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Rev. Franklin Graham: Japan Quake May Be Beginning Of Second Coming....
Real Clear Politics ^ | March 18th, 2011

Posted on 03/20/2011 2:34:25 PM PDT by TaraP

Natural disasters 'escalating like labor pains' may be linked to the return of Jesus, says Rev. Franklin Graham. In an exclusive Newsmax.TV video, the evangelist says the end could come in 2012 or later.

*escalating birth pains*

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TOPICS: General Discusssion; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: earthquake; endtimes; eschatology; franklingraham; japan; rapture; secondcoming; tribulation
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1 posted on 03/20/2011 2:34:28 PM PDT by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Birth pangs.

But the End, is not yet...


2 posted on 03/20/2011 2:35:34 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: TaraP

Or maybe not, neither of us is sure.


3 posted on 03/20/2011 2:36:02 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Paisan

The End is in sight....


4 posted on 03/20/2011 2:37:53 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP
the evangelist says the end could come in 2012 or later.

I agree.......the end could come in 2012 or later. Or earlier, for that matter.

5 posted on 03/20/2011 2:38:12 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: TaraP
Be wary of false prophets. I don't think Christians should be predicting the second coming...”He shall come as a thief in the night.”
6 posted on 03/20/2011 2:38:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: TaraP

I thought the Chile Quake was the beginning.... no no it was the Indonesian one.... oh hang on...


7 posted on 03/20/2011 2:38:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: kbennkc

Well...Jesus said we would know the *Season* which season did you think he was speaking of?


8 posted on 03/20/2011 2:39:06 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: GeronL

Birth pangs don’t come all at once.


9 posted on 03/20/2011 2:40:52 PM PDT by wolfman
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To: Huskrrrr

False Prophets- As in saying Jesus is not the only way to Salvation and the Most High GOD...

People that have been wrong about the return of Jesus are just wrong, not a false prophet unless they say GOD told them or something like that that date and time of his return...


10 posted on 03/20/2011 2:41:35 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

I just may win the lotto too!


11 posted on 03/20/2011 2:42:38 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: TaraP

Proclamations like this are reckless and discrediting. Earthquakes happening in an area where earthquakes happen is nothing to hang your hat on with the coming end.


12 posted on 03/20/2011 2:43:50 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TaraP

One of these days someone is going to hit the big prophesy lottery and be right for once.


13 posted on 03/20/2011 2:43:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: 23 Everest; Quix; Joya

Nobody told you, that you are going to win the lotto...

Jesus told us specifically about *Signs and Seasons* that would signal his return...


14 posted on 03/20/2011 2:44:06 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: topcat54

Ping


15 posted on 03/20/2011 2:44:24 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: TaraP

There’s too many indicators that have not taken place yet.


16 posted on 03/20/2011 2:45:53 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: TaraP
Jesus commands Christians to know the season of His return and to watch for the signs of His return.

The signs He gave us to watch for are happening now, all of them, in conjunction with one another and are getting more frequent with increasing intensity. Just like birth pangs.

Yes, we are in the season of His return - ours is the generation.

17 posted on 03/20/2011 2:46:33 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: TaraP
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18 posted on 03/20/2011 2:47:25 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: TaraP
The End!


19 posted on 03/20/2011 2:47:50 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: ReverendJames
There’s too many indicators that have not taken place yet.

Like the Detroit Lions winning the Super Bowl.

20 posted on 03/20/2011 2:50:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazlo in PA

The Earthquake

There were three simultaneous events that happened during the earthquake at Jesus’ death that are of major importance to the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem:

The veil of separation torn from top to bottom
The tombs opened and the dead raised to life
Jesus acknowledged as the Son of God....

And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the spirit. And the veil of the temple was torn in half from the top to the bottom” (Mk.15:37-38 KJV).

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life” (Matt.27:50-52

ACTS 1:11
Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Jesus return will signal a global earthquake....


21 posted on 03/20/2011 2:50:21 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: ReverendJames

Like what???


22 posted on 03/20/2011 2:51:26 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

It certainly IS in sight. However, OTHER things must transpire before we gather upon the Plains of Megiddo.

Earthquakes and War, and RUMORS of war.

But, the END is not yet.

By the way, I love your Profile page. You have the SOUL of an artist. We are kindred in Spirit...


23 posted on 03/20/2011 2:51:43 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Amen Giovanna!

As Jesus said: *let those who have ears to hear...hear...

Maranatha!


24 posted on 03/20/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: Huskrrrr
I agree. I'm surprised to hear that Franklin Graham said that publicly because I think it makes us sound a little crazy.

I do think that we are living in the last days, but we have been ever since the nation of Israel was established in 1948. We know that Christ could not return until after that happened, but there are also other prophecies that have not been fulfilled (such as the rebuilding of the temple that was destroyed in 70 AD).

The Bible also says that there will be "wars and rumors of wars" as well as earthquakes and other natural disasters in the last days. There certainly have been an increase in those lately, but no man shall know the day or the hour when He will return. We just need to be ready!!

