The picture (thanks to @nakedpastor) is tongue in “cheek” (ha!) regarding Tim LaHaye’s brilliant “get rich quick by selling books to paranoid afterlife Christians about the rapture” bestselling series entitled…”Left Behind”.
I have a much longer post about why I don’t believe in the rapture and how it is bad theology that I’ve been working on for awhile – it’s almost done. This post is just a little teaser to whet your appetite.
I’ve pasted a link to the article below – and this post won’t make sense unless you read the article. It’s super short – 4-5 paragraphs; read it first then read my post.
Most people who read the article would just say, “well they’re just crazy parents”. But if we think about it a little more how many of us are basically living our lives in the same manner? “Just passing through”, “This isn’t my real home”. All those thoughts convey the same ideal – you don’t care about the earth.
As asinine, irresponsible, and deplorable as these parents were to hold their children out of school, you know what, at least they practiced what they preached. That’s more than what I do sometimes. I talk one helluva good “game”.
Moral of the story, God cares for his creation, people, animals, trees, mountains…everything. Sure we surmise (guess) what heaven might be like but with how little we actually know about heaven I think it’s important to make our life on Earth matter – I think God wants that from everybody! Help make things better: adopt a child or animal, be a foster parent, plant a tree (or 100 trees), be on the PTA, be there for your kids. Or if all that is too much just get out and talk with your neighbors – make your neighborhood better.
Don’t just pass through life.
…on EARTH as it is in heaven.