Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, by Albrecht D...

Ask 9.99 out of 10 people are we
living in the last days?
No doubt,
they’ll say yes.

How do they know? Just look at
the signs, they say.

Why does every generation believe
they have a corner on the signs of
Christ’s return?

Are we living in the last days again?
Is the end coming again? Are we
about to be raptured, again?

Why doesn’t someone stop and
smell the burnt coffee beans of
on again, off again eschatology?

How many times do they need to
cry wolf, before tiring of this?

Wasn’t Hal Lindsey and Edgar
Whisenant enough in the 80’s?
How soon do some forget or
ignore the facts?

These Hagee types would rather
nuke the world than give up their
prophecies of mass destruction.

These false predictions have been
going on since the early “church
fathers” predicted the earth
would only last 2000 years. Not!!!

Remember the Y2k scare and its
attendant endtime predictions?
Well, we’re still here.

In 1994, Hal Lindsey, based on
his prediction that the world
would end in 1988, said “we are
rapidly approaching the End.”

Now here’s what that twisted
thinking leads to and here’s why
it’s so dangerous.

Lindsey said, “In fact, looking
at the state of the world today,
I wouldn’t make any long-term
plan.”

Such a pitifully shorted sighted
wordview don’t  you think?

Makes you wonder if these guys
have any retirement plans? Bet
they all do.

Can someone contact Alvin Toffler
for me please? His Megatrends
forcasting is much more accurate
and scientific.

Further, he does not ascribe his
work to secretive divine insights
of the future.

Three problems with the last
days again paradigm.

  1. It ignores the national and ethnic
    context of the “last days.”
  2. It affirms the end of that
    which has no end.
  3. It fosters self-fulfilling scarcity
    defeatist based, escapism and
    retreat.

The last days is a term which is
national and ethnic in scripture.

God used it to speak about what
would happen to the descendants
of Jacob, Gen. 49:1, 2.

Those events were fulfilled before
the scepter (reign) departed from the
tribe of Judah, (Gen. 49:10).

Thus, the national and ethnic origin
of the term in relation to O.T.
Israel.

God ended his relationship with
with Judah at the destruction of
the nation in 70 AD.

That was Israel’s last day, marking
the end of the last days. There
hasn’t been an eschatological
last day since!

Secondly, as a result, we live
in an age which has no end.

The kingdom has no end, Isa. 9:6–7,
Lk. 1:32, 33. Unto him be glory in
the church world with out end,
Amen, (Eph. 3:21).

Thus, there can be no last day
in that which has no end, period!

Most confuse 1 Cor. 15:24, which
says “then comes the end,” to
mean the end of time.

Never does the Bible affirm the
end of time, but only the time
of the end, Dan. 8:17, 11:35,
12: 4, 9.

Further, if Christ gives up his
kingdom, i.e. his inheritance
at the time of the end, it would
contradict Matthew 25:31.

There, the text says at the time
of the end, then he would sit
upon the throne of his glory.

Thus, he does not end his reign
at his Parousia.

Finally, affirming an end of the
world forces a worldview of
scarcity and a paradigm of
defeat.

Just listen to the rapture ready
rabble rousers, who always
speak of defeat, the end, and
billions dying.

They cherish an airborne escape
to leave from the earth, falsely
hoping to leave the wicked behind
to suffer and alleged Armageddon.

Thank goodness we are not in
the last days. They will never
be seen again.

The only last days you’ll ever have
to worry about are your own!

Set your house in order. Take out
a good insurance policy ignore the
doom profit-seers and you’ll be fine.

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