So many American Christians have their head up their
Apocalyptic Short Sightedness
That they are willing to let the rest of the world
go through a man made hell of war nuclear fire storms.
Molly time is of the essence you have been given a gift.
Please help us, who want to share the GOD news.
daj, I appreciate a lot of what you have to say. IMO, the red letters above and the insinuation of them border on the edge of inappropriateness.
Also, I don't know how many times you've been to the states, or how many thousands of Americans you've personally known, but I see several things from non-Americans. Before I go there, I'll admit we have many problems, there is much blindness, apathy, self-centerdness in our society, and IMO, it's getting worse. However, I believe at least SOME non-Americans assume that everyone in real life is walking around breathing fire and screaming about hell. That's just not true. Do most American Christians believe in it? I'd say certainly. They believe in it because that's what they've been taught and because they think the Bible truly teaches it - and they want to be faithful to the scriptures and to God by being obedient. In my 54 years (next month) of being an American, I've come to see many things wrong with this country, for sure - although most of it is on a governmental level. The people? I've known thousands, tens of thousands. Been in services since I was a year old. I did grow up in an extraordinarily "backwoods" situation - small towns/villages, country people, much ignorance, on an educational and spiritual/Biblical level. There was more talk and preaching of hell and fear there, for sure. Still, it was mostly based on fear and attempts made to "talk people out of going there", with SOME threatening. Later on in my teen and adult life - 35-40 years, I still knew thousands of people who believed in hell, but By FAR that was not their focus. Neither was their focus threatening people with torture or retribution. They preached the love of God, salvation, His ability to keep those who believe in Him safe and secure. Was there enough of the "hell" stuff there to bother me? Sure. God took me out of it. But still, by FAR the majority of these folks were loving, caring people, just doing the best they could with what they had. They loved the Lord, served Him as they knew how, helped the sick, visited the shut-ins. They were already living in the Kingdom through their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, His blood and mercy applied to their lives - not through a revelation of deeper doctrine such as UR or any other ancillary doctrine. Most of those thousands of people I interacted were of 2 main denominations, so maybe I "chose" groups that weren't all hell-fire and brimstone. I know those folks exist. Unfortunately, many of them are on the internet, which I believe, can give a skewed appearance that "everyone's like that".
As far as letting the rest of the world burn in a nuclear firestorm - from what I see of the American people, there's a real sense of "what in the world can I do about this - it looks destined to happen". I think many, such as Molly for instance, don't want it to happen. I believe Molly prays for God's Kingdom to come, for the time when God's righteousness covers the earth. But IMO, there's a realistic side too. I believe many in the Arab world have come from a lineage of spiritual blindness and rebellion, that dates back thousands of years. The works of darkness are present and deeply ingrained. Although I believe it's true we certainly should share the love of Jesus with them any way we can, I believe a reality is, for the most part, they will not hear, they will reject, and in fact, I believe the satan in them hates the gospel. And only God Himself, in his perfect timing, as HE works out the events on the world stage, will one day turn their hearts to Him in repentance and belief. It will be a miracle on a large scale, leading up to and including when God becomes All in All, when EVERY knee bows and every tongue confesses. IMO, bringing the Muslim countries (and many others) to a saving faith in Jesus the Messiah will be a miraculous move of the Holy Spirit, with God making Himself directly known in a miraculous way.
Though I KNOW there are exceptions, there are crazy people, evil people, mean people shouting slanders and falsehoods, what I see someone like Molly doing is just trying to discern and warn. Although I personally have little idea about how prophecy fits together, when what happened and will happen, and I personally believe in being careful about forecasting etc., because I - I, just don't know, I believe there is a place for a "watchmen at the wall", sounding the call to be aware, eyes open, heads up, redemption draws nigh. I personally am cautious about someone proclaiming things/predictions as absolute certainties. But
someone raising awareness, asking questions, exploring, IMO, is not having one's head, uh, in the sand.
These of course are my opinions, and I've been wrong many time and will likely be again. So a whole row of
can go here.