The Bossy Church Lady's Take On The End Times by Sandra Purdue - HTML preview
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In case you didn’t know already, I’m a MAJOR fan of horror; however, themost frightening book that I’ve ever read is the book of Revelation. Why? Because it’s real… not one word is make believe. No. Everything written within the book of Revelation will happen sometime in the future. Some say that they doubt the tribulation will happen, others claim that it has already happened. But let me point out second Peter 3, which tells us that though God would rather have us all come to repentance so that none of us will perish, Hewilldo what He promised.
Why did I write this book? Because understanding the end times takes a LOO-O-NG time, a LOT of note taking, and a whole lot of dedication, I wrote this book for people like you (Yes you!) who lack the time to sit down and learn about the end times on your own. Hopefully, if you are running around like a chicken with its head cut off—like I used to do—trying to make ends meet, taking care of your young children, or your aging parents, you can take a little time out of your busy day to read this book. And rather than write book that’s dry and lacks personality (there are plenty of them out there) I wrote this book to be as simple and straightforward as possible in order to teach you all about the end times in common, everyday language without you having to do the hard work. Also, I figured, what the heck? Since I had so many notes on the subject anyways, I might as well share those notes with others.
One other thing that I’d like to quickly establish: I’m not pious. God alone knows that I’m far from perfect (there’s plenty of clutter in my back yard, if you know what I mean) but I love the Lord and you so much that I’m doing what He has called me to do, which is write.
All whining about my sore wrist and fingers aside, if you’ve already read my testimony on my website athttp://www.thebossychurchlady.net, then you already know the next part. But for those of you who don’t know, I’ll retell the story here. Back when I was a new Christian—back before God made the hills…LOL—I was full of questions about Jesus, especially about end times, and no one to sit down with me and answer my questions. I was so ravenous for the Word of God that I faithfully attended church every Sunday, attended Bible study on Wednesday evenings, and read the Bible at home.
One Wednesday evening, after Bible study wound to a close, I asked the pastor what the woman clothed with the sun in Revelation 12 meant.
Want to know what he said?
Nothing! He simply shrugged his shoulders and stared at me blankly.
“What do you mean?” I asked, staring back at him.
“I don’t know,” he stated simply.
“Say whaaaat?” I thought as I gazed back into his eyes.
You got it! The pastor didn’t know what the verse meant. Since then, I’ve discovered that some people feel that the tribulation is too horrible to talk about; others (like my husband, bless his heart) feel that since they won’t be here, there’s no sense in learning or talking about it; and then there are people like me: the eternally curious who want to know what it all means.
Most leaders today are afraid of running their congregants off by preaching fire and brimstone, they’re too sceered to give people a wake up call. They wouldn’t dream of holding a match under someone’s bottom to rouse them into action.
But I say…
“HEY!WeBETTERbe too afraidNOTto obey God’s Word! We all need to reach out to the unsaved and warn them about what’s sure to come ‘cause if we don’tHERE’Swhat will happen to them if we don’t!”
At some point in the future, the tribulationwillhappen and if we don’t do something to get the truth out, we’re all gonna be in serious trouble.
As Christians, our biggest job is the Great Commission. If we’re to love our neighbors as we love ourselves then how can we do that if we’re not concerned enough to witness to him or her. If this book will wake people up by lighting that fire under their rear ends, if it’ll cause them to climb up onto their rooftops and shout out the living Gospel, I’ll be satisfied.
When you’re finished reading this book, I want you to pass it around to as many people as you can. Go and scare others out of their wits, especially unbelievers, by telling them all about what you’ve learned by reading this book. Maybe, just maybe, if they know how horrific the end times will be, they’ll become so terrified that they’ll run straight into the arms of the Lord.
I’ve got my fingers crossed.
If you’re an unbeliever who is reading this, I hope that by the time you’re finished reading this book, you’ll come to believe in Christ Jesus as your Savior. One thing you’ll notice throughout the book is that I have paraphrased a lot of Bible verses. Since one of my goals is to teach you how to discern the truth from a lie, which is vitally important forallChristians, you’re going to have to pick up a Bible and read the verses for yourself.
If you have a Bible handy, pick it up and get ready to use it. If you don’t have a Bible, two great places to look up scriptures are
http://www.biblegateway.com/ and http://www.blueletterbible.org At either site, you can look up verses in any version of the Bible.
Ready to get started?