Above is just a few examples of the major push throughout the world for a cashless society. We have the techonology to do this now, which in times past wasn't possible. And look at the financial turmoil around the world today. This will help in bringing in a "unified" currency to help make it possible to enforce the mark of the beast.
Technology isn't the mark, but technology is needed for proper enforcement of it. This is a SURE sign of the end times! Now many professed Christians today believe that the 'falling away' is something that will happen in the last days. But this is a wrong view, because the falling away began not long after the New Testament church and was completely fulfilled when the Roman Catholic Church took control and merged Christianity with Paganism, and punished anyone who did not bow to her so called 'authority' and false teachings. And that man of sin who was "revealed" to the world during the Protestant reformation is none other than the pope s of the Roman Catholic Church.
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See proof of who the man of sin is HERE. So, the falling away has happened and the man of sin HAS been revealed. Therefore the second coming of Christ can happen and this shows we are living in the end times. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. What was it like in Noah's day and Lot's day? We need to go to two other Bible verses to see what it was like. Genesis tells us that in Noah's day the "earth was filled with violence. So violence prevailed in Noah's day and sexual immorality including homosexuality prevailed in Lot's day.
And this would be a sign of the end times before Christ Jesus returns. So our question is, does violence and sexual immorality including homosexuality prevail in the world today? Very much so, yes! Not only does violence and fornication rage across the whole world, homosexuality has become a "norm".
Since , 29 countries have legalized homosexual marriage source. And there are more countries being added to this list all the time. Large rise in sexually transmitted diseases since in England source. Today, the world is FULL of violence and sexual immorality. You only need turn the tv on and you will see violence, fornication and homosexuality everywhere. The cities of the world today are especially bad and are no longer safe places to be.
What are we told in Jude ? We are told that what God did to Sodom was set forth as an example to us today. And what did God do to the people of Sodom? How about a rise in spiritualism and the occult in the world? Have we seen this? Well, just look at the television and movies today.
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It has invaded our lives like no other time before us. And what is the cause of this? It is the false teaching of the immortality of the 'soul'. Spiritualism is also the cause of these ' near death experiences ' which Satan is deceiving more and more people with. Many people don't realize that spiritualism has also invaded the majority of churches around the world, due to this false teaching of the immortality of the soul.
But the churches have embraced this false teaching of the immortal soul, which is another sign of the times we live in. See the truth HERE about what happens when we die. Hosea This one has become a fairly recent phenomenon.
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During the last few years we have seen fish, birds and other animals die in huge numbers. Since , millions of fish have been turning up dead in lakes, rivers and the sea, with this deadly red tide partly to blame. Also, Birds have been dropping out of the sky in huge numbers. And we are seeing other unusual animal deaths all around the world. Including Bees and Bats dying in their millions.
The Honey Bee crisis deepens as evidence shows there has been a dramatic increase in die offs.. The Rise of Jellyfish over the past few decades is a harbinger of the health of the world's oceans! The Oceans are on the Brink of a Catastrophe! The book of Hosea not only applied to the nation of Israel. It also applies to our day and contains prophecies concerning the state of the world we live in today. So is this text from Hosea fulfilled in our day? Is it a sign of the end times? Is this being fulfilled in our day more than any other day before us?
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Most definately. Just look at all the natural disasters we are getting now every year. Tens and even hundreds of thousands of people are being wiped out from Tsunamis and floods, and men's hearts are certainly fearing what is happening to this world. In America in , a record was set for the number of Federal Disaster Declarations given over a year. That number was In , that number was broken again, with 99 Disaster Declarations given, costing over 32 Billion Dollars. And produced another year of record breaking disasters.
Robert Hartwig states We are really seeing things happening in this world now with regards to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy today. May - "US like a 'war zone' after tornadoes in 30 days! We are seeing an increase in volcanic activity worldwide. The scoffers love to bash this one, but from the evidence available, it is clear that earthquakes are not only increasing in frequency, but also appearing in more and more "diverse places", which the Bible predicted. Remember, these signs are to intensify during the last days, and that is exactly what is happening with earthquakes.
