False Prophets: Compassion or Criticism

No, the world did not come to an end last Saturday.  I didn’t think it would.

I still believe that “no one knows the day or the hour”

But I would be careful about sarcastic criticism of false prophets. There are surely honest seekers among them.  Most of their false conclusions have come from trying to interpret the books of Daniel in the Old Testament and Revelation in the New Testament.  Perhaps there are scholars who can accurately separate the literal from the figurative language in those books.  I cannot.

I trust in the historical reliability of the New Testament.

If you trust the media or a certain school of theology or philosophy, you may doubt or even scoff at that statement.

But let me tell you where it leads me:

In Jesus’ prayer recorded in John 17, he said,

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you,  the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

I know Jesus through the testimony of his disciples.  I trust the history and the prophecy in the Old Testament because Jesus did.  Many times he quoted from the Scriptures, and even said that the Scriptures cannot be broken.

If and how and when this world comes to an end, I just want whatever it is that the Creator of the universe has planned for those who believe and obey Jesus.


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