Are The End Times Upon Us And If Not, Why Do So Many People Believe?
Christian eschatology (“end times”) beliefs have been around for 2,000 years yet most do not exist in The Bible
I have friends who believe that the end times are close. Evangelical Christians led by Pat Robertson have heard that the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine is a sign that the “end times” are here and that Christ will be returning very soon. He even credits aggressive invader Vladimir Putin with … apparently … “doing God’s work.”
Yeaaaahhhh. Um. Far be it from me to say but that seems a little less likely than Putin is just an aggressive invader acting of his own accord.
Being an evangelical Christian can mean Christians who evangelize, or approach others about their Christian beliefs regardless of interest, politeness, or common sense. Evangelical Christians also sometimes refer to themselves as “Bible-based” Christians. The term “Bible-based” is used by contemporary Christians to indicate that their church derives its beliefs from the words written in The Bible. Bible-based churches focus on sermons that are inspired by written Bible passages. Of course, there are tens of thousands of different Bible translations and versions. But …
Even if you don’t know any of these terms, you’ve probably heard the popular phrase, “Jesus is coming … and boy is he pissed!”
You may also have heard about what Christ will think when he returns and sees all of his followers wearing crosses . . . the horrible invention that killed him.
We can also ask, why does the Easter bunny lay eggs? What does a rabbit have to do with Jesus Christ’s resurrection? Why does Santa Claus come down the chimney with presents on Jesus’ birthday?
Why do people like Pat Robertson use any current-world crisis to tell their followers that the End Times are upon us?
Money is a powerful motivator. So is fear.
By the way, that’s a real Bible verse: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10)”