Advent Reading — When Jesus is coming back

Advent reading over the years has deepened my thinking about the Second Coming than any Hal Lindsey or Tim LaHaye book… or all of them combined. Those Thief in the Night or Left Behind movies can’t deepen my sense of anticipation for the Second Coming like steady doses of Advent reading year after year.  Continue reading “Advent Reading — When Jesus is coming back”

Whatever you do, do NOT read the Advent passage today!

You can read the New Testament passage, the Gospel, maybe even the Psalms. But do NOT… I repeat… do NOT read that Isaiah 1:21-31 passage!

Something is really wrong with whoever put THIS in an Advent reading! I find is SOOOO rude to have Advent and thinking about Christmas and the nice and neat stuff we see all around us, and then make us read this… this… filth! 

If you MUST read this passage, skip v. 21. And if you MUST read v. 21… use the NIV or the CEB. Do NOT use the NRSV or the ESV. Horrid language.

All our nice images of Christmas, and sugar plum fairies, and nice and neat manger scenes are just destroyed with this passage. How DARE they make me read a passage about God being angry about something!

Why… (wait for it)… the God I know would never be this way!

Any reading this blog today, I can only hope you heed my warning BEFORE you get into Advent reading today! You’ll thank me later.