And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. Revelation 3:14-15
Lawrence O’Donnell has stated, just so you will know, that the end of the world isn’t coming within the next thirty years. He has stated it unequivocally. He also has stated that “the book of Revelation in the Bible is fiction.” Larry O’Donnell states that:
No half-smart religious person actually believes the book of Revelation.
He said some other things that I will not quote. He began his tirade to attack his competitor, Bill O’Reilly. From there he went on to attack Glenn Beck, but he did not stop there. He said blasphemous things and he attacked God and the Bible.
I am currently re-reading the book of Revelation and I believe it is true. I say that Revelation is not fiction. I believe that this book is a prophetic picture of what is going to take place in the last days. I believe that John received this in a vision while he was exiled on the island of Patmos. I believe that it was given by God “to show His servants—things which must shortly take place.” I do not think O’Donnell is qualified to know whether or not the world will end within the next thirty years. Only God knows this.
While studying the work of J. Vernon McGee I found that he stated non-believers would “cling to their unbelief” in the last days. That sounded strange to me until I thought about it for a time and considered what he was saying. Do non-believers actually ‘cling’ to unbelief?
After lengthy consideration, I believe they do just that. Many have “committed” to unbelief. O’Donnell may be one of those. Once a person does this, they begin to look for ‘evidence’ to convince themselves that they are right. It takes a courageous person to say, “I was wrong.”
The Bible teaches that God is the Creator and that He is coming again as Redeemer of those who love Him and judge of those who do not. Unfortunately, evolution is being taught throughout America and with it an effort is being made to stop people from believing the Bible. In today’s world ‘science’, has replaced God in many people’s hearts.
Evolutionist spend untold hours and much money not just to teach evolution, but to stop others from teaching or believing in a Creator. They spend hours seeking to ‘prove’ their case. By attempting to end any teaching that leads others to believe, it makes unbelief easier, thus they are clinging to unbelief. That does not change what is written:
Revelation 3:14 – These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God…
To believe Revelation, we must accept God as Creator because He identifies Himself here as just that.
J. Vernon McGee made an interesting point. He states that there are two ways to think about the origin of the universe. One is speculation and the other is revelation. Everyone believes one or the other.