"It's hard to get in the door" is a series of posts illustrating why those searching for Christ often have a hard time accepting the church. If you have been raised in the church, try imagining what this piece would look like if you had grown up in a world without it. If you are unfamiliar with the culture of church, this will probably seem pretty absurd. All comments are welcome!
THE END OF THE WORLD IS ALMOST HERE! HOLY GOD WILL BRING JUDGMENT DAY ON MAY 21, 2011. So says Family Radio. Apparently May 21, 2011 is exactly 7000 years after the first day of Noah's flood. Oh, and 200 million (of us?) will be raptured.
This can't even be called "theology." It's the worse kind of scripture abuse and it's the stuff of cults, not Christians. Family Radio has hundreds of stations in 30 languages all over the world, and has been broadcasting for half of a century. It's hard to imagine how many people have fallen for this tripe.
On their website this "ministry" includes a detailed explanation of how salvation happens including step-by-step instructions. There's no ambiguity here. On their FAQ page the question is asked, "Should I attend church?" The answer: "Definitely NOT! The Bible tells us that for almost 2000 years after Jesus died on the cross, those who believe in Jesus, if possible, were to be members of a church. But now we learn from the Bible that God is no longer saving people through the ministry of the churches. The church age has come to an end. Fact is God commands in His Law book, the Bible, that the true believers are to leave their church."
So, get ready for the end of the world. Party on Friday. It'll happen on a Saturday. Sunday will be hell. This is really gonna put a damper on the movie 2012.
We ate the food, we drank the wine
Everybody having a good time
Except you, You were talking about the end of the world
Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You, you said you'd wait, 'Til the end of the world
"Until the End of the World" from Achtung Baby, 1991