Christian Counseling Program: Christian Counselors Need to Guide People Away From Secular Prophesies
While predictions of the end of world will continue to circulate (even after 12-21-12), the message of Christ remains constant. While people put their faith in ancient pagan societies, or the prophesies of those whose gift is not from God, Scripture leaves all that is needed. St. John, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote the Book of Revelation. While the book is full of symbolic meaning, everything a Christian needs to know about the future is recorded in this book. Christian Counselors need to direct their spiritual children away from anything else not from God.
It is true, God does send prophets to help us understand the Book of Revelation and the end times, but God does not want his children continually worrying about the end. He wants us to live a holy life today and not worry about tomorrow. How many Christians, who are urged by sinful curiosity, seek the advice of mediums or other fortune tellers?
Christ is very clear. He states that only the Father knows the day and the time when the world will end. So while throughout the centuries we see people expecting Christ to return,, whether in the year 1000 AD or 2000 AD or in the form of some obscure native prophecy, Christians should take heart and not lose sleep over doomsday prophesies. Instead they should focus on today and try to become better Christians so when the day does ultimately come when Christ returns in all his glory, then we will be prepared and not taken off guard.
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Mark Moran, MA