Dead End Times

Patrick Henry Reardon on the Apocalyptic Fears of the Secularists

Basing my attitude on the assumption that “it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in his own authority” (Acts 1:7), I steadfastly avoid calculations about the end time. I just don’t run in those circles.

Consequently, it seems I missed a deadline not long ago. Either the Rapture was supposed to occur, or the world was going to end, or something equally catastrophic was supposed to befall us, and I missed the whole thing. At least, I think I missed it, in the sense that I was one of two men standing in a field that day, and neither . . .

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Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Christ in the Psalms, Christ in His Saints, and The Trial of Job (all from Conciliar Press). He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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