Saturday, May 24, 2008

The End Times...

What do you think, is talk about the end times profitable, or not?

Do you see dispensationalism as more divisive than unifying as I do?

What camp would you say you're in?

Are you pre-millennial, post-millennial, any-millennial?

Do you believe in flying people meeting Jesus in the air, like most say the rapture will occur?

I like to think of end times discussions or 'eschatology' as something to think about, but not divide over. I like how Mark Driscoll classifies things. He says all issues go in either the closed hand, or in the open hand.

Closed hand issues would be those nonnegotiables like the deity of Christ, salvation by faith, male elders, etc. Whereas open handed issues would be things like eschatology, which spiritual gifts still exist, which bible version is best, can women be deacons, etc.

In Matthew 24, Jesus' disciples asked him to tell them when the end was coming, and Jesus told them he didn't know. He said only the Father knows. But what he told them to do was to be ready for whenever the end came.

So keep your eye on the sky, and keep your ears peeled for the trumpet. You just never know!!!