Why I Do Some of the Things I Do
This was my comment reply to a sister at this Hub...
I really think the comment can stand alone, it is as follows...
"And I totally agree that even the least harmful of your examples, the... "I can hardly wait for the enemy to come after me!" and who seem gleeful at the exciting prospect of torture or death!" is very disturbing."
Whenever I encounter (usually face to face) a believer with the leanings described by our sister in the previous paragraph, or even the ones that declare "Time to stock up on guns and ammo!"
I reply... "Why? What is it you hope to accomplish? What do you think the end result of all that, is? Do you really think that would change anything?"
IF... we are the last day generation (I obviously believe we are), then even the Biblical admonition...
2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
if followed would not have the "expected" healing of their land as a result.
Why? Because we would be in the appointed time for his purposes to come to pass.
Then why spread the word that we are probably at that juncture in eternity?
My perspective is, that I do it for those who will come to believe because of the turn of events. These are the ones who heard the declarations, see the events unfold before them and believe as a result of making the connection.
Of course these too, were chosen from before the foundations of the earth, and no one can tell who they may be prior to their conversion, but that is my reason for doing what I do.
It certainly is not because I gleefully look forward to any of this, but I know God's love and compassion will show through, regardless of the stupidity of His adopted knuckleheads.