Monday, May 23, 2011
Possible Lessons From Saturday
So, I'm hoping that the Family Radio/May 21 Apocalypse crowd will realize that the scriptures are not some puzzle to figure out. There is no formula, there is no computer, there is no numerological system which will reveal secrets to you. There are no secrets; the scriptures are a collection of different people's experiences of God through the millennia. Heck, some of it has nothing to do with experiences of God and are just some nasty, mean, stories about people doing terrible things and then blaming it on God. So, trying to decipher the scriptures will not tell you when the eschaton will take place. For all you and I know, it won't take place. Perhaps we should all spend less time trying to figure out when Jesus is coming back and more time doing what he told us to do: spread the Good News of forgiveness of sins and the coming of the Reign of God; share the Good News that God loves us unconditionally, and feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit the prisoner, and welcome the stranger. I dare all Christians to do this. Heck, I double-dog dare ya! And non-Christians and non-believers can all do this, too!