Remember the man who proclaimed the end of the world would occur on a particular date? It apparently caused some people to re-think their strategy for when it does occur.
A 22-year-old male and frequent writer from an Asian country wrote (via Global Media Outreach): Dear K, Please send me information on how Christians should react when the end of the world is actually happening. For example, if I am in the office working at my computer, should I leave and go home, or else just remain where I am and pray? Or should I announce to my co-workers that this is their last chance to repent and to call on Jesus for salvation? Thank you. R J
Dear R J,
I believe the next thing to occur is the Rapture of the Church. We read in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 that the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and who remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
At that point, we learn that we will not be on earth during the great tribulation which will come upon the earth. We will be taken up in the “twinkling of an eye” and “we shall all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:52).
We will have no time to tell our co-workers about Christ. That is why we should do it now. I know you love Jesus, R J, and He has changed your life in a good way. I pray He gives you the courage to share the good news with your co-workers. Everyone needs the forgiveness that only Jesus can give. Your friend, K
- Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
- Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52
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