Adventist Online

Often it has been said we live in the time of the end.  But how can we be absolutely sure we live in the end of time??  We have to be ready for Jesus to come at all times we can be, but how are we to know that we live in the end of time??  Time of the end.

Views: 246

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Even though I agree with Jason saying, “someone will correctly retort that these things have always been.” What solid answer can we give, he asked.

We do have two points of references which are the beginning and the end of the end-times.

  1. The coming of Jesus into the world

Galatians 4:4 But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5to redeem those under the Law, that we might receive our adoption as sons.…

  1. The second coming that will usher in a new age.

Matthew 24:3 While Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will all this happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?”

 

In this time continuum here are just a few events that can be noted which put us in the end of the end-time.

  1. In Matthew 24 Jesus says that preaching of the gospel of the kingdom will end which will usher in a time of distress. This of course has not yet happened.
  2. Jesus also points out that man will have the ability to destroy the human race.

And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the elect, those days will be shortened.

  • The atomic/nuclear age (weapons of mass destruction) has made this possible

A discovery by nuclear physicists in a laboratory in Berlin, Germany, in 1938 made the first atomic bomb possible, after Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassman discovered nuclear fission… The discovery of nuclear fission opened up the possibility of nuclear technologies, including weapons.

And thou, O Daniel, hide the things, and seal the book till the time of the end, many do go to and fro, and knowledge is multiplied.'

  • The advent of the computer age has may it possible for knowledge to increase.

The Digital Revolution, also known as the Third Industrial Revolution, is the shift from mechanical and analogue electronic technology to digital electronics which began anywhere from the late 1950s to the late 1970s with the adoption and proliferation of digital computers and digital record keeping that continues to the present day.

Medical science to space technology, and every aspect of our human existence has been impacted by digital age. Man is now able to transverse the continents in a matter of hours, information of all types are instantaneous.

  • Jerusalem will become a point of contention in the end-time.

15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place” (let the reader understand) …

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.

On December 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump announced the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The US embassy was officially opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

 

  • The nation Israel had to be reestablished in order for the many prophecies spoken of it for the end time to be fulfilled.

The rise of the European Union which in many respects is a continuation or will become a continuation of the Roman and holy Roman empire.

The Maastricht Treaty (officially the Treaty on European Union) was signed on 7 February 1992 by the members of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands to further European integration.[1] On 9–10 December 1991, the same city hosted the European Council which drafted the treaty.[2] The treaty founded the European Union and established its pillar structure which stayed in place until the Lisbon Treaty came into force in 2009. The treaty also greatly expanded the competences of the EEC/EU and led to the creation of the single European currency, the euro.

Really, Gene, you are all over the place I recall a discussion we had some months ago where we did agree there were 1260 years and then the time of the end would begin. Now here you have it that it starts when Jesus died on the cross.  

RSS

Site Sponsors

 

Adventist Single?
Meet other Single
Adventists here:
Join Free


USA members:

Support AO by
using this link:
Amazon.com

 

© 2018   Created by Clark P.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service