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It Couldn't Be Happening Now - Right?
alleyesonCHRIST ^ | 5/11/2010 | Charles C. Matthews

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: acts; oil; prophecy; realsoonnow; revelations; thistimeforsure

1 posted on 05/11/2010 11:44:29 AM PDT by alleyesonCHRIST
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

I believe we are living in the last days. Although, I don’t believe 2012 will be the year.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 11:48:17 AM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

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)


3 posted on 05/11/2010 11:49:30 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: alleyesonCHRIST
No one knows the day or hour. But we have been told to look for an intensification of evil in the last days. Do we notice that today? I won't be surprised if the Lord Jesus returns before I'm done keying this.

4 posted on 05/11/2010 11:49:38 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Genoa; tx_eggman

I agree. I feel like I could be typing this right now and suddenly be tak


5 posted on 05/11/2010 11:52:34 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

As long as I’m around to see it.


6 posted on 05/11/2010 11:54:03 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SpinnerWebb

Spin? Spin???


7 posted on 05/11/2010 11:54:49 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Genoa

Spinner got to go and I got left????


8 posted on 05/11/2010 11:56:08 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: jerri

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.


9 posted on 05/11/2010 11:56:50 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Not hard to imagine, since it has been coming undone for a while!

10 posted on 05/11/2010 11:58:17 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST
My parents were not very religious (actually, my Mother was very anti-). Back in the 70's, my father knew a fellow at work who was sure the world was ending: Jesus was coming! So the guy took out loans and mortgages he couldn't pay back -- because he wouldn't have to -- Jesus was coming!

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.

11 posted on 05/11/2010 11:59:28 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: alleyesonCHRIST
I have been wondering too. Many strange dreams. Dreamed last night that my wife and I were stuck in some strange building, a plane was about to leave, and some gate keeper wrangled us some tickets to get on the last plane out. I did start reading Revelation again last night, and have been reading Billy Graham's “Storm Warning”. Probably just dinner.
12 posted on 05/11/2010 12:00:55 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

“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.

SnakeDoc


13 posted on 05/11/2010 12:01:38 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
Your father's coworker was merely ahead of his time. I wonder if he's still alive to see what a wonderful safety net we have today.

14 posted on 05/11/2010 12:01:58 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

I’ll believe that Christ has returned when I cease to be greeted by the Holy Spirit when I wake up in the morning.


15 posted on 05/11/2010 12:03:51 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: jerri

>>I believe we are living in the last days. Although, I don’t 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.


16 posted on 05/11/2010 12:07:23 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Genoa; SpinnerWebb
Spinner got to go and I got left????

Don't worry, he had tex-mex for lunch .. I just saw him running down the hall towards the head.

17 posted on 05/11/2010 12:07:36 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Genoa

>>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.


18 posted on 05/11/2010 12:09:00 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

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.


19 posted on 05/11/2010 12:11:12 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

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“I have clients that swear that 2012 will end everything”

Are they interested in selling hard assets for ten cents on the dollar?


20 posted on 05/11/2010 12:14:13 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Genoa

I know what you mean there. Ditto to that one.


21 posted on 05/11/2010 12:20:21 PM PDT by alleyesonCHRIST
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To: jerri

2012 wouln’t end anything except an era. It would have to last until 2019?


22 posted on 05/11/2010 12:24:56 PM PDT by zek157
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To: SJSAMPLE

“As long as I’m 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.


23 posted on 05/11/2010 12:26:16 PM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

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.


24 posted on 05/11/2010 12:27:40 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Illegal immigration is destroying America, look what it's done to the White House)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST
The generation that is alive when the fig tree blossoms will not die before seeing the coming of the Lord. The fig tree is Israel. It bloomed in 1948. I was that generation. I'm ever hopeful, continually praying for His return. Obama is not the Antichrist, he's part of the advance team.
25 posted on 05/11/2010 12:32:18 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: alleyesonCHRIST
Mankind has been predicting Jesus second coming since his death. We are in the end times, but the end times could culminate a long time from now.

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....

26 posted on 05/11/2010 12:41:57 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST
Jesus said he was finishing his Father's work, in context of the Kingdom of Heaven. When that work is done, I expect this world to conclude. That could be very soon, but I also expect 2013 to follow 2012. If this is the very end, things will start getting very bad. If that time had not been cut short, no man would survive. That makes me think things are going to get pretty rough.
27 posted on 05/11/2010 12:53:44 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

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.


28 posted on 05/11/2010 3:22:19 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

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?”


29 posted on 05/11/2010 3:24:35 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: SJSAMPLE

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.


30 posted on 05/11/2010 3:25:59 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: SnakeDoctor

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.


31 posted on 05/11/2010 3:28:55 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: ichabod1

Because I want to SEE it.
Should be a helluva time.


32 posted on 05/11/2010 3:35:22 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Genoa

We both got left. :-(


33 posted on 05/11/2010 4:50:15 PM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: RobRoy
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.

I want to believe he is simply a piker but I've been wrong before.

34 posted on 05/11/2010 4:53:41 PM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
It is not hard to imagine civilization as we know it coming completely undone in the coming few years.

It's not hard to imagine at all.

35 posted on 05/11/2010 4:56:25 PM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: zek157
2012 wouln’t end anything except an era.

An end to the idiots reign. I can't stand that 0-hole.

36 posted on 05/11/2010 5:00:18 PM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: Genoa
Spinner got to go and I got left????

I don't think I would be too envious. ;-)


37 posted on 05/11/2010 5:21:08 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: jerri

We’ve been in the last days for just under two millennia now; so I guess I’ll have to agree with you.


38 posted on 05/11/2010 8:01:58 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: alleyesonCHRIST

Taking steps toward it, but no man can know the hour He returns.

Watch and pray, live you life for Him.


39 posted on 05/11/2010 9:22:08 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

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.


40 posted on 05/11/2010 9:41:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: RipSawyer

“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.


41 posted on 05/12/2010 7:40:28 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: RipSawyer

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.


42 posted on 05/12/2010 7:52:07 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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