My replies don’t make them feel any better.
I don’t believe that most of them actually believe the stuff they’re spouting… because if Jesus really is mounting His great white horse, some things don’t matter.
All the political stuff doesn’t matter.
The culture wars don’t matter.
Take a deep breath…America doesn’t matter.
What matters is Christ and how you conduct yourself as you await His arrival.
If you really, really, believe that Jesus is on the way, the Bible has instructions for you.
“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 4:7–11 ESV)
“Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.” (2 Peter 3:14 ESV)
The key to living in the end times isn’t understanding the place of Israel, fighting the godless liberals, or identifying the New World Order.
It’s living a life of holiness (being set apart), marked by the love of God, actively seeking the best for your neighbor.
It’s living a life filled with the peace of God that passes understanding in front of a fallen world.
If you really believe that Jesus is “at the door” do you want His return to find you blasting a brother or sister on Facebook for their political views?
Does your involvement in political disputes bring you peace and speak of the love of Christ or does it keep you angry and believing that you have many enemies?
I have no idea whether the return of Christ is upon us…I do know that I will be going to meet Him sooner than later.
I’m keeping short accounts with the people I love and trying to be more gracious to those I don’t.
I’m trying to serve people, not change them…change may come in response to that service.
I want to be caught loving someone in His name when He returns, not rebuking someone about things that are about to pass away.
I’m living in exile…
““Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:4–7 ESV)
If you really believe the Lord is coming…act like it.
Make your own application…