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End Times, Second Coming, and the Truth

April 28, 2017

DID THE APOSTLES THINK THEY WERE IN THE END TIMES?

The “rapture” is not a sudden unexpected one for those who are in light:
1 Thessalonians (13) But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief. (14) Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

DID THE APOSTLES BELIEVE THE “SECOND COMING” COULD BE ANY MINUTE NOW?

Paul said –obviously for believers in HIS day– that the end times and Second Coming was NOT immanent, but that the Beast (aka Antichrist) would be revealed FIRST:
2 Thessalonians 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

DID EVERY GENERATION AFTER CHRIST BELIEVE THEY WERE IN THE END TIMES?

It is a Satanic lie that “every generation” thought they were in the end times. Isaac Newton said he thought it wouldn’t be until the 24th century or later. Also, if you check Bible commentaries and writings of most Christian theologians in the 19th century and even leading up to World War II, you’ll find that Christians were saying the end times could not happen until after Israel would be first restored as a nation-state.

DOES THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE IN 70 AD AS PROPHESIED IN MATTHEW 24:2 MEAN THE ANTICHRIST IS RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM?

Only a lawyer would wait till he’s out of ear shot to laugh at that one, and only a liar or a deceiver of one’s self could believe it.
The destruction of the temple in 70 AD is God’s affidavit that the end times prophecies in Matthew 24 were of God, the predictions that follow that one. It’s a watermark.

Most of the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah and the End Times, you’ll observe, are in the Bible because certain prophecies they uttered came to pass while they were still alive.

Like Moses and the plagues confirm his prediction of the taking of the evil lands of Canaanites and the prophecy about a later “Great Prophet”.
Jeremiah’s ending chapters are confirmed in the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem.

And so on. When the temple was destroyed in the exact manner Jesus said, the rest of the chapter is to be taken equally “literally”, or in a straightforward reading. Meaning, ye would “hear of” earthquakes, famines, pestilences, but hold on, that does NOT mean it’s the end times, rather, the end “is NOT yet” [my emphasis].

But it is always the time to repent, to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart, cleanse you from all righteousness, and accept his gift of eternal life, paid for on the cross and signed by the Creator of life, death and the universe with the Resurrection.

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Do atheists “need” a God to tell them it’s wrong to kill, tell lies, or steal?

June 2, 2012

 

Atheists can live more virtuous lives than many “Christians“.

Before the love of Christ changed the world, it was common around the world for people to kill, tell lies, steal, and adulterate with anybody they wanted to and could get away with. It was common enough under a presumed penalty of stoning to death even, never mind the diseases.

Then along came the Christians shaming everybody with the Golden Rule, and the real Christians had real trouble with people who called themselves Christians who acted like those pagans in their evil, until the Reformation unleashed the Bible to the common man and respecting your neighbor became a more common morality.

But then along came the Marxist regimes that had no fear of God at all and began not only killing people but slaughtering as many as 60 million in Russia, 200 million by some estimates in China, and half the population in Cambodia, ad infinitum, without even getting into the pagans and atheists of the Nazi regime who rejected the idea of a Christian God so they could have the old Teutonic morality shared by the eugenicists around the world who soothed their “conscience” and showed that they did not fear any “sky king” or God who would make them answer for their crimes.

When you don’t realize that we have a Creator, you can carry on the heritage of the Golden Rule to some extent to one or two generations forward, but it starts to get lost on the edges, like with prenatal infanticide and with euthanasia. Both are pushed by social engineers of 1984 and Brave New World style but people who don’t have the love inspired by the Golden Rule, or fear judgment, can pretend that the baby inside the belly is not a baby, is not a person, or that dissidents are dangerous and need to be killed, or that religious freedom means muzzling Christians.

Some people call themselves Christians but do not treat others as they would have others do unto them. Such people can say anything but show with their actions they do not believe in a God to answer to any more than any atheist.

But in the end, the Bible believing Christian knows that all of us are just as bad and sinners as anybody else, and if we do good we are still imperfect and sinful, and only God’s grace covers us.

In other words, nobody is perfect and nobody has any right to say they are better than anybody else. Anybody else. The difference is we are forgiven and we know that Jesus Christ has given us victory over death and sin, the proof is in the Resurrection.