posted on May, 20 2011 @ 06:45 PM
A number of threads have been opened on this forum, as well as several others that I frequent about this May 21 hubbabalo. One was quite simple in
stating that the Bible does not dictate a day or an hour as to when the end will come. But does the prediction itself from a group of people, stating
that the end will come tomorrow proof of Bible prophecy?
Also, what does the Bible predict the end to?
To those that have no regard for the Bible this thread will be pretty useless for it will use the Bible as its authority. For the inquiring mind who
still has respect for God's word, a little reasoning from it about the matter.
Jesus gave us a composite sign letting us the discerning one know that the time of the end had arrived. Including in among the things that would take
place during that time Jesus foretold the following:
(Luke 21:8-9) . . .He said: “Look out that YOU are not misled; for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The due
time has approached.’ Do not go after them. 9 Furthermore, when YOU hear of wars and disorders, do not be terrified. For these things must occur
first, but the end does not [occur] immediately.”
So one of the signs would be false Messiah's appearing claiming to be the returned Christ, these would mislead many. Also there will be false
preachers stating "the due time has approached." In effect stating, the end is on such a such a date, etc.
This was foretold already by Jesus Christ, the false prediction of May 21, among many others that are being spread now, not the least that of December
2012 are indicators that we are in the last days. But this in and of itself is not enough to know we are in the end times. There would be many other
things happening at the same time. Notice that Jesus said that when we see the false predictions of the end "these things must occur first, but the
end does not occur immediately." So we will see these things happen before the end comes. So while it is an indicator of the times and seasons, we
know that the end cannot come yet. Here are other things that would be happening during that time predicted in the Bible:
(Luke 21:10-11) . . .Then he went on to say to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11 and there will be great
earthquakes, and in one place after another pestilences and food shortages; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.
There would be wars in one nations after another, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes in one place after another, and
pestilences and food shortages. As well as fearful sights from heavens. All of these together along with the appearance of false Messiahs, and false
predictions indicate that we are indeed in the time of the end. That is happening now.
Notice that while Jesus predicted certain events that would all happen alongside each other on unprecedented scales never before seen, Paul predicted
a mental state of affairs mankind in general would be in during these last days. Notice the type of people that would dominate the world scene during
this time period:
(2 Timothy 3:1-5) But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers
of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any
agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures
rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.
Yes, because of these being "critical times" they would definitely be hard to deal with. Notice that mankind would be lovers of themselves,
disobedient to parents, unloyal, having no natural affection, they would be without self-control, fierce, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasure,
having an appearance of godly devotion but only being hypocrites.
The two lists together, the list of events, and the list of the mental bent of mankind in general are being fulfilled as has never before been seen in
world history. This is clear proof for the discerning eye that we are indeed in the "time of the end." Notice that the "time of the end" while
short in comparison to human history can seem long to our eyes. It is not just a single day or literal hour. It is a specified time that these
events would take place, and also during it one other striking prophecy MUST have fulfillment:
(Matthew 24:14) And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will
Lovers of the true God and the real followers of Jesus Christ would be engaged in an unprecedented preaching campaign of global proportions. This is
The time of the end will also have a definite conclusion. To be brief, the conclusion is termed by Jesus a time of "great tribulation." Before it
happens a unique cry must be given worldwide of "peace and security." Once that has been given the "great tribulation" will be unleashed upon
human society. The first part of it will see earthly governments turn upon and destroy Christendom, and then all of the rest of religions worldwide.
After that the battle of Armageddon ensues in which Jesus will ride forth as God's executioner and he will destroy all wicked mankind, bringing and
end to this earth's political and commercial elements that are left over after the destruction of Satan's religious structure he has set up to
dominate and enslave mankind. Then Satan himself and his demon hordes will be abyssed for a thousand years.
The end does not mean the end of the literal earth. The Bible itself states:
(Psalm 104:5) . . .He has founded the earth upon its established places; It will not be made to totter to time indefinite, or forever.
Indeed God has promised that the earth itself will never be done away with. Rather the Bible clearly teaches that the end is in reference to wicked
humankind. After all wicked mankind is done away with then God will establish a righteous government of peace over all the earth, the king of which
is Jesus Christ:
(Psalm 37:10-11) And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more; And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will
not be. 11 But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
(Daniel 2:44) “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself
will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite.