Originally Posted by eyeonthesky
I agree - the vast majority of Christians are completely unaware we are in the end times. Or, if they are aware, they have no idea how close things are. A TON of pastors do not discuss end times events at all from the pulpit because they do not believe it is as relevant to Christ's message. While I disagree with that, it does mean a huge number of the Christian population are completely unaware of where things stand.
When I look at our circle of friends, the vast vast majority of them don't know what I'm talking about when I bring up the end time in relation to the current global climate. They know the economy is in the gutter, politics in this country are a mess and things are dicey in the middle east, but few of them seek out news surrounding the end times -- they are too busy worshiping, the daily grind of work and raising young families and trying to help out their extended families who are hurting economically.
I think Luke 17: 27 is very appropriate. Even if the economy completely goes off the rails, people will still be so busy trying to keep their heads above water, watching college football, celebrating their families milestones, etc that its easy to lose track of where things actually stand in the world. Heck, look how many people are going to completely tune out all things news related as it is with Football season, College Football, the World Series coming up, etc.
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment." (Matthew 22:37-38)