Ntinos ...one of the posters here on A.T.S has actually made a good point on the Maitreya.....
Upon reading about the Prophecies of Saint Kosmas.
some of his prophecies....
103.//It will be the eighth millenium when these things happen.
(The eighth millenium is where we are now. According to the Scriptures, we are at 7,507 years from the beginning of creation, and we have now passed
the middle of the eighth millenium.)
107.//A false prophet will come once. Do not believe him and do not rejoice with him. He will leave and will not come back.
also the teachings of Fr Seraphim Rose ....
quote//The late Hieromonk Seraphim Rose of blessed memory, wrote,
"Ours is a spiritually unbalanced age, when many Orthodox Christians find themselves tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of
doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive (Eph. 4: 14).
The time, indeed, seems to have come when men will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be inclined unto fables (II Tim. 4: 3-4)."
should come in his own name, him ye shall recive (John 5, 43) ...
for ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do..." (John 8, 44)
"So, be warned, my friend. I have given you the signs of the antichrist.
Do not merely store them in your memory.
Pass them on to everyone without
stint. If you have a child after the flesh, teach them to him forthwith.
And if you have become a godparent, forewarn your godchild, lest he should
take the false christ for the True.
For 'the mystery of lawlessness doth
already work.'" (St. Cyril of Jerusalem)