How does your view of the end of the world affect you right now?What does society say about the end of the world?Doesn’t every generation think they’re the one? They’re special, they’re the one who has seen the most changes, kids become the most corrupt, and the most disasters indicating the end of the world?
Discussion 12/29: Resolutions and The End
New Year Resolutions:
Why do we make resolutions that we keep for a few weeks into the new year?
Do you have any resolutions this New Year?
Why did you choose these are your resolutions? And are they the same as last year?
“Iran Monday sent condolences to Asian countries struck by a tsunami a year to the day after an earthquake killed 31,000 people in the Iranian city of Bam.” 12/27
“At least 55,000 people were killed in 12 countries in southern Asia and Africa from Sunday’s massive earthquake and tsunami waves, according to official figures.” 12/28
“Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 76,700
Death Toll Rises to 76,700 Tsunami Victims in Asia; Red Cross Says Dead Could Exceed 100,000” 12/29 6 PM
What does society say about the end of the world? Armageddon and other movies?
Doesn’t every generation think they’re the one? They’re special, they’re the one who has seen the most changes, kids become the most corrupt, and the most disasters indicating the end of the world?
Matthew 24:3 – 11
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
FALSE PROPHETS AND CHRISTS
In the last several years many people have claimed to be the Messiah like Jim Jones, David Koresh and countless others who are not as newsworthy.
Rumors of wars now occur frequently thanks to instant coverage by the television news media.
More people been killed in warfare in this century than at any other time in history. Nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction have now allowed us for the first time in human history to destroy ourselves.
Famine is a constant finding in Africa, especially in Ethiopia and Sudan. A large portion of the world’s 5 billion people are undernourished.
The number and intensity of earthquakes this century are at a level higher than any other time in history. Enormous numbers of major quakes are now occurring every week throughout the world. ( http://www.iris.washington.edu/seismic/60_2040_1_8.htm l )
At this time the Church is under attack throughout the world especially in Indonesia, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Korea, and Sudan. During the Tribulation the persecution of Christians will intensify with large numbers of Christians martyred for their faith.
GOSPEL PREACHED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
Preaching of the gospel throughout the world is being accomplished by television, radio, missionaries, and bible translations in most languages of the world.
Prophetic Signs of the End Times