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Getting biblical, here

searcher5searcher5 Member Posts: 13,511
edited October 2014 in Politics
for a moment. Lock it if you will, but please leave it. I believe there are words here that truly apply to our current situation. I am no Bible thumper, but only an idiot could not see a correlation here to our current state of things.

Matthew 24:

1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.


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    nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 36,026 ******
    edited November -1
    Exactly why I am not concerned about ebola or islam. I don't embrace either, but I believe that each could have a part to play in fulfillment of prophecy.
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    RocklobsterRocklobster Member Posts: 7,060
    edited November -1
    Many claim that those prophecies can be applied to any period in history.

    BTW, it was also written that Christ would return before the end of that generation.
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    RocklobsterRocklobster Member Posts: 7,060
    edited November -1
    Very true. It's interesting to note that the same dispensationalists who make that claim will then pick a verse from here and a verse from there to support their theory of a sort of "two-part Second Advent," where Jesus sneaks in ahead of time to transfigure believers, then leaves and returns again later on for the true Second Advent. Alrighty then.

    Most prophecy scholars believe that the "parable of the fig tree" from Mt 24 is in reference to the rebirth of the Jewish nation in 1948, while others place the generation's beginning at Israel's acquisition of all of Jerusalem in 1967.

    Either way, scripture supports the idea that a biblical generation is a forty-year period. However, since forty years has elapsed from both agreed-to times without the "rapture" and Second Advent occurring, many prophecy scholars have revised their idea of a biblical generation to seventy, or even eighty years.

    I suppose that we need to be awake so as to keep from missing any of the fun, as instructed.
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