September 21, 2005
Signs of Trial & Tribulation
Preachers of doom and prophecy are busy announcing the warning signs:
They [Hurricane Katrina, et al] provide us with graphic, striking previews of the chaos and misery that will prevail during the coming time of tribulation. In this way they serve as a stern warning and foretaste to all of what is coming upon the Earth and should lead people to repent before it's too late (Luke 13:1-5).
- Mark Hitchcock, contributing editor of the Left Behind Prophecy Club newsletter, pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmonds, Oklahoma, and a nationally recognized prophecy author and speaker
Posted by the Secretary-at-Large at 08:11 AM >>>
May 02, 2006
They Won't Be Left Behind
They await the other side of the darkness... they await the Light, the other world... they seek illumination, flight from perilous times. Their faith will insure they won't suffer in the depths of Hell, but meanwhile, a living hell plays out here on Earth: religious war, corporate greed, cultural divisiveness... but no worry, they won't be left behind.
They know the Rapture is coming as the clock silently ticks down.
Choices are made … the stage is set … in the twinkling of an eye millions disappear without a trace. Heaven rejoices as millions are welcomed into the unspeakable presence of God. The darkest days may lie ahead for those who have been left behind.
Posted by the Secretary-at-Large at 09:57 PM >>>
May 14, 2006
Unleash the Furies
Choices are made … the stage is set … in the twinkling of an eye millions may disappear without a trace. The darkest days may lie ahead...
In his speech at Liberty University yesterday, John McCain spoke to the front lines of America's Religious Right and predicted the End Times if we don't win the War against the Islamic Terrorists:
"Should we lose this war, our defeat will further destabilize an already volatile and dangerous region, strengthen the threat of terrorism and unleash the furies that will assail us."
Posted by the Secretary-at-Large at 01:00 PM >>>
June 17, 2006
You Don't Need to be Left Behind
As we survey the landscape of a Season in Hell: lynch man, master-leaker Karl Rove off the hook, the horrific image of Zarqawi's dead body placed in a gilded frame, Congress cowing to war-mongers, I realize just how important it is for each of us to humbly and completely admit our mistakes. Because of pride, obsession, blindness, it seems extremely difficult but absolutely essential. It may seem foolish to those who are on the road to destruction, for those who are confused and bewildered, but for those who are being saved we recognize this message as the very power of the individual to analyze culture.
Confess that you are responsible for your choices. You must ask yourself to save yourself from the consequences of your own actions. You must sincerely want to be in a right relationship with the Other. You must also be in a right relationship with that which is Known. You must also want to live a life of potential from here on out. That is impossible to do without insight, and Orf knows this - he who bears witness, who sees all, who doesn't miss a thing.
Listen to Orf. There is no need to be left Behind.
Posted by the Secretary-at-Large at 08:30 AM >>>