Reminiscence

reminiscence

Man has a memory, which helps him recall information from the past.

MOST men have a SELECTIVE memory, which helps them recall information from the past AS THEY REMEMBER IT.

When a man begins talking about his past, he most usually is referring to the past AS HE REMEMBERS IT.

When men selectively remember the past, they usually recall the GOOD times and (conveniently) forget the BAD.

Therefore, this imaginary time period is called “the good old days.”

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Whenever a couple or more men get together to discuss days gone by, it is said that these men are REMINISCING.

the enjoyable recollection of past events.

to indulge in reminiscence

:a story told about a past event remembered by the narrator.

Though the past is over and done with, many men cannot resist talking about the past THAT THEY REMEMBER or, AS THEY REMEMBER THE PAST.

The past–as many men remember it–wasn’t ever so bad.

BUT, God’s Word declares that man should focus on his present, not his past–and especially the past as man remembers it to be.

One reason for this is that many men do NOT remember the past as it was, but as they desire it to be.

This allows many men with selective memories to correct their mistakes, to talk in a witty manner they are not otherwise known to talk OR to make better decisions back then than they made OR to change the present (based on what they supposedly did in the past they remember).

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

Which is a primary reason the past is so FONDLY remembered by so many.

“Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.”
–Ecclesiastes 7:10

Which is one reason so many men LOVE to reminiscence.

Even if what they remember bears little resemblance to what actually occurred.

Whenever God judges men, he will have PERFECT records from which to refer, NOT the fallible, malleable memories of the men He is judging.

“A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”
–Daniel 7:10

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”
–Revelation 20:12

It is commonly believed that the “books” to which Daniel and Revelation refer are the memories of the man being judged.

The complete, whole and true account of what actually took place, NOT what happened in that man’s happy REMINISCING.

WHAT does the reader’s book say?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 20 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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