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Made for Dominion

May 26, 2011 1 comment

Men (and women) are made for dominion.  They are made to rule and subdue the earth as God’s representatives.   This mandate has not changed since the beginning of creation.  A recovery of the dominion mandate would go a long way to remedy the absence of purpose that governs so many people’s lives.  Consider the domain that God has given you to rule, and oversee it for His glory.

Rapture News

May 21, 2011 3 comments

Just got an email from my mom asking about my thoughts on today’s rapture news.  Below is my response.

Dear Mom,

The man who made today’s prediction, Harold Camping, is a false prophet. He predicted the same thing would happen back in 1994, and it did not. Hard to believe anyone has actually been paying attention to him this go around.

Personally, I do not believe the rapture is a biblical doctrine, but a misunderstanding of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. For more information on this, you might be interested in this article:
http://www.ntwrightpage.com/Wright_BR_Farewell_Rapture.htm

The fact that the world remains today as it has for millennia is no threat to the Christian faith. The events of today — or should we say non-events — do, though, help to reveal the faultiness of theologies built around “the rapture.”

Today was another day of failure for escapist theologies. Time to get back to the work of occupying until He comes.

Love,

David