07 November 2012

Obama's Re-election Does Not Mean Jesus is Coming Sooner

To my fellow Adventists and other eschatologically minded Christians:
          The parousia of Christ is not catalyzed by the degradation of morality, and especially not the re-election of President Obama.

          Rather, the eschaton is dependent on our own execution of personal and global evangelism.

          And why is it that we are so concerned with the decline of morality in the world around us, when we actually pay so little attention to the degradation of ethics? Isn't that what Jesus is saying in Matthew 24:12 ("because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold," KJV) and what he says to the Pharisees when they know what is lawful but not what is right?

04 November 2012

On a church spire


     "When I look up at the spire, do you know what I see? This is my interpretation:
     The great Adventist Christian posture, my friends, is not kneeling, sitting, or standing. It's looking up
     And when I look up at that spire, when I walk in front of this church, and I look through it to the very clouds, the skies, and the heavens - I look up to the place where I look forward to the coming of Jesus." 
— Alex Bryan, pastor of the Walla Walla University Church, sermon "Rock Solid Religion: History. Seriously.", 20 October 2012.