Chuck Smith, 84, who is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, is undergoing treatment for lung cancer. However, he had no problem delivering a strong message of hope in a fallen world.
“We’re on the verge of, it looks like, a war in the Middle East that could expand into a global conflict of nuclear proportions. The economy is tanking. Many nations are on the verge of bankruptcy and our own nation is so many trillions of dollars in debt. It’s just amazing,” he said.
He began his talk on prophesy by quoting Bible verse Titus 2:13, which states, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”
“Surely there is a blessed hope that we have as believers,” Smith told those in attendance. “As far as the world is concerned there’s not much hope. When you look at the world that we live in today, the future doesn’t look very bright.”