Sep. 10, 2020
Grumpy Old Prophets
"Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come." ~ St Paul to the Corinthians, ch 10:11. NKJV~
In reading the Old Testament prophets, it becomes evident that they too were likely regarded as "dooms dayers" and peddlers of fear in the midst of a let-the-good-times-roll society.
Grumpy old patriarchal curmudgeons! Tsk, tsk. So much "negativity." Besides, anyone who serves a God who isn't all fairy dust, 'inclusive' of pagan practices, and all about tolerance for unrestrained sin surely is not to be listened to," they say. Adding, "MY God is all loving and makes me feel good!" A God in one's own image and according to one's desires, but not the holy God revealed in Scripture, Who is about the redemption of souls.
Consider this: The very person who is likely sounding the warnings about the future most often has your best interests in mind. He or she doesn't have a dog in the race of this world and its lying, self- glorifying religions, and they are filled with a tough love and compassion for lost souls. They have in mind the redemption of your immortal soul.
So, don't shoot the messengers. Although given the track record, an unlikely request to be honored.