Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ready for Retirement and . . . ?

Well, the baby boomers, those original teenagers who were never going to trust anyone over 30, the most mollycoddled generation in Canadian history are coming to retirement. And two thirds of this spoiled group have not planned for it.

Perhaps the sense that they have always been catered to gives them confidence it will continue for the remainder of their lives. Apparently, an amazing 32 per cent are counting on winning a lottery to fund their retirement—not sure how many responded to this poll seriously!

Not just the boomers, but also a majority of people have a similar approach to life after death. Fate—whatever that is—has provided a tolerable life on earth and will optimistically give a better life hereafter. That’s about the same as believing God has a lottery system for getting into heaven. 

Hoping is clearly insufficient for retirement, but catastrophic for the next life. Even those who did plan for retirement, but ignored eternity, Jesus called fools.   

Read the story.

"Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."’ 

“But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God." Luke 12:18-21.

Here's to a happy retirement, now and then.


Monday, January 3, 2011

The Aliens are Coming!

“Alien” certainly looks like an alien word—doesn’t look English. Goodness knows we need something alien to this world to put it right. You will be glad to know some friendly aliens will take a few lucky ones away from a cataclysmic end of the world on December 12 or 21, 2012—not quite sure which—perhaps 12:12:12!

The small village of Bugarach in the Corbieres wine making area of France will provide a site of escape. According to New Age gurus, the mountain above this sleepy village apparently offers a staging site for this evacuation when civilization ends. The village mayor fears 10,000 or so will descend on this village of 189 persons, and will ask the French army to keep them out.

How cruel, using the army to prevent escape from ultimate destruction. Perhaps this is Armageddon. I might be tempted to go if I could get travel insurance, but I’m no match for the French army. Anyone know of a staging post near Lethbridge Alberta?

On second thoughts, I’ll rely on what I believe presents a more reliable top alien source. Here’s someone who will do a more productive job. Guess Who!

He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. (Isaiah 2:4)

Find out more about this certain visitation in my book Guess Who’s Coming to Reign, an outline of last things based on Jesus discourse in Matthew 24 and 25. Go to for details.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year: New Start

First, of course, I wish to commend all my readers to God for His care and direction for 2011. Whatever 2010 had for you, we can make this new year better, by both prayer and commitment to God, and by our own determination to make it different.
For a start, this blogspot will be more informal, but, I trust, still regular—Monday and Thursday each week. For the past few years, I have used a Scripture to centre our thoughts for encouragement or direction. This year, I will be taking current issues as they occur and relating them to the Christian faith. I trust these insights will assist us in putting local and world events into perspective.
To begin with, a blog tomorrow concerning the end of the world slated for 2012. So we should all be safe for 2011. I will be naming dates and places currently in the news! Be prepared.


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