Most things in the Bible are "Black and White", and then somethings that might not be as important are in the "gray area", me thinks. We find that 'great' Bible scholars even disagree with certain 'gray' things, except the chief precepts, laws and order of the scriptures. My last post had to do with the reasoning of: the probability of folks 'Left Behind' after the Rapture. Let's use the simple analogy of Army Basic Training, with all the harassment and harsh discipline that strips a man down to nothing so the Army can 'rebuild' the young recruit into a smart, trained fighting man who will take orders and learn his skills to perform correctly in combat and service, etc. Everyone is proud to have graduated from Basic Training/ Boot Camp -- but NO ONE ever wants to repeat that experience... lol! The world of mankind-- the 'earth' is a stage, and the angels look upon us as the actors. We have happiness, sadness, joy and tragedy-- and then we die, but dying is JUST a GATEWAY/ door way to ever lasting life! But it's then a question of WHERE WE WILL SPEND ETERNITY. It's not 'IF', but WHEN this is all going to happen. Right now in the world with the devil working overtime most people don't know [unfortunately] and don't even care where they are going as they CHOOSE to remain IGNORANT, too proud, arrogant, just plain stupid, and/ or full of themselves. But then many of us, including ME, were in that group before we found the Lord... or He found us.
OK, we know that there will be "Tribulation Saints"-- many will be martyred but some will survive Armageddon and live on a paradise earth with Jesus Christ as ruler for 1000 years. Just for the sake of argument-- let's say that surviving the 'Great Tribulation' is possible -- but not probable for most. If it was too hard for people to believe and accept Christ BEFORE the Rapture-- with the Holy Spirit there to help us deal with life, understand the bible, etc., what will it be like during the Trib. when the Spirit is withdrawn and any/ all 'Christians' will be hunted and killed-- and with all the terrible plagues visited upon mankind ?? Then we have to ask: 'Just who would be crazy enough to WANT to still be on earth during the Trib. after the 'Church' is Raptured up to heaven with Jesus ?'
Thanks to some of my knowledgeable friends for their input so far-- but I want to nail this puppy down so that it rolls off of my tongue.. like 2+2=4. I really want to know all the scriptures that prove this item, one way or another, and I welcome all comments.
Sharon had permission for come out with me for the whole afternoon until 10PM, and so I took her out for lunch and she is at home now with me. The dog is happy to see her too. She related some interesting things that I feel need to be posted here too. A supervisor at the nursing home, head of Rehab was told by a doctor about how the fable of Cholesterol got into being with FDR [|President Roosevelt] and how the drug companies gave a kick back to the doctors who promoted the Statin drugs, etc., to reduce Cholesterol. Lack of Cholesterol Alzheimer's and Dementia-- and the brain is about 90% fat any way! Ah, yes, it's all about greed again! See, we don't believe as Gospel everything we see, hear or read when it comes to medicines and "Better Living through Chemistry." But don't even try to argue with those god-like people in the medical community... lol. They will be judged too, just like everyone else.
I also need to talk about the unfortunate fact about DISABLED PEOPLE and how they are often treated like 2nd Class Citizens. This is one of those things where you honestly cannot see/ understand their situation unless you have been in their shoes! Having been a healthy, strong, productive man and power lifter most of my life until recently-- I couldn't understand what my wife was talking about either, until I was forced to purchase a power scooter after my knees just got so arthritic and painful that it was impossible to walk in a store and shop! People have a tendency to "Look Over" you as if you didn't exist or didn't matter. But then, my own Golden Avenger power scooter is great, strong and swift, so that many TAB's [temporary able body people] are even jealous at our cool mobility and they demean us by saying something stupid or insulting. That happens to me at the Milwaukee VA too often. I was very surprised the other day and before when even CHURCH MEMBERS treated me like a 2nd class citizen!!
For the most part, Disabled people don't want to be served, looked down upon, pitied, or shown special privileges. We just want to be TREATED EQUAL!
Life without God is like an unsharpened