Q. I am convinced that we are living in the Last Days and that prophecy is being fulfilled right before our eyes. But when I talk to my husband about it he says I am a “wacko”. He was very instrumental in helping me to be saved in the first place. But now (after 33 years of marriage) I feel like have reached a higher level of spiritual insight, thanks to sites like yours.
I know the Bible says in the last times there will be scoffers, but what do I do if I am married to one? I pray that his eyes will be opened, but it is difficult to live day to day with him and his refusal to see thee things. He spends most of his time reading magazines about money and investments. Shouldn’t he be spending at least part of that time reading and learning about his eternal inheritance?
A. It’s important to remember that many of the scoffers 2 Peter 3:3-7 said will come in the last days are believers. Some have been brought up in churches that never teach anything about prophecy. They down play its significance to disguise the fact that they don’t know enough to discuss it. Others have been taught to ignore it, because it’s “too confusing” or because it can distract them from the “more relevant” parts of the Bible. And others are so firmly rooted in the things of this world that they ignore the next one, even though it’s far more important. It’s a good thing the Lord didn’t make prophecy a salvation issue.
These folks don’t understand that if God didn’t think prophecy was important He wouldn’t have put so much of it in the Bible. Some of it has been fulfilled in the past, so He can prove that He always does what He says He will do. And some of it is still in our future so we can know in advance what he’s still going to do. By reading both kinds we can become more certain that He’s God, the one who knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).
Like most things, the best course of action for you is to keep praying that the Lord will get your husband’s attention and turn him toward the Word. I know He wants that for your husband, so your prayers will be in His will. I’m also sure there are many readers in similar situations who will agree with you about this in prayer.