25 posted on 03/20/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing;therefore choose life..")
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To: ReverendJames; TaraP

The beginning started about 2,000 years ago.


26 posted on 03/20/2011 2:54:39 PM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: dfwgator

No, that baseball team from Chicago that never won, or have they?


27 posted on 03/20/2011 2:54:52 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: TaraP
No offense to Franklin but the “birth pains” started a long time ago. They are simply getting closer together now.
28 posted on 03/20/2011 2:55:06 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: TaraP

You’re kidding of course. Right? Right???


29 posted on 03/20/2011 2:55:24 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: ReverendJames

1908.


30 posted on 03/20/2011 2:55:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Paisan

Thank you!

GOD Bless you in these perilous times!

:)


31 posted on 03/20/2011 2:55:54 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP
2 Peter 3:3,4

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, 4and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.

The end-time, prophesied scoffers surface on every prophecy thread.

32 posted on 03/20/2011 2:56:43 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: TaraP
2012 or later.

"Or later" covers a lot of territory.

33 posted on 03/20/2011 2:59:35 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (Bad eschatology has consequences.)
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To: ReverendJames

*We are in the Season* that Jesus spoke of that would be a witness to the last days...We are that generation he spoke of..

Yes the Seals are being opened and as I believe in the Rapture of the Church, I think what you are speaking of happens after the *Rapture*


34 posted on 03/20/2011 2:59:41 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

bump


35 posted on 03/20/2011 3:01:40 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: TaraP

Chill Out!

fanatic.


36 posted on 03/20/2011 3:02:47 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: dfwgator

Lots of things happened in 1908. To what in particular are you referring to?


37 posted on 03/20/2011 3:03:05 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Amen to that!!

Matthew 25
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.

3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep

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6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour


38 posted on 03/20/2011 3:03:16 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: ReverendJames

Last time the Cubs won the World Series.


39 posted on 03/20/2011 3:03:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TaraP

I suggest you wait until the Temple is rebuilt on Temple mount and the sacrificing of animals starts taking place again. Then too, there’s the anti-Christ and all that.


40 posted on 03/20/2011 3:04:29 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: TaraP
the evangelist says the end could come in 2012 or later.

Wow!

You don't even need a Jean Dixon to predict that.

It would seem the only wiggle room is between now and Dec 31, 2011.
41 posted on 03/20/2011 3:04:36 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: dfwgator

Well if they ever win again you’ll see the sacrificing of goats in downtown Chicago.


42 posted on 03/20/2011 3:05:42 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: ReverendJames

Will not be here for all that...

Happens after the Rapture...


43 posted on 03/20/2011 3:06:18 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

“Jesus told us specifically about *Signs and Seasons* that would signal his return...”

Yes...and He peomised a Crown of Rightousness for those who watch and yearn for his appearing.


44 posted on 03/20/2011 3:06:35 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: TaraP

Even if it is, Franklin should not make any comments. People may react to his pronouncement in a wrong way.

Who is he he, when Christ Himself did not want to predict the end of time? Let it come as a thief in the night.


45 posted on 03/20/2011 3:07:06 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Huskrrrr
"Be wary of false prophets. I don't think Christians should be predicting the second coming...”He shall come as a thief in the night.” "

Yup. The prophetic writings of scripture regarding eschatology (end-times), is for the benefit of those actually suffering through those times, meant as a hope for those in what may feel like hopeless situations, as they look BACK and see fulfillments.

When Christ returns he will be pleased with those who are about his business and displeased with the "Eschatological Argumentation Society."

46 posted on 03/20/2011 3:07:34 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama channeling TR: "Speak incessantly and carry a little schtick.")
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To: TomGuy
It would seem the only wiggle room is between now and Dec 31, 2011.

Graham's fund raising calendar is full thru then. After that, all bets are off.

47 posted on 03/20/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: cookcounty

You are in-correct...

Have you read Matthew 24?

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Who is Jesus speaking of in the Parable of the Foolish and Wise Virgins?

You have a lamp, but no oil in it......


48 posted on 03/20/2011 3:12:53 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP
Saint Paul states that “the dead in Christ will rise first,” and that those “who are left ... shall not precede those who have fallen asleep.” Since the dead rise first, the rapture occurs at the time of the Resurrection. And since those who are left do not precede the dead who rise, the rapture cannot occur before the tribulation, nor anytime before the Resurrection.

Saint Paul clearly indicates that he is referring to the Return of Christ: “we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord...

And so it starts. It's going to be an interesting read in this thread.

49 posted on 03/20/2011 3:12:57 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: cookcounty
Prophetic Scripture is also meant as a warning to people for what is going to happen to this world and those on this earth during the Tribulation.

It is meant as a warning so that people can prepare by coming to Christ for salvation and being counted as worthy to escape what is coming on the earth.

God has done us the favor of telling us ahead of time about the judgment He is going to send on this earth. Many people are saved after hearing about the details of how this age is going to end.

It's not just for those who will be here during the Tribulation.

50 posted on 03/20/2011 3:17:18 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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