While serving with Operation Mobilization in India in 1967, tuberculosis forced me into a sanitarium for several months. I did not yet speak the language, but I tried to give Christian literature written in their language to the patients, doctors and nurses. Everyone refused; some politely, some rudely.
The millennium is an interesting subject. It’s also a theological lightning rod, one which I didn’t want to be a center of attention in my book Heaven. This is why I dealt with it there only briefly. As I say in the book, the focus of our attention should be on the New Earth, which is the center of our eternal dwelling place and our rule as God’s children. Regardless of our differing beliefs on the millennium, it is possible for us to agree on the nature of God’s New Earth.
Presented at Good Shepherd Community Church by Barry Arnold
If you had the option of participating in an activity that would incontrovertibly and directly contribute to increased crime; thefts, robberies, embezzlement, bankruptcies, child abuse, domestic violence, and suicide, would you go ahead and participate in that activity?
If there was a possibility that the entertainment you chose today, could, 15 years from now, destroy your daughter’s marriage, contribute to her conviction for writing bad checks, if your entertainment might result in your son’s incarceration for embezzlement, or lead him to abandon his children, would you go ahead and ...
Some of these are one-a-day questions, others could be asked several in succession. Decide according to your preference. You can ask these questions over a forty day period, ten days, or in a single setting, depending on whether you want to spread out the self-examination, or go for the cumulative effect. You can also read them through once, then go back over them slowly to digest them. It’s up to you.
- Mon, Jan 25, 2010
- About Randy Alcorn
About Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries. The best-selling author of more than forty books including Courageous, Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books in print exceed seven million and have been translated into over thirty languages.