As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyed them all. It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.
It’s not that people aren’t adequately warned about bad things before they happen, it’s just that people find it easy to ignore the warnings and live as if everything is fine. This happens whenever we refuse to listen to the truth and only hear what we want to hear.
2 Timothy 4:3,4
For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.
It’s interesting that Jesus brings up Noah, because this is one of the parts of history that people today are attempting to completely ignore in order to refute God and the fact that He created the world. In fact, the problem has become so bad that some universities have been urged to no longer accept teachers who believe in creationism over evolutionism. In a very literal sense they “heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts.” God already destroyed the world once by a flood and by deciding to ignore history because of your own “truth choices” (i.e. lust), people put themselves into a place where they won’t hear any warnings at all. If evil comes close, they won’t know it. All of a sudden, one day, it will be over.
The city of Sodom was a city of self indulgence and perversion. God sent His own messengers to the city but they were so busy trying to fulfill their lust that they even violated God’s messengers. Even when they were stricken blind they groped around instead of seeking forgiveness. The lust of a human can be so strong that it takes over a person’s life and blinds them to what will happen to them.
We shouldn’t be looking to the main stream media to tell us when the Day of the Lord is going to start. They won’t see it coming. We can be ready though. God has told us what is going to happen and if we remain in faith, our hearts can be uplifted by the signs that tell us the Day of the Lord is near.