by Watcher’s Lamp
In the Capetown 2010 / Lausanne Congress advance paper, Global Gospel, Global Era, authored by Os Guiness and David Wells, Christians who recognize globalism as an end times sign are cast as pit-fallen curmudgeons [meaning: bad tempered and surly persons] who apparently hold a distorted view of Christianity.
Ironically, the authors reference the need for “accuracy and humility,” yet exercise neither as they marginalize believers with the following statement:
“…Needless to say, globalization poses a sharp challenge to both accuracy and humility, and we need to start by avoiding the two equal and opposite pitfalls into which so many fall: the excessive “Wow!” attitudes of the cheerleaders and the excessive “gloom and doom” of the curmudgeons (who in their Christian form view globalization as the precursor to “the end times”) In any age, there are three tasks facing Christians who would wrestle with the world of their day and live faithfully as followers of the Way of Jesus.”
The authors cast an aberrant shadow on these “curmudgeons” by intimating that these Christians hold a distorted view of Chrisitianity because “they” associate globalism with end times prophecy.
The end times framing of globalism is not a figment of “the curmudgeons” imaginations. The authors err in crediting these “curmudgeons” with the origination of this “Christian form“. The real credit belongs to the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation. Click here to continue.