I remember back in my seminary days a bunch of folks repeatedly argued about what the end time would look like.
There were the premillennial folks, who believed that the events of Revelation would precede the time of trial or tribulation.
There were the postmillennial folks, who believed the events of Revelation would take place after the great tribulation.
Then there were the amillennial folks, who believed that we are currently in the midst of the trials and tribulations Revelation talks about.
And they argued.
Vehemently. With a ton of anger.
And I thought it was stupid.
Debating theological fine points isn’t stupid. Being divisive and vitriolic in the midst of the debate is.
I often wonder how much better off would the world be if Christians were actually nice to each other in the midst of difference. What would earth look like if Jesus’ followers were actually kind to each other? How much more influence would the church of Christ have if we were less mean to one another?
So two thoughts for you to ponder:1. Have you been divisive in your disagreement with a Christian brother or sister? If so, stop it. 2. Thinking of the end times, I agree with one of my former fellow students who said in the midst of the fight, “Stop fighting, the bottom line is Jesus will come back. Let’s live a life of readiness.” Good word.
Rob Link Lead Pastor