Just take a look at the sky high divorce rates ALL over the world, not to mention the acceptance of gay marriage in many FORMER Christian countries. Israel is an illegitimate country created by fake Jews (Revelation 2:9, 3:9). I cannot see anything holy in these self professed Jews that own and control the mass media, not to mention that they haven't accepted Christ as their savior. Did you forget that or you think the Muslims and Atheist are the ones who should accept Jesus Christ as their lord and savior in order to get to heaven? Woe unto ye hypocrites!
The Scriptures is clear that Israel will be the centre of the return of the Messiah at the end of sin on this earth!
Israel will be the centre of conflict and the middle east will burn, with the Egyptians fighting among each other.
Also a major factor is that the world is over run with evil and the dysfunctional family structures, the lack of morals, as in the days of Noah, the nephalim will return and they will eat and drink and marry as in the days of Noah! When last have you really looked at other people? They are not as tall as they use to be, but they are still as arrogant, self centred and dangerous as well as the "wonders" they are doing with technology, it is mind blowing! Remember how evil electricity was at the beginning? What if our ancestors had incite on the inventors of these gadgets? Makes me think twice these days...
The pushing of a one world order has been an open wish from George Bush senior till today. The world markets are crumbling and the crippled economies of one country is currently bailing out other crippled economies, going around and around and while cash is scares, paper debts are mounting daily! It will end in the prophecy of a half a dream of the so called elite, who wants to hog the world economy, as they will sit at their harbours, grieving over their lost wealth!
Besides the weather is wild and there are more than enough earthquakes and lost of life every year due to natural disasters, HAARP, of course, but who cares? Bible prophecy is coming alive in our daily news!
It is the best of times, and it is the worst of times, what is waiting ahead, is going to blow our minds even more than we can imagine.
Distraction will be sudden...
2 Timothy 3:1-4 - There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power.
Many that don't believe that we are living in the last days say that Christians have always claim to say that we are living in the last days since Jesus went into heaven and the same signs have been acquiring since then. This is somewhat true but the difference between this generation compared to the ones before is the prophecies that have been fulfilled until this time. One prophecy is Israel will be restored as a nation in the last generation, this happened in 1948. Also the increase of technology, increase of natural disasters, homosexuality, wars, and much much more. Also in the book of relvelation we read that Satan will try to set up a one world government. With the technology we have after thousands and thousands of years from being on horse back one man is capable to have control and power over the world. Also man is able to kill all population with bombs which was prophesied. So so much I can say that's directly comes from scripture to point out the return of Jesus. No man knows the day nor hour, so be ready and always keep ya lamps filled with oil. Be Bless All
I feel we are definitely in the last days because all of the prophesies are coming together which the Bible predicted. I have a lot of children over for play dates for my 2 children and I can't believe how they make demands and actually argue with me. Children are disobedient and disrespectful just like it talks about in 2 Timothy!! People are feeling anxiety and turning to any substance that will satisfy, but what we all long for is a relationship with Jesus Christ! Lord come soon!
The signs of the times - wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, signs in the sky, crazy weather - but most of all, people not loving one another. People are mean and hateful, self centered - and especially the children who no longer act as children. I see this perspective in school every day. Rude, unruly, disrespectful and fearless - it is the attitude of the children that scares me the most, and the fact that my own kids have to interact with this attitude.
People do not believe in God, or if they do, it is superficial and hypocritical. No, it isn't everyone, but how can you not notice how unpleasant life is - I think there's something terribly wrong, and it's too big to ignore.
The Bible was written by people, of course it was, but under the instructions from God. The Bible mentions many things that have already taken place; the Jews losing Israel but regaining it (1950s), a growth of knowledge more than any other time - there has been horse and cart for centuries now suddenly we have advances in medical science, cars, etc all in the past 100 years.
The Bible spoke of "the whole world" seeing events (TV, internet etc.) and spoke of the mark of the beast - an implant which will be needed to buy and sell - RFID implants already enable this. It speaks of the European union, disruption in the East and China becoming powerful.
It spoke of attacks on "the trade of the world."
It talks of a breakdown of morals - gays suing anyone who gets in their way, satanism becoming a religion, etc.
