Is The Bible Real?

revelationsI guess for me this is a silly question. I would have to say without a doubt that it is real. The reason I posed this question is because of a movie I’m watching right now. The movie is called Jerusalem Countdown. It is an end times movie that discusses the prophecies in the Bible.

What I was thinking about during this movie is how they get into the discussions about if the Bible is real and they really believe that Jesus Christ came to die for us. The two main characters talk about this between themselves and I found it sad to know that they are no different than anyone else. We have to see to believe. For me faith is much more than having to see.

I can’t help but wonder what it will be like when Christ comes again. There are many thoughts and theories out there about the end times and when Armageddon will begin. Some believe we are in the tribulation period now. While others think it will happen in a twinkling of an eye as spoke about in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. This is what I’m hoping happens, because with all the Bible says about the end times, I would much rather be with Christ then here for all that stuff. But, back to theories, there is the mid trib and post trib. 

end-of-worldI think about all those who could be lost and left behind. I can’t even begin to imagine how much horror those left behind will feel when the go searching for those who are no longer here. As the show ends they describe the pre-trib and how the believers in Christ will be taken up and left standing are those who thought they believed and never really truly accepted Christ. You also have those who never believed and they have no clue what is going to happen and how horrible things will be for them.

When I think about what I believe I can only say that I don’t know what theories it is going to be because God already has His mind made up. I may want it to be a certain way and to be taken before the tribulation period begins, but that may not be that way. My deepest hope and it’s because I’m a chicken when it comes to reading what will happen is that the rapture happens first and then all the other stuff goes on. All I know is that I know that God will be the ultimate winner and there is no need to go to the other side since I already know this. Who would want to be on the loosing side to begin with anyhow? NOT ME!

When they posed the question the few times in this movie about if God is real and if the Bible is real. My answer would be YES! I may not always understand, well, forget may not, I don’t always understand why something is happening or what God is meaning. When the time comes He will disclose that and who knows, it may not be important anyhow.

End of the World as We Know It?

ImageIf you haven’t heard the news about the end of the world is going to happen on December 21st, 2012, then you must live in the dark ages or have no form of communication with the outside world.

Everybody has their own beliefs about what will happen on December 21, 2012. The Mayan calendar seems to indicate that there will be changes happening on earth and in our way of life.

So here is a little bit of history over the whole end of the world as we know it thing.

2012 prophecy has taken the world by storm and nowhere has there ever been so much excitement and theories associated with this prophecy. Many people are of the opinion that in the year 2012 or 21 December 2012 to be more precise, the world is going to end or a major part of our earth is going to be destroyed with widespread havoc and death all over the globe.

Most of the doomsday enthusiasts seem to draw their conclusions from the fact that the Mayan calender is going to end on that day. 11.11 am on 21st December 2012 is a solstice and brings an end to the Mayan 5,125 year long calender.

Now my thoughts on this is that there have been many people throughout history who has proclaimed they knew when the world was going to end. And what I think is that it will end when it ends. Only God knows when that will happen. We are given the signs of the end of days in Mark, Luke, Revelations and many other places.

Should we be sitting around and focusing on the end times only? I don’t think so. We are told to be alert, but we must still go on about doing business and doing what God intended us to do. We shouldn’t be focusing only on when Christ will come again. We need to be going about the Lords work and bringing people to Him. We need to be witnessing and sharing the gospel while living in a world that is far removed from peace.

None of us know when the last day will be and Christ comes to take the believers home. There are so many theories about that whole topic and I feel that God already knows when it will be and I won’t be changing His mind. I will just be ready.

On a note , is that these people who proclaim they are believers in Christ and they say they know the exact day and time of the second coming of Christ makes those who are true believers look like a joke. This type of prophesier can be harmful to those who are new Christians or are non believers now. We are accountable for our actions and deeds and we need to make sure what we are telling others is accurate.

When people ask me if I believe the world will come to an end, I answer yes. But if they ask me about this prediction, I can’t say no since I don’t know for sure. Christ could come any day  minute or second. All I know is that no matter when that time comes, I want to be ready and prepared.