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I think about this topic a lot these days.  What is the “Bottom Line” for Christians?  Or better asked, What should be the “Bottom Line” for Christians?  What does God want each of us doing, until he comes to take us away?

In layman’s terms, I think it is to wake people up.  Turn them away from all of the distractions, Satan and the humanists have put into place.  Turn them back to God and help guide them to salvation.  The gift that God has laid out there for each of us.  All we have to do is accept it.

But there is much to overcome, and for anyone who has tried, it is hard to shake people free of the trappings of this world.  It feels like it is getting harder, people are more skeptical, more closed off, with hardened hearts.  But Christ is clear, we must continue to try, though the hour is getting late.  If we try and do not succeed, we must “shake the dust off” our sandals and move on to the next encounter just as Christ told his early disciples.

Matthew 10:14 (New King James Version) – 14 And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.

Mark 6:11 (New King James Version) – 11 And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”

Luke 9:5 (New King James Version) – 5 And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”

It is listed in three of the four Gospels, we should probably pay attention!

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End Times–The Bottom Line

Mar 7, 2011

Global economic chaos is driving the distress and perplexity of the nations of planet earth. The words of the greatest of all prophets, Jesus Christ, echo in cavernous reverberation with each succeeding news report from the capitals of earth’s monetary centers.

“And there shall be…upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” (Luke 21:25b).

Jesus’ Olivet Discourse spoke to conditions exponentially moved beyond norms. In other words, the “distress” and “perplexity” that nations will be experiencing as His Second Coming nears will be beyond any ever known by people of earth. And, in biblical terms, “seas and waves” refer to the masses of peoples. Jesus said that because there will be unprecedented distress and perplexity among the nations, the peoples populating those nations will be “roaring.”

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