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Are we in the END TIMES?

post #1 of 69
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I've been doing a lot of research on some scary things that are happening in this country. It's led me to believe that we are in the end times. My latest research has brought me to someone who has researched the Bible and has discovered that many of the End Time events have already happened (in the political world). He also talks about some important events that are about to happen.
I would like to share a video of a church service where he speaks of
these things.
I think it's time to get the word out, and to be prepared for the
things that are to come. It may be more important to prepare our
children for the Kingdom of God, rather than for college at this
point. (no, I'm not saying our kids shoud skip college....I'm just talking priorities).

Click on the link to watch the webcast. If you click on the TV
icon on the last line titled "Are we Living in the Last Days?"...you
should be able to watch it.

http://www.calvaryabq.org/services.a...C.%20Rosenberg


I also have his book "Epicenter". It's facinating. I don't want to be one who is "left behind." I think the world is going to be a horrible place to live after the rapture. And this may only be months away. It could be a few years, but if you realize that it really could be very soon, it's creates the urgency that is needed to get ready.

Matthew 24:21 "There will be a lot of misery at that time, a kind of misery that has not happened from the beginning of the world until now and will certainly never happen again."

What could some of the misery be? Nuclear bombs? Disease -bioweapons/plagues? population control/genocide-vaccines? One world government/slavery?


I'm interested in any feedback on this one.
Mary K
post #2 of 69
I believe we are.
post #3 of 69
I attended Calvary ABQ for many years before we moved from NM. I have the utmost respect for Skip and think he is a fantastic teacher. My dh was saved under him and I will always regard him as my pastor. Although I beleive we are living in the last days, who is to say how long those are? You see, God's day is 1000 years or so......not sure, but not 24 hours. There are still many more events that must take place. I for one think it could be my children's lifetime, or their childrens. I don't think fear or worry is something to entertain. Spread His love and pray! And yes, still plan for the future and certainly pray for it.
post #4 of 69
I believe there are many who are trying to force events in order to bring about their perception of what the "End Times" will be, but I believe their perception of the meaning of the apocalyptic books is incorrect (and dangerously so at that). Because of the efforts of those who are trying to force events to occur, I think we could bring about our own destruction. However, I do not have any reason to believe we are living in a time where we will see Jesus' Second Coming, more so than any other time. Jesus said we cannot know when He will return.
post #5 of 69
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Because of the efforts of those who are trying to force events to occur, I think we could bring about our own destruction.
Wonderfully put, thank you for being the voice of reason.
post #6 of 69
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I don't want to be one who is "left behind." I think the world is going to be a horrible place to live after the rapture. And this may only be months away. It could be a few years, but if you realize that it really could be very soon, it's creates the urgency that is needed to get ready ...


I'm interested in any feedback on this one.
Mary K



Well, I for one think you should get ready. The single most important thing to do is to mail me your car keys. Then when you go on up, you can just leave me a note where it's parked.

'K?


























Just goofin'.

post #7 of 69
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Jesus said we cannot know when He will return.
He said we will not know the day or the hour. He did say we will know the season. He wants us to pay attention to the signs. If he didn't want us to know he was near, he would not have told us of the things that are to happen (and the things that have already happened.) I think it's dangerous to ignore these things.
post #8 of 69
No. I don't believe so. Not in the sense as described above.
post #9 of 69
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He said we will not know the day or the hour. He did say we will know the season. He wants us to pay attention to the signs. If he didn't want us to know he was near, he would not have told us of the things that are to happen (and the things that have already happened.) I think it's dangerous to ignore these things.
Yeah, that. I think we're screwed. I just hope I know what to do and when to do it if the End Times come when I'm still alive. I don't mean intelectually- I "know" what's supposed to happen and such, but I hope I have some good instincts to back it up. I know my son does (has those instincts) and I'm pretty sure my little girl does, but my Hubby's gonna have a problem. He will be the one who's yelling up at the clouds (God) asking, "Is that all you've got?!" How can you leave your Hubby to go with God? How can you not go with God and stay with someone who's not? I pray the End Times are still a thousand years away.
post #10 of 69
People have been thinking this since the 10th century, if not earlier.

