Despite the fact that I share some foundational doctrines with these folk, there are few things that irritate me more.
While there are a number of reasons that this is so, the main reason is that I don’t think they really believe He’s coming soon at all.
I think they enjoy the constant drama they whip up and love believing they have special insight that the rest of the church and the world lack.
If they really believed He was popping in at any moment, behaviors and attitudes would change with that belief.
Age and failing health have convinced me that I’m going to meet the Lord sooner rather than later…and I’m working on keeping short accounts with Him and the people He brings into my life.
My hope is that if He comes for us all before He comes for me personally, He finds me having got to work on time after telling Trey I love him before I left the house.
I pray He finds me being faithful to both vocations He’s called me to and finds me at work with the tiny part of His kingdom I’ve been given to build.
I pray He finds that I am walking in forgiveness and grace, both given and received.
With all that on my plate I have no need, interest, or time to attend a prophecy conference…I have one every day in prayer.
How about you?
Do you think the end is near and if so, how does that change your thoughts and behaviors?
In that call he stated that Democrats, (and more specifically people who voted for Obama) were not welcome to attend CCCM.
I purposefully didn’t link to the story, nor will I give much thought to it other than what I’m writing today.
The story doesn’t meet any standard of responsible reporting…at all.
It appeals to my own prejudices and tendencies to stereotype, but it does so without a shred of documentation.
It’s easy (and sometimes enjoyable) to be divisive and petty, but in the long run it hurts the real case we’re trying to make and mocks our own attempts at real reform.
When one of the leaders at CC says the same thing on the record, then we have a story…until then, we really don’t.