The Jerusalem Syndrome Twinkle Defense

Nadia Bolz-Webber: “I recently read that there is literally a psychological disorder called “Jerusalem syndrome” in which people returning from visiting the Holy Land exhibit irrational and obsessive religious fervor. … I’ve just returned from 2 weeks in the Land called Holy and so I just wanted to assure you – I do not have Jerusalem Syndrome.  If anything I have whatever the opposite of that would be….”

[Mark 13:1-8] ‘As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.5Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. 6Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. 8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines.’

“Jesus could have been talking about November 2012. Jesus looks at his disciples and knowing how impressed they are with the permanence and hope of the temple he takes a stick pin to the bubble they are living in and he pops it. He’s just kind of like that sometimes,  isn’t he?…”

Jesus was right of course… the temple his disciples were so impressed with actually was destroyed in 70 AD but it wasn’t God who destroyed it.  It was Rome.  And Jesus was right there will be wars and rumors of wars.  There will be destruction, false prophets, and  famine, there will be the Left Behind series of books, and The decline and fall of the Hostess cupcake.  All of this will happen Jesus says and very little of this will have any thing to do with God.”

My comment here would be pointless other than “Amen Sister.”

Oh, and check her Reformation Day sermon out.

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