In recent years there have been more natural disasters than ever before.
Some of these things could be discounted as coincidence... But all of them at one time? I don't think so!
Just remember there will come a time where people will disappear from the world. All born again Christians and children will disappear in the blink of an eye. The world will be in chaos and theories will come into existence as to why it happened. A man will seem to be perfect and solve the worlds problems making peace in the middle east. Whoever is reading this whether you laugh at what I am saying now or not please don't be fooled when this happens!
Russia put a flag on the bottom of the Arctic Sea claiming the north. Russian Valdamir Putin is KGB & in control of Russia for a 3rd term he has taken control & his time is limited...If he wants to maintain control he is going to do something crazy. The Bible teaches the King of the North attack the Mystery Babylon & destroy it in one hour by dissolving them (Neutron Bombs Russia & China have cruise missile Neutron Bombs & they are in-country by the Millions). RED CHINA has its own port Long Beach Los Angeles in & out of USA. We are being attacked all of our CYBER SPACE can have Trojan horses & Digital Time Bombs. USA has been taken over like BABYLON. The all seeing eye is the TOWER OF BABEL on the dollar. The Statue of Liberty is a MASONIC PAGAN idol the same as the ALL SEEING EYE = Lucifer the light bearer...Over looking the BIG APPLE & the next city to NYC is BABYLON NEW YORK. Israel is attacking SYRIA. Bible says Damascus SYRIA ceases to exist as a City & only goats will walk on it. USA is getting involved with Syria...& PUTIN WARNED THE WEST NOT TO GET INVOLVED....& we ARE or it would mean WAR!!! Now Russia has sent a same unit of ships to SYRIAN ports, to back-up fighter jets, armed vehicles. Many nations have turned way from the American Dollar was the World currency for OIL. Plagues abound, wicked are waxing worse. Spreading Islam. USA killing 100's of thousands of Arabs & Aborting babies in the millions. & I can go on & on...Earthquakes, 2000+ tornadoes, moon receding away from earth, all planets receding away from sun.
As it is the World is already aging. A lot of signs coming from the Heavens and the Earth has already been manifesting. I believe that Mankind specially those who understand what is written in the Bible should start making sure that when time ends the transition from earthly life to the other life will be a good and smooth passage making sure that Gods loving arms will be there to embrace. Life is getting shorter and each day of our lives manifestations of a near end just happens. Natural disasters, countries in disagreement with each other, the devils deception and make believe and many more......
We know that the hour is drawing near, no man knows but according to God's word, this is it! The church is in the worst condition ever in history! She is asleep! And it's hard to find people with a passion for the gospel. Just look around most supposedly full gospel churches are no longer preaching the gospel, they are too busy entertaining! Amusing goats instead of feeding sheep!
Evil is growing every day. And the teachings of god and Jesus take a back seat to mens own pleasures and greed. The family is being put aside. Children murdered every single day by the thousands. Man is playing God. Anyone can see that the more the days drag on the less good we hear about God and the more evil our nation becomes.
The world has been enveloped with satanic influence as the Bible predicted. The diabolical disorientation is pervasive, while God and sin are being extinguished from our culture. We are living in Babylon, a multiculturalism that is determined to wipe out Christianity while upholding pagan religions and beliefs. All the signs are there, as prophesied. Lawlessness abounds and faith in God diminishes throughout the world as the contempt for Christianity intensifies and the Word of God is perverted to accommodate every evil under the sun.
The solar eclipse over Jerusalem on 8/2/2027 occurring at 12:00 PM Israel Standard Time was predicted by the Bible over 2,600 years ago by the prophet Amos. On this day, Jesus Christ is prophesied to save the Jews by standing on the Mount of Olives east of Jerusalem on a day in which the light is not clear nor dark, indicative of a solar eclipse. The context of the prophecy suggests the saints are already with Christ, meaning they have already been raised from the dead and judged. This fixes the year of Armageddon in 2027, and Christ's coming must come before this. Are you ready?
