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  1. London says:


  2. Michael says:

    Thank you, London!

  3. Linn says:

    More and more I try to fall on what I know is true in God’s Word, like Psalm 46:1. It helps to settle me and get me on to the next thing. Not every question needs to be answered today, but the students still need taught and thecat fed. Those routines keep me going.

  4. Officerhoppy says:

    Driving home from PDX last Thursday morning, a Bruce Cockburn song came on the radio. The hook line was “ If this were the last night of the world What would I do? What would I do that was different , Unless it was champagne with you?…”

    There is once again a lot of focus among dispensational that what is happening in the world is, as one girl said last Tuesday night at dinner, “right out of the book of Revelation.

    The prophecy update folks are oozing with excitement that the Lord is coming back as predicted in the scripture.

    For certain, I look forward to that day! But is what is happening in the world that which is described in scripture? Maybe. My prophecy update for over wt years has been “it could be today”.

    But my point is this. I’ve asked people “If you knew Jesus was coming back tomorrow what would you do?” The answers have ranged from, “I’d spend it with my family”, or “I’d share Jesus with my closest friends” or “I’d spend it in meaningful dialogue and remembrance with my spouse”.

    These are all good responses. But my response to these answers is why wait?

    Why does it take a major event like the return of Christ to get us to spend time with family, or share Christ with a friend, or spend meaningful time with your spouse? Why not do it now?

    Too many folks, Imo, spend too much time at prophecy updates or seminars as if God is going to grade their results. The one closest to the actual date wins the prize! When in reality, I think he will ask us, “in light of my imminent return, how did you spend your time?”

    While we will not necessarily receive high marks for our good works, I can’t help but think there is some extra credit for investing time with family, sharing Christ—or being Christ to another person. And certainly for loving our spouse as Christ loved the church.

    Just some random thoughts from a crazy Evangelical

  5. Linn says:

    Officer Hoppy,

    What I heard from our current pastor several times:

    “Live every day like Jesus will be here in a heartbeat, but make sure you are serving him every moment that you’re waiting.”

  6. Michael says:

    Prophecy conferences have as much to do with the faith as comic book conferences do…they are, in fact, strikingly similar…

  7. Officerhoppy says:

    It’s a Calvary Chapel thing. I agree with your pastor

  8. Linn says:

    I’m EFCA, and we don’t have prophecy conferences. I think I’m grateful for that!

  9. Dan from Georgia says:

    I went to one prophecy conference…ONE…and will never go to another one. It was weird with lots of SPECULATION. I know that I didn’t get anything long-lasting and solid from the conference.

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