Unfortunately, I lost my John Hagee “Bible Prophecy Secret Decoder Ring”, so I was unable to determine the true meaning of last night’s “blood moon” before I went to bed.
Within nothing more to do, I decided I might as well get a good night’s sleep, wake up in the morning, and get on with my life – just like normal.
Now that it’s morning, I see that the world’s still here – with its normal complement of good news and bad news.
What a bummer. I was hoping for something more exciting, given all the hype.
I guess soothsayers and omen chasers – with their out-of-context Bible verses and wacko interpretations – will always be with us. After all, it does sell books!
Those who market doom and gloom, especially when wrapped in the Bible, always seem to find a gullible audience.
Even so, God in all His glory still sits omniscient on His throne – where He still sends those called by His name to a waiting world as His ambassadors of reconciliation.
Yes, evil will still be evil – but from Christ’s birth onward He promises that “of the increase of His Kingdom and of peace, there shall be no end.” (Isaiah 9:5-7)
I kind of like God’s eschatology of victory and hope, as His Kingdom of reconciliation advances, much more than Mr. Hagee’s fear-peddling theology of retreat, defeat and escape.
Now, where exactly did I put that secret decoder ring? 😉
~ Jim Wright