him. Again, here is a link to why God allows evil to help answer this one: https://www.gotquestions.org/God-allow-evil.html.
Moreover, if there wasn’t evil how could things such as courageous acts, miracles, people helping others, etc., appear good (which is ironic given you have to have evil in order to help show God, who is good, exists)?
“Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.” ― Thomas Aquinas
“You have to have dark in order to show light, just like in life.” ― Bob Ross, 1989
Regardless of what happens, all of it will pan out in the end (e.g., eternity) as our Creator is infinitely just and loving.