“In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”
(Methodist preacher in the 1800’s and founder of the Salvation Army)
This warning from William Booth was a true prophetic word as opposed to Harold Camping’s date-setting multi-million dollar campaign. Take it to heart.
Aspire to live a religion full of the Holy Spirit demonstrated by love for widows and orphans. Desire Christ more than your Christian sub-culture. Repent and stop holding on to pain, hurt and unforgiveness. Without a changed life there is no salvation…walking an aisle, saying a prayer or raising a hand doesn’t qualify you for heaven…only Jesus can offer regeneration and it involves a radical transformation. No transformation, than there should be concern. The kingdom of God is bigger than a Sunday service and is to be brought into all domains of society, even the political arena, but by mobilizing transformed agents…not just legislative work or lobbying for conservative causes. There are consequences for sin and we should not damage people’s souls by saying otherwise. There is forgiveness. There is hope. There is heaven for those who receive it…but it is not going to be forced on anyone…it is always offered as a choice.