Don't hold your breath.

My gut reaction to statements like the title is usually "according to which religion/culture?
post #11 of 69
I hope you're right, Meiri. But you never know.
post #12 of 69
It depends who you ask I guess.
Me, I think that while we migth well be at the beginning of the end, I still think it is going to take MUCH longer than our lifetimes for it to come to fruition. I think "the end" will be mankind's destruction of the earth as we know it, and I do think that at some point the earth will begin to regenerate itself once it's rid of us pesty pests...

But - if you ask my Jehovas Witness friend, she says that end times are here, and she actually HOPES that Judgment will happen in her lifetime.

Each religous system has their own belief. I'm not too concerned - it will happen when it happens and nothing we can do will change it.
post #13 of 69
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I just hope I know what to do and when to do it if the End Times come when I'm still alive.
That's the easy part. Just believe in Jesus Christ that he is your Lord and Savior and you shall be saved.

Matthew 24:6-14
"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

9"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."


As for your husband, God wants us to spread the word, and save souls, but if he refuses to believe, then you must save yourself. You most likely won't be together in the afterlife anyway if you end up in the place where there is "gnashing of teeth."

Remember God's promise in John 3:16
16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
post #14 of 69
I think it can be a distraction to speculate on when and how the end will come. We all know for certain that the end is coming, for us, some time in the next 50 years or less, and that is what we have to be prepared for, regardless of what is happening in the world.
post #15 of 69
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Originally Posted by Meiri View Post
People have been thinking this since the 10th century, if not earlier.

Don't hold your breath.

My gut reaction to statements like the title is usually "according to which religion/culture?
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post #16 of 69
I believe that we are living in end times, but I don't think we need to hault our daily activities. I do think it's important to gain Christ, and to be in the Word, and to be built together with other believers. We need to keep our eyes on Christ, but we also need to continue to plan as if we will (and we might) live out the rest of our lives in earth.
post #17 of 69
Really? It's not that important to me when the "end times" will be. I definitely don't think it should be the reason we strive to live like Jesus. If our only reason to follow him is because of fear,then how deeply rooted is our faith? Now is the time to live as Christ asks us to, not because "the end is near!" or something, but because we love him and choose to serve him with our lives, because he is worthy and because we are able.

I am curious though, how does one prepare themselves for the end times? Are you talking spiritually? Emotionally? Physically? I think if we are striving daily to live with integrity, to embrace the fruits of the spirit, and to honor the Lord with our lives, then we have no reason to live in fear. Whatever happens is out of our control, but I have no doubt that the Lord will there be with us, guiding us and loving us.

Deep breathes and big hugs Mama.
post #18 of 69
No, I'm not worried about it. I'm more concerned with what people will do to each other than the end of the world as the Bible describes it.
post #19 of 69
I do believe that we are in the End Times. I do believe that it will happen within my lifetime. I am not afraid, because I am spiritually prepared, which is really the only thing that counts. And besides, if I am wrong about the timing, I have lost nothing. Because my relationship with my Lord & Savior would be important to me either way. So no loss at all.

I see it coming. Like my Hubby says, we have been feeling the pre-labor pains for many years now. I do believe that any day could be "it", but I still prepare for the future. Thought it would be so much easier if we knew the exact day, then we could plan accordingly!

I am excited and sad all at the same time.

Finding that delicate balance between not worrying about the future and preparing for it is difficult. But I really try, especially where my children are concerned.
post #20 of 69
I think we are in a sort of end times, but not in the Christian sense, as I am not a Christian.
I think humanity is coming to a crossroads of sorts with our knowledge, and conciencness (SP). Also think in terms of environmental problems that we are going to be forced to deal with very soon.
The Mayans of Central America belived that our current world cycle will end winter solctice 2012. Of course there is much speculation on what they ment by that, but I do believe something will happen. I hope it is like a great awakening where people become kind.
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