this is obviously due to the fact that tomorrow, is indeed, the end of the world as we know it. All the good Christians will be taken tomorrow and all the cruddy ones (and everyone else) will be left behind. So I must regret to inform you that I will not be here tomorrow (technically already tomorrow so I guess I'm stuck here too :/) and if you're reading this, then you must be a terrible person.
I hope you know that I am totally joking.
If you have seen the news recently (or been around any form of media), you have definitely heard of the rapture predicted...well...today. During the local coverage of this event, an interview was shown with a man subtitled "Believer" and he was quite adamant that all of the Christians will be gone tomorrow and everyone else—will be left behind. Now this is what gets me. These "believers" claim to be believers or followers of Christ yet apparently they fail to actually read the Bible. Ain't no fine print to look for; it's all there. In fact, it's spelled out plainly in:
Matthew 24:36-36"But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
What kind of "believer" could call himself (or herself) a follower of Christ yet fail to read the most important letter ever written to mankind? That must be insulting to God himself. What these extremists are doing is leading people astray and, essentially, telling everyone else that Christians are whackos and completely insane. After seeing these people, what kind of person would want to pursue a personal relationship with Christ? Well, I don't know.
We must get into the Word. We cannot let others lead us astray. Instead, we must take the initiative and strive to draw nearer to Him—the author and perfecter of our faith. But realize that this is IMPOSSIBLE (yeah I said it) if you don't read the Bible—simple as that. I say this because I have been struggling with this very issue and it has easily affected my walk with God. If we don't read the Word, no growth can truly occur. It is an ongoing battle that we must fight with our love for Christ. But those are words for another time...oh wait...isn't this my last post??
I think not.
Hebrews 12:1-2 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Colossians 2:6-8 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world rather than on Christ.