January 14, 2021
In the Last Times
A week ago, CNN commentator Chris Cuomo called Florida Senator Marco Rubio “Mr. Bible Boy,” mocking Rubio’s practice of posting verses of scripture on his Twitter feed and freely referencing relevant passages of Scripture in interviews and elsewhere.
Senator Rubio responded: “The verses I tweet are usually the ones chosen by the Catholic Church for that day’s mass (sic) But the fact he thinks words written thousands of years ago are relevant to current events proves the Bible isn’t just a book, it’s the word of God AMEN.”
Cuomo’s criticism included a jab that “Rubio’s got a Bible verse for every moment,” to which I simply say: Amen.
So, where in the Word are you today?
Let’s read from the concluding verses of the book of Jude.
17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18 They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” 19 It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Dana Hall McCain – Freelance Columnist
Dana is a freelance columnist who prioritizes the intersections of faith, public policy, and culture. She is also on the Leadership Council of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Today Carmen and Dana discuss Alabama’s “11,000th” win in the National Championships, sins of omission, and evangelical faith.