Friday, December 5, 2008
Amillennial End-times Chart
Two things I’m talking about today. First, a cool Amillennial end-times chart from the Riddleblog (http://kimriddlebarger.squarespace.com/the-latest-post/2008/12/2/cool-an-amillennial-eschatology-chart.html). If you have previously seen an end-times chart of the events involved with the Last Days, it almost certainly came from the Pre-Trib viewpoint. It’s nice to see the Amillennialists are fighting back:
Let’s see if I can shed some light on what the chart is trying to show. So the resurrection of the dead, the judgment of all mankind, and the renewal of the entire cosmos will all occur at one single point in time - This is the time of Jesus' return, which is the day of the Lord The arrows show how the various Scripture passages connect all these "end-times" events as happening at one-time - at the second coming of Christ. The beauty of using this end-times view is that it fits together all of these descriptions so simply, and cleanly – all of these events happen on the Day of the Lord, the Day of our Lord’s return! And no separation of any of these events by 7 days, 7 years, or even 1,000 years is needed. I hope you find this helpful in having a better understanding of the Amillennial view.
2) And on a completely unrelated topic, here is a story that should make you SMILE! WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Happiness is contagious, researchers reported on Thursday.
The same team that demonstrated obesity and smoking spread in networks has shown that the more happy people you know, the more likely you are yourself to be happy. And getting connected to happy people improves a person's own happiness, they reported in the British Medical Journal.
And a cheery next-door neighbor has more effect on your happiness than your spouse's mood. So says a new study that followed a large group of people for 20 years — happiness is more contagious than previously thought. So here’s the easy application: An optimist is the human personification of spring. So let’s be ‘spring’ to those around us this week.