by Dan Parker
Where is Walter Cronkite when you need him? Or some other heavyweight that swings with as much clout, because… apparently the beginning of the end, wait for it…is at hand. Rabid ramblings of the North American papal tour and heretical hearsay of Obama. Really?! Who is driving this car? I enjoy seeing mental giants in action, but loose canon fodder like that blows the bottom out of the barrel. What we all need is a swift kick in the pants, and I for one am willing to lend my foot to the cause.
How about doing something productive and positive for a change. Every one of us. Something plausibly life changing, even if only for a day. What I am talking about is good, pure and unadulterated. Not judgement, fear mongering drivel. Not gossip of pseudo-celebrities with large families, whom may or may not have, in past been engaged in questionable acts. No more mentally medicating with verbal placebos or tigers blood. By doing any of these kinds of acts, we are NOT “winning”. Sorry Chuck. The problem is that we get so caught up with social sensationalisms, conspiracies, religious beliefs, and useless escapes of living vicariously through people we will never know. Let’s think instead about sharing healthy necessities.
People are prone to crazes, fads, or even given to fanatical-isms. Sometimes legitimately, but how can anyone, in any belief, have any idea of when biblical judgements are to unfold. From a personally childlike understanding, are we not told that we will not know the time or day? That our thoughts are not Gods thoughts, that our ways are not His? It strikes me as incredibly odd that through human logic, there are those who assumably propose to have any idea. Or when some abnormalities in nature occur and people tie it to end time ideology. That it may be something such as a plague of pestilence. It’s a freakin’ pine beetle, which happens to give wood a blue tinge. It’s actually pretty wild, from a creation view point. If it was a warning of Revelation than I would hate to live in parts of Australia where there are gigantic arachnids, and oh, swarms of plaguing mice occurring every several years. They must have gotten through the book of Revelations long before anyone else. Or the debate of Calvinism, predestination and freewill. That bad things happen and there is no reason other than that God designed to happen. Maybe that the devil is to blame for all the bad things that happen to us or maybe we simply make bad decisions. The guy sitting in the drive-thru of Taco Bell isn’t blaming the enemy for his purchase of a posse of soft, bean filled grease papers. He made a decision he will regret. People that share misinterpreted messages spread misconception. Pretty sure that was why the Third Reich was created.
All that being said, I am going to share a cup of coffee with my wife. Because coffee is good and I don’t mind sharing too much of a good coffee.
Editor-in-Chief Resource Recommendation: If you would like to read up on this topic that gives answers to these kind of beliefs and contrasts them with a optimistic and hope filled perspective, we would recommend both Rapturless by Dr. Jonathan Welton (which he has put online for free) and Victorious Eschatology by Dr. Martin Trench and Dr. Harold Eberle. Make sure to also check out our four part interview with all three of these men.
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