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Is it selfish to hope the end of the world comes soon?

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jerryR34

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I see many people who want Jesus to come back as soon as possible.  Does that wish shorten the time some people have to  "get right with God"?  Is part of it that almost all people do not want to experience death?  Shouldn't we want to wait until ONE more person finds Christ?



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We should be patient. There are many others to be saved yet.



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I wouldn't really call it selfish; impatience with waiting is more like it.  But we can take comfort in the assurance that He will be back when the time is exactly right.  Until then, we just need to keep looking up:mgbowtie:



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I see many people who want Jesus to come back as soon as possible.  Does that wish shorten the time some people have to  "get right with God"?  Is part of it that almost all people do not want to experience death?  Shouldn't we want to wait until ONE more person finds Christ?

Shouldn't we want to wait until ONE more person finds Christ?

 

You say that as if we had a choice to decide when  :cool2:

 

But to answer your main question, it is unfortunate that many people I have spoken to about Jesus coming have done it for other reasons, like desperation at their current status.

 

The rapture is not an exit policy... 



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He will come when the full number of gentiles have come to Him. All others will harden their hearts as they resist God's call to His grace of salvation.
I had a lady ask me if she could wait till just before death. She was living a life of sin. I asked someone and was told that yes, some are saved on their death beds. But I did not understand that each time we say no to God, not yet, we harden our hearts to the call of His Spirit. There may come a point of no return when a person no longer even cares. At that point God may also harden their hearts so that His judgement will be fully righteous. I believe that when others pray for that person, He will keep calling that person till their death.

I pray for His return when I hear of people around the world being tortured, imprisoned and starved at the hands of evil men for Christ's sake. It is not for my own sake that I want Him to return, but the whole body grieves over the suffering of a member.

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I don't think it's selfish because even John wanted Jesus to come back in Revelation 22:20, but I do think we should be redeeming the time by preaching the gospel to as many people as possible.



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I do not think it is selfish at all AlwaysSaved.It is our hope as Chrisitans.There is a crown for rejoicing in His return.I think that alot of people are afraid to look around them and admit the rapture could be very,very soon.

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Look around you and read the news.I think you know why I believe this.

 

) The Crown of Glory – (1 Peter 5:4) “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.” Though Peter is addressing the elders, we must also remember that the crown will be awarded to all those who long for or love His appearing. This word “glory” is an interesting word referring to the very nature of God and His actions. It entails His great splendor and brightness. Recall Stephen who, while being stoned to death, was able to look into the heavens and see the glory of God (Acts 7:55-56). This word also means that the praise and honor we bestow to God alone is due Him because of who He is (Isaiah 42:8, 48:11; Galatians 1:5). It also recognizes that believers are incredibly blessed to enter into the kingdom, into the very likeness of Christ Himself. For as Paul so eloquently put it, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18 NKJV).

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We should be patient. There are many others to be saved yet.

We really do not know how many are to be saved yet.It might be one for all we know.



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Blessings Jerry...

     It really doesn't matter what anybody wishes because the appointed time will be when it is to be,I could wish for a lot of things but it will never change reality....................I think when most Christians say they wish Jesus would come quickly it is out of joyful anticipation and great expectation.

Selfish?nah.....any true follower of Christ would only hope for the Salvation of all men & yet we know that is not possible,we trust that mankind is in good hands with God,whoever will be Saved ,will be Saved & we just do our best to spread the Gospel

                                                                                                                                             With love-in Christ,Kwik



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I see many people who want Jesus to come back as soon as possible.  Does that wish shorten the time some people have to  "get right with God"?  Is part of it that almost all people do not want to experience death?  Shouldn't we want to wait until ONE more person finds Christ?

 

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Blessings Jerry...

     It really doesn't matter what anybody wishes because the appointed time will be when it is to be, I could wish for a lot of things but it will never change reality....................I think when most Christians say they wish Jesus would come quickly it is out of joyful anticipation and great expectation.

Selfish? nah.....any true follower of Christ would only hope for the Salvation of all men & yet we know that is not possible,we trust that mankind is in good hands with God, whoever will be Saved, will be Saved & we just do our best to spread the Gospel

                                                                                                                                             With love-in Christ,Kwik

 

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And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

 

Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Acts 2:46-47



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How can it be selfish to actually want to BE with JESUS?   I agree with Fez, we should not be in an escape mode.   If there is any selfishness attached to it, I would guess that it would be not wanting it to happen during the commitment of some stupid sin. 



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That is pretty kwik   :mgcheerful:



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As I think about it, it seems selfish and not selfish...selfish in the sense that we want Jesus to come now which would preclude many from having a chance to be saved, and not selfish in that it would prevent those who would otherwise suffer eternity in hell from being born.

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As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

 

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

 

My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? Psalm 42:1-3



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I see many people who want Jesus to come back as soon as possible.  Does that wish shorten the time some people have to  "get right with God"?  Is part of it that almost all people do not want to experience death?  Shouldn't we want to wait until ONE more person finds Christ?

 

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

 

We've been praying for it for thousands of years as instructed...

 

Does that wish shorten the time some people have to  "get right with God"?

 

Does that prayer desire the quickness of others "getting right with God"?

 



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It is not a selfish reason to want the rapture to happen now.Look at our world it is a garbage dump compared to heaven.I do believe that many who want God to come back "later" feel that they are not ready now.They fear for their own judgment.



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I reckon if Christianity is practiced in 2000 years time some will still be expecting Jesus to return. I don't think anyone should hold their breath, as his return has been expected since he died and is highly unlikely ever to happen.

 

I think it very sad that people keep looking for his return, instead of living the life they have to the full and trying to enjoy it.



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As I think about it, it seems selfish and not selfish...selfish in the sense that we want Jesus to come now which would preclude many from having a chance to be saved, and not selfish in that it would prevent those who would otherwise suffer eternity in hell from being born.

 

We are all given a free will to chose to follow Christ or to reject Him.  There is a number that will be reached, a number only God knows, then the end will come.  Is it selfish to wan tot be with Him?  Perhaps it can be seen that way.  Yet, the harvest is ready, but the workers are few.



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I reckon if Christianity is practiced in 2000 years time some will still be expecting Jesus to return. I don't think anyone should hold their breath, as his return has been expected since he died and is highly unlikely ever to happen.

 

I think it very sad that people keep looking for his return, instead of living the life they have to the full and trying to enjoy it.

 

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His Command

 

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

 

Is My Joy

 

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalms 42:1

 

Yet Some Prefer

 

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

 

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

 

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:15-17

 

Trade Trinkets

 

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

 

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

 

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

 

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Matthew 16:24-27

 

Astonishing~!






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