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To: pastorbillrandles
Prepare for it!

What do you wear to a Climax?

More seriously, a Christian needs to live every day as if it's the last. The "end" has taken 2000 years so far. Don't be a bit surprised if it's another day or another 2000 years. Anyone who tells you they "know" otherwise is lying.

(Yes, lying).

4 posted on 07/09/2010 11:24:31 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (You can evade reality, but you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. ~Ayn Rand)
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To: Larry Lucido
You can evade reality, but you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.

The lust to peek into the future is not an innocuous hobby. Those who recommend prognostication as a suitable activity for Christians are not harmless eccentrics.

It's interesting, but gypsy fortune tellers refuse to have their own fortunes told. They know, from routine contact with their customers, that the lust to peer into the future is an addictive, and debilitating poison. Those who seek prognosticators are losers. Fatalistic. Failures in their own minds, who seek external forces to blame for their own shortcomings.

This is true even if the fortune tellers are using God's Word for their cracked crystal ball. In fact, since they are dealing with God's Word, they have even fewer excuses for their evil acts than those pagans who tried to read steaming entrails. And fortune-telling is a profoundly evil act. For some reason "known but to God," the "prophecy teachers" unanimously predict a global triumph for the other team, and assert, in a pernicious libel against God's goodness and power, that the gospel is inadequate, not good enough, to measure up to the demands of our age.

I think it's past time for us to blow the whistle on these doomsayers. Their reaction to the fall of the Soviet Union indicts them forever in the eyes of those who have eyes to see. Rather than giving God glory for His great mercies -- they frantically tried to find another cosmic boogyman to blame all the world's problems on. We who take the work of God seriously, what He achieved through the death, burial, resurrection, and enthronement of the Lord Jesus Christ, need to shake off our reluctance to call bovine feces by its true name: a slander against the God of Heaven.

5 posted on 07/09/2010 10:24:51 PM PDT by RJR_fan (Christians need to reclaim and excel in the genre of science fiction.)
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