There Is No Comfort Without Salvation

The false prophecy of the year took place Saturday.
Harold Camping and his organization had been predicting for months that May 21, 2011 was judgment day; that it would be the end of mankind.
It didn’t happen.
The saddest news about this is not that Camping made a false prophecy or that Jesus did not return.
The saddest part is that Camping’s group spent an estimated $100 million on advertising and publicity of the event and not everyone knew about it.
Imagine spending that much money on billboards and newspaper ads, not to mention on the Internet and thousands of followers handing out literature on the streets and still not everyone knew about this prediction.
I ran into at least 2 people on Saturday who had no idea what I was talking about when I jokingly said something about having to get things done before 6pm.
$100,000,000 spent and those 2 didn’t know a thing!
I can only imagine what little impact the rest of us may be making at getting the Good News spread to all the world.
Of course the Gospel of salvation is a positive message of God’s love for us and redemption and forgiveness offered to us.
The judgment day message was one of despair, destruction, and eternal damnation.
While judgment day may indeed be that for many, judgment day is not here yet.
Neither is the return of Jesus, though it is close.
You know what the scripture says in 1 Thess 4:15-17; For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Then Paul says one other thing; Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thess 4:18
The promise of His return should be comforting.
This is something the Camping group did not do; they only told of God’s judgment day to come.
It’s not the first time Camping was wrong about “the date”; he had previously predicted Jesus to return in 1994.
When that failed to take place it was determined that 1994 was the end of the church age and that no one else could or would be saved until His return in 2011.
There is no comfort if there is no salvation!
It is up to us, the followers of Christ, to get out the real message of forgiveness, redemption, and eternal life; all of which is free, there is no need for $100 million to do it.

One thought on “There Is No Comfort Without Salvation

  1. Your right! What you’re saying is the easy part. It’s living the life daily that can be hard especialy when your in a group (co-workers) that don’t want to hear it or laugh when your descions don’t match theirs. We must be living witness’.


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