New Zealand felt a record 32, earthquakes in - link. We had a 'millenium's worth' of earthquakes in just 2 years, during and source. Big earthquakes have doubled in compared to each year since source. A series of massive quakes within 2 days in prompted an earthquake expert to suggest that the earth is "cracking up" link As of June , there were around 3, earthquakes happening a month.
God is giving us plenty of warning through these events, and we will be without excuse if that day of Christ's return comes upon us like a thief in the night and catches us unaware. We need to heed the signs and get ready! Please see these amazing videos showing a graphical look into the earthquakes around the world. Christ said that there would be earthquakes in "diverse" places, and these amazing videos certainly fulfills that prophecy. This sign carries on from the "increase in knowledge" sign above.
But I wanted to separate it to show you that this sign alone reveals we are living in the last days. God tells Daniel to seal the book. In other words, to seal the prophecies contained within it. And that at the "time of the end" , the prophecies would be unsealed and we would know what they mean. So this alone confirms that we are living in the end times. But taking all the other signs together will show us how close we are to the second coming of Christ Jesus, the Son of the living God, and the end of the world. Matthew , We've certainly had our fair share of false Christ's appearing around the world.
Also, today we have many false religions proclaiming many ways to eternal life, like Roman Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Folk Religions, Wicca, and many other 'new age' movements. With false prophets like the Pope, Muhammad, Krishna, Buddha, etc. We also have many false prophets and leaders in "Christian" churches, like the the prosperity gospel preachers and people like Oprah Winfrey leading these new age movements. And millions of people have been sucked in and deceived by these 'false prophets'.
There are also many who appear to be 'sheep leading the flock' but in fact are 'inwardly ravening wolves' leading the people to destruction. People like Rick Warren who preach just enough truth to lull the unlearned mind into following them into apostasy! Yes, this sign has certainly been fulfilled. Please prayerfully seek the truth yourself, by studying the Word of God in the Bible. Is this sign being fulfilled in our day? There is an ecumenical movement today which we were told about in end times prophecy that is uniting the world in an effort to bring peace. Churches and faiths and political leaders are uniting like never before in an effort to bring peace to this world.
But this ecumenical movement is not of God, because we as God's people are not to unite with the world or any false religion Amos , 2 Corinthians , Revelation When they do declare "peace and safety" then destruction will come upon them 1 Thessalonians For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.
Many people say that this isn't a sign of the end times, because there have been wars since the beginning. Yes there have been wars since the beginning, but when you look at the frequency and intensity of wars, then it's plain to see that this is a sign of the times we are living in. During the 20th century alone, more people have been killed as a result of war than all previous centuries combined. Today, there are conflicts and wars raging all around the world Source. And in , armed conflicts greatly increased according to this report.
So is war a sign for today? Of course is it. Jesus said Taking one sign like this on it's own will not prove we are living in the last days. All signs need to be fulfilled. Just look at the famine that has struck the world over the past 30 years. Thousands die everyday of starvation and according to this news article global starvation is spreading and increasing causing 1 Billion people to go hungry around the world. Add to that the failed crops throughout the world because of extreme weather, and bees dying off in massive numbers, and we have a worldwide shortage of food on it's way.
Not only that, we have the likes of Monsanto who are poisoning the crops that are left! The sad thing about this sign, is that the amount of food that is wasted in the developed world could feed the hungry! So think about those in need next time you are about to fill up your shopping trolley with food that will be wasted. The Bible teaches us that we need to be helping the poor and needy, by giving them of our bread and clothing. Rather than throwing away what we don't want or need.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. Christians were being killed for their faith in the first century, as well as during the dark ages when the Roman Catholic Church ruled the world and killed tens of millions of God's people. And once the mark of the beast is enforced soon, then this persecution will spread to the Western World. Is this Biblical sign fulfilled in our day? Just go back 50 years and you would not see half the sin and wickedness that we see in people today.