If you truly live by the tenants of your faith. Then you know that the signs are there. When scientists are playing God with our food. Scientists are inventing new diseases and letting them loose on the public to "record" the effects. While saying that they don't know where it came from. Gay marriage is a sin, if you have truly read your Bible. Read Leviticus, Romans 1:20-28, 1 Corinthians. If sex for homosexuals is a sin, then why would marriage for them, not be a sin? We have a President that is spending our way into economic collapse. So that we will be in a one World economy. Where the UN has more control than our elected officials. We are having more and more earthquakes. In areas that haven't had them since before Jesus was born. Storms that are creating worse and worse tornado's. We are having more hurricanes. More wars. I mean right now President Obama is instigating North Korea for no reason. Other than to get our attention away from something he's trying to get by us. Churches are losing more believers than ever before. Which was prophetic in the Bible. Famine, drought, severe storms, wars, epidemics, scientists trying to prove that Jesus was a thief and there wasn't a resurrection. Joblessness, children and the elderly going hungry in a land that should be plentiful. The UN trying to take weapons away from us. FEMA has built 25 "shelters" (they call them shelters), that are behind 10-foot electrified fences, with barbed wire on top. They have RxR going right thru them. If there shelters they have more surveillance than most court houses. DHS has bought over 2 billion hollow point bullets (that they say are being used for re-qualifications). You don't need hollow points to re-qualify. DHS has bought 2,700 armored tanks for here in the US, 270 rail cars that have shackles built in. Not including bullet proof vest and helmets for 10,000 people. They only have 6,000 members. Not to mention drones that are being allowed to be used against Americans on American soil. We have allowed the decline of Christian morals to the point that Liberals believe everyone should be allowed to have sex with who ever they want, have abortions or kill that baby right after birth. Please kids run around in skimpy clothes, disrespecting their parents with the morals of a slug. Drug addiction, alcoholism, the moral decline of our country is an abomination in the eyes of our God.
The Lord is ever so near. My sheep know my voice. We may not know the time nor hour but the true bride of Christ will know the signs and prepare to meet the bridegroom. The Holy Spirit will teach us how to pray and show us great and mighty things to come.
Israel was created which was, I think, a big indicator. Earthquakes are increasing. We have a comet coming that is supposed to look like a second sun in the daytime sky this year. A comet exploded over Russia injuring 1,000 but killing none. Lightning striking the Vatican. Seagulls attacking the dove of peace. The U.S. is on the verge of a devastating economic collapse, so is Europe, therefore so is the world. The Middle East is burning more than usual. Damascus is in the process of being destroyed. I think when Jesus said we won't know the day and hour, He really meant we won't know the day and hour....but anyone should be able to read the Bible and see concrete signs of the general time frame and prepare accordingly.
The Bible predicted many things would come just before Jesus returned. One example is an apostasy. The Bible told us that people would reject Christianity. We see this occurs because of rationalism, the rejection of miracles. Another sign is that the two Witnesses would be killed by the evil one and everyone on Earth would see it. However, they would only be dead for 3 days. That would be impossible in 90 A.D. However, TV and the internet BOTH let us see events going on across the world and while the event occurs. How could John have known this apart from divine revelation?
What the Bible says is all happening, evil is increasing, love is growing cold, greediness is increasing in the heart of men, many people will do anything for the seek of money, war in many country, In I Peter, 5, it says that Satan is like a roaring lion, walking about seeking whom he may devour. He wants to devour your faith, devour your hope,
I heard someone say that it only seems like more natural disasters because we can record them better. But I think it goes hand in hand. More people will be able to see everything that happen all over the world because of technology. All this technology will play a big part in end times and people (sadly) will be so blind by their own pride and arrogance to see it happening right before them. I guess if God came out and showed himself to everyone it would be an easy choice. That's what makes loving and following him genuine. Our irrational complete faith in him.
Yes, it's obvious we are living in the last times even though the scoffers disbelieve and fulfill the prophecy of those who insist on stating that things have always been this way, and will continue to be so in the future. The signs of the end times are numerous and are being witnessed all over the world in many different ways. The frequency of the disasters, the famines, the resurgence of diseases that have been thought to have been wiped out, the lawlessness and persecution of Christians are just a few of the reasons to wake up to the fact that are days are now being numbered, and the cup of iniquity is running over.
