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Did Jesus Condemn End Times Speculation/Commercialism?


I'm guessing a lot of people are as disgusted by the End Times sensationalism as I am? Marketing crazes abound as people are more influenced by commercialism than scripture.

I knew that I remembered something from the Bible about that, from Jesus. The whole 24th chapter of Matthew is a good reason on the subject, but the 36th through 39th verses are what I was looking for.

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

Now as the passage goes on, it says to be watchful, but nowhere does it say that it's all happening any moment and you should go out and mass merchandise. Commercialism of Christ doesn't work. It just takes the glory from God and lines the greedy pockets of men.

(Verse taken from New International Version translation.)

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