Thursday, March 15, 2007

THE END IS COMING

Another perspective on the sign of the times. Can we deny what is so evident?

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  1. Sir Chuck and other knights,

    No one can deny that there are many tragedies going on in the world and that they are cause for great concern. I don’t conclude, however, that they necessarily mean that Christ is coming in our life time, though He certainly may.

    The history channel recently had some specials on the dark ages and the great trouble that people had in those days. Not surprisingly, many Christians thought it was the last days. Unfortunately, because of sin; evil, violence, and sorrow have been the lot of man since time began.

    "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for {those things} must take place, but {that} is not yet the end. Mat 24:6

    The one requirement that does not seem to have been fulfilled is that the gospel will be preached everywhere. While it is hard to really know, it appears that there are large regions, especially in the Moslem and Hindu world where people have not really heard the gospel.

    "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. Mat 24:14.

    As knights of our Lord, we should do our best to make the gospel everywhere by doing what we can at home and helping our missionaries abroad.

    By the way, there was as interesting article in the Wall Street Journal recently about the fact that thousands of young people, who have unbelieving parents, have turned to Christ in a big way. The parents aren’t sure what to do. They like the new respect that the kids give them but the grieve over the different value system. Like, some of them do not accept the terry of evolution. How shocking!


    Sir John

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  2. I don’t conclude, however, that they necessarily mean that Christ is coming in our life time, though He certainly may.

    Well, I agree there. Sir John...but that's sort of a risky stance to take in the face of today's developments, isn't it? After all, you point out that all we seem to be waiting for is for the Gospel to reach all the world...With today's technology, how much longer could that take?

    Your point is well taken, that Christian knights should be out their sharing the Word, to help clear the way for Our Lord. The closer we believe His return to be, the harder we will labor in that task...I've often dismissed an opportunity for witness through procrastination, primarily because I've chosen to believe that there is always plenty of time. But by thinking that way, I'll be one of those surprised by the "thief in the night."

    Lord, help us to not miss the prelude to your Glorious Coming...

    Sir Chuck

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