Israel is and always was the center of attention when it comes to YHWH and His people. With their becoming a nation again, it has set in motion everything needed for things to begin to unfold exactly as the bible foretells. Islam is the beast, and it will soon show itself to be with more clarity. Who else beheads people? I hope more will look into this and realize what to look out for and prepare for rough times, the rapture will not take place until just before YHWH unleashes His wrath upon the world. There is no such thing as a pre-tribulation rapture.
Look around. The world is inundated with wild unheard of natural disasters. Look at the people in the entertainment industry~they all seem to be suffering demonic possession or mental illness of the likes we have never seen before. The energy of the planet has changed. The world is ending, that's all.
It certainly is most interesting to see what is going on in the Middle East. The destruction of Damascus Psalm 18 seems to be imminent. The terrible loss of life not only in the Syrian conflict but all the refugees fleeing Syria and their dying in flight for safety. Almost the whole Middle East Egypt, Lebanon Syria, Libya and many other North African Countries are under siege. The Earthquakes, the famine, abortion, same sex marriage. One could go on and on. America and all her scandals, her financial problems. There is so much of what has been said in the Bible going on. The coming of the New World order, the one world banking system. One could writes screeds. It seems that the whole world is turning against the Jewish nation and is ready to desrtoy them. Yes I definitely believe the end is near.
There is no fog anymore. Back years ago when evangelicals used to preach fire and brimstone last days...It was sort of gray. The details are coming so fast now. It's like High Definition. So very clear and like it was said in the Bible.....In those days people won't even agree on the "TRUTH". Amazing.
Watch the news and compare it to Revelation and Daniel.
We are literally watching prophecy unfold before our very eyes, and each day brings us one day closer to His second coming. Those that do not have eyes to see or ears to hear will scoff. Whether they believe it or not, it is going to happen.
Signs in nature, the seas and the waves roaring, and there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences, and there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars, increased knowledge, perilous times, wars and rumors of wars, ---we are living in some very dark days. Please make sure you're ready my friends. Quit being idle. God commands us to be doers of the word, and not hearers only (( deceiving ourselves )). James 1:22.
Isiah 17 Damascus will be a ruinous Heap . Psalm 83 neighboring nations of Israel plotting to wipe them out of the map . Ezekiel 37-38 Gog and Magog - Russia supporting the enemies of Israel Syria and Iran and all other warnings in the Bible about the last days.
Matthew 24:37 As in the days of Noah, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Yahweh is sending His Holy Spirit to reveal the truth of His Holy Scriptures to restore all things and to turn the hearts of the fathers (Abraham, Issac and Jacob) to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers.
He is restoring His Torah through people who already know His Son Yahshua.
Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Matthew 17:11 Yahshua replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things.
In other words, He is preparing us as a Bride for our Bridegroom.
The world is coming to degeneration. Good principles are considered bad ones, as bad ones are considered good. The laws are not respected, families are not important, only satisfying the desires of the flesh. There are earthquakes,hurricanes, and many natural disasters so, the Bible said that these are signs of the latter days and I really believe that this is happening, but obviously the people who want to satisfy only their desires will say no.
Keep an eye on Israel. The final showdown will take place there. The enemy will go after Israel and the Jews, try to divide the land (we see this taking place already as seen on the news), Israel will sign a peace treaty with many for 7 years. Half way through the peace treaty will be broken. These things are already happening as we speak (type).
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These are the last days so get your house in order because God is coming Back for His people. The homosexuals and sinners will not be a part of this glory because God has a plan and that is to save the unsafe so to the sinners repent of your sins and get ready for his Cloud of Glory
A cycle of "end" and renewal that has come before and will come again. This is the basis for all prophesy.
the last days as prophesied by the Bible is the Christian Dispensation or when the church of Christ was built (Isa. 2:2; Mic. 4:1). I think it was fulfilled in the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2. the "last days" does not in some sense necessarily mean that the world is nearing its end. It is, as made true by Scripture.
Natural disasters, wars, arguments, disasters, these are all the things in Revelations and yes it is happening now! The end of the world is so close now!
