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The Truth About The Last Days, Antichrist, The Rapture, More.

The Truth About The Last Days, Antichrist, The Rapture, More.

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  • 1. ==== ====The Truth About The Last Days, Antichrist, The Rapture, More.http://www.teachingfaith.com/content.cfm?id=304==== ====What are the warning signs of the end times? Many Christians refer to the days in which wereliving as "the End Times," but this is inaccurate. The Bible never uses the expression "the EndTimes" (plural). Instead, when talking about the final period of world history it focuses exclusivelyon the last 3 ½ years and calls this period "the time of the End" (Daniel 11:35, 40; 12:9).Every time Christ spoke of those days, he called them "the End" (Matthew 24:6, 13, 14) and "theEnd" pertains to just the 3 ½ years of the Tribulation. (See Matthew 24:15, 21.) Contrary towhat many Christians believe, therefore, we are not yet in the Time of the End. This may seem likea minor point, but it is very important.Now, it is accurate to say that we are living in the Last Days, but this is quite a general term, sinceeven the early Christians 2,000 years ago were already living in "the last days" (Acts 2:17;Hebrews 1:2; 1 Peter 1:20), since the "last days" were inaugurated by the death of Jesus Christand his resurrection from the dead.I say all this because of the oft-stated but misleading belief that "were living in the End Times."The Doomsday Clock is supposed to have started ticking on May 14, 1948 when Israel became anation again after nearly 2,000 years of the Jewish people having no country of their own. Its truethat this event was part of a countdown to Armageddon, but it did not initiate a 40-year timetablelike Hal Lindsey and many others thought. The End did not happen in 1988, after all. So the bestthat can be said is that these specific events of the 20th century were a necessary preparation,laying the groundwork for the future Time of the End.Another event that had to happen was for Europe (which once made up the bulk of the RomanEmpire) to unite again as a kingdom. This had not happened since Rome fell to the barbarians in476 A.D. Central Europe had been united in the Holy Roman Empire and most of Europe hadbeen temporarily conquered by Napoleon then Hitler, but not until the formation of the EuropeanEconomic Community in 1958 (renamed the European Union in 1993) did a united Europe beginto become a reality. Daniel 7:7-8; 23-25 tells us that ten horns (kings) would arise out of a terriblebeast (the Roman Empire) and Revelation 17:12 states that these ten kings would surrender theirpower to the Antichrist, their new dictator.Here is a third sign that we are living in the period not long before the End Time: Daniel 12:4states, "Seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shallbe increased." For 20 centuries after this prophecy, mankinds total knowledge base expandedslowly; by the 1930s, however, our accumulated knowledge grew twofold each 30 years; in the1970s, it doubled every 7 years; by 2010, the worlds cumulative store of knowledge will doubleevery 12 hours. Knowledge is advancing at a fantastic speed in the decades before the End. Inaddition, todays rapid, long-distance transportation, from cars, trains, subways, and jets enablesmultiple millions to run "to and fro" to the farthest corners of the globe.
  • 2. James is a bible scholar whos passion is to share the truth to everyone regarding the End Timesand the Antichrist to prepare the world. There are more prophecies from the Bible that are comingto pass in recent years, which point to the soon-coming End. For more information on the manySigns of the End Times, visit http://www.EndTimeAntichrist.comArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=James_Kreuger==== ====The Truth About The Last Days, Antichrist, The Rapture, More.http://www.teachingfaith.com/content.cfm?id=304==== ====