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Faith and Life -- a new column from local faith leaders

What does bible prophecy tell us is coming next?
  • Source: Reverend Dawn Blundell, Epworth UMC
Faith and Life -- a new column from local faith leaders

Author: Courtesy of Stan Lattin

Once per week or so, Fallon’s faith leaders offer their thoughts on faith and life. Any church or faith community of any kind is welcome and encouraged to participate. If you have ideas for topics we should write about, or if you are a faith leader and would like to participate, please call Pastor Dawn Blundell at Epworth UMC, 775-423-4714. If you’d like to talk more about anything you read here, or if you would like prayer or a listening ear, we hope you will reach out to one of us. If you don’t already have a church home, you are invited to join us for worship, too! You’ll find contact information and worship times below.


What does bible prophecy tell us is coming next?

Adam Bayer, base chaplain Naval Air Station Fallon, Worship at the NAS Fallon Chapel at 10:00am, or on Facebook Live beginning at @10:25

*The views or opinions expressed herein are solely his, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense or the United States government.

Despite the confusion of what and how God will bring about during the end times, the Bible clearly explains one thing: Jesus will one day return to the earth as supreme judge. God “has set a day” when He will employ Jesus to “judge the world with justice (Acts 17:31).” Regarding that day, all we know with certainty is it’s now one day closer than yesterday. Rather than ask exactly when that day will arrive, what it will look like, or if COVID is its precursor, wisdom suggests planning. Christianity teaches the only means for passing that judgment comes from faith that the One Who will judge sacrificed Himself to grant us innocence, and secured our verdict through His resurrection. Are you procrastinating or planning?


Pastor Brennen Behimer, Parkside Bible Fellowship, www.parksidebible.com, 775-423-3855, Sunday School at 9:00am, worship services Sunday mornings at 10:15am

What is next in cosmic history is a topic of major interest these days. I believe what we should be anticipating is the glorious return of the resurrected Lord Jesus at the end of the age. He ascended into heaven in Acts 1 and will return to this earth bodily, “in the same way [his disciples] saw him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). When that happens, the Judgment comes, and there will be no more opportunity to be reconciled to God in Christ. God gives us opportunity now to assess our terrible sin-guilt before God, call out to Jesus to apply his atoning work to our hearts, and be reconciled to God. “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” (Heb. 3:7-8).


Rev Dawn Blundell, Epworth United Methodist Church, www.epworthfallon.org, 775-423-4714, Worship Sunday mornings at 9:00am, sermon at 9:30am on Facebook Live and KVLV AM980

For the most part, prophets in the Bible didn’t predict the future. What they did was point out – loudly – things that were wrong "right now." Worship God with integrity, they said. Stop neglecting those in need, and doing selfish, greedy, destructive things. They warned then – and by extension, warn us now – that everything would fall apart if we didn’t turn around and follow God’s leading. For Christians, Jesus Christ is the most perfect example of God’s leading (and much more besides.) Cryptic Bible passages with wild imagery can be fascinating, but there are two things we can know for sure: following Jesus Christ is the surest way to peace, love, and hope, even if the world is falling apart around us; and in the end, God (and love) wins.


Benjamin Shawcroft, Fallon Nevada South Stake High Council, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, www.churchofjesuschrist.org

Everyone is ready for 2020 to be left behind and forgotten. It seems the whole world is in commotion. For those of us and many more throughout the world who believe in the promised return of Jesus Christ, we know there are likely worse years ahead. It is inevitable that tribulations will only increase as the world inches closer to the Messiah’s return. But hope is not lost. In preparation for these events the Lord admonished us to “watch” and “be ready,” to be a “faithful and wise servant”. Doing these things will not cause our hearts to fail but will be a source of hope for a glorious future.



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