And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity ( απορία aporia ) or the roaring of the sea and the billows;Luke 21:25
The outbreaks of violence and treachery, man’s inhumanity, the outrages of unrestrained badness in places of responsibility and authority in the second decade of the 21st century are truly nightmarish but the panic and animalistic urges of self-preservation have no leg to stand on. If there is anxiety we need to turn off the taps. If there are a host of troubles for which we have no answer the world does not need the usual news conferences and talking points from bureaucrats and experts.
Aporia tells us of the absence of ways-out. Perplexed people have no answers to the problems they are confronting. Will the perplexed people come to their senses and recognize the one who cued up the events that are grabbing global attention all over the world and has the answers?
The one who has the answers is hated and slandered and people are deserting him in droves. People who see the events unfolding just as Yeshua said should come to their senses and repent. Instead of sobering up, they curse.
20. And the rest of the men which were not killed by [the] plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21. Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.Revelation of John 9:20-21