We have reached a new low in Christianity. A man was fired from Campus Crusade for Christ for adhering to the Bible.
The issue was, he refused to abide by Campus Crusade rules, which allowed for women to teach men. He cited the Bible (you know, 1 Tim. 2:9-13, Titus 1:9), but still was fired.
The fact that he was Southern Baptist is giving me hope for the convention.
Next, we have Franklin Graham’s complete surrender to Ecumenism and the world. His attention was drawn to the fact that the BGEA had listed Mormonism as a Cult on their website. Rather than agreeing with it, he expressed dismay, and ordered it to be changed.
I suppose that’s better than the example of the Pastor who confessed to the Mormon church that he suffered from the sin of “fear of Mormons” or prejudice, or whatever the mealy-mouthed excuse was he gave. He then publicly apologized, to set a good example. I’ll take my cue from both this “brave” Pastor and from Franklin Graham (who I really liked before he took over his father’s error-ridden empire) and state to the Mormons – “I’m sorry that you’re a cult and false religion, and that all Mormons are doomed to Hell. I’m very sorry. Let me save some of you, and give you this tract…”
Next, we have the collective sigh of relief from Christians who should have known better when we all woke up safe and unharmed on Dec. 22, 2012. Don’t people read the Bible? We know not “the times nor the season” (Acts 1:12). No man can stand up and say, “The world ends on Dec. 21, 2012!” unless he is in error or jesting.
The world will not end for 1,007 years after the Rapture. We pretty much can mark that on a calendar. The date in question remains, “When is the Rapture?” nobody knows. For the Universe to have ended in 2012, the Rapture would have had to happen in 1905. I can’t even think of a single world ruler in 1005. I can think of influential rulers of countries, but no world leader. Sweyn I of Denmark was giving Aethelred the Unready of England a headache. But you cannot convince me he was the Antichrist, not by a long shot.
So for Christians to have worried about the world ending reveals the Biblical ignorance of many Christians.