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Perhaps the world never really ends. Hell is the point in our epistomological space where nothing continues to have any real meaning. Then we're not lucky enough to get wiped out by the rogue asteroid....
1 posted on 05/18/2004 6:38:53 AM PDT by .cnI redruM
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To: .cnI redruM
I can understand your cynacism. Peter records that mockers will come in the last days saying "Where is the promise of His coming?". But Peter also goes on to say the apostles didn't develop "cleverly devised tales" but were "eyewitnesses". So much so he was willing to die upside down on a cross and all the apostles were willing to sacrifice their money and their lifes for our Lord Jesus.

Hell is very real.

2 posted on 05/18/2004 7:25:46 AM PDT by HarleyD (For strong is he who carries out God's word. (Joel 2:11))
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To: .cnI redruM; HarleyD
When they had gathered together they asked him,"Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Why so concerned with how things end? If the gospel does not engage the culture through witnesses, the gospel falls silent. You received your faith for a purpose. The gospel needs witnesses in the world.

Why the obsession about the details? Trust in God.

3 posted on 05/18/2004 8:11:56 AM PDT by siunevada
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To: .cnI redruM
“Cast all your care upon God.” You are to cast all care away; if you do not cast all care away, you retain it and do not become absolutely joyful. And if you do not cast it absolutely upon God, but in some other direction, you are not absolutely rid of it. In one way or another, it returns again, most likely in the form of a still greater and more bitter sorrow. For to cast care away, but not upon God – that is distraction. But distraction is a most doubtful and ambiguous remedy.

Anxiety for the next day is commonly associated with anxiety for subsistence. This is a very superficial view. The next day – it is the grappling-hook by which the prodigious hulk of anxiety gets a hold of the individual’s light craft. If it succeeds, he is under the domination of that power. The next day is the first link of the chain that fetters a person to that superfluous anxiety that is of the evil one. The next day – it is strange indeed, for ordinarily when one is sentenced for life the sentence reads, “for life,” but he who sentences himself to anxiety “for the next day,” sentences himself for life.

4 posted on 05/18/2004 8:27:41 AM PDT by SorenK
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To: .cnI redruM

gloomy, but a recurring fear of mine, as well.


5 posted on 05/18/2004 8:57:29 AM PDT by epigone73
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To: .cnI redruM

The gig's pretty much up when the total quality management movement, which has already destroyed business and education (under the heading of "academic assessment"), starts to move into the churches. When that happens, America will become a Satanic morass for sure.


6 posted on 05/18/2004 10:30:18 AM PDT by megatherium
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To: .cnI redruM
Just keep fighting to make the world a place that God would be happy with. We know from the Bible that we will not be able to succeed fully against this world until He comes, but God still wants us to fight (remember Christian soldier). Never be saddened for Christianity should bring optimism. We are saved through Christ Jesus, and know that God is in control and will lead us to whatever His perfect Will decrees. With God in control we need not worry. What we can't do, He can.
9 posted on 05/18/2004 5:15:59 PM PDT by massiveblob
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