Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Failing at the Great Commission

End times speculation (Eschatology) is NOT evangelism. It is not Disciple making. It has no part in the great commission and I am convinced that it's capacity to divide is a scheme of the devil at which he has succeeded. Last weekend was a prime example. In fact it was an anti great commission action. It hardened a lot of people's hearts.

I will not play satan's game. I have view. I am willing to share it. I may even say, in my opinion this is what I see is correct. YET...I may be wrong...and so may be Jack Van Impe, Perry Stone, John Hagee and anyone else who proclaims they have the "Truth" on this. I have read more on this than I want to and am now convinced the deception in all end times stuff is so deep and complete it can only be a strategy of satan to get people to participate and take sides. It is the opposite of Jesus' Prayer:

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one--as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. John 17:21

It's a mystery because it's supposed to be. Let's be about proclaiming the kingdom in peoples hearts so they can be ready for the evil days ahead. I'm not choosing sides. I will share what I believe to be true at some point. I have an opinion, everybody is allowed to have everyone gets a nose. We all get one. My nose is not better...and neither is yours. They are just noses. Just like opinions.


Unknown said...

Hi Greetings!

I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button located at the top of my I frequently visit other blogs encouraging the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.

Encouraged to see the importance of Great Commission !

Kingdom Blessings!

Fallout said...

When I read a word from Judy Bauman a while ago, these words stuck in my mind, "...congregations to stand and jump and playfully do 'rapture practice' jumping up on chairs and pretending to wave at those who were 'left behind' all while their brothers and sisters around the world are stripped, tortured, burned, raped, maimed, jailed and killed for the Gospel of Jesus Christ!..." The full message is here with this part about ¾ down the page entitled,
Addendum to the Rail Refitter: A Word from the Father - All Aboard!

Anonymous said...

I agree, it is not evangelism!

This type of thing also distracts us from true MINISTRY: binding up the wounds of others, listening to one another's struggles, assuring one another of forgiveness in Christ, tackling and putting to death daily our sinful condition as we serve each other with our hands and hearts and minds.

I recently caught myself going way too 'deep' with someone who had come to me with a genuine problem and broken heart. There went that opportunity to minister, because I had a fresh ear to spout off about babylon and America and what not.


I'm taking this lesson to heart and going to be more careful in the future as many people out there are desperate for the simple gospel and a willing 'minister' of it. Keep it simple; Keep it focused on Christ; point others to Him; that message is timely and paramount in ALL seasons and always will be.