There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lust. And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? (2Peter 3:3-4)
With each passing year, that our Master does not return, the "scoffers" get louder and add more to their number. Not all men harken to the word of God. The Bible, to these men, is a collection of fables, a work of fiction. A belief in God, to the "scoffers", is for the weak minded who can not cope with everyday life
Brothers and sisters, with each passing year, we write a new chapter of our life, in the Book of Life, subject to review when our Master returns. And what we have written, stays written. Are we proud of our chapter in the Book of Life?
The world today is in a state of strained relations. Never before has the time of trouble spoken of by Daniel and Jesus Christ, been more vivid and evident as it is today.
We, Christadelphians, have kept up with the "signs of the times" in our exhortations, publications, conversations, and prayers. Some may say to the point of preoccupation or even obsession, I contend that it's preparation.
The anticipation of the return of Christ has been at a record high since the Gulf War. But as time goes by, the "scoffers" become emboldened. They laugh at our belief of a world void of the "lust of the flesh, and lust of the eye, and the pride of life." For this is their world, which they love.
The "scoffers" think us naive to believe the words of Rev. 21:1-4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And 1 John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
But we the "naive of the world" who believe and cherish this time to come, must endeavor to write each chapter of our life, pleasing reading material for our God.
For we will be judged by what we have written
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