posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:51 AM
Pretty close to zero, outside my family.
I think people have thought about the end as a hypothetical for so long that when it comes down to it, they refuse to wake up. It is very strange and
rather disturbing. People just want to continue on as if nothing is going to change.
Well that is ok in normal circumstances because you have to go on with your life and provide for yourself and all that. But I feel there is a certain
time when you have to readjust your priorities when you see the world on the brink of the cliff.
I made these books and would bring them to church and only had one person take one to read. I think she understood how close the end was because of
her medical condition. Too bad that it would take your impending death from natural causes to feel like you need to prepare to meet the end.
Years ago, I would have people ask me when the end was and I would say if you go out in your car and get run over by a truck, the world just ended for
you. I have a different way of looking at it, today.
We are at the point where someone yells out, "The Redcoats are coming! To arms!" The Gospel is our arms and it is something that has a mechanism
built into it that it becomes more effective in ourselves by sharing it with others. I would tell people that you need to go and tell people what you
As for the times, what we have going is this concept being promoted by the government, or maybe more precisely, people who have been ushered into
power by the new administration, of the heads of agencies having legislative authority. This does not mean that they are looking for permission from
"The Legislature" meaning elected representation, but the power of the appointed heads of government departments to basically write laws and then to
have the power to enforce them. So we all of a sudden are a fascist country and no one seems to realize it or care to complain about it. They will
exercise these new powers until they feel pretty secure in their being able to get away with it and then they will impose restrictions on thought and
religion. Most churches will just go along and shut up. Anyone who wants to maintain their God given rights outlined in the Declaration of
Independence and United States Constitution will be labeled as terrorists.
So looking for particular laws to be enacted, as a sign of the end is missing the point because the country will be ruled by decree. So, without
warning, like we should have during the legal legislative process, we will all of a sudden just have an announcement that this is the way it will be
from now on. So, thinking there is this time off in the future when all these bad things will happen is foolish and will doom many people because
there is no time to grow a backbone. Unless you exercise your attitude on a regular bases and know what it is to walk in God's light you will be at a
loss when darkness falls. In this book, about the Reformation in Italy, a woman is thrown in prison for being a believer in the Gospel and is told she
would have to pay for her disbelief in "the church" with her life. The priest visits her in her cell and holds out a crucifix in his hand. He tells
her that if she would just look at it, her life would be spared. She did not look at it because Christ is her salvation and not idols made of wood and
metal. How are we, in our thinking? We are confronted with something that on the surface seems religious and must be a good thing, right? Skeptical
people would say, "Why concern yourself with subtleties and all paths lead to the light." Jesus says narrow is the gate.
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