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A Faithful God

April 20th, 2005 Visited 1325 times, 1 so far today

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So, I’m almost finished with the latest Left Behind book, “The Rising“. I think that the worst part about these books is that just the time that you’re into the story, figured out the characters and have trouble putting it down, it ends. That being said, this is probably the first book in the series that didn’t follow the usual big event and then the reaction pattern. In the first book, you had the rapture, and then people dealing with it. In this one, it’s all build up. That being said, there are twists and turns along the way.

One of the things that struck me in both the book and my Bible reading is about how faithful God is to His Word and promises. When He promises something, you can count on it. Like when David sinned and repented, he could count on God’s love. When we sin and do those things that God doesn’t want us to, we can count on His love. All too often we put too much trust in others to be what only God can be– holy and just. We expect those around us to be there, to always have the same feelings and act the same way– but only God can be that unchanging.

Just wondering: What effect do you think it would have on the Roman Catholic church if the new Pope stated that they should stop Mary worship, no more confessionals, the priests were to marry, and that the parishioners should get saved (if they weren’t)? Would people follow?

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  • Mary says on: January 8, 2007 at 10:51 am

     

    Ha. Is there enough respect for the new pope for that kind of switch over? Hundreds of years of tradition are hard to buck.

    I loved the Left Behind series, until the last few books when it just seemed like they were elongating the story beyond necessary…I did read it all though, who could resist! I’m glad to know about “The Rising”…I’ll keep my eyes open for it at the library.

  • MInTheGap says on: January 8, 2007 at 5:29 pm

     

    I hear that “The Rapture” is out, but I thought they covered that in the original book. There were supposed to be 2 prequels and then a epilogue. Still waiting for that last one. I heard somewhere that LaHaye was done contributing after the 12th book was written– and that Jenkins has been writing the prequels.

  • ann_in_grace says on: January 9, 2007 at 5:05 am

     

    What effect do you think it would have on the Roman Catholic church if the new Pope stated that they should stop Mary worship, no more confessionals, the priests were to marry, and that the parishioners should get saved (if they weren’t)? Would people follow?

    It would give much relief to many, to be sure. It would provoke riots, as well. It would be a revolution. This would be wonderful, but it is impossible. You see, there is too much human pride in this organisation to dare a thing like that.
    And then – the Pope would have to go. Where would he go? Where would those thousands priests and nuns go?

  • MInTheGap says on: January 9, 2007 at 9:29 am

     

    I would assume that the people would either leave the church with a lot of conflicted feelings, or they would change some things in their life and minister to congregations in new ways. Interesting, Ann.

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