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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Craig's List on Doomsday

 36 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows."
(Matthew 24:36)

Last night, I caught a short clip on the TV about all the stuff that is the works for this Saturday - the supposed date of the Lord's Second Coming!  According to the report, the propagator of this sensationalism (a California church leader) is touting that he knows that the "end of days" is happening this Saturday!  Hmmm....I wonder how he does that when even the angels and Christ himself don't know when they will receive their "marching orders" for his return!!!  And what is absolutely amazing is the up-tick in "business" around this supposed second coming of Christ!

Search the infamous "Craig's List" website and you will find hundreds advertising a "safe house" for the rapture, emergency water and food caches, etc.  But...I had to share this most priceless one that I searched out this morning.  It is from a man or woman in Glendale, AZ and it is awesome!

Actual posting on Phoenix Craig's List website:  

Are you attending the rapture on May 21st, 2011 ? - $1 (Valleywide-Glendale/N Phx)


I expect to be left behind when it happens, so if you aren't going to need your worldly possessions; be they money, cars, canned food, durable goods, etc; I would gladly take them off of your hands. Serious responses only, please.

And remember, time is short! You can contact me by replying to this ad. I live in Glendale, But I'm willing to travel for said goods. 

Here's another one:

Rapture May 21st? I would like your stuff (All of AZ)


Are you attending the rapture on May 21st, 2011? I expect to be left behind when it happens, so if you aren't going to need your worldly possessions; be they money, cars, canned food, durable goods, etc; I would gladly take them off of your hands. Serious responses only, please. And remember, time is short! You can contact me by replying to this ad. I live in Chandler, But I'm willing to travel for said goods. 

Now...if you did not get a belly laugh on that one, just read 'em again!  These add posters are obviously believers in Christ and know that the predictions of the exact day of Christ's returning is NOT reliable.  They might be simply posting this because they are showing the absurdity of this type of hoax and emotionalism created by these doomsday prophets.  OR...they might be unbelievers, simply mocking the belief that Christians hold about the Second Coming of Christ.

Either way, here's the straight truth:
  • Scripture records the words of Jesus himself - the only Son of God - that clearly state he doesn't even know the exact day or hour.  That is a tightly held fact that only his Father possesses.  And he is not sharing it!
  • Believers need to "live ready" everyday!  That is the entire truth!  No sensationalism is necessary if we are living as close to the heart of Jesus as we possibly can!  The day or the hour won't matter when we know that we are close to his heart!
So, I don't know what you will be doing this Saturday, but I plan on gutting my walk-in closet, painting it afresh, hanging new shelving and rods, and generally completing one more home-improvement project that I have been itching to get at!  All the while, enjoying being close to the heart of the one I know loves me beyond measure!