PROPHECY OF THE END TIMES,is there such a thing?
elaborate on current events that back up the notion of the end times.do you feel like the prophecy so to speak is being unfolded right before us.who will be responsible for the mark of the beast.
what other cultures or religions besides christianity talk about the end times.
i am not a downer so to speak,i am merely trying to understand if all you see the evil that surrounds us everyday like i do.there was and still is things happenening right now that lead me to believe that we are in the last days,now maybe not in our lifetime but maybe in the next or the next 2,there is much more of a seperation and dividing of religions now and there is a much more apperant evil government now,and hell just look at africa,if you really want to think about it all those deathly poor children have been living in the end times for some time now.well do you think things are falling into place that will lead to the utter destruction of man.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Are We Living in the Last Day?
THE phrase “critical times hard to deal with” is translated from the Greek kai·roi′ kha·le·poi′. (2 Timothy 3:1) The word kha·le·poi′ is the plural of a word that literally means “fierce” and carries the thought of menace and danger. One Bible commentator says the word refers to a “tremendous assault of evil.” Therefore, while previous eras experienced turmoil, “the last days” would be extraordinarily savage. As 2 Timothy 3:13 puts it, “wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse.”
Does this describe our day? Let us analyze some specific evidences recorded at 2 Timothy 3:2-5 to see if these indicate that we are living in the last days.
“Men will be . . . lovers of money.”—2 Timothy 3:2.
Fraud has become, as U.S.News & World Report calls it, “an orgy of economic crime.” In the United States, the toll of health-care fraud alone hovers between $50 billion and $80 billion annually. Sadly, such dishonesty is typical. As Gary Edwards, president of the Ethics Resource Center observes, we have “a culture that sometimes celebrates dishonesty.” He explains: “We make heroes of villains, people who are politicians, business people who rip the system off and get away with it.”
“Haughty.”—2 Timothy 3:2.
The haughty person looks upon others with contempt. How evident this is in racial and national prejudice today! “All minorities are targets,” says The Globe and Mail of Toronto, Canada. “Racial violence is on the rise in Germany, the Ku Klux Klan is active in the United States and swastikas deface Toronto sidewalks and synagogues.” Irving Abella, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, says: “We’re seeing it everywhere: in Sweden, Italy, Holland and Belgium as well as Germany.”
“Disobedient to parents.”—2 Timothy 3:2.
“The baby boomers are being credited by many with raising a generation of mouthy, confrontational, disrespectful brats,” notes The Toronto Star. Rebelliousness that starts at home often spills over into school. One teacher observes that children as young as age four talk back. “Teachers spend more time dealing with behavior than they do teaching,” she says. Of course, not all youths are rebellious. However, “as a trend,” notes veteran high-school teacher Bruce MacGregor, “they seem to have very little respect for anything.”
“Having no natural affection.”—2 Timothy 3:3.
The last days would see a marked deterioration in the family—where, more than anywhere else, natural affection should prevail. The New York Times reports that “domestic violence is the leading cause of injury and death to American women, causing more harm than vehicular accidents, rapes and muggings combined.” Most child molestation is perpetrated by trusted family members. The high divorce rate, the abuse of the elderly, and abortion also give evidence that many are “utterly lacking in . . . normal human affections.”—Phillips.
“Fierce, without love of goodness.”—2 Timothy 3:3.
“Young killers don’t need much in the way of motives,” writes newspaper columnist Bob Herbert. “Large numbers of kids have enthusiastically embraced the concept of blowing away another human being ‘just for whatever.’” Even some parents seem to lack moral sensitivity. When a group of teenage boys were accused of competitively racking up points for having sex with as many girls as possible, one father commented: “Nothing my boy did was anything any red-blooded American boy wouldn’t do at his age.”
“Lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God.”—2 Timothy 3:4.
According to one estimate, teenagers spend 15 hours with electronic media for every hour spent with a religious group. “Today,” reports the Altoona Mirror, “the media-driven culture that thrives in shopping malls and school hallways dominates teen life. Then comes the family. At the end of the list [is] the church.” The Mirror also observes, “if parents are absent, and churches silent, then the media are the loudest voices in the lives of young people.”
“Having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power.”—2 Timothy 3:5.
Bible truth has the power to change lives. (Ephesians 4:22-24) But some of the most ungodly acts take place under the veil of religion. A tragic example is the sexual abuse of children by the clergy. According to The New York Times, a lawyer in the United States “says he has 200 cases pending in 27 states on behalf of clients who say they were molested by priests.” Truly, any form or pretense of godly devotion these clergymen display is exposed as mere hypocrisy by their wicked works.
FURTHER EVIDENCES OF THE LAST DAYS
2 TIMOTHY 3:2-4 STATES ALSO THAT MEN WILL BE . . .
□ Not open to any agreement
□ Without self-control
□ Puffed up with pride
“THE SIGN OF YOUR PRESENCE”
Shortly before his death, Jesus was asked: “What will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” (Matthew 24:3) Jesus specified conditions and events that would characterize the last days. Let us examine some of them.
“Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.”—Matthew 24:7.
