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The “End Times” Scenario

 

Creation through God, the Divine Force — humans look to the facts

As I write this, even as you read it — those are certain human acts

 

Our existence, for sure, known to us through our finite lives on Earth

Born into God’s Earthly kingdom by way of a “miraculous” human birth

 

A Genesis account written poetically in homage to God’s creative love

Ancient peoples looking skyward to see their God somewhere “up above”

 

As grass withers and flowers fade, humans envision the end of mortal life

Many look to the Bible to allay their fears and reduce existential strife

 

Some folks jump to Revelation, the Apocalypse, to reveal what will happen

Wanting an assured crystal ball of certainty, hoping their hearts will gladden

 

Millennium, seven years, beast, Armageddon — even the word “rapture”

Terms of so-called truth emanating from an final book granted little stature

 

A book written several millennia ago during an ancient unscientific time

Can one assumed author say how humanity will go through its decline?

 

An author’s vision-dream taken as a literal revelation of what God will send?

My divine-given rationality cries out that such concrete reasoning must end

 

The forces of nature and our corporate living will surely go on to tomorrow

The Creator’s spirit is in control — no need to worry and no need for sorrow

 

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