Friday, December 07, 2012
Pondering, Not Panicking
So Tom works with a guy who's all worried about December 21st, you know, the day those wild and crazy Mayans predicted would be the final one.
Me? Yeah, I'm worried about that day, too. Worried I might forget to send my sister an ecard since that day is her birthday. :)
But I did find something yesterday to worry about. For the zillionth time I reread the book of Revelation, but this time when I got to the part where God totally obliterates 'Mystery Babylon', I opened another webpage and did a bit of research.
And oh my. Tons of Christians believe that Mystery Babylon is us. As in the U.S.A. Good ol' America, land of the free, home of the brave.
I went back to Revelation 17 and 18, reread the description of Mystery Babylon, and oh dear, oh dear... as I read, I thought, "Wow! How can it not be America?"
When Tom arrived from work, I told him about my discovery and how maybe we should consider (someday, not like tomorrow) retiring in a different Country because of, oh I don't know... verses like these:
“‘Come out of her (Babylon), my people,’
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
5 for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
...The light of a lamp
will never shine in (her) again.
The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in (her) again." Revelation 18:4,5, 23
Mr. Gypsy Blood found that grand. No really--already he'd been considering moving to some cozy, exotic retirement spot. Moving is always on his mind.
We're currently considering Canada. Some year, when the time is right, of course.
Okay, this was written in a light-hearted manner since this is all so new to me, but I confess, I'm more serious than this short essay represents. But please don't go all postal on me in my comment box! I'm currently doing like Mary did--I'm just pondering these things in my heart (Luke 2:19).
Is America Mystery Babylon the Great? Just one of many, many articles online.
Here's another: America is End Times' Babylon
And don't get all bug-eyed, but years ago I stopped believing in a secret rapture (wishful thinking according to Brother Andrew, God's Smuggler) which will save Christians from going through the Tribulation. Too many verses mention Christians dying during the Tribulation years and then there are a score of articles like this one: The History Behind The Rapture Doctrine. Eye-opener, indeed.
Again, no one go and have a cow, ok? Instead, go and do your own research so you, too, can do some pondering on your own. And then maybe we can all move to Canada together. :)