“The twentieth century—although generally one of social improvement and heightened governmental concern for the lives of the poor—has been dominated by the machine gun, the tank, the B-52, the nuclear bomb and, finally, the missile. It has been marked by wars more bloody and destructive than those of any other age.”—Milestones of History.
“Earthquakes in one place after another.”—Matthew 24:7.
During this century, earthquakes measuring from 7.5 to 8.3 on the Richter scale have been experienced in Chile, China, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Peru, and Turkey.
“There will be fearful sights.”—Luke 21:11.
Because of frightening developments in recent years, fear is perhaps the biggest single emotion in people’s lives. People fear war, crime, pollution, disease, inflation, and many other things that threaten their security and their very lives.
“Food shortages.”—Matthew 24:7.
“Starvation Looms While Aid Groups Bicker,” announces a headline in New Scientist magazine. According to a former U.S. president, famine threatens to ravage the planet within two decades. “Despite such frightening forecasts,” the article notes, “the amount of aid rich countries are giving for agricultural development in developing countries is shrinking dramatically.”
“In one place after another pestilences.”—Luke 21:11.
According to a panel of experts, the U.S. government’s fight against AIDS—costing more than $500 million annually—has been called a dismal failure. “We’re losing a whole generation of productivity because of AIDS,” warns Dr. Donna Sweet, who works with some 200 to 300 patients. In the United States, AIDS is now the leading cause of death among men ages 25 to 44.
“Increasing of lawlessness.”—Matthew 24:12.
A U.S. survey of 2,500 youths revealed that 15 percent had carried a gun at some point during the previous 30 days, 11 percent had been shot at during the past year, and 9 percent had at some time fired a gun at another person.
WHAT LIES AHEAD?
As we have seen, mankind is far off course, far from a peaceful world. In terms of sheer magnitude, the above conditions are unprecedented. Indeed, the human family finds itself in unfamiliar territory. It is passing through an era called the last days.
What will come after this period?Source(s): 95 4-22 Awake!
- ruthie_mswLv 41 decade ago
I think some of the prophecy is being unfolded, I read Revelations when I need to be very unsettled. We are hearing of diseases that are resistant to any treatments we know (plagues), Holy Wars (well how can you judge by that, they have been going on forever?). I don't know, but if you are really concerned why don't you make appointments with some of the pastors, priests, or leaders of other religions in your area. I only know mostly about the Christian religion, and I do think we are seeing the beginning of the end.
I believe the Mayan culture also have a prophecy about the end of times, if I understand correctly Mel Gibson is doing or has just concluded a movie about the Mayan culture and some of their beliefs. I think it is like his movie "The Passion of The Christ", and is in the native Mayan tongue so there will be subtitles in this one too. The name of the movie is "Apocalypto".
Do a search, there is a Mexican news service that Yahoo will not let me post the link from that has a whole story about Mel's movie project in Mexico, the article says the movie is set to be released in the summer of 2006.
Hope this helps you. Good question!
- SkipperLv 41 decade ago
If you are going to ask about prophecy's you are wondering, how a prophecy can be made.....and I will tell You. We all are living on this world since a very long time, we have our mind-powers and our feelings, and we are realizing our dreams.All these three things, mind, feeling and action are energies, produced from it's owners and manifested in and around this Planet. The sum of all these liberated energies are creating a holographic structure in the auratic field of the Planet. As we are living again and again we re re-vitalizing all the time this structure by our own hopes and projects. It is some sort of a web, which is so strong, that all people, living on this Planet has to follow this structure, by free will or by pushing....
a clairvoyant person, with some capacity of seeing that structure can pronounce a prophecy. About the future of all mankind. The trick is, that we all together have created that structure by our own power of mind and feelings by our self. The end of mankind is therefore the logical consequence of a decent path of all people who is following together the same way of thinking and feeling.
- RosemarieLv 44 years ago
1. Uh sort of, we can track tendencies for human action and realistically speaking, there is very little difference in behavior from one generation to another. As we look across history in various cultures we see that basically the level of "disrespect" is the same and that some portion of the older generations are "shocked" by the younger generations, even though the younger generations are repeating the actions of preceding generations. For example, male hair length has cycled over generations and at times "long" hair was considered radical while at others "short" hair was a sign of rebellion. 2. The "church" has not been a persecuted minority in western culture since around 200 CE and there have been many ups and downs as well as major shifts in belief over the last 2000+ years. Given the lack of good data or any way to determine what people actually believe, there is no way to determine a good metric for this. 3. Just about right, although it is more likely that the "writer" was just imagining signs of the "end" and was completely clueless about the reality of how the earth cycles or even of basic knowledge of geology, tectonics, meteorology 4. Basically. A problem here is that the "end times" have been considered to be "happening" since the first century CE, simply anything that happens that seems to be inline with what is considered to be "prophecy" is used regardless if it was not important before or if there is no real change in events after. For example, while there are no good metrics, it is very likely that wars increased as humans started civilizations and that they have decreased as more civilizations have developed. 5. "Lucky" in that vague statements that can be applied to a wide variety of events will sometimes appear to be right. For example, if we hear of a war or two starting, we might think that it is an increase, but historically speaking a war or two is a drastic decrease. The Bible does not predict a rise in homosexuality or alternate sexuality and even if it did, our current form of "traditional marriage" would have to be considered a recent innovation. You really have not displayed any logic here, however, you have started to analyse various claims against the facts.
