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 of us was taken (Matt. 24:40). Anyway, I did not become aware of the deadline until it had passed.
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Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor emeritus of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Out of Step with God: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Numbers (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2019).
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