First the Bankers

In November 2006, British economics lecturer Niall Fergusson attended a bankers’ conference held at a plush Bahamas’ hotel. He warned them that the good times could not last forever and there might soon be liquidity problems in the global economy. Sadly, these bankers’ heads were as fat as their wallets, and they dismissed his caution with an arrogance with which they are now firmly associated. Within a year or so, the biggest recession to hit the world since the 1930s occurred, including bank-runs.

Those over-paid, over-confident financiers thought the days of prosperity would go on forever, that their heaps of gold would keep on multiplying. When they were given a warning and time to prepare, they carelessly disregarded it, mocking the messenger.

The Bible is clear- this fallen world will not be suffered to keep limping on for ever. The cries of the unpaid workers, abused children and persecuted saints have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. The warnings are given, the gospel is preached:

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

2 Peter 3:10

Bankers are intelligent folk, but their greed blinded them to the approaching crash. So many smart, well-educated people today do not heed the Bible’s warnings, obliviously care-free and ignorant of God’s determination to cry “ENOUGH!”.

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