THE BRIGHT MORNING STAR is an interactive quarterly newsletter that highlights positive events around the world to combat the messages of doom and gloom promoted by End Times Theology. We believe God has a greater purpose for our generation than wholesale destruction. In fact, we believe End Times Theology has got Jesus’ message all wrong.
Jesus, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), taught that the end to sorrow, suffering and injustice will be brought about, not by destruction, but by education – spreading his gospel of truth, liberty and freedom – the good news of the kingdom. (Matthew 24:14) Even the prophet Zechariah recorded God as saying: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.’ (Zechariah 4:6) So any interpretation of Biblical prophesies that presents Jesus as a bloodthirsty warrior, or paints God as a vengeful deity constitutes gross character defamation and an absolute denial of the ministry of Christ Jesus, which unequivocally reveals God as pre-eminently a God of love (1 John 4:8) and Jesus as the exact represention of God’s very being. (Hebrews 1:3)
The reality is that End Times Theology has served no purpose other than to manufacture fear and cause otherwise intelligent and good people to withdraw from the challenge of problem solving. Our world is certainly fraught with great and complicated problems, but our capacity to solve these problems is even greater. Man is made in the image of the greatest personality in the Universe (Genesis 1:27), with the capacity to think with the ‘mind of Christ.’ (1 Corinthians 2:16) We believe if more religious people put these divine endowments to good use, rather than hiding out waiting for Armageddon, surely we can bring heaven down so that God’s will can be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:9-10)
That is the purpose of THE BRIGHT MORNING STAR.