The Kingdom of God? You’re Going to Hell! (Blogs)

There once was a small town, somewhere in Middle America, with a restaurant, hardware store, law office and bank found at the crossroads of Main Street and Vine.

It was a busy intersection, that part of town, and every day there passed by these businesses, and the people of the town, a man with a sign which read: It’s the End of the World.

A curious thing about this town, however, was that there was another man, another sign carrier, and his sign said: The sun will come up tomorrow.

For whatever reason, the people of the town paid very close attention to the man with the sign saying It’s the End of the World – because, to be quite honest, that’s what they believed. It was what they read in the daily newspaper, it came up daily on the Internet news sites, they heard it on the radio, and the guy said it on TV – It’s the End of the World.

The townspeople paid little or no attention to the man with the other sign, the one that read: The sun will come up tomorrow.

Why?

Because they didn’t believe it!

Even though the sign proclaiming The sun will come up tomorrow had never once, not since the world began, been wrong, the people of the town chose either to take it for granted, or to ignore the message entirely.

Every day, day in and day out, there were the men with the signs: two messengers, two competing messages.

It’s the End of the World.

The sun will come up tomorrow.

Till one day, in the middle of the day, it came a terrible downpour in the little town in Mid-America.

So much so that the two messengers with the two competing messages found that they had both sought shelter from the rain under …

The Orthodixie Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.

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