Thursday, January 28, 2016

There's hope!

God did not create us to live in the prisons of fear of our own making. God made us for life abundant and for joy, love, and peace. The good news is we are not condemned to live in fear. The Christian hope for salvation and God’s promise to build a Peaceable Kingdom begins with the messenger from heaven who declared to us all, “Do not be afraid—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:10–11).—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 87

1 comment:

Smartasawhip said...

God did not promise that we would or could build a peaceable kingdom on Earth. That doesn't happen until after Jesus returns and even then, not till after the Judgment with those in Heaven. In Mathew 24:22, Jesus says, "If those times had not been cut short (The tribulation), no one would survive." We must do our best to build heaven on Earth but the Bible is clear that we will fail in this. That things will not get better and better and then when things are perfect on Earth, Jesus will return. No, the Bible states that things on Earth in these end times will get worse and worse until they get so bad that if Jesus did not return, everyone on Earth would die. Then Jesus will return.