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  1. Our worldview is one that must offer hope for the future, have roots in the past, but make a difference in the present.

    In my obsession with bird watching, I often find myself near tall trees. (Sometimes I wish they were a bit shorter so the birds were forced to be a bit closer) The thriving trees have a good strong canopy (future) and an extensive root system (past) but they also provide a service for the environment. Birds and lizards use them as homes; their leaves photosynthesize carbon dioxide into oxygen, trapping energy from the sun in doing so. In fact a tree is not just a static ornament to be admired for its beauty, but an active participant in life and living.

    If our worldview is focused entirely on an apocalyptic future it misses the fertilisation of the past and the practicality of the present. It is not just about being right; it is also about being useful.

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:16 KJV

  2. One of the discussion questions asks, how we can have the assurance of being ready without being presumptuous? The book of 1 John tells us how to be prepared for the second coming and how to know we have eternal life.

    "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13 NKJV

  3. Peter also has some admonition on assurance of eternal life, which may be construed as salvation by works, but in reality gives us as believers confidence in eternal life, the fruition of being ready, or occupying till I come, if you prefer. 2 Peter 1:5-8.

    Verse 10 says if you do these things you will never stumble.


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