A lot of things are coming to pass that is in revelations. The coming of man will be as it where in the days of Noah. Its not going to take long until that happens.
While I think we are living in our last days, I don't agree with people guessing the date. A lot of what is in Revelations is slowly happening. I am unsure of when but I expect it to be within my lifetime. If it does not happen within my lifetime I am sure shortly thereafter.
While I agree that these are the "last days", as prophesied in the Bible, the most recent portions of the Bible, a collection of writings from different authors at different times, were written 1900 years ago. How far into the future were they supposed to write about? These are merely the "last days", and certainly eventful ones, about which they have written. No one says that life is coming to an end, but the Bible had to.
The last days in the bible are foretold to have certain signs - wars and natural disasters. Never have there been so many wars going on at once. Also, the weather has started to go crazy. Half of the country suffers from drought while the other half suffers flooding and tornadoes.
Jesus prophesied himself in Matthew 24 about the beginning of birth pains, and that they would intensify closer to the end, just like a woman when she gives birth. Major earthquakes have intensified, drought, famine, nations rising against nations, the hatred towards Israel by the islamic countries. We are DEFINITELY looking at a very short time before Christ returns. Ezekiel 38 is another chapter that is being fulfilled right now. The antichrist is ready to make his debut, and scripturally the church is taken out of this world before he is revealed. GET READY, THE KING IS COMING!
I have thought about this question many times. 2 Peter 3:3-5 says "Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water." Check out the website amazingbible.org it is a fantastic reference tool which backs it's message with scripture. God bless!
We may not know the day or hour but we will know the season...and it is here. Rejoice everyone the Lord is coming soon!!
The bible book of Revelations describes a lot of chaos when the end time approaches. At the present time some nations in the Arab world - such as Egypt, Tunisia and Libya - are protesting against their various dictatorships. It appears the people are no longer afraid of death and are taking to the streets for several days. Two countries have been successful so far. The Mayan prophesies also state 2012 is the end of the world. This almost makes it very valid that we most probably are living in the last days.
The droughts in the Midwest, storms that are different and more violent, more tornadoes and earthquakes, a possible super-storm in California and many more natural disasters occurring are all indications that the last days are here. Also, more diseases and pestilence are present, people are committing more immoral acts, such as mass shootings, incest, and pedophilia, and homosexuality is becoming accepted by the government.
The Bible has a lot of prophecies, and they are often interpreted in a variety of ways by a variety of people. I believe that the prophecies that refer to latter day events are clearly being seen in our days on a regular basis. There are war, and rumors of wars, and calamities of all kinds, and people are calling evil good and good evil. There are plenty of examples available out there for someone who is a Bible believing Christian.
Well, we have a dangerously sagging economy. No one is real in the way that they say one thing and then do another thing altogether. It sad to see the state of man in such a frenzied state of sinful confusion and denial of the facts of the universe over and over again.
All prophesies coming true, lovers of money, destruction all over the world, haters of Jehovah, corrupt governments all over the world, homosexuality accepted as normal, even though the bible states wrong. No respect for anyone, false religions. Teach what they want to. Only Jehovah can govern the world.
We are seeing a increase in disasters all over the world. There are reports of birds that fall dead from the sky in several places at the same time. Dead fish by the thousands, locusts, turtles, whales, etc. Severe storms and Tsunami's. Hail the size of soft balls, crazy weather, floods, increases in death. Signs in the sky and noises that are unexplained. The economy is rough and people's hearts are turning cold.
Whether its 10 days or 100,000 days no one will know, the whole point is to be prepared at all times and make sure you are right with God because that day will come like a thief in the night when no one is expecting. Likewise if the day doesn't come in our lifetime, we still got to be ready because we don't know when we will die either.
Do I believe in prophesies of fictional books? Nope. Bible was written by normal human beings like us. Can we predict the end of the world after 20 centuries or so?
However, believers will probably always believe they are living in the "last days" regardless of what era they live in. The events prophesied in Biblical scripture are, for the most part, constants. Can anyone name a time in human history when we didn't have wars, famine, or earthquakes? I guarantee you there has never been such a time, and probably never will be.
