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Originally posted by jnthemyst
"God made man to glorify himself"
That sounds like vanity and pride. A selfish God wouldn't tell his creation to be unselfish would he? If so, that would make him a pride filled hypocrite wouldn't it?
There might be something along those lines in scripture, it sounds familiar but I think you're taking it out of context.
[edit on 8-1-2008 by jnthemyst]
Originally posted by Quazga
Originally posted by Pericle
No point to be afraid. There is no such thing as end. Only change. If World War 3 will happen, then it means we failed as a civilization in many aspects, but we already had 2 World Wars. This third one, if it happens, will have a huge impact and change awarness and values in people. In the end it might create a better society.
Hope for the best and never be afraid of change.
It would not mean we failed as a civilization. No civilization or organism is supposed to live forever. All of these are merely vehicles of transistion for life as a whole in the most abstract.
Life will go on, even if it is roaches running around, it is life.
But the fall of a civilization is not a failure, it is simply a breakdown which is very natural.
Originally posted by DigitalGrl
if he were reputable in the christian faith he wouldnt be making predictions about such things.....nobody is supposed to know...and the last two witnessess in the book of revelation are abraham and elijah
Originally posted by brotherkc
Well maybe the futurist and historicist views are both correct, prophecy does tend to repeat itself over and over. They say history does.
I also want to post these verses and notes about the second coming of Jesus (the Day of the Lord) because this Weinland guy is stating in his book that the 144,000 will be resurrected to heaven, and everyone else will be left on earth for 1000 years while Jesus and the 144,000 reign over them. Well he is wrong. Everyone left on earth gets destroyed at Jesus' coming and the earth is left totally desolate for 1000 years while Satan is bound in chains.
Matthew 24:13, 14 - After the gospel is preached to all, "then shall the end come."
1 Corinthians 15:23 - "At his coming, then cometh the end ..."
1 Thessalonians 4:17; 5:3 - Those not "caught up," will experience "sudden destruction."
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 - When Jesus comes in flaming fire, the lost will be destroyed.
Revelation 16:17, 18 - During the seventh trumpet, cities crumble around the world.
Revelation 6:14; 16:20 - Every island sinks, and all the mountains disappear.
Jeremiah 4:23-26 - Planet Earth is totally devastated, with "no man" left alive.
Jeremiah 25:30-33 - Those slain by the Lord lie dead, unburied, all around the world.
Revelation 19:17, 18, 21 - The birds eat the flesh of every human being worldwide.
All of these verses say the same thing. Those who are not "caught up" will be totally destroyed all around the world. It will be just like the days of Noah. Jesus Christ Himself taught this. "The flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the son of man be" (Matthew 24:39).
HMMM...you say april? Well i just herd on my local news that the taliban is planning a huge offensive in april and the U.S is sending more troops in the area as we speak.