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End-Time Predictions Do We Know When the World Will End?

End-Time Predictions Do We Know When the World Will End?

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  1. End-Time PredictionsDo We Know When the World Will End?

  2. End-Time Predictions • Yes, Jesus is coming again (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16; Heb. 9:28; 1 Jn. 3:2)! • Yes, the world as we know it will come to an end (2 Pet. 3:7,10; Rev. 21:1)! • But, do we know when the Lord will come and the world will end? Can we predict that time?

  3. End-Time Predictions • There has been a renewed interest in the end of the world with the recent movie “2012” • Since the Mayan calendar does not have a date past 2012, it has been assumed by some that the world will come to an end at that time • Many false predictions and prophecies have been made down through time (Deut. 18:22)

  4. End-Time Predictions The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs and proposals, which posit that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on or around December 21 in the year 2012,[1][2] which is said to be the end-date of a 5,125-year-long Mayan Long Count calendar. These beliefs may derive in part from archaeoastronomical speculation,[3] alternative interpretations of mythology,[4]numerological constructions, or alleged prophecies from extraterrestrial beings.[5]

  5. End-Time Predictions According to the Popol Vuh, a book compiling details of creation accounts known to the K'iche' Maya of the Colonial-era highlands, we are living in the fourth world.[12] The Popol Vuh describes the first three creations that the gods failed in making and the creation of the successful fourth world where men were placed. In the Maya Long Count, the previous creation ended at the start of a 14th b'ak'tun. The previous creation ended on a long count of 12.19.19.17.19. Another 12.19.19.17.19 will occur on December 20, 2012, followed by the start of the fourteenth b'ak'tun, 13.0.0.0.0, on December 21, 2012.[13] There is only one reference to the current creation's 13th b'ak'tun in the fragmentary Mayan corpus: Tortuguero Monument 6, part of a ruler's inscription.

  6. Date-Setters and End-Time PredictionsFalse Attempts Second century A.D. 1000 Between A.D. 1200 - 1260 Feb. 10-14, 1420 Within 100 years 1528 1533 1715 1836 1843 – 1844 1874, 1914 • Montanus • Augustine of Hippo • Joachin of Fiore • Behemians • Martin Luther • Hans Hut • Melchior Hoffmann • Sir Isaac Newton • John Wesley • William Miller • Charles Taze Russell

  7. Date-Setters and End-Time PredictionsFalse Attempts 1914, 1918, 1925 1952 or 1953 Jan. 7, 1972 1975 April 1, 1980 1988 1988 1989 1995 2012? • Joseph Rutherford • Billy Graham • Herbert W. Armstrong • Jehovah’s Witnesses • Willie Day Smith • Hal Lindsey • Edgar Whisenant • Pat Robertson • Hal Lindsey • Hollywood movie-makers

  8. End-Time PredictionsWhat About Matthew 24? Note the setting: Matthew 23:37 – 24:2 End of Time (vv. 36-51) “took them all away” (v.39) “that day” (v. 36) “know not” (vv. 36,42,44) “thief” illustration End of Jerusalem (vv. 3-35) • “flee” (v. 16) • “those days” (vv. 19,22,29) • “you know” (vv. 32-33) • “fig tree” illustration • “THIS GENERATION” (v. 34) • “ALL THESE THINGS” (v. 34)

  9. End-Time PredictionsThings Not Mentioned in Revelation 20:1-7 • A second coming of Christ • A reign of Christ on the earth • A literal throne in Jerusalem • A bodily resurrection of dead saints • A group of righteous ones today (us)

  10. End-Time PredictionsWhat Does the Bible Say? • Only God knows the end of time (Mt. 24:36; Mk. 13:32-33; Acts 17:31) • The end of time will come as a thief in the night (Mt. 24:43-44; Lk. 12:39-40; 1 Thess. 5:2,4; 2 Pet. 3:10) • We are told how Jesus is coming and why he is coming, but not when he is coming! • Let us spend our days preparing, not predicting!