No Apologies Round Two

"Few if any recent generations could sit with a Bible in one hand and their newspapers in the other and see the fulfillment of prophecy, but for us it’s almost routine." Jack Kelly

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Where's Jesus and Why are You Still Here?

There has been a lot of press coverage and excitement by some from  as they await the final hours before the end of the world.  I don't mean this article to make fun of people who believe in Jesus' return or the rapture- I believe in the rapture, and I know from His Word that He is coming again soon!

The key phrase here however, is His Word.  What we have with a man named Harold Camping and his Family Radio followers is another cult who makes false prophecies and teaches false Christianity.  What we will have today and the next little while are some very disappointed and poor people who have been disillusioned by Camping's teachings, and more ridicule, mockery and disgust from non Christians because of the fact that yet another false teacher prophesied the time and day of Christ's rapturing His own.  (note here- I tried to set the link to Camping's page, but it's not available!)

Clearly the people who followed Camping have no knowledge of the Scriptures- the Word of Christ, especially when He tells us in Matthew 24:35, 36- Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away, But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven but my Father only.  And from Matthew 24:42, Watch therefore:for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

What part of these two, out of many scriptures do some people have a problem with?  Again, false prophets and teachers were also told to us by the Lord as a warning not to be swayed and deceived into following them.  Clearly, Camping, who has falsely predicted the Lord's return before (back in 1994) and he still has enough followers who believed his math calculations would be correct this time around.  They believe so much in a man, not the Lord Himself, that most of them sold off all their possessions before yesterday in order to spend what they believed to be the last day in fellowship, or with family "tearfully saying goodbye".  How sad.

It needn't be sad if you read the Lord's Word.  I know with all my heart and mind that He is coming soon, as He gave us signs to look for which would point to His coming.  I also trust and believe Him when He says "sell everything and wait for me". OOPS!! Except Jesus never said that. Well, He did tell a rich man to sell all his possessions, but that was because the rich man had asked Jesus what he should do to follow Jesus. Jesus knew the man valued his money over everything, He knew the man's heart, so He told him to give everything away, knowing, as the man did, he would walk away.   There is no scriptural based reason why people ought to give or sell everything they have in order to wait for Christ to come.  What we are supposed to do is be about His business until He comes back, by telling others the Good News of His Salvation.

Yes, I know that Jesus is coming soon, and if you read the Word of Jesus then you know He is getting ready, without telling us the exact hour.   As in Mark 13:28-30 Jesus tells us to, Learn a parable of the fig tree when her branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

A quick and short lesson on this verse  is that when Jesus talks about the fig tree, He is talking about the rebirth of the Israeli nation.  Remember, in Jesus' day, Israel was no longer a nation, the Jews were scattered throughout the Roman Empire.  In 1948 Israel was once again, after thousands of years, a nation again.  The branches have been growing strong and putting forth leaves ever since 1967 when Israel defeated the nations which came against her.  The generational countdown has started, and from all the signs that Jesus tells us to watch for, we know His Word is True.

I pity those who have nothing and are still here after believing so hard He would come today- and I pray they will not lose all belief, but instead of trusting in false prophets, they will find their salvation in Jesus Christ and learn and study His Word.  For those who scoff and claim Jesus' return as a fairy tale, or some who do not believe because people have been waiting for 2000 years, I pray you will see the events around the world- and especially in and around Israel today and read the Bible, as it's all been written about. Read and watch. His return may not be today, but He will be coming soon, and I hope you will be ready!


Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Nice post and I agree but only a handful actually took this BS as real.

Like they said ;"Jesus will return like a thief in the night" meaning no t one human can say when or how.

doomed said...

Problem is Jesus was a Jew not a Christian. So why would anyone be a Christian, or believe one?

FrankandMary said...

Carolyn, you know I'm an Atheist, but I've had some good email discussions with you in the past and every once in a while I stop by to see how you are doing :-).

Carolyn said...

@ Doomed, yes Jesus was born into a Jewish family, and He lived as a Jew, obseved all Jewish feasts and observances. We are Christians because He is Christ and we follow Him. We believe because evidence of the prophecies in the Old Testament point to Him, predicted centuries before where Messiah would be born, how he would be born, how he would die and how he would be resurrected. We believe because we believe His Word. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment.
@ Mary~ HI!! I think about you a lot, and I always see you on Mik's blog :-D I do miss you, but glad you did stop by and leave a comment. Please come again, although I haven't been quite so active in writing. I hope I can talk with you again sometime- my e mail is still the same if you ever feel like it. Have a beautiful day Mary!!!