Skip to comments.It Couldn't Be Happening Now - Right?
Posted on 05/11/2010 11:44:29 AM PDT by alleyesonCHRIST
"It couldn't happen in our time - right? I mean, come on. Don't be ridiculous."
Now let's be honest, at some point have you ever let the thought that just maybe the end of the world is upon us cross your mind. Listen, you don't have to raise your hand and be identified publicly as some sort of kook. It is just between us here. I just wonder, "have you ever wondered?"
Honestly, it has crossed my mind. And, I have clients that swear that 2012 will end everything. Personally, I subscribe to the Bible which states that no man knows the date. But the idea, well, when coupled with everything going on in this day and age, well - it is a little too spooky to be all together kooky.
I believe we are living in the last days. Although, I don’t believe 2012 will be the year.
We can’t know the date, but we can know the season.
I think we are getting pretty close (although I’ve not looked into it in depth yet. I figure when Jesus calls us up, then we’ll know)
I agree. I feel like I could be typing this right now and suddenly be tak
As long as I’m around to see it.
Spinner got to go and I got left????
Wasn’t it Paul that predicted the end of time about 2,000 years ago? That aside, it sure does not look good out in the world. It is not hard to imagine civilization as we know it coming completely undone in the coming few years.
My parents laughed about that a lot. I don't know what happened to the guy. I think that maybe he hadn't really nailed down the whole Christian lifestyle thing.
Personally, I'm not taking out any loans, and I'm trying to be as personally responsible as ever. But I think I understand how that guy felt -- I'm pretty sure that the day is coming soon. I hope so. I'm ready.
“2012” is a bunch of superstitious hokum.
It is possible we are nearing the end. It is also possible we won’t near the end for another millenium. Live like He’s coming tomorrow ... plan like He’s not coming in your lifetime.
I’ll believe that Christ has returned when I cease to be greeted by the Holy Spirit when I wake up in the morning.
>>I believe we are living in the last days. Although, I dont believe 2012 will be the year.<<
I agree. Actually, I think a lot rests with the events of 1948 and Israel and related stuff (discovery of the dead sea scrolls, etc. and the 70th week of Daniel and “This generation shall not pass away until all these things take place. And in the Bible a generation is 70 years.
That gives us until roughly 2018.
Key word: Roughly. After all, nobody knows the day or the time, but we are to recognize the season.
Don't worry, he had tex-mex for lunch .. I just saw him running down the hall towards the head.
>>I won’t be surprised if the Lord Jesus returns before I’m done keying this.<<
I would, but only because I am a mid-tribulationist.
I’ve told friends that either Obama is a piker and going down hard - or he really is the anti-Christ and he will be unstoppable.
I believe he is the former though.
When I look at how technology is being used to track and control people and also notice that the technology is expanding exponentially, it is not hard to see that in five to ten years there will be no personal freedom whatsoever.
The UK is already talking about catching and ticketing speeders via satellite. Carry the concept forward.
“I have clients that swear that 2012 will end everything”
Are they interested in selling hard assets for ten cents on the dollar?
I know what you mean there. Ditto to that one.
2012 wouln’t end anything except an era. It would have to last until 2019?
“As long as Im around to see it.”
At that time I’d pay just about anything to see the look on the faces of Michael Neudow, Bill Maher and Kathy Griffin.
Some say after two years of unchecked oil leakage from the gulf, life as we know it will end, due to destruction of the oceans.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Jehovah's Witnesses liked to predict the end of the earth. It may have been in 1972 that my younger sister's friend (a JW) told her the world was ending soon. My sister disrupted dinner with her worries a few days in a row. Finally my mom told her, "Since the world is coming to an end, your friend will not need her toys. Ask her if you can have them. If she gives you her toys, than she truly believes the world is ending."
The next day my sister came home with a big smile on her face and said, "KC would not give me her toys." Mealtime back to normal, at least temporarily....
Exactly what does “alive” mean, I was born in 44 so I was alive in 48 but so were my parents who are both dead now.
Yeah, we can’t know the date. But the Lord did say something along the lines of “You FOOLS. You can see the signs of the skies and know what the weather is going to be. Why can you not see the signs of the times?”
What difference does that make, really? A lot better men than you have passed since Our Lord made that promise, without seeing it. Blessed are those who believe because they saw signs but even more blessed are they who saw no signs and believed.
Right. If WWII wasn’t the end of days, if the holocaust wasn’t the end of days, who knows how bad things are going to get?
What I believe now, though, is that WWII was a pushing back of a tide of evil, of a new barbarianism, that we aren’t able to hold back now. The devil is loosed upon the world, cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. And all that jazz.
Because I want to SEE it.
Should be a helluva time.
We both got left. :-(
I believe he is the former though.
I want to believe he is simply a piker but I've been wrong before.
It's not hard to imagine at all.
An end to the idiots reign. I can't stand that 0-hole.
We’ve been in the last days for just under two millennia now; so I guess I’ll have to agree with you.
Taking steps toward it, but no man can know the hour He returns.
Watch and pray, live you life for Him.
2012 scam is pure hocus pokus bogus to any one who has even an elementary understanding of history..... The hype is totally out of the “New Age” groupies and other groupies who have wrapped themselves in it......... The internet is a cheap way to spread this quackery and plenty people out there who fill the voids in their life by believing it. Few if any are interested in the facts, rather they go link to link of those promoting it and call it research. It’s all Hogwash!.......There is big money to be made by those pushing this crap....seminars, books, speaking engagements and they are laughing all the way to the bank.
“The generation which is alive” is how the text reads (I’m doing this from memory), I believe. Biblical scholars have always taken that to mean the generation born to the event — which in this instant case would be the “Baby Boom” generation. I’ve forgotten just how long a biblical generation is (I don’t teach anymore, so some of this stuff fades, but I think I remember it is 20 years). It’s funny how the “technicalities” fade, but the gist remains. The key to the entire prophesy hinges on “the fig tree”. All other archetypes of Antichrist caused horrible persecutions and committed horrendous sins, but the one to come will have his poop together in one bag and be able to put it all together. Every one before was a wannabe. I think that’s why it is so vague in some respects. All things had to come together (the perfect storm, so to speak). The Age of Grace (i.e. the restraint of the Church) has to be removed. All other factors must align and when chaos is complete - BAM! We get soup. If you stand back and look at the whole line of things that had to occur: 1) Israel reborn; 2) the world brought together by instant news, the Internet which makes us smaller; 3) total economic chaos; 4) the rule of law going out the window; 5) the church leaving; 6) a form of punishment no longer practiced or unheard of comes back in vogue (beheading infidels); 7) un-churched blaming God and religion for the chaos and war; 8) drug use 9) black arts/secular humanism being touted as ways to find god; 9) the world aligning itself against Jerusalem; 10) total break down of morals and sexual promiscuity — I think you can pretty much assume (only because Israel did not exist until 1948 and was thought to have been replaced by Christians as the favored branch grafted into the original olive tree [replacement theology]) that we are it. Doesn’t mean we will ALL be alive at the moment, but remnants of the generation will be. It will happen when things finally reach the tipping point. That’s why, I believe, Jesus said even HE didn’t know the day or the hour.
One last thought. Because of the influence of replacement theology, Christians put themselves in the story wherever the faithful Jew is blessed, cursed, whatever. We are “grafted” into the olive tree which is “refreshed” and strengthened by the new sap. It may not be Christians, but the Jew who was born into Israel after 1948. Remember, 144,000 “faithful Jews” will be the last ones out — the ones who come to believe and preach in the absence of the Church. When the Jew finally accepts and believes (during the Tribulation), those who were caught up with the Lord will return and turn off the bubble machine. Fun and games with old Ned are over.
That’s when those who have died not in the faith are also resurrected and will get personal face time with God. I’m not going to enjoy it, but I’m really curious to hear how they’re going to try to justify their behavior.
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