It would seem so. But not really! If you are trusting Jesus Christ dynamically, one day at a time, you are safe and can enjoy watching from the Mezzanine! In fact every day should be for you an exciting adventure. Compromised Christians are not doing so well! Those who don't yet know God are often fearful and in need of love and acceptance into the household of faith. No one need to left behind. True truth never changes. If something was once true, it's still true. See: Chicken Little.
A 1969 episode of Star Trek, The Mark of Gideon featured a visit by the Starship Enterprise to a heavily overpopulated planet, desperately in need of some way of drastically reducing their population.
The true story of Gideon found in the book of Judges evidently inspired the screenwriters. Fifty years after this Star Trek episode, Globalists are working on earth's overpopulation. America is not the problem. We have only five percent of the world population. Population growth rate parameters are well-known. Worldometers has handy real time clocks.
Just as He did in the days of Noah, our Creator has announced that He will intervene soon to save us from ourselves. See The Coming Intervention of Jesus. God's management of things, whether behind the scenes or openly, always invokes maximum compassion and mercy. See also, The Management of the Universe.
Teaching of the New Testament concerning the removal of His people, the true Church by Jesus, is well documented though vehemently denied by many in the professing church. No matter, "God says what He means and means what He says." See: The Rapture Resources.
“For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
An editorial newsclip last week reminded me of something I had not seen clearly for years. Our nation was built by hard working, mostly ordinary, people. They believed there was no such thing as a free lunch, that "idle hands were the devil's worship," and "the world does not owe you a free living."
I became a bit depressed at how lost most people are today--ignorant of God and subject to many delusions about ourselves and the world we have been born into.
"After having saved the country, ain't they entitled to help themselves to just as much of it as they want?-- Mark Twain.
"We are also the so-called entitled generation, … told by helicopter parents and the media, from the moment we exited the womb, that we could be "whatever we wanted"--Jessica Bennett
"We live in a world where everyone thinks they do the right thing, so they are entitled to do the wrong thing. So ends can justify the means. --Alex Gibney
"The 1935 Social Security Act established 65 as the age of eligibility for payouts. But welfare state politics quickly becomes a bidding war, enriching the menu of benefits, so in 1956 Congress entitled women to collect benefits at 62, extending the entitlement to men in 1961." ---George Will
"A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly to our relationships." --Steve Maraboli
"Once an entitlement program has been created with millions of beneficiaries, it becomes almost impossible to repeal." --Pat Buchanan
The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank
|"Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
So the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He. And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” But after that no one dared question Him. (Mark 12:28-34)
You then, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus; and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well. Share in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier’s aim is to please the enlisting officer.
And in the case of an athlete, no one is crowned without competing according to the rules.
It is the farmer who does the work who ought to have the first share of the crops.
Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in all things.
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, 9for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
The saying is sure:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he will also deny us;
if we are faithless, he remains faithful
for he cannot deny himself." (2 Timothy 2:1-13)
See that you do not refuse him who is speaking.
For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth,
much less shall we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
His voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised,
"Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven."
This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of what is shaken,
as of what has been made, in order that what cannot be shaken may remain.
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,
and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe;
for our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:25-29 RSV)
A Psalm of Asaph.
"What determines the future is what God has done in the past
The Great Uncovering
Avatars and the Metaverse
The Last One Percent
The Story of Two Sisters
Jerusalem: An Adulterous Woman
The Excluded Ones
Arrested Emotional Development
No Dads These Days
Sex and Worship
The Eightfold Way to Knowing God
On Knowing the Real Jesus
Born Again and Adopted
How Jesus Saves
How Saved are You?
Your God is Way Too Small
Horizontal and Vertical Salvation
Wholeness of Person
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