Nothing in these present times are any greater than what has transpired all throughout the history of civilization except perhaps on a broader scale since the world is more populated. With the ability to know what has happened anywhere within seconds only makes it appear that way, the "End of Days" scam is nothing more then that, a scam.
If that final part lasts billions of years then yes. If you sincerely believe that the world will end in a few hundreds of years you are deluded. Well, in fact if you believe in anything the Bible says you are deluded. The human kind could end at any time but the universe will keep existing virtually for ever.
We still have a very long way to go until all bible prophesy is fulfilled. I believe we are at the very beginning, but still unfortunately, quite a long way off till the return of our wonderful Saviour. This unrest and turmoil will continue for many hundreds of years to come, do not expect the end any sooner. Do not let Jehovah Witnesses 'fool' you. They do not know, we don't know, after all Jesus said he did not know. Be prepared and watch out is all we can do . Have faith in the Lord in this life. If he does not exist as the unbelievers' claim, we will lose nothing; if he does and we do not believe, be prepared for the very worst. God Bless You All xx
There are Biblical scholars who think that the Book of Revelations was written around 70 AD when Jerusalem was burned. The destruction of Jerusalem was heralded as the beginning of the end of the world. Repeat proclamations of the end of the world rose up during rebellions against Rome and the fall of the Roman empire. Several medieval writers expected the world to end at 1000 years from Jesus' birth and death. The German priest Muntzer convinced many followers the world would end in 1524. It didn't, so he changed the date to 1526. It hasn't ended yet.
Every generation since the Bible became widely accessible has proclaimed the last days. The trouble is that references to the last days is so vague that you could superimpose them over any era and come up with the idea that the end is near. Let's quit trying to end the world and work a little harder to make both it and ourselves better.
To argue against the "reasons" provided by the YES people... Hundreds of years ago, we didn't have technology to record disasters and although we might be seeing a lot of natural disasters in the news nowadays, that is only because there is so much more people now. When we only had about a billion people, not only did we not have the means to show other people the bad things that are happening to us, there was also less of us to be affected by disasters. I mean how are our cave men ancestors supposed to record the frequency and destruction caused by natural disasters? And was he supposed to care if an uninhibited part of the forest was struck by a flood? In terms of the human condition, there was as much corruption in our religious and government establishments back then. There were plagues, floods, mass epidemics, earthquakes and mass genocides. For example, the Bubonic Plaque, also known as the black death that killed millions, the extinction of our cousins the Neanderthals due our emergence, the homo sapiens and the unreasonable burnings/massacre of millions of people because of religious discrimination or men's underlying fear of women (aka witch trials) and even just to gain land. Plenty of disasters happened to ancient civilizations, they just didn't want to depict negative events in their paintings, but rather the good that their rulers have achieved. Animals have also been going extinct for millennia; we as a selfish rapidly growing race have just speed things up. Also, about the whole divorce rates shooting up... thousands of years ago nobody got married... therefore no divorces. But it does not mean they just had one partner. We now base how bad things have gotten on Christian ideals. Don't get me wrong, I am Christian and I believe in being faithful for life but the majority of people nowadays aren't born into practicing Christian families. I, myself will live by my ideals and teach them to my children but if other people want to live purely just fulfilling their desires, then good for them. For those who believe the Mayan Prophecies, answer this question: DO YOU ALSO BELIEVE THAT STRIPPING OUT SOMEONE'S BEATING HEART THEN BURNING IT AS SACRIFICE ACTUALLY INFLUENCES THE WEATHER? This was just one of their rituals... So if you don't believe that's true... why would you believe their theories? In regards to the Middle East being in chaos... when has it not ever been in chaos? About incest and pedophilia... both were considered normal by some ancient civilizations. For example, royalty keeps to its own blood even nowadays and it was acceptable for ancient Greek boys to have relations with their much older male mentors. This was called "paiderastia" and it was common. Even homosexuality was the norm as people didn't really have "sexual orientations". The economy had always had its bad times. It's just now, we are aware of how much it affects those in the bottom rung. And I guess... people didn't care about the fates of others. Which actually means we us a race have improved. We care about others now; we donate, volunteer and show kindness towards others. Of course there are bad eggs but the only reason why we know of the bad eggs more is because we remember bad acts more than we do good ones. Think about it. If the world were to end, it would be because of our (or our governments) own wrongdoings, not some force turning us into bad people.
