Jim Goodrick (20 May 2011)
"2 Thessalonians 2:3"
John and Doves,
While the media is having their
"laugh-fest" over date setting, it is well to note that those outside of
have their trust in "cisterns that contain no water" (
Jeremiah 2: 13 ) : worldly goods, sport hooplas,
entertainment, etc. All those things are merely bubbles, bangles and beads to
pass the time until they die. Then what ?
We commend our
brothers for their zeal ( Rev. 3: 15 b, ) and we very gently add: that to err on the
side of caution is far better ( Rev. 22: 18 ) .
We've been there,
done that, and we humbly speak from our own experience.
We've learned our
lesson : no more.
Keeping in mind how much we revere our dear brothers,
it is good to review 2 Thessalonians 2 .
While date-setting is
exhilarating and gives everyone a "rush " ( Doves board lit up "on the same
page" ). But from what Book ? Are we quoting the Bible ? Here is what the
2 Thessalonians 2: 3 ...
1. There will be no
rapture until the "falling away" ( apostasy ) takes place.
Please see Mark Rouleau's letter and the split in churches over
the ordination of gays .
and there will be no rapture until :
The man of sin ( the future antichrist ) will be revealed by SITTING in the
temple as God.
Until those two events take place, it is too far out of
the ballpark to configure, even with disclaimers.
Now a person can
twist 2 Thessalonians 2:3 all to pieces until it "says" 180 degrees
the opposite of what it simply says : no rapture until 2 things happen
Speaking to the Church at large :
If we would all submit
to the authority of the Word and not twist 2 Thessalonians 2: 3 to
say the opposite of what it says, we would avoid some of the censure from the
Are our posts filled with Biblical Scripture ? If not, we
" Hope deferred makes the heart sick " Provebs 13:12.
Enough said. Let's just keep on keeping on, and try to wait patiently
for the Lord, shining brightly in this dark world with accuracy and truth. John
4: 23, 24. ( " they will know we are Christians by our love
John, thank you for helping all of us to keep on
keeping on each and every
Just a sinner saved by grace,
Good food for thought http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/may2011/cindag519.htm Cinda
Man in Temple http://hopetotheend.com/ch6p4.html