a reply to: gell1234
If the Revelation of John is authentic God-inspired book, as the Christians believe (although its author is not necessarily John the apostle), then we
have to have celestial events like asteroids, comets, solar hyperactivity, then Locusts (aliens?), then mega wars of 200 mln, before the arrival of
the antichrist and before the Second coming of Jesus Christ.
If it is symbolic, or if it is written by someone inspired but not apostle John and not God-inspired book equal to the other prophetic books (the
Apocalypse was canonized century later), then we have to adopt a a wider view of the so called End times, letting the option of symbolic fulfillment
and interpretation of what is what. Because none of the prophets in the Old Testament and New testament used the vocabulary of our times. Even Jesus
when speaking in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke about the End times, uses the words of His time. Moreover, His words were not recorded by the
apostles on the spot, rather put on papirii two centuries later by the disciples of the disciples of the disciples...
In 20th century, Fatima comes into the scene. Approved officially by the Catholic church, Fatima became a focal point of contemporary prophecy. A
punishment of the world, assumed to be inside the so called Third secret and never officially revealed (instead a "vision" of Lucia was declasified),
should happen before a promised Era of peace. One may interpret that as man-made WW3, as celestial cataclysm, and very logically IMO as ET contact to
spare part of population.
It is a pity those in the know prefer their narrow domination interests, or even personal interests to grab power (cardinal Bertone one of the few who
knows the real text, allegedly promised to reveal it IF he would be elected Pope). That only shows how much is at stake. The 100th anniversary that
completes this October 13, 2017, should see its fulfillment according to some figures, such as Benedict 16th, Malachi Martin, exorhist Gabriele
Amorth, and the Neues Europa version published in 1970s.
Having all that in mind, I'd expect a non-literal fulfillment of the Holy books and contemporary prophecies, with very likely ET manifestation giving
new way to that part of humanity that wants to choose it. Whether the earth will burn, as the New testament books speak about, or whether it will take
more measured big enough war but not end of the world, as the prophecy of Ezekiel speaks (38-39, followed by God's city) seems only time can tell.
Both views have their pros and cons, their heated supporters and deniers. "Antichrist" becomes the usual offence of anyone in politics and religion
who rises above the others and offers something new. Thus, if a Jewish messiah comes from a spaceship, he would be certainly called antichrist by
fundamental groupings, even if he proves to be descendant of Jesus Christ (another taboo topic that finds its place in the non-canonical banned
books). if a pope acknowledges extraterrestrials, he would be called antichrist. If the American or the Russian presidents do that, they will be
called antichrist. And what if one of those is the real man pf perdition? I hope God will give us wisdom at that time, especially if we have been
offerred a way out, also known as Rapture by the many protestant churches. For me, the Rapture can happen only via spaceships, as in Ezekiel 1, and
not by free flight in the air as depicted on pictures inspired by religious feelings but having very little with reality.
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