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Christians, do you believe we're in the end times?

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3 years ago#81
People have been claiming it's the end times for thousands of years. In another thousand years people will still be claiming it.
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3 years ago#82
Kaiser1one posted...
People have been claiming it's the end times for thousands of years. In another thousand years people will still be claiming it.


I once saw an old book at a yard sale whose title gave me a good chuckle.

The 1980's: Countdown to Armageddon by Hal Lindsey

I felt so embarrassed for the author.

And then there's this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Disappointment
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3 years ago#83
Adventists and their offshoot, the Jaydubs, used to be all about setting dates.

They've gotten away from it now because, lol, not a single one came to pass.

The Jaydubs have stuck with their "Jesus returned spiritually in 1914", but even that's a scriptural joke of a doctrine. But, it lets them have their 144,000 witnesses, and they're not about to go back and retcon that. Gasp! The thought of everyone having a shot at heaven versus an elite 144k?! Where's the control in that?!
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3 years ago#84
Btw the next a Christian claims to know the date or even the Year, call em out on Blasphemy, because that's what it means for a Christen to deliberately contradict Jesus's own words.
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3 years ago#85
I honestly don't care. We are supposed to always live as though we are, and we are always supposed to live like Jesus could return any moment. Many Christians never do. It is the spiritual and non superficial equivalent of living each day like it is your last. You should try it sometime.
3 years ago#86
anavriN posted...
Polish_Crusader posted...
Whenever i encounter these deep questions, whether from my mind or from someone else asking, i always search the answer in God's Word first.

"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth."

-2 TIMOTHY 3:1-7


Look at how our society is today. Look at what is promoted in the media, in music, movies, promoted in the public schools. Look at the focus that we are encouraged to do almost everyday.

You tell me if we are in the end times?


We've been living in the end times for as long as recorded history?
You do realize that this vague description has zero discriminative power, right? It's just as bad as they 'prophecy' about wars, famines and earthquakes: these things have always happened throughout history.


That prophecy says the end times would come when wars, earthquakes, and famines ceased actually. Which is was makes it unique.

People misread it completely.
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3 years ago#87
Master Cilander posted...
That prophecy says the end times would come when wars, earthquakes, and famines ceased actually. Which is was makes it unique.

People misread it completely.


I was referring to Bible verses where Jesus speaks of times wherein people will "hear of wars and rumors of wars", such as Matthew 24:6 and Mark 13:7.
Is there a Bible verse that says that the end of time will come in a time when there are no wars, famines and earthquakes?
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