Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 10, 2015

Words in Red – False Christs?

Day 1949:  May the living God of the universe bless your day!!!

Context:  Jesus continues regarding end times.

Scripture:  At that time if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, there He is!’ do not believe it.  For false Christs and false prophets will rise up and perform miraculous signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.  But take heed; I have told you everything in advance!  But in those days, after the tribulation, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.”   Mark 13:21-25

Thoughts/questions:  False Christs and false prophets – the only way for there to be a false is if there is a corresponding ‘true’.  Jesus knows that He is the way, the truth, and the life, and so can confidently state that other voices calling out to us to follow them are false.  They are not merely a smorgasbord of choices for us to pick which one suits our liking at the moment.  No, there is truth!

Christ means ‘anointed one’ and science, lead by Stephen Hawking, is currently a loud voice speaking out arguing that science is instead the Christ.  While proclaiming religion is yesterday or for the weak, science asks us to put our trust in it – something intellectual that we can measure and observe.  The scientific studies are truly miraculous signs and wonders, as they probe the outer regions of space and microscopically dissect even the tiniest of the tiny.  YET, they will admit that their textbooks proclaiming their wonders will be obsolete in 25 years or so, and as Hawking recently explained how the Big Bang functioned to create the universe, the headline in a scientific magazine I just saw stated that evidence for the Big Bang is waning.

Truly we must take heed!!!  Science, self, pleasure, humanitarianism, plus all of the other religions are crying out that we should anoint them as our Lord.  Jesus has warned us in advance and we must TAKE HEED!!!

Suggested Prayer:  Living God, help me to focus my life on what it true – You . . .

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