Monday, July 31, 2006

the end, or the not-yet?

What's a Christian to think about the latest trouble in the Middle East? Is it a sign of the end of days, or just another conflict that will eventually end?

John Piper of Desiring God Ministries wrote an article over two years ago, Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East.

Author Tim LaHaye, co-writer of the Left Behind series, answers in the affirmative to the question, Are These the End Times?'s Patton Dodd takes on some questions in Beliefwatch: The End?

Jack Kinsella believes The Time Shall Come.

Pastor Mark Daniels knows about a great thing to do when someone asks What Should Christians Do in Response to the Current World Crisis?

Psalm 92:12 (NASB): The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, he will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Habbakuk 2:17 (ESV): The violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, as will the destruction of the beasts that terrified them, for the blood of man and violence to the earth, to cities and all who dwell in them.


  1. I don't believe that it is up to us to know when the end days are here. The truth is that Jesus did not even know when he would come again. I think the point is that we must always be ready. Ready by sharing our faith and knowing that time is not our own.

  2. Take two aspirins with water, and go to Google and read "Pretrib Rapture Diehards" and "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)" and everything will be better!

  3. We all need to pray and be ready.

  4. Erin and Angela: Exactly. The point of life is not to try to figure out when Jesus will return, but to act as if that will happen at any moment.

  5. It is true, no one but the Father knows the day or the hour of his second coming, but we are commanded by God to know the season, such as the signs that He gave us in the book that is the only one that has ever been 100% accurate 100% of the time-the Bible!
    The Bible says the generation to witness Isreal reborn as a nation shall not pass til all be fulfilled. We are that generation, the year was 1948!
    But that is His second coming to earth to stop those who are destroying the earth. The rapture will take place before that "like a thief in the night."