“For many people who were not thrilled at the choice of either Romney or Obama, it seemed that this election wasn’t as much about issues as about personalities and posturing…”
Events like this force us (whatever our religious beliefs!) to confront face to face the problem of senseless, gratuitous, mindless evil.
We can’t escape it–be it through pious determinism (i.e. “The Lord works in mysterious ways…”) or atheistic/pantheistic sophistry (i.e. “there’s no such thing as evil really, we’re just ‘dancing to our DNA’…” or “evil is merely an illusion that comes from an attachment to earthly desires…”).
“Dispensationalism’s most defining feature is its belief in “the Rapture”, where Jesus will return partially to earth and invisibly in order to “catch/snatch away” (Latin: rapturo) believers before unleashing a hellish 7-year (or 3.5 year, depending on which version one embraces) period known as “the Great Tribulation.”…”
“I love getting emails like this….It means that people in churches aren’t just imbibing one message from their favorite preacher, teacher or author!”
[Note: I do not enjoy calling out individual Christians by name, and I try to be as charitable as possible when handling theological divisions among the Body of Christ. But sometimes, when real people’s lives are on the line and injustices are being committed in Jesus’ name, if we do not openly challenge and oppose such ideas, we are as guilty as those endorsing and approving them. This is such a case. Palestinian brothers and sisters in Christ are being–and have been–removed from land they’ve lived on for centuries, and Scripture is being used to justify this practice. Shame on those who wield the Sword of the Spirit in an unworthy manner. Remember, those who are called to teach God’s word will be held to a higher standard…including anything I say below!]
“As I’m sure this post will rub many of my fellow Christians the wrong way, feel free to leave comments, criticism or questions below. However, just as I have tried to be as respectful as possible of what believe to be an utterly false teaching held by utterly sincere brothers and sisters, please extend the same courtesy in your responses.”
Take that, Mayans!!
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