Questions and affirmations
Recently, some friends and I were discussing our dislike of eschatology. Too much of the eschatology I’ve heard was fear-based, and above that, too much just doesn’t make sense in the context of the Bible. How is the mark of the beast supposed to be a bar code or microchip–something very visible–when the mark of Christ is never discussed but is left to assumption as the “seal of the spirit”–something not as readily noticeable? My friends paused… I felt maybe they were wondering if I’d gone off the deep end. They let it go, but still, I’d just questioned a widely accepted thought. And I’m no Bible scholar; I have no right to be doing that. Right?
No, wrong. It’s not the first time that I’ve asked a question like that and later discovered that someone else has asked the same thing… someone who has studied and who is a Bible scholar. And at times I’ve even discovered in asking the questions that whole denominations believe the same way I do, but my little corner of the world just sees things differently. It’s okay to ask questions. And definitely okay to look for answers. One more affirmation that questions are okay… and maybe, perhaps, even right.
I logged onto Facebook this morning and found this in my inbox: http://www.equip.org/bible_answers/is-the-mark-of-the-beast-a-microchip- One more affirmation that questions are okay… and maybe, perhaps, even right.