Monday, January 10, 2011

Don't Fall Asleep!

Lately there has been a lot of conversation about the coming of Christ, or what I would refer to as the Rapture of the church. There is one dear brother who believes that Jesus is to come back this year, May to be exact. Oh, wouldn't that be great to see Jesus and be with Him! There are a few problems with this:

1. If we understand scripture, we should believe that Jesus could come back at any time. However, date setting is not scriptural (Mark 13:32)

2. The Coming of Christ should propel us to work more diligently, not distract us from the work at hand. Date setting occupies the minds of people who have stopped laboring.

3. Finally, date setting is a way to overemphasize a truth that will happen someday soon. We should be alert and not misled.

When Jesus comes I want Him to find me working, not sleeping! (Mark 13:35-37)

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