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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Is The Rapture This Saturday - May 21, 2011?

Harold Camping, a Christian radio broadcaster made this prediction a while back. He believes he can use mathematical predictions applied to the Bible to predict dates for the end of the World. His current prediction is May 21, 2011.... This is his 2nd attempt at predicting the Rapture.. His first prediction was September 1994... Kind of reminds me how Jehovah Witnesses have predicted the end times... Many times... Now they believe Jesus showed up invisibly or something like that in 1914...

Since the moment Jesus left His disciples and went back to Heaven - people have been predicting His 2nd coming.. I personally believe this to be arrogant... The Bible addresses this...
Mark 13:32-33 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.."

This is what I believe... I believe there will be a Rapture...(pre-trib, mid-trib- post trib, I don't know.. would prefer pre-trib...) I know many people do not believe this to be true and that's okay... The Rapture has nothing to do with my relationship with Christ.. It's an event that may or may not take place... I believe ALL followers of Christ do believe that there is a 2nd coming and that we will have eternal life with Jesus Christ... We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died so that we can be forgiven and live forever with Him.. This is the foundation of our faith... But we can not just rest on the foundation - we need to move forward..

Faith and our relationship is not an one time event... It's not a "I accepted Him" and now I can go back to my life... Faith and our walk is a life time thing... It's a moving forward kind of thing.. We need to continue to moving toward God as best as we can... We may fail but the main thing is to turn back towards Him... Following Him.. This is so much more important than trying to predict when He is coming back... When we follow Him... He is already with us....

Phil. 3:13-14 "Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus...."


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