April 11, 2007

Leaving Behind Left Behind

Professor Ben Witherington has some great comments on some things that should be left behind us, including the Left Behind series and the attendant predictions about when Christ will return, chochlate statues of Jesus (I hadn't heard anything about this), and the theories about Jesus and the Taploit tomb. Be sure to read through the comments. Readers have some great dialogue with Prof. Witherington about understanding 1 Thessalonians and Mark 13 with regard to "end times." http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/2007/04/lenten-leavings-things-that-should-now.html

How do we understand predictions about the end of the world? One thing seems clear. Though we've been given some "signs" about the end, Jesus said it pretty clearly: we won't know the time. Seems we should always be watchful, but at the same time we should be way less worried about exactly when that should be than about what we're doing in the mean time.

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