Why Read this?
“So, why should I read this book?” asked a friend who had expressed interest in what I was writing, when I offered him a first draft copy to read. As we ate lunch and talked, his question kept swimming through my head. Yeah, why should anyone want to read this?
As you look around the world at events that are changing our society—sometimes in small increments, sometimes in major upheavals—have you ever wondered what might be in store for you, your family, your friends? Perhaps you were raised in a church that taught that we believers would be whisked away before any really nasty stuff hits the fan. Maybe your church doesn’t talk about the End Times, the period before Christ’s return, at all. What if everything you’ve been taught is only part of the answer, or maybe none of the answer to that question?
This book is intended to make you think, to open your eyes to possible scenarios you’ll never hear from most pulpits, if at all. We humans tend to be creatures of habit and lots of times those ‘habits’ are based on traditions set up long before us, by people who, while having good intentions, couldn’t see in the mirror any more clearly than we can. Some of those traditions may even have been devised with nefarious, self-serving intentions. My hope is that by the time you’ve finished this book, you’ll have a better idea about where much of the thinking about the End Times came from and how those ideas fit with Scripture.
Why is that important for you? We’re admonished by the Lord to stay alert and be prepared for His return. What if you’re prepared for the wrong thing and don’t see the clear signs around you that signal His imminent coming? The Jewish people at Christ’s first advent were like this. Based upon the traditions of the Pharisees and Scribes, they expected a warrior king to free them from Roman rule and set up His eternal kingdom. Instead, Christ came as the ‘suffering servant’ and most missed Him. Will you stand strong in your faith, or will you join the millions who already have fallen or who will fall away from the church in disbelief? If what I present to you in the coming pages helps you to stand strong, then I’ve succeeded in reaching the goal I believe the Lord set before me in writing this book.
For more, read the book’s Introduction on the sample page.