Monday, May 28, 2018

This week's lesson (May 26 - June 1): End-time Deceptions

Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceive you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many." - Matthew 24:4f, NIV
This is prophecy has come true.

Many times.

History is full of people who promised to Make Things Great, after all.
  • Sometimes, they promised a "Thousand-year Reich."
  • Sometimes, they promised a "New World Order."
  • But always, they promised that, under their inspired leadership, Thing Will Finally Go the Way They Should.
What's more, history is full of people who believed them.
Voted for them.
Even fought for them.
Only to discover that God's kingdom had not yet arrived.
And still hasn't.
If there's one thing we can learn from this prophecy, in other words,   it is humility -- humility in the expectations we have of our leaders.
Some of them may be better than others, after all.
But none of them are Jesus.
And yes, that's true of church politics too.

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