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Hope in the Heartland

All caught up
in the rapture

Pastor, Gracepoint church

Take a deep breath and slowly exhale. Feel better? And quit rolling your eyes and scrunching your forehead like that. Do you want your face to freeze that way?

Seriously, Christian, relax. I know that none of us likes to see the faith we hold dear become the target of fresh sarcasm but mockers are nothing new. There will always be those who scoff at the possibility of the second coming of Jesus Christ. And, unfortunately, many sincere believers in every generation will be swept in end-times hysteria, foolishly setting new dates, experiencing the same old results. The “date setters” have a perfect track record — they have been wrong 100 percent of the time.

God takes His word seriously. There are no harmless ways to mishandle the Bible. People who sincerely believe wrong teaching are still in error and should learn to be better Bible students. If there are leaders who purposely mislead people, God will remember that. False teaching is no laughing matter to Almighty God.

We are commanded to be alert and expect the return of our Lord. Then end of the world will come but no human knows the day. So we are to live our lives in expectation, being ready for eternity; whether we enter it through “the rapture” or through death are up to God.

God is still in control and His timetable is still operating flawlessly. Jesus will return at exactly the moment He has chosen.

Last modified June 2, 2011