Pastor: My 175,000 Hours of Bible Study Tell Me We Are “100%” in the “Last Days” | Beth Stoneburner | Sympathetic atheist

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After hours – too many hours, really – of intense study, the right-wing pastor Perry stone is convinced that we have officially entered the prophesied “last days” described in the Bible.

It would be a little more convincing if countless preachers had not said the exact same thing several times before.

I am absolutely convinced of it – I am 62 years old, I have preached for 46 years, and I do not say this in a fanciful way, but we probably have well over 172 to about 175,000 hours, literally, in study – it’s reading, studying, working, studying, doing research, reading books – and that’s not an exaggeration.

Because since I was 16 I went 4 hours, then 8 hours, and sometimes 10-12 hours a day – My staff knows I’m telling you the fact. That’s what I do. And in the process of study and research, I’m 100% – not 99 and a half – that we are literally entered the last of the last days, the time of the end …

Of course, it doesn’t matter how long you study if you don’t know how to do it right. And claiming 100% certainty about the future, based on a careful reading of a text that continues to spark debate even in Christian circles, is a sure sign that Stone never studied the text properly.

Anyone who has been half awake in seminary might also disprove this, no matter how long they study simply because:

  1. The Bible says that technically the “last days” began with the death of Christ, and
  2. No one, no matter their credentials, is supposed to know the day or the hour of the return of Christ.

Perhaps Stone skipped these verses during his study sessions.

It is truly amazing when people start to mourn the last days when we are dealing with plagues, a collapsed economy, corrupt rulers, etc. We are still in the “last days” because it is impossible to verify the facts. It is not difficult for the same people who claim that God created the universe in six days because the Bible does not specify the length of “days” to lengthen the length of the last days. That means none of us will ever be around to check it out on the road.

The irony is that Christians like Stone might argue that climate change is an existential threat that better fits the idea of ​​the Last Days … but they won’t make that argument because it would involve accepting the reality of our environmental crisis. .

(Going through Right wing guard)



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