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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The End of the World

About a month ago as I was driving on the Beltway, I saw a painted van warning of horrible events on May 21, and to turn to the Lord. And this morning, I just heard a representative of Harold Camping's Bible Institute on the radio who made the most outrageous predictions about "Judgment Day" on Saturday. This makes me angry -- yet another excuse for people to mock Christ.

What do you think of this?


Jane Lebak said...

I blogged about this back when a billboard appeared on our main strip outside of Angelborough, and these people are poison. If someone converted just because he was afraid Jesus was going to kick his butt on May 21st, then when he wakes up on May 22nd, what happens to that guy's faith?

And how many of us get tarred with the same brush because of a few billboard-purchasing fringers?

And what happened to Matthew 24:36 where Jesus said no one knows except for the Father?

ARRRRRGH. It's part of that whole mentality of "My Dad is bigger than your Dad." There's an aching world spread out before us. Let's be like Christ and roll up our sleeves and help the poor and the downtrodden rather than standing around waiting for God to show us the easy way out.

Jesus didn't take the easy way out. I'm no better than my master.

Grr. Yes, I have strong feelings about this. Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Amy Deardon said...

Jane, you're so much more articulate than I. I am constantly frustrated as a Christian because so many who call themselves Christians do horrible things. What about this church from Kansas that protests the funerals of our fallen servicemen? So many examples. I agree with you -- all we can do is live as Christ would live, help our neighbor, and explain the reason for the hope that lies within us.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

There are a half million different false prophets with a million ways to profane God's name and Word and lead others astray. I have no hope to dispell all their darkness in the world.

But I can be the candle to dispell darkness in the circle around me. May I never fail to shine the Light, Love and Life of the Lord Jesus.

Amy Deardon said...

Anne, Amen!

Looks like we're still here :-)