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- 1 decade ago
There is a prophecy hidden within most religious texts. Even modern science has come up with an end of the universe theory.
Most of these ideas are bullwash. Ignore them.
Stop worrying so much about the end of time and focus on living the now. Even if the end was to come this second, it makes no difference as long as you've lived.
The end won't wait for you, don't wait for it!!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Christ gave some events to recognize the end times.
In Matt.24:3-8, Mark 13:5-8, Luke 21:8-11.
Many shall come in my name (authority) saying I am Christ (Christian) and shall deceive many.
The best example of this is the so-called Rapture. This is a LIE which can easily be disproved by God’s Word. Christ returns at the seventh trump.
Wars and rumors of war.
Nation shall rise (rouse from obscurity) against (along side) nation kingdom against (along side) kingdom.
The words “shall rise” (eg-i'-ro) in Greek means “rouse from obscurity”.
This word “against” (epi) in Greek means “along side” not in opposition to.
Since 1990 (30) new countries have emerged. We now have the global market place or the global community.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
This famine of hearing the words of the LORD is very apparent on TV. Maybe a verse or two then mans’ words for 20 minutes.
Aids, mad cow disease, bird flu and etc.
Earthquakes in diverse places.
This word “earthquakes” (seismos) in Greek means both “earthquake and tempest”.
Look at the hurricanes we have been having.
All these are the beginning of sorrows (birth pangs).
This word “sorrows” (odin) in Greek means “birth pangs of childbirth”.
The birth pangs of a new dispensation, and the contractions are getting closer together. The water may have broke during the tsunami of 2004.
- jeniLv 71 decade ago
Rev.17:1-6,10-14[Satan's world John 8:44; in end times];
Five have fallen, and Jesus and John were in Rome #6, both face Satan's wrath, John on Patmos and Jesus faced him Matt.4:1-11; he was in a short time crucified.
KJV 1611 in and to end of #7, 395 years ago = 2006.
This #7 would end 2520 after Daniel in Babylon #3 when Promised Land was desolate. Daniel was 3460 after Eden + 2520 = 5980 years for Satan, so Rev.12:7-12; Gives Satan a short time after 5980 years when Dan.12:1-13; Michael stands up at end times of the eighth against Satan as has been expected Rom 16:20; John 14:3; Heb.1:1-13[Satan is the enemy]; End times has seen two world wars and many much less and what business would a Christ like person have in a bloody war of mass killing with the greatest commandment in his heart? Tribulation times for Christ like persons.
How many years does the eighth last? or what is Satan's
short time after 5980 years from Eden? Eden was in day 6?
If Jesus reign Rev.20:1-6; is 1000, and Satan has had 5980
since Eden, then how much time is in The Ages Bible Time Line? Eph.3:5,9,11,14,21;
How much time does day seven cover Rev.2:2,4[Heb.4:1-14]; Is it supposed to known? IThes.5:1-9,21; Children of the light know so that Jesus does not come as a thief in the night, but Matt.24:3,14,36[God alone knows the day and the hour]; If 7130 years is total, what is the day and hour?
With 6980 years accounted for, and the popular KJV 1611 age 395 years old, we are in end times of Satan's world headed for Jesus and His never ending world.Source(s): KJV 1611 + 395 = 2006 LESS 1963 = 43 years study and reading.
- auntb93againLv 71 decade ago
Oh, yes, there are plenty of prophecies. Religion does it, and so does science. But it is also possible to argue that there is no such thing as "end times," really; that change is the only thing, not beginning or end. One theory about the Big Bang is that it came right after the Big Squeeze of the previous universe.
- 1 decade ago
We are witnessing the decline of the earth’s environment and resources, a prophetic fulfillment of the Bible.
At the Fourth SEAL, one-fourth part of the earth is to be destroyed before we move forward to the next Seal events. (Re.6:7-8 below).
Once the one-fourth part is destroyed, we will move through the SEAL events, followed by the Seven TRUMPET events, and, finally, the Seven Last PLAGUE events.
When the world faces acts of terrorism are we not facing beasts of the earth (Re.6:8, Jude 1:10-11, Titus 1:12, 2 Pet.2:11-13 below)?
Re.6:7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
Re.6:8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the FOURTH PART of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Beasts of the Earth -
Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain (1 Jn.3:12, Matt.13:38), and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
2 Pet 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
2 Pet.2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
2 Pet.2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
Pat (ndbpsa ©)
- 1 decade ago
Yes there is a prophecy and yes it is being unfolded, read Revelations and think about all the natural disasters that are happening everyday. One of the prophecy's were about "wormwood" the Russian word for wormwood is Chyrnobel. So think about itSource(s): Revelations in the Holy Bible
- SinthyiaLv 71 decade ago
It's all poppycock. They've been point to signs of it for 300 years now. Even predicted it numerous times. Not happening.