In this bizarro world of Pharisees and false prophets, you can spend all day with the dread of progressive Christianity. And it’s a terrible world indeed, when you go looking for God and find some smug, soft, self-righteous asshole telling you you’re not welcome.
It’s a world of death, as I have seen myself way too close. But in a world of death, Jesus is life. Jesus is the power that overcomes all death, the worst things that have happened or can happen to you or anybody. This power is not conditional and not limited by any condition whatsoever, not by your failure to make the altar call when you went to that creepy guy’s church against your better judgment, not by accepting Jesus Christ as your Personal Lord and Savior, not by being a nice person who the people at the office and school like, not by the approval of the deputy assistant pastor for biblical living at the mega church, not by the approval of some modern, forward-thinking graduate of the most prestigious School of Theology.
No, it’s only limited by Jesus’s own desire to give life to you, whether you ever heard of the guy or not.
My personal feeling about Revelations is that it’s not about stuff that already happened, is happening, or will happen, but all three at the same time. The story will come to a good end. We must wait, and it may seem like an awful long time, but we will not wait forever.
Revelation 22 20-21-
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.