Accidents and Disasters: Does God Care?
Earthquakes and the Bible
The Sky is Falling
Relax, the End is Near
Hee Haw: Gloom, Despair, and Misery is me (You Tube)
The Rapture of the Church is fixed on God's calender but He hasn't shared that time, date, month, or year with us! Think of the Rapture as an event happening in another time domain which will pour into our world at a very specific date! Most of us are unaware of the complexities of time as God designed it. God Himself is outside of time, He is "the high and lofty one who inhabits eternity." from His vantage point in the highest heaven are "now" as He sees things. Our imprisonment in time is one of the consequences of the fall of our forefather, Adam.
But each Christian life reenacts the story of death, burial and resurrection. When anyone of us believers dies, he or she "time travels" to the Rapture. to the departing Christian, there is no discernible time lapse. This is not intuitively obvious but discoverable truth hidden in the Bible. The subject of "time" has been a favorite of mine for decades. A list is here for your convenience, and a homework assignment.We've endured several date-setting episodes but the dates that were set have come and gone. History has proven throughout the course of time that those who claim to know when Christ would return to Rapture the Church, have all missed it, and the tragedy of it all is, that there will be others to follows. If you're interested see, for instance, the web site of Donald Perkins.
"It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority." (Acts 1:7)
A conservative approach to the end of the age may be found in numerous articles by Bill Perkins and colleagues at Compass International.
|"The 'seasons' are the critical epoch-making periods foreordained of God, when all that has been slowly, and often without observation, ripening through long ages is mature and comes to birth in grand decisive events, which constitute at once the close of one period and the commencement of another. Such, for example, was the passing away of the old Jewish dispensation; such, again, the recognition of Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire; such the conversion of those outside; such the great revival which went along with the first institution of the Mendicant Orders; such, by still better right, the Reformation; such, above all others, the second coming of the Lord in glory." (Archbishop Trench)|
with a shout,
with the voice of an archangel,
and with the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air."
Keep on the Sunnyside of Life (Carter Family) (You Tube)
Who Stopped the Rain? Clarence Creedwater
"Hard Times" Mavis Staples, (Stephen Foster)
"All the Good Times are Past and Gone" (Norman and Nancy Blake)
God Bless America Hymn of the Republic (Kate Smith)
Battle Hymn of the Republic
The Miner's Lament
Dark as a Dungeon (Grandpa Jones)
Notes by Lambert Dolphin
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