"For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled." (Luke 21:22)
But he does not say what it does mean.
He also gives no clue as to why evangelicals are "dangerous".
The stand-ups will be feasting on this anti-Christian feed-bag for months and months.
What about Globull Warming predictions?
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elects sake those days shall be shortened.
Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
Zecharia 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
There are many, many more such prophetic passages which have yet to be fulfilled.
When? In the words of Jesus Himself in Matthew 24:36 ...
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
Attempts to predict these things are not only futile, but reject the authority of God Himself who made it clear through His Son that nobody would know.
Christ said he would return. He never said He was going to “rapture out Believers.” That is a dangerous false doctrine that has only been around for about 130 years.
People like LaHaye should be ashamed for spreading these falsehoods and making piles of money from it.
You may remember the folk remedy for a bad LSD trip — take another dose, of 10 times the potency.
Gary DeMar must be a bitter and small minded man if he feels the need to ceaselessly harp on this topic. DeMar has his own bizarre interpretation of the end times that is perhaps even more out of step than Harold Camping.
As for Harold Camping, we shouldn’t be surprised that the adversary would push him and other to unbiblical extremes - for the very purpose of smearing the truth with a “guilt by association” argument. In the 1st century, Paul’s gospel of grace was mimicked as “sin as you please”.
Here’s a little common sense (at least to me) about God speaking to and through people in general, and God does do both.
When God speaks to you, that message is for you, and you alone. It is essentially meaningless to others, however deeply felt it may be to you.
When God speaks through you, the more you think about it, (or add mixed case, mixed font blinking highlights to it), or repeat it, ...the less of the real message gets through.
Just my .02 FWIW
Jesus's message, "repent and reform," applies regardless of when the Second Coming takes place.
These guys are only dangerous if they have an audience. I think those who believed it was the end of the world were only wishful thinkers.
Sola Scriptura is what I say it is fails.
BTW, this book was written in 1881; you wouldn't believe how accurate it is!
In the late nineteenth century, Father Charles Arminjon, a priest from the mountains of southeastern France, assembled his flock in the town cathedral to preach a series of conferences to help them turn their thoughts away from this lifes mean material affairsand toward the next lifes glorious spiritual reward. His wise and uncompromising words deepened in them the spirit of recollection that all Christians must have: the abiding conviction that heavenly aims, not temporal enthusiasms, must guide everything we think, say, and do.
When Father Arminjons conferences were later published in a book, many others were able to reap the same benefitincluding fourteen-year-old Thérèse Martin, then on the cusp of entering the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. Reading it, she says, plunged my soul into a happiness not of this earth. Young Thérèse, filled with a sense of what God reserves for those who love him, and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to the light sacrifices of life, copied out numerous passages and memorized them, repeating unceasingly the words of love burning in my heart.
Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English.
Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:
Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be foundin this world or the next.
This is a stupid article. As I understand this, everyone who teaches grace is guilty of causing sin...because there are those who abuse the teaching of grace.
TC, if you’re gonna post anti-premillenial material can you at least try to post something from someone with a brain?