I spoke with a middle-aged man today who lives in a small community, and who has no family anywhere near him, and no friends that he feels he can trust.
As promised, and as concisely as I can muster, I hereby outline the results of decades of study of Biblical eschatology, in short form. At the centre of it all is the question, "When will Jesus Christ return?"
Is not getting involved in politics just a weak excuse for not sticking your head above the parapet? Is it a weak excuse for keeping quiet about Biblical convictions, or for not having them in the first place?
How could I personally prepare for the end-times? And even if we aren't near the end times, the world is rapidly changing, and there's no way to stop it: how can I compose myself enough to deal with what's coming upon the world? How will I keep my cool and my sanity; my faith and my hope?
The constant insistence I read that we are entirely void of anything good in us without Christ is not correct, and Erasmus had good scriptural defense in his position over Luther's. We are, after all, created in the image of God, if fallen.