Evangelical Update

A resource for lefties who want to understand conservative Christians.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The End of Time

Ok folks, you asked for it: THE END OF TIME (on Earth, that is!). I keep reading and hearing about the "Left Behind" series, which is about the Armageddon. I would like to read this series, but honestly I can't justify the money or the time to invest in this with all the other reading options out there. This series has created a lot of buzz in the liberal world: Who reads these books? Are they taken seriously? What do Christians believe about Jesus' return to Earth?

In all my reading of Evangelical blogs, I have never read anyone's take on the end of time, i.e. Jesus' return to Earth and final Judgment Day (so no quotes, sorry). But then again, I don't read any Baptist or Pentecostal blogs.

Growing up in a mainline Protestant church, if it was ever mentioned at all, it was in the context "we know not the hour or day" so don't even concern yourself with that foolishness. It seems that some sects, however, are completely consumed by it.

I need the commenters here - what do you think about this? Do you know people from other denominations or congregations who are more interested in this idea than you are?