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Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by The time lord
It does, and it says the same damn thing that I'm telling you it says. Now hey, I understand you don't believe me, everything I've gathered from your posts alludes to you looking forward to the end of the world, since you - like the other 2.3 billion Christians on the face of the earth believe that you are one of the very few your god will save. Whether this longing for the end days is a desire to spend an eternity worshiping before said god's throne, or just an extreme case of schadenfreude from you wanting to see everyone else on the world be tormented, die, and then spend an eternity in torture, I dunno. Either way I think you're a bit daft.
But Jesus is very clearly giving a warning, one more important than anything to do with hte "end times" - He warns of his gospel being used and preached falsely, of his followers being persecuted and betrayed, of many of them falling for the "false prophets" and so lon.
Of course, it's not so much "prophecy" as "common sense" since well, the 1st century had a lot of cults, and unless they were popular, they were persecuted, and when they got popular, about three hundred different versions cropped up.
But please. By all means, combine the two, Look at your own religion, and count the false prophets and anti-christs within its bounds. Heck, look in hte mirror, just to be sure. If you want to take these passages as an apocalyptic text, surely the absolute corruption and un-christlike behavior of the overwhelming majority of Christians should be a "sign of hte times"/