Look at what is portrayed on our TV screens and in the movies and video games! Violence, lust and all manner of evil. This is one of the major end of time signs. Our world today is aching under the burden of sin and I'm sure God will not allow it to continue for much longer. And do you know the worst thing about "sin" today? Through movies, television programs, radio, magazines, comics, you name it!
The majority of people in this world today, including professed Christians are happily entertained by the very thing that put the Son of God on the cross! What an abomination! And please note, I am not just talking about the sins of non Christians. A sure sign that we are living in the end times is the fact that the Christian churches are full of unconverted, sin loving people! Many of them thinking they don't need to keep the ten commandments, and can continue living in sin, as long as they "believe" in Jesus and go to church once a week.
Yes, iniquity has abounded! This sign of the times has certainly been fulfilled in our generation. A great majority of professing Christians these days do not study the Bible much. Instead they just rely on their pastor's word as the truth. Let me give you an example. Back during the Protestant reformation, where many people died standing up for the truth of God's Word.
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God revealed a great truth to the world about who the antichrist was. All of the reformers knew the truth about the Roman Catholic Church being the Bible antichrist. But as time has gone on and false teachers have crept into the churches, the majority of Protestants now reject this great truth that God opened up to the early Protestant leaders, and they now EMBRACE that antichrist church and have become a part of Babylon!
The above end time sign from Timothy also says that they would be turned unto fables. Let me give you a few fables that the majority of Christians have been turned to. The rapture. Looking to Israel for fulfillment of end times prophecy. Mark of the beast being a microchip. Evildoers will be punished for their behaviour on earth and the good rewarded, as God balances the scales of justice at the end of time.
Premillennialism is a doctrine particularly popular among Evangelical Protestants in North America. Premillennialism is a pessimistic view of the world. It says that things are getting steadily worse on earth and will go on deteriorating until God has had enough and takes action in a way that will be catastrophic for humanity. Premillennialists believe the Second Coming of Christ will happen at the start of the Millennium the year period when Christ rules the world. Before this period will come a time of destruction, war and disaster on earth, called the tribulation, which will be ended by God defeating evil at the battle of Armageddon.
Those who follow this doctrine have a very different view of Christ to that held by other Christians. As one church leader Bob Edgar put it, "[Premillennialists] see a Messiah who leads an army and kills the bad guys, we see Jesus coming as a man of peace. Although premillennialism is sometimes said to be only years old, it's more like years old; early Christians held very similar beliefs about the Second Coming.
They believe that the important thing for Christians to do is to prepare themselves for the end-time and to convert as many people as possible into righteous believers ready for the day of judgement. They don't see much point in Christians trying to improve the world, since God is about to clean the world of its faults by destroying much of it and then remaking it. In practical terms premillennialists are in favour of evangelism and missionary work to convert people to belief in Christ, and less enthusiastic about church involvement in politics and social reform.
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We go out and win people to Jesus. We get people ready for the second coming. We do everything we can to make sure that our churches talk about this. You need to preach about the second coming. You need to preach about heaven. You need to preach about hell. Some premillennialists take very reactionary positions on social and political issues. They argue that any attempt by Christians to reform society is religiously wrong, as it would get in the way of God's plan to end the world. Millions of Christians believe that the tribulation is a period immediately before the Millennium when God's judgement is carried out on the world and humanity endures great suffering.
Most mainstream Christians think the doctrine of the tribulation should be regarded as a poetic or symbolic way of describing the eternal conflict between good and evil. However there are many millions who believe the doctrine of the tribulation is a literal and truthful description of what will happen sometime in the future. During the tribulation the antichrist Satan's emissary will torture humanity, and God will go to war against the antichrist. The tribulation ends after seven years when God defeats the antichrist. The tribulation has provided the background to many novels and a great deal of prophetic writing.
