So, as 2013 draws to a close, it’s that time when it’s traditional to make some bold predictions about what the coming year will bring. Here, in no particular order, are a few predictions I feel fairly confident in making:
– Homosexuality will continue to be a divisive issue among Christians – though with same-sex marriage now firmly on the statute books, it will become more of a back-burner issue.
– There will be one or more gun massacres in America, followed by general outpourings of grief and disbelief, followed by absolutely no change.
– At least one famous Christian preacher/teacher will come out with some utterly ridiculous and/or offensive comment that paints God in a bad light.
– Politicians will go on lying to the public while feathering their own nests.
– Someone will make a prediction about the date of the rapture (which, by the way, is unbiblical) or the end of the world.
– Well-meaning Christians will continue to populate my Facebook news feed with hoaxes and conspiracy theories.
– Individuals and countries will go on spending more than they have.
– All manner of war, disaster and upheaval will continue all around the world, but the mainstream media will go on focusing its energies on obsessing over inane trivia about celebrity airheads.
– Countless anonymous individuals all over the globe will wilfully commit random, self-sacrificial acts of kindness with no hope of reward or recognition.
– Jesus will continue to build his church. Sometimes, it may not even look like what you or I might call a church, but it will be the church nonetheless.
– Jesus will still be King of the world, and will welcome untold millions into his eternal kingdom.
Any predictions you’d like to add? Feel free to share them in the comments.
(By the way, if you’d like to see what a really funny and well-done New Year predictions post looks like, head over to The American Jesus and read what Zack Hunt wrote yesterday.)