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Daily Devotional – March 15

REPENT OR PERISH!

According to presidential hopeful, John Edwards, the coming global warming calamity will make “world war look like heaven.”

  • Noah was given information about the coming flood and all but he and his family were destroyed in the deluge.
  • Jonah was given information about Nineveh and its destruction, but ended up sulking afterward when the fire and brimstone was not forthcoming.
  • Paul Ehrlich predicted a population explosion that would leave 60 million Americans dead of starvation by the 1980s.
  • Pat Robertson says that there will be a terrorist attack on American soil in 2007

Doomsday prophets have existed since the beginning of time–some privy to information from God, others…not. The message preached is always the same: Things were great, but due to sin things are getting worse. Unless man asks forgiveness and turns from his sinful ways (traditional definition of “repentance”) the end of the world, as we know it, will come.

According to God’s word the world will end, possibly tomorrow, next year or a billion years from now, but in the interim, a Christian should stay focused on what God has called us to do:

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Bringing hope to the despairing masses is what Christianity is about.  Let’s get out there and spread the Good News!

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March 15, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

2 Comments »

  1. As I’ve said before, I think the whole point of phrophetic scripture is “Be ye, therefore, ready,” which is absolutely about hope. But while we “spread the good news,” it’s also a good idea to be good stewards of the resources of the earth. Sometimes we pretend it’s either/or, but that’s silly. I don’t prove I love God less becasue I recycle or beacuse I vote for people who might get industries to stop dumping tons of gallons of waste into our drinking water or save the beauty of Alaska.

    Comment by helenl | March 15, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi Helen! I thought I would stir the pot a little to make things a little more exciting at The Berean:) Things have been a bit bland of late–need to spice things up!

    I do agree that everyone should be responsible. I live in South Carolina and get a “bit” bothered by the litter I see on the side of the roads. It seems to have gotten worse in this country over the last few years–but that is to be expected as self-centeredness becomes the norm.

    Of course I always fall back on the root cause of irresponsibility — a personal failure to implement Gods word in our hearts. While I can’t advocate legislating what others do morally, I can sure do my best to give them the means to change their heart and behavior.

    And exactly as you say, things like this are rarely “either/or”

    Take care!

    -j

    Comment by bereans | March 15, 2007 | Reply


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