Most premillennialists believe that the Church will escape the Tribulation altogether, through the doctrine of the Rapture. One group of premillennialists called 'posttribulationists' believe that the righteous believers have to remain on earth throughout the tribulation, but that God keeps them safe. Dispensationalism is a theological belief system devised by J.
Darby founder of the Exclusive Brethren that divides human time into different ages, called dispensations. It aims to show how God's plans and purposes have changed throughout history not gradually but in large steps. Each dispensation is a period during which God works in a specific way. There is a change of dispensation when God gives humanity a different revelation of his will to follow. Another way of looking at it is to consider a dispensation as a period of government.
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Different governments bring different ways of running a country - in different dispensations the same God runs the world in a different way. Scofield, editor of the Scofield Reference Bible, devised the most commonly used dispensational breakdown of human history. He listed seven dispensations:. As a dispensation, grace begins with the death and resurrection of Christ The point of testing is no longer legal obedience as the condition of salvation, but acceptance or rejection of Christ, with good works as a fruit of salvation.
So in the present dispensation God tests us by seeing if we reject or accept Christ. In the previous dispensation God tested us by seeing if we obeyed the law. For those who accept it, dispensationalism provides a way of interpreting the Bible literally and consistently without contradictions.
Dispensationalists say that in each dispensation God is using different revelations and so the Bible only has to be consistent within a particular dispensation. So contradictions in the Bible are only contradictions on the surface. If studied properly they turn out not to be contradictions at all, because different rules operate within each dispensation.
Critics say that the idea of dispensationalism is something that Darby made up himself "concocted in complete contradiction to all main Christian traditions", said James Barr , but Darby believed that the idea had been given to him by God. Dispensationalism wasn't a brand new doctrine anyway; Joachim of Fiore had put a similar idea forward in the 12th century CE. In this version of dispensationalism the dispensations are not rigidly separated at an instant in time but gradually progress from one to another. In each dispensation it's possible to find early signs of the dispensation to come.
Progressive dispensationalists interpret the Bible in a less literal way than other dispensationalists. Postmillennialists believe that the Second Coming of Christ will come at the end of the Millennium and mark the full achievement of the kingdom of God on earth. They believe that we are already in the Millennium, which began with Christ's resurrection , and that the world is gradually moving towards the promised time of peace and righteousness.
Christ is ruling earth from heaven, through his church and through believers, and his kingdom and rule are steadily growing. Amillennialists don't believe in the Millennium as a specific period of years, and regard Biblical reference to it as symbolic. They believe that the millennium began when Christ was born on earth and will end with the second coming. Amillennialists say that Christ is reigning now, both in heaven, and on the earth in the hearts of believers.
The doctrine, which was made popular by St Augustine, is accepted by the Roman Catholic church and many middle of the road Protestant denominations. The Rapture is the event in which Christ carries the faithful believers off to heaven before the Tribulation. This word refers to a "taking up" of Christians, both alive and dead, at the return of Christ.
The idea is based on 1 Thessalonians 4. Rapture derives from Latin for "to seize" rapere , also the root for raptor , a bird of prey. During the Millennium the believers will remain in heaven, and God will be working on earth with the people of Israel. Some Christians believe in the rapture, but disagree about the timing.
Some think the rapture will occur at the end of the tribulation period and others believe it will occur in the middle. This doctrine says that Christ will come to earth and take all the true believers to heaven before the Second Coming. Christians disagree as to exactly when in the "end times" this will happen, and the Bible itself doesn't explicitly say whether it will happen before, during or after the great tribulation. The rapture is described in 1 Thessalonians 4, which says that believers will be "raptured" or "caught up" Latin: rapiemur in the clouds to meet Christ in the air.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Some Christians have encapsulated the idea of the rapture in the phrase "beam me up, Jesus" because they believe that the way the transporter works on Star Trek is the closest thing we have to the way the rapture will work. Someday, a day that only God knows, Jesus Christ is coming to take away all those who believe in Him.