Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour..."

Responding to the no doubt well-intentioned idiot who is predicting the exact "day and hour" [one week from today], Phil at Brandywine Books asks the really important question:
If the Lord told your church community that he would take you out of the world and destroy everything on two specific dates (say within a few years), what would your reasonable response be? Would it not be to love others as you love yourself and to love our Lord with all of your heart, mind, and soul? Seriously, how would a defined date for the end of the age change your lifestyle? If you would make dramatic changes, then what's stopping you from doing it today, perhaps that old lie that you have several years left to get it right before you die? [emphasis added]
The first comment adds
I have always thought that if I'm prepared to be hit by a truck on the freeway tomorrow, an event with a significant probability, then I'm also prepared for the event about which no man knows the day or the hour.
Brandywine Books