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Old 01-14-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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While we can debate the climate in which Jesus was speaking in the passages mentioned, let us implore one another to be settled in the Lord, being anxious for nothing - and realize that the Spirit is the author of peace. When we find ourselves moved by these things, let us check ourselves and say, "Father, help me to see You high and lifted up, and not to be swayed by tremblings and fear, but rather to see You firmly in control of our days."
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Given the Christian end times talk I have a question.

Is it selfish to procreate if you believe the end of the world is around the corner?

I'm talkin' baby makin'
Absolutely not selfish. We have no reason to be fearful of the times we are living in... God is able to keep us. Jesus prayed for us! "Not that you would take them out of the world, but that you would keep them from the evil."

We are to be a light in this dark world, and genuine Christian families can be a great asset and witness to society. We have no idea when the end of time will come, and to refuse to believe the promises of God and to "die out" as Christians would be completely contrary to God's plan for our lives. We are to watch and pray and "lift up our heads."
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Absolutely not selfish. We have no reason to be fearful of the times we are living in... God is able to keep us. Jesus prayed for us! "Not that you would take them out of the world, but that you would keep them from the evil."

We are to be a light in this dark world, and genuine Christian families can be a great asset and witness to society. We have no idea when the end of time will come, and to refuse to believe the promises of God and to "die out" as Christians would be completely contrary to God's plan for our lives. We are to watch and pray and "lift up our heads."
I agree, it's not selfish. Have enough trust in the Lord that He is able to take care of us.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I can't speak for anyone else, but myself, I have 4 year-old twins and a nine-yr-old son and if God does'nt come soon, I surely am concerned for their futures. I do my best to "train them up" in the right way. I pray God's protection around them daily. I read to and with them the bible, I speak to them about Christ Jesus. Though, they are at the age of innocence, they have accepted the Lord Jesus into their little hearts. They are here already though, and only God knows the plans He has for them. Would I produce more, right now? Absolutely not, given what I know today. Seeing the times as they are, no. As DayoftheLord posted in the above, the scriptures says it all.
What's so much worse today than 30 or 40 years ago? There has always been war, hunger, suffering, etc. throughout the human existence. There have been times in history where life was a heck of a lot more miserable for people than what we experience in the 21st Century USA.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Seeing how the "end times" have been forecast as being imminent for the past 2000 or so years, not at all.
Exactly.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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...I just want to remind that indeed we will see signs and we will know the end is near...
I disagree. I don't think we're seeing any more "signs" now than have been seen since Christ's death. And I don't think we'll have any idea when the end is near. What signs are you expecting?
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:41 AM
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With such paranoia, i only have one suggestion: Invest in a lot of condoms and don't have children. World probably would be a better place if we can eliminated unnecessary scare tactics.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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To set the mood I just wanted to throw in one:

Bow Chica Wow Wow...
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Big Thirsty, you ain't right!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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"Be Fruitful and Multiply".
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