Bible Prophecy tells us that in the last days perilous times will come. Drug overdose deaths are beyond epidemic and lend to the evidence that we are in end times.
An article in Yahoo news reads,” Middletown, Ohio, a city under siege, Everyone I know is on heroin.” Records were broken in Main, CT, PA, Oklahoma, Maryland, and quadrupled in Michigan. Opiates Claimed a Record Number of Vermonters in 2016 . These are just a handful of states I have highlighted.
According to the CDC Deaths from prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone—have more than quadrupled in the United States as a whole since 1999.5
The deaths are not just limited to the United States but also across the Atlantic. The United States is third in overdose deaths behind Estonia and Iceland.
What is happening?
The pharmaceutical companies are in part to blame in and in some US states are being sued for their contribution to the epidemic. Addiction.com reports:
According to Fortune magazine, an estimated 254 million opioid prescriptions were filled in 2010 alone, enough to medicate every adult in the U. S. for a month on a round-the-clock basis. In that same year, pharmaceutical companies generated revenues of $11 billion from opioid sales alone.
This drug epidemic lines line with what is predicted in end time Bible Prophecy. It fulfills the prediction of “people being lovers of pleasure’ foretold in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. and also fulfils within the passage that people will be lovers of money.
Greed, that’s right the money earned from selling the drugs whether from Pharmaceutical companies or from the illegal drug dealers. Those who profit from selling the drugs are in it for the money and those who take the drugs are in it for pleasure. It is out of control, way out of control, epidemic, beyond epidemic.
These are frightening times! The drug epidemic is taking our loved one from us, destroying our families and then those destroyed by a love addicted love one sometime repeat the cycle and even more people are hurt in this giant Tsunami spreading around the globe from addiction. Part of its fuel is greed, the love of money at the expense of the lives of others.
The only hope in these end times is in Jesus Christ.
As we see the predictions of the last days unfold, as we get closer to the Tribulation, the times are growing more immoral and perilous.
The epidemic of addiction is a peril and we do not know which one of our family members will fall next in its grip. Many now suffer from the deaths of a loved one lost to an overdose. Family members suffering the loss of the addicted sometimes fall into addiction and death themselves resulting from the grief they cannot bear caused by the addicted family member. Sadly, this is not going to get any better, it will continue at this pace right until the start of the Tribulation.
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