There have been a great many prophecies, all of them very ambiguous and open to the readers interpretation. It is an impossible task to actually prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that any prophecy actually becomes a factual [not fictional] event.
Although the world is filled with war and economic struggle at the moment, there are other aspects that are thriving. We now have certain technological intelligence that we never even dreamed of, and have more ecological friendly groups than ever that are trying to keep our planet healthy. All this suggest that we still have a ways ahead of us.
I grew up with a grandma who is a JW, and then later my mom a real protestant believer in end times, (all the time!) For years and years it was always going to be the end, for this reason or that from my mom's or my grandma's interpretations from the bible, (or what they were told, such as I have heard sometime in the 1950's, the JW's really thought it was going to be the end then, hmm over 50 years later now) I now believe we aren't suppose to even know this, but just live each day as if it could be your last, but plan for a long life at the same time.
I believe that the last days will be very subtle. We will all be blinded against what is truly going on. The devil himself, who is the cause of all that happens in the last days, is very subtle and sneaky. Even though the events that are prophesied are very extreme, I believe that we will all be fooled and distracted. No one knows when the world will end.
The "last days" as described in the Bible will be really obvious when they come. There is nothing really obvious going on in the world today that is mentioned in the Bible. People have always thought for centuries that the "last days" were occurring during different time periods. However, it is usually based on the economy, wars, or deaths of certain people.
I find it quite amusing that people think that things like natural disasters are the portent of the bible's final days. Natural disasters have always existed. They are just that, natural disasters. Other signs that people point to are also nothing new. War, starvation, all of it -- these things have been around since before the bible was written and will continue as a part of the human experience until humans become wiser. It has nothing to do with the end of days as predicted in the bible.
Considering the number of "Bibles" and calendars predicting events, they cannot all possibly be true. Each sect subscribes to their respective prophecy arguing with others but the laws of statistics come into play somewhere!
Whatever was told in the bible was misunderstood by the society these days. The exact meaning of what is told in the bible is, there will be a lot of destruction and all evil will be gone and all good souls will live the earth. One more thing to add if you know about the day of your death, your living days will become hell. So thank god for what is given to you and enjoy the life to the fullest and achieve something.
Two 16 year old good girls died at SFO this summer when a Korean jet crashed at SFO , however the rest were saved. It was the end for those two 16 year old Christian girls.
Maybe God , The Holy Spirit and our Lord Jesus just took what he wanted and left the rest that day at SFO.
It does not look like any meteorite will hit earth anytime soon. , the next ice age and polar shift do not appear to be happening any time soon.
Obama bungling of Syria good lead to WWW III,
Thus, No we are not at the end of days for the entire population , for some this will be it.
Imagine you are living in 15th century Europe, you live with barely enough food and you work all day. One day the town crier screams that the end is neigh, God's wrath has struck in the form of a plague. Sure enough this plague travels through Europe killing one in three people, a third of the people you know are being burned. You turn to the church to answers and they tell you that god's wrath has led to the last days of the world.
Why would the person not believe them, one in three dead is pretty apocalyptic sounding to me, and yet we are here to write this debate nearly 500 years later.
Between the Rapture and the Glorious Appearing, at least seven years + anticipation/buildup from Antichrist's birth to empowerment; Jesus isn't angry enough to allow Satan to unleash punishment on us. God only knows, and for his wrath to return, would require the combination of New Testament grace with Old Testament judgment.
It's quite amusing that within every generation, there is a group of people that think the actual God/Creator/Designer of the multi/universe will visit this little carbon-based sphere , and take away those who were "smart" enough to follow "his" word. This generation of humans is no different than the others, people see "bad stuff" on the news and all of a sudden it's the end of days. Newsflash, "bad stuff" happens all the time , and according to the data it's occurring dramatically less than in the past.
