The beginning of the end is not marked by a crescendo of rebellion. It is marked by a flat line of the peace of man.
What time is it?
1 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thesalonians 5)