End Time Prophecy.... I am sick of hearing it. Are you?

Canada
January 6, 2008 9:29am CST
I am sick of hearing such things. There are many people who are selling books with regard to such thing. Also, many people are trying to tell us when it will start, how it will come, etc. You know what... Isaiah 8:19 told us "So why are you trying to find out the future by consulting witches and mediums. Don't listen to their whisperings and mutterings. Can the living find out the future from the dead? Why not ask your God?" It is also against one of ten Commandments -- ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me'. When someone is trying to tell the future through the news, books, etc and people believe in him, it means that they have treated him as a god. My point is... no one will never know what happen in the future. Only God knows it. Why do some people like telling the future? Is it thrilled?
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@scammerwear (1433)
• Singapore
7 Jan 08
But the world IS ending, right here, right now. This moment is, because the previous ended. The world a moment ago has just met the end times, and soon so will this one. Those who wait for Heaven will never see it, and those who run from hell will never escape. Both Heaven and Hell is right here, right now. It is what you do this moment that counts.
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
7 Jan 08
'You shall have no other gods before Me' 'You shall not question me' Sound like a dictatorship to me. lol
• Canada
8 Jan 08
Dear Aussies2007, Please tell me if Jesus ever said “Don’t question me!” during his life time?? The Bible even describes when His chosen people or His disciples could ask and argue with Him. Jesus encouraged them to do so. The chapter of Genesis in Bible also describes such things. The purpose of His coming was to teach the right things to humans. Let me give you an example here. You must not let your child to play with knife or other sharp objects. Why? Because you know exactly that it would be dangerous for the child to play with such objects. This is the same thing..... God knows exactly if you don’t worship Him, the other side, the Evil, will take care of you and God knows exactly what the Evil will do to you in the end. But you still have a free will to choose. The purpose of the first commandment is only intended to warn you.
• Australia
9 Jan 08
So why does my star rating drop ten points everytime I ask a question about God?
• Canada
9 Jan 08
You asked me ..... why God should not be questioned by you? Now, you're asking about a star rating. Do you consider those people who have made " - " to your comments are God?
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I can't say that it bothers me. The world will eventually end that is a scientific fact. I think lately there has been a lot of discussion because we are getting close to the year 2012, which is when the Mayan calendar ends. That has always been seen as the end of times as we know it and/or the end of the world.
• Canada
6 Jan 08
LOL....that's ridiculous!! When I was a child, people told me that the end time would be in 1997. In fact, it didn't happen. Mathew 24:35-36 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone." Jesus Christ. Take a look at this site http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm There are 220 dates for the end of the world. But all of them are incorrect!
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
6 Jan 08
The only one I have ever heard of off of this list is the one I mentioned. Regardless if it is the end of the world or not, people who are connected with their true spiritual self (not religious self) for the most part agree that 2012 will be a big year with a lot of changes.
• Canada
8 Jan 08
Sedel1027, This year will be different from the previous year. I am no doubt about it. We don’t live in the static world, do we? Everything will change from time to time. In 2012, we are definitely getting older, aren’t we? The Earth is also getting older. Today is definitely different from one hundred years ago. One hundred years ago or fifty years ago, - We did not have Internet and emails where we could communicate from one place to another place in the matter of second. - We did not have rockets - We did not have satellite - We did not have LCD Television - We did not have iPod, Blackberry, etc. Obviously, we are now living in a modern era with more advanced technologies than other previous years. So, we’re expecting ourselves (i.e., human beings) to think and to act better and forwarder than one hundred years ago or five hundred years ago or even one thousand years ago. So, our civilization is definitely different from one hundred years ago or even one thousand years ago. Thus, we can't compare today and five years later or ten years later.
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
7 Jan 08
The end of time/day of judgement/day of resurrection... Christians, Muslims and Jews believe in it. But all of the three says that it is not known to anyone other than God. And what we made ready for that day? I heard another prediction it was on 2002! still the world is there as it is, I never believe in such predictions and no base for it, and who ever predict a date is out of those religious boundaries :) Thanks.
• Canada
8 Jan 08
Harley009, Did you remember about Millenium bug that was predicted in 2000? Computer would be crash and we would live in the dark. Many people were worried about it.
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
9 Jan 08
oh that, I didn't expect much at that time too. It was: The 2 digit year representation like 01,02 will assume like 1901 and 1902. It effect only the programs created with the oldest versions of the that time famous computer Cobol. I think the Cobol developers were better minded than other computer professionals :) Anyway it was not supposed to crash, but the calculations based on date may go wrong, but most of the companies and big organizations and co-operate networks was not so older, so nothing happened. I might have effected some individual users trusted the very old Cobol's softwares :)
• Kottayam, India
6 Jan 08
You are not far from the Kingdom of God.Let God talk to you.
• Canada
6 Jan 08
Thanks, elshaddai123. Only God knows it.
