Saturday, October 11, 2014

Re: Movie and television shows about the Rapture and those left beind

Still reading, but I saw an article on The Blaze that only confirmed what I feared:

The Blaze interviewed William Lane Craig of ReasonableFaith.org is an outspoken critic of the rapture theory

Luke 17:20-37 also mentions an instance in which one person is taken and another left behind, reading in part, “I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”

Craig said that it might be a mistake to always assume that the person who is being taken away is being “saved or rescued.” Instead, he wonders if the individual being removed is the nonbeliever.
“It’s usually assumed that the person who is taken is being saved or rescued but in the previous verse Jesus talks about in the days of Noah — Noah was in the ark and the other people were the ones who were taken away from the flood,” he said. “It’s possible that the one taken means taken away in judgement and destroyed.”
The theologian then pointed to scripture in Matthew 13 in which Jesus delivers a parable about wheat and weeds that are growing together in a man’s field. The Blaze

I fear that these such shows and this type of belief is becoming more and more common.  One can see where a person wouldn't even blink an eye if suddenly,  "bad christians" were suddenly rounded-up and taken away in the night.

The others left would surely they were indeed the "good christians"

Just a few thoughts...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Prayer for the coming days...

With Ebola on our soil, and this Enterovirus D68 plaguing our children, we warily turn our eyes to the borders where the cartel and ISIS coming filtering through.  It is quite easy for us to look at the waves, and cry out because we cannot see the one that can keep you safe during the storm.

Psalm 34

A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.

I will bless the Lord at all times:
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make her boast in the Lord:
the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he heard me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
They looked unto him, and were lightened:
and their faces were not ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him,
and delivereth them.
O taste and see that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
O fear the Lord, ye his saints:
for there is no want to them that fear him.
10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger:
but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me:
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 What man is he that desireth life,
and loveth many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil,
and thy lips from speaking guile.
14 Depart from evil, and do good;
seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous,
and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil,
to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth,
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
20 He keepeth all his bones:
not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked:
and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants:
and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.