Indian and Christian Parallels–Part 4

In Kent Nerburn’s book Neither Wolf Nor Dog, Lakota Indian elder Dan talks about the famed ghost dance. There’s more to it than the Indians’ expectation that the buffalo would return to the land.

According to Dan, the Indians once believed Jesus would return to them and restore the land. The ghost dance might bring Jesus back sooner. It’s remarkable to think about, isn’t it?

What are we all waiting for, if not for Christ’s return. One day there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

Revelation 21:1-5–And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

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