• United States
6 Jan 08
I detest all the discussion about Apocalypse or Armageddon. Oh, if there is an end time and God is planning to end the world, then so be it. That's up to God. But until fire starts falling from the heavens we should probably try to live with an eye to tomorrow instead of expecting everything to fall to pieces. Ragnarök may come. Who can say? If the Rapture comes upon us and people are lifted into Heaven, then I say it's time to sit down and start praying. But otherwise, until the bitter end, people need to fight to give the world a future. Consider the dysfunction of looking to a coming End of Days? If the world is going to end, if it is God's will, then people don't need to worry about ecological disaster, killing off the animals of the ecosystem, polluting the oceans. The world is temporary and disposable. God will fix everything after the End of Days. That's just lunacy! We need to take care of our world and our environment so that we can expect the world to continue for countless years to come. Our children, and our children's children, should have a world which we have taken care of -- not something that we see as a disposable resource. Diviners and divination are typically scam artists. They prey upon people's fears and try to provide the answers they desperately need. Some people can't handle the doubt or endless questions. Some people are so grieved by the loss of a loved one they just want one more opportunity to be in contact with them. These so called diviners were liars and cheats, just like tarot readers today. Or is it that simple? See, the Tarot deck or the rune stones or those sticks the Chinese throw (I-Chang?) might provide a mechanism and a form for self-reflection and analysis of life. Perhaps they don't foretell the future by any mystical means, but if they provide a means and a mechanism for you to review your life, perhaps they can be helpful. In essence, reading stones, cards, or sticks might serve the same purpose as prayer in reflecting on your life, focusing on your goals, and advising yourself. It might also be possible, in the hands of a person who is wise in life for these tools to allow them to help you seemingly discover for yourself things that you would not allow any mortal person to tell you. That a relationship is bad, for example. That you must save up for future hardships instead of spending all your money on keeping up with the Joneses. And, of course, we do have ways to forsee the future using tools that God gave us. That is to say, our minds. God created the world with a pattern. With our mind we can perceive that pattern and predict what is likely to come. Thus, if you analyze the weather, you can 'see the future.' If you do your math, you can tell if you will be able to afford retirement. This is not some insult to God or treating your math as a God. It is using tools that God put here for us to use. It is foolhardy and foolish to avoid trying to do so. People need to live life trying to make sure there is no apocalypse that we can avert. And they need to be critical of people who claim to be able to forecast the future. While some people can reliably give indications of things to come, one must also avoid putting too much faith in certain so called psychics. Even in some fields like predicting the stock market, it is sometimes tremendously difficult to forecast the future. It is tempting to trust in our modern readers of omens, just try not to put an inappropriate amount of confidence in people.
• Canada
6 Jan 08
Believing in God doesn't mean that you don't use your rationality. God has created humans with mind so that we can subdue the world. Genesis 1:26 "and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." Yes, I agree with what your're saying -- "God created the world with a pattern. With our mind we can perceive that pattern and predict what is likely to come". We call such pattern as knowledge/science and God encourages humans to find it -- That's why He gave a brain to us. Anyway, I am not talking about the forecasts of weather or stock market because they are categorized under the realm of knowledge or science. I am talking about the end time prophecy. Of course, we should take care of our world and environment. Bible mentions this ..... Deuteronomy 20:19: "When you besiege a city a long time, to make war against it in order to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by swinging an axe against them; for you may eat from them, and you shall not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man, that it should be besieged by you?"
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
12 Jan 08
I read a lot of 'end time' books but do so with usually 2 or 3 different translations of the bible right in front of me. It's not that I'm concerned or in anyway trying to figure out 'when' it's going to happen but it fasinates me and I enjoy reading on the topic and seeing which writings agree with what is actually in the bible. There is however no way on earth that I worship or even remotely believe that the writers of these books know anything that is not in the bible. Only God knows and He will let me know when it's time - I pray for many many to be prepared.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
7 Jan 08
yes youre right, only GOD knows our future,thats why inever goto chruch now a days.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
7 Jan 08
I am fed up of it and sick from hearing it as well, I don't really understand why they keep on iniating this. If it happens, then so be it. People sometimes use these just to claim fame, they keep on uttering it so they get the credit from it. But I feel sorry for them, no one is really sure when the RIGHT time comes and the most important thing is have faith (if ever they have one). Or they can atleast shut up, do their works and let the tide of time decide..
• Indonesia
7 Jan 08
That's right !.. I agree with you, we have to trust in God and only in Him we follow. I think bible tell many things to understand God's way in us and let we receive His heart by our meditation in His presents. What aobut you?
@vanities (11343)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Jan 08
yeah i agree with you on that note..nobody really knows when is the end of the world..except God..i dont know why people are trying predict about the end...maybe for commercialism or whatever..
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Yes...all these predictions are silly nonsense. The end of what? Sure, we all are going to die in the sense that our bodies die, but what about the spirit? So what if God comes down and destroys the earth. No spitit can be condemned, being it is manifested from God. What will happen will happen, and we can't know for sure when it will.
@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
6 Jan 08
Good topic, i haven't been so bothered about mad profets and stuff whining that we are in the end times. Id rather check in my bible and compare what its says about the endtime than rely on people. A good internet page i often check out is flammor, a site that has a good check on end time stuff. The good thing is that they always back their claims up with the bible, so you can check if you agree with that or not. Sadly the page is on swedish otherwise i would written a link to that page. Even thought its interesting stuff they write i don't se it as written in stone.