“Today, we have some subtle teachers who have gone to secular colleges and have been brainwashed into secular humanism,” said LaHaye. “And because they have these degrees and they are Christians, many individuals are brought into seminaries and Bible schools. “[A]nd [sic] in the process they give the secular idea that we ought to allegorize prophecy, or we ought to spiritualize it,” he adds.
I get that. In Daniel, we read that life consists in 70 weeks of somesuch. In Matthew, wars and rumors of wars are discussed. And who hasn’t heard about the “Four Horsemen”… no, NOT THEM. As in “…of the Apocalypse.” Silly rasslin’ fans. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Eh-hem. [COUGH]. Sorry.
Anywhoo, with theories ranging from pre- to post-millennialism, the Tribulation to Armageddon, it’s easy to understand how some of those can get a little milquetoast. Damp, at the very least?!
The Bible’s truth is inerrant, yet so many “experts” have varied pontifications and diverse ruminations. Personally? A HiScrivener Hot Spiritual Opinion would be people are may getting slightly scared.
As much as charismatic folk can get “rapture happy,” we still have a life to live here – with marriages to enjoy, children to raise and destinies to fulfill. Every TRUE Christian loves Jesus but wants to experience him here before the rapture.
It’s obvious Jesus is thinking about saddling up on his steed. Look at the news – people are nowhere near afraid of repercussion from God (hence the reason of this lovely weblog). A glimmer of those prophecies seem to be coming true, but then again, people have been saying, “Jesus is coming back” since… well, he came back the first time.
Without a shred of doubt, heaven is going to be without superlatives. You can’t describe how amazing it will be, but some people actually believe they can experience the blessings and the Zoe life of God here on earth, if even for a while.
So, MEMO to Drs. LaHaye and Jenkins: I understand your lives are set because of the prophecies of a few, but think for a minute that some people may want a taste of what you already have… and they don’t have a book to write, but a life to live.
Wall Watchers, read the story. I would love to hear what you think.