Written to anybody who may be confused. 🙂
Some of you may have heard about this newest thing…Judgement Day 2011. Supposedly it’s supposed to happen on May 21st.
I read my Bible…and I have my doubts.
I hold that—chances at about a million to one—rapture day will not happen this Saturday. And I think a lot of people will be sadly disappointed. By “A lot of people,” I’m thinking about those who have gone after this false prediction, those who have fallen for the hysteria.
Am I anti-rapture? Definitely not! I am planning on (or rather NOT planning on, since it can’t be put on a calendar, ha ha) joining all my brothers & sisters someday as we’re extracted from this world before everything terrible happens (i.e. the End of the World). However…I am anti-rapture-prediction.
Let me explain a bit. Now, a lot of people probably have gone through this reasoning already, so I’m not going to go into tremendous detail. You can read the story for yourself in Matthew 24. Basically, when Jesus’ disciples ask him when the end of the world will be, he tells them about the end of the world, and concludes by saying that nobody (Except God of course) knows when it will be—not even the angels!!!
So, Believers, don’t get all ruffled up about Saturday. Live today like you would any other day.
PAUSE!!! “Live today like you would any other day.” Does that mean taking it easy because Jesus hasn’t come back for two thousand years and “He probably won’t today either?” You never know. Two things could happen. One: He could come back!!! I believe it is going to be a surprise—not as in something we’re not expecting (I peek up into the clouds every now and then, just to see if he’s coming yet. Why not? Didn’t he tell us to? :)), rather as in something you can’t plan for. Two: Some terrible catastrophe could happen, and, though we always like to believe that it will be the other person, you could end up dead. Where would you be then?
Be thoughtful and walk circumspectly. If it’s been a while since you’ve touched the Throne, take a minute. If you’re scared about Saturday, then you should be scared about today, because it could happen any time now!!!
I know I don’t talk often about my Christian Faith here, but I thought it would be an appropriate post, given the times. 😉