Signs Of The End Of The World

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  1. Signs Of The End Of The World

    What are the signs by which we will recognise that the
    end of the world is near? Many speak about, and
    predict the time for the end of the world and even
    suggest dates for it.
    We shall mention here the signs that were recorded in the
    The coming of the Anti-Christ
    This subject is very clearly indicated in the words of St. Paul
    " Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will
    not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of
    sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts
    himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so
    that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself
    that he is God. … whom the Lord will consume with the
    breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His
    coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the
    working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
    and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish,
    because they did not receive thelove of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thess. 2:3-10).
    There will be enormous falling away because of the
    wonders that will be manifested by the false prophet
    with the power of Satan and many will believe and
    apostatise from the true faith.
    This falling was mentioned in the previous point (2 Thess. 2:3)
    and also in (1 Tim 4:1) "Now the spirit expressly says that in
    latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to
    deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. "
    This failing
    away will be a severe and general one to the point that the
    Lord said about it "And unless those days were shortened,
    no flesh would be saved,. but for the elect's sake those days
    will be shortened. " (Matt. 24:22).
    Although during history many things had happened, this
    general falling which is due to the miracles of that false
    prophet, did not happen yet. The Lord also said:
    "For false christs and false prophets will arise and show
    great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even
    the elect. " (Matt. 24:24).
    All these will be reasons for the fall. The Lord also said
    about these difficult days "Satan will be released from his
    prison, and will go out to deceive the nations. " (Rev.
    Another sign is the salvation of the Jews ie. their belief in
    the Lord Christ.
    When St. Paul talked about the belief of the Jews first then
    the joining of the Gentiles to the faith, ie. "the grafting of
    the wild olive tree into the original olive tree, " he said
    "How much more will these, who are the natural branches,
    be grafted into their own olive tree?" (Rom. 11:16-24).
    Then he said explicitly "... that hardening in part has
    happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has
    come in, and so all Israel will be saved" (Rom. 11:25&26)
    he means the spiritual salvation by their joining the faith.
    Final signs which are the desolation of nature...
    The Lord said "Immediately after the tribulation of those
    days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its
    light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the
    heavens will be shaken. " (Matt. 24).
    The Last sign is the appearance of Christ's sign in
    After the desolation of nature, the Lord said "then the sign
    of the Son of Man will appear in heaven..... and they will
    see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with
    power and great glory, and He will send His angels with a
    great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His
    elect... " (Matt. 24)
    and that will be the end.
    A comment on these signs: It is clear that the Anti-christ
    did not appear yet with his miracles, and accordingly the
    general falling did not happen. As the Jews did not believe
    yet, and the false prophets making signs and wonders did not
    appear either, but as of the wars and rumours of wars, these
    are the beginning of sorrows. (Matt. 24:8).
  2. Thanks for the good info. Most people think we are living in the End Times now (because of Hurricane Katrina, the Tsunami in Asia, 9/11, ETC). This is partly true, but the signs dont really start until the Seven Year Tribulation begins. Jesus said "And when you shall see Jerusalem being encircled by armies, then know that its destruction is near. Let those in Judea flee to the mountains; and those in the midst of it, let them go out. And those who are out of town do not go into Jerusalem. For these are the days of vengeance when all things that have been written are to be fulfilled. "
  3. That's true, Endtime. Many of believe in the rapture, don't know about you? And that can happen any time, and it will be the endtime! for the church.

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