In the matter of welcoming the Lord’s coming, there are some in the religious world who close their door and wait alone for fear of being deceived by false Christs. They starve themselves for fear of choking, and cling to the words, “Then if any man shall say to you, See, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Mat 24:23-24). They think anyone who preaches God’s gospel of the last days or testifies the Lord’s return is false, and utterly refuse to hear, see, or come into contact with them, but they ignore how to welcome the Lord’s coming. The protagonist of this skit is one such person …
This humorous skit warns us that if we misinterpret the Scriptures, understand the Lord’s words incorrectly, and stubbornly abide by mistaken views, we will inevitably lose our chance to be raptured, and be forsaken by the Lord. Christians need to think about how to welcome the Lord’s return, which means focusing on seeking and investigating, listening for God’s voice, and not starving themselves for fear of choking.