Devotees and spotters

In the previous chapters we have seen that those who read the Bible can not simply evade the purpose of God’s action. We have the Book of books telling about God’s Plan and giving guidance to mankind. In those chapters you also came to see that according to the Holy Scriptures there is only One True God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Who was and is also the God of Jesus.

We have seen that the God of the Bible is busy at creation and that the world is continuously in evolution, changing all the time with human beings trying to fit in that ever changing universe.

In this present world of the present time system man has to find his position in the whole picture. Several people have tried to place religion in that system of things. As such it is possible also to come across an explanation of those naming itself a Christian faith with the following passage:

“By now most believers have the greatest representations of biblical eschatology – the end of time, the coming of the Lord, the consummation of his kingdom – come rather in the background and have their focus mainly on the question of personal salvation. The lively expectation of the coming of Christ … seems more a matter of sectarians and bigots.’1)

Challoner's 1749 revision of the Rheims New Te...

Challoner’s 1749 revision of the Rheims New Testament borrowed heavily from the King James Version. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In other words, the modern Christian has no need for a plan; he is quite satisfied with his religion as a set of moral standards, a piece of ethics. It is not, however appalling that such words are written, but they are true. Admittedly, the quoted brochure said aspects of the biblical doctrine “by Catholic and Reformed Christians are united professed in the Creed.” But there is actually stated that this Christian in practice is not interested in that part of his faith. Those who take the Bible’s message on this issue seriously are dismissed as ‘sectarian or fanatic‘. That seems remarkable. But even more remarkable is that the Bible has announced this itself. Because one of those passages that speak says about the last days:

“This above all you must know, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation “(2 Pet. 3: 3-4).

There is no way in-between. Whoever rejects this doctrine rejects the Bible. And who wants to accept the Bible will have to accept this doctrine, to be left off at the risk of being called a sectarian or fanatic.

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1) Rondgang door de Katholieke Kerk. (Tour of the Catholic Church). Coherent brochures about the Catholic faith for Catholics and non-Catholics.

Deutsch: Aussage über M F Roos in Laidlaw, Joh...

Aussage über M F Roos in Laidlaw, John. The Bible doctrine of man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Nederlandstalige versie: Een goddelijk Plan #7 Dwepers en spotters

Preceding articles

Divine Plan and an Imperfect creation

God’s Plan, Purpose and teachings

Divine Plan and an Imperfect creation

A Divine Plan or God’s purpose in creation

Not about personal salvation but about a bigger Plan

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Additional reading

  1. Doubting and going astray
  2. Necessity of a revelation of creation 11 Believing and obeying the gospel of the Kingdom of God
  3. Necessity of a revelation of creation 14 Searching the scriptures
  4. Theologians and a promised Spirit to enlighten us
  5. Looking for True Spirituality 8 Measuring Up
  6. Problems correspondents have with the Trinity Doctrine
  7. What Christadelphians Believe
  8. Credo of the Christadelphian

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  2. Noah, History’s Preeminent Prepper Part 1
  3. Isaiah Prophesied of You
  4. The Riches of Christ
  5. Jesus’ Predictions
  6. The Attitude of Christ!
  7. Return to Me
  8. The Word: Acts 1:6-11
  9. Suffering and the Return of Christ
  10. The End Times P1: Jesus’ Outline
  11. An In-Depth look at “Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity,” by Kathryn Tanner – Part 4: The End
  12. Revelation 14:6-7 / Last Call
  13. An Historical & Eschatological Commentary On 2 Thess 2:1-12
  14. Theology Thursday: They Kingdom Come! Part 2
  15. 31. Guest Post: In Case of Rapture—the Bible will be wrong (post 1 of 2)
  16. 32. Guest Post: In Case of Rapture—the Bible will be wrong (post 2 of 2)
  17. 33. Guest post: Not blown away by Kingdom Come
  18. The More Excellent Way – a reprise
  19. Key Facts About the Office of the “Dreamer”
  20. A Defence ot the pretribulational rapture
  21. Walvoord on the Rapture
  22. The Antichrist is Hidden in Plain Sight
  23. Anti-Israel Conference in a Methodist church…(Jerusalem Post)
  24. Return of the Nephilim
  25. A Dumb Joke and Links
  26. You better do more than just agree
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  28. And God Spoke to me……
  29. Why would any evangelical admire G. K. Chesterton?
  30. Christians and politics
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  32. Hillary Clinton Gets Personal on Christ and Her Faith
  33. Shias, Catholics and Protestants: Sectarian splits are widening in Islam and lessening in Christianity | The Economist
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  35. What Every Catholic Should Ask
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  37. “Pope asks non-Catholic Christians for forgiveness”
  38. The church of the 21st-century
  39. Yes, But is it a Catholic Miracle or a Protestant Miracle?
  40. Talking with Catholic friends and family about Jesus

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About Christadelphians

Free Christadelphians or Brothers and sisters in Christ, living in Belgium, European Union. - Vrijë Christadelphians of Broeders en zusters in Christus wonende in België in de Europese Unie.
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