No one can tell for this sort of thing. Some people think that the internet will take over or fire will rain down from the skies. We all held our breath on December 21, 2012, look what happened. The point being, no one can tell if its the End. If it is, then I guess just pray for the best.
It is still unclear as to what is happening. I don't want to say its the end. I want to believe that the beginning is near, that all the wrong is being wash away with all this bad weather. Also that the killing that we as people are doing to each other is just a way of god holding safe the great ones.
History has thrown dates around like a litterbug throws trash out onto the side of the road. We are still here, nothing has happened, but it is possible that we may be in the very beginning phase of it. Dec. 21, 2012 caused a lot of widespread panic and fear. Why? Because the prophecy scares people, just like scary movies do.
No, but my reason for saying NO to this question is based on the hermaneutical misinterpretation which has been wildly spread by Darby since the 1830's Remember scripture warns us that ONLY GOD knows the exact time and date of the second coming, not even Jesus or the angels know when it is
....All my life my elders have gone on and on about us 'living in the last days'....But c'mon. People have been saying that for YEARS...People in the bible thought THEY were living in 'the last days'....And i know there are prophecies in the bible, but people fail to realize that people were a lot smarter back then than we give them credit. To predict that the world would get like this isn't THAT hard..Just like right now we can make predictions about what the world will be like in the year 3000. Is it a prophecy? No,
It's not going to end beacuse the world can't move and get closer to the sun if you think it's going to end by hot ness and if you think it's ending by water we're is the water that is going to come from there's only abit water for the oceon I don't think it's going to end and if your scared don't be beacuse it's not true.
The last days are behind us NOT before us! Read the Gospels and Epistles. Look at the over a hundred verses that describe the imminent return of Christ. Jesus stated, "Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."
Hebrews 10:37 "For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry."
Rev. 1:7 "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced
Matthew 24:31,34 "And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather
together his elect. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."
James 5:9 "Behold, the judge standeth before the door."
Matthew 23:36,38 "Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.. Behold, your house is left unto you desolate."
Revelation 22:12 "Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." (how quick is quickly?)
Much of Jesus ministry involved warning, lamenting and illustrating through parables 1st Century Jerusalem’s impending destruction. Jesus stated He was returning in Judgement, the Apostiles repeatedly stated they were living in the last days!
Hebrews 9:28 "unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation
Those that wrote Revelations likely expected the end times within a short time of it being written. Various "prophets" have foretold specific dates for the second coming, and none of them have been correct. This kind of thing has been going on for as long as anyone can remember, and I think it's really just an excuse to live without taking responsibility.
The prediction that in the days before the world ends people will turn away from god is self for filling, of course it is going to say people are going to daubt god because the people who wrote it know it is daubtfull.
Also people have been turning away from god for a long time
It's been 2000 years since Christ said he would return and nothing has happened yet. We have had major wars, floods, earthquakes, plaques, disasters, and so on many times since 33 A.D. yet life has continued without interruption. There have been many predictions to say when the second return would come and have passed us by. Christ returned the second time when he was resurrected from His death on the Cross. All He did was ascent into Heaven. His return would His third time here.
It is only happening simply because of the loss of independent thinking. If people were to not assume such a thing and such behaviors, none of these things would happen. Plus, did you know that simply it is Saturn worship? For one, New Jerusalem is the same size as the hexagon on Saturn's north pole.
The Fact is, the 3rd Jewish Temple is required for Revelation to occur, without the Temple Revelation cannot go through as prophesized. The 3rd Jewish Temple has yet to be built, because the Islamic Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently occupying the site where the Temple should be built (and some other minor details.)
While the Bible holds much value, it is indisputable that much of it is Middle Eastern legends or myths, with little basis on reality. As with all faiths, there is a story of the end of the world. This story is simply just that, however, a story. We are not living in the "end days" of the Bible anymore than we are living in the "Ragnarok" of Norse mythology.
There are always going to be people who predict the "end of time". It has happened over and over for centuries. While they can gain a lot of notoriety, they have obviously been wrong each time, since we are still here. I think this latest "end of days" prediction is just plain inaccurate, and a misinterpretation of the Bible.