I am impressed, and very glad, that our teams are on the same side. All of our kids came by short cut (C-section), so we had to be content with four. The world will be a better place because of the children God has entrusted to us, and the grace He lavished upon us to raise them in His fear.
I think you will enjoy THIS SUMMARY of my MS thesis, which refuted the socialization myth 19 years ago.
I believe that the time claims of our Lord's prophecies make better sense if he ge is translated "The Land" (i.e. -- Israel) rather than "The Earth" (i.e. -- the whole globe). I take the first three verses of Revelation literally. If by "soon" and "at hand" and "quickly" Jesus meant 2,000+ years, I'd not send Him out for pizza!
Seriously, though, you are already operating in terms of a longer time horizon than the Camping folks. Give some thought to the possibility that God's Kingdom, Grace, and power are indeed able to progressively transform all of life as the Gospel is preached and lived -- and godly folks who take the Bible literally can rejoice in bigger hopes than Satan wants us to have.
Regardless of our differences in eschatology, we are definitely on the same side.
There’s an old saying. “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”
There is also, “The meek shall inherit the earth.”
Thanks for the thesis on socialization.
When people ask us the inevitable, “What about socialization?”, I respond, “It depends on what kind of socialization you’re talking about.”
My kids are clearly socialized, but not with the same socialization practiced by the kids in the government school collectives.