I have come to see and understand that the Pre-Tribulation theory and church complacency go hand-in-hand.
I have come to see and understand that the Pre-Tribulation theory and church complacency go hand-in-hand. While not all pre-tribulationists are not complacent; most are. The Pre-tribulation theory states that Jesus will be returning at any time and so we – as believers in Jesus – don’t have to do anything because His return can happen at any moment.
This theory is actually quite destructive. Because since – according to the theory – His return can happen at any time, we shouldn’t plan for the future, pursue any goals, or pursue a career in something, because it would be pointless. Thus promoting complacency in everything. With a large majority of the church today believing in the Pre-Tribulation theory, it’s really showing where we stand and the complacency of where we’re at.
In reality, we were placed on this Earth and given skills for a reason. We were placed on this Earth to spread the Kingdom of Heaven like Jesus told us to. We were given skills and desires while on this Earth to pursue careers and to do good on the Earth. While yes, Jesus is returning at some point in the future, if He was returning at any moment or any time, it would truly give us no reason to pursue anything on Earth, but to sit around and do nothing.
When in reality, as Christians and being Children of God, He has given us instructions to do while on this Earth. We are given skills and desires. Some of us were given skills and desires to be in Politics, others to fix cars, others in finance, etc. We were given skills and desires for one purpose: use them to spread the Kingdom of Heaven, subdue, and have dominion over all the Earth. What does this mean?
This means to use our skills and desires to subdue the Earth and manage it. It’s also why in the parable of the talents, the owner rewards those who gained more talents with more talents, while the one who wasted the talent, he threw him out and gave his talent to the one with 20.
The Pre-tribulation theory promotes complacency and doing nothing. Since – supposedly – Jesus is returning at any point and we shouldn’t do anything, we are effectively wasting our God given talents doing nothing. When we should be using our talents in managing and having dominion over the Earth. When Jesus came, died, and resurrected, He not only bought us back as ransom, but He also began the process of taking back the Earth which we gave to the enemy with Adam and Eve’s fall.
With the Presidential election hanging in the balance and God basically giving us one last chance to rise up in prayer, we need to step up and pray and intercede. We haven’t been able to afford to be complacent for some time now, but this current situation shows just how much we can’t afford it.