See That You Are Not Alarmed?
On Flight & Fight in the Present Tribulation
Fight or flight? That can be a paralyzing and, as such, fatal question. Should we not always be fighting, fighting the good fight of faith? And should we not always be prepared to flee, if the fleeing is strategic rather than cowardly? Our Lord, in the same discourse, said both "See that you are not alarmed, for this is not yet the end," and "When you see the abomination that brings desolation, flee to the hills and pray that your flight not be in winter!"
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Douglas Farrow is Professor of Theology and Christian Thought at McGill University in Montreal. He is also a member of the Academy of Catholic Theology and is active in the work of the Institute on Religion and Public Life, of Evangelicals and Catholics Together, and of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute in Ottawa. His recent books include Ascension Theology, Desiring a Better Country, and Theological Negotiations.
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