end of the earth

Tuesday November 18th, 1 Thessalonians 5:  1 Now, brothers and sisters, we do not need to write you about times and dates.2 You know very well that the day the Lord comes again will be a surprise, like a thief that comes in the night. The Left Behind series is raising it’s ugly head once again, proof that the dispensationalists are still alive and well.  Over the years there have been many attempts to determine when the end of the world will come about. I find it interesting to watch all the clamor over when the second coming is going to happen. People study and study the Bible for clues.  I have known some who have moved to what they assume is the ends of the earth in Alaska to wait for the rapture. I guess they missed this verse. It is not a matter of figuring out when it will be so you can get ready, it is a matter of being ready.  Remember the story of the maidens and their oil lamps? It is a matter of being ready, not getting ready.  Anything else is just trying to cheat, and quite frankly it doesn’t work.   Trying to figure out when the end will come just seems like an odd approach to anyone who takes the Bible seriously. When will Christ come again? When you least expect it, which means you can probable take all those predictions and mark those times off as when the end is least likely to occur. Christians take the joy now, live the joy now, follow Christ now, allow their lives to be changed now, live as the children of God now. Christians don’t put all the fun off until the end. (maybe those who are trying to predict when the Lord will come are doing so because they don’t think being a Christian is very much fun. Sorry to hear that!?!) It is not a matter of getting ready, for in doing so you miss the point, it is a matter of knowing God loves you and living that each and every day. 


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