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Initial post: Dec 20, 2012, 8:16:43 PM PST
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8 Compelling Reasons why Christ is coming very soon!

The evidence for the soon return of Jesus Christ is overwhelming. It could be any moment. One scholar lists 167 converging clues just in the last few years. The following are eight:

1. Israel's rebirth. As Jesus prophesied, the Jews were scattered during the Jewish-Roman war of A.D. 70 (Luke 21:24). Also prophesied to occur before Christ's return, the nation of Israel was miraculously reborn on May 14, 1948. Israel is called "God's time clock."

2. Plummeting morality. Studies show a shocking breakdown just since mid-century (2 Timothy 3:1-4).

3. Famines, violence, and wars. Jesus said the signs before his return would come as intensifying birth pangs, seeing increased famines, violence and wars, a clear picture of our planet (Matthew 24:6-8). One of six people on earth suffers from hunger. Violence is epidemic. A study of wars since 500 B.C. shows a recent dramatic increase. More than 100 conflicts have erupted since 1990, about twice the number for previous decades.

4. Increase in earthquakes. Also prophesied to be as birth pangs (Matthew 24:7), a recent study shows a dramatic increase in earthquakes worldwide, just since the decade of Israel's rebirth. Between 1920 and 1990, a 70-year span, there were 10 major earthquakes. But in 1990 to the year 2005, a 15-year span, we have had 13 major earthquakes." (Associated Press) The U.S. Geological Survey data shows in 2000, there were 22,256 recorded earthquakes worldwide but steadily increased to 31,199 earthquakes in 2004. (WorldNetDaily)

5. Explosion of travel and education. Two key conditions described about 2,500 years ago for the Second Coming are that "travel and education shall be vastly increased" (Daniel 12:4, Living Bible). In all of history, the vast increase in travel has come just since mid-century with the explosion of both ground and air transportation; in education, with the advance of science and computers.

6. Explosion of cults and the occult. Counterfeit spirituality is everywhere with cults and false Christs (Matthew 24:24), psychic phenomena, spiritism, Satan worship, witchcraft, nature worship and the New Age movement (1 Timothy 4:1). What is a cult or the occult? See "What is a cult or the occult" Report on this website.

7. The New World Order. Increased centralization of world financial and political power is a prelude to the soon-coming world power system in the hands of the "Antichrist," who will be the incarnation of Satan and who will deceive most of the world (Daniel 7-12, Matthew 24:15, Revelation 13). Beware of the "mark of the beast". Beware of the Mark of the Beast Report" on this web site

8. Increase in both apostasy and faith. The Bible predicts in the last days, "A form of godliness, although they have denied its power" (2 Timothy 3:5). Today, many churches deny the eternal truths of Scripture and power of the Holy Spirit, replacing them with ungodly, temporal and "politically correct" values. But also, a prophesied outpouring of God's Spirit is causing hundreds of millions worldwide to come to true faith in Christ in record numbers, virtually unnoticed by the media.



The Escape Plan

Christ's death and resurrection have opened the way to heaven and life with the Father forever for all who put their trust in Him and His great sacrifice on our behalf. Christ will soon come and rescue His people from the approaching "Great Tribulation" (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). He will later rule and bring peace on earth- after He judges the world and every person (Matthew 25:31-46).

God's judgment is indeed coming on a world in rebellion. He cannot deny His nature. His attributes of perfect holiness and justice demand judgment for sin, of which we are all guilty. "For all who have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

The result of sin is death, or separation from God. "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Wages are something we earn, or deserve.

But "God is love" (1 John 4:8). Is "love" in conflict with "judgment"? Answer: God's wisdom reconciled the dilemma- the Son of God would take all our judgment upon Himself! "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).



To escape God's judgment, we each must receive His free gifts of forgiveness and love, "But the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). A gift is something we do not earn, or deserve.



How to receive Him

In any gift exchange, there has to be giver and receiver. God has already given us the gift, His Son; now we must receive Him. "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12).

We receive Him by faith. "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9).

We receive Him by personal invitation, (Christ speaking) "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him" (Revelation 3:20). Do you hear His voice?

The following is a suggested prayer: "Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross for my sins to save me from eternal death. I open the door of my life and receive you as my Savior and Lord. I give you my life. Help me to be what you want me to be. Amen."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2012, 9:54:05 PM PST
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Marilyn 777 says:
Amen, Thanks for the post. Very good information.

Marilyn

Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 1:25:34 AM PST
Acts5v29 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 7:57:48 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 9:55:32 AM PST
What does 'soon' mean? 1 year, 5, 10, 100?

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Acts5v29 says:
Good evening Steve,

That is part of the problem with gauging Christ's return by being appalled at world events - the end seems so near just because of them rather than anything else.

If you would like some idea of when from a less subjective perspective, I invite you to follow the link in my previous post where you will find a downloadable PDF text.

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Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 10:25:16 AM PST
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Thanks Acts,

Is it evening where you are at?

My point was we don't know when Christ's return is(nor does He) and people have been telling us the time is 'soon' for years. Every time we predict a certain date, we can be certain that is not the date. So when someone predicts soon, I say no. It will happen when it happens. I hope it is in my life time. I probably just jinxed it from happening.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 10:38:38 AM PST
There are some specific things that prove the clock is ticking toward Christ's return: The "king's of the east" now have the population, money, and incentive (oil) to march 200 million soldiers over the Euphrates river bed. A one world government seems closer based upon unsolvable currency problems. The united nations is voting on all sorts of issues that have nothing at all to do with war, borders, international criminals, or saving lives.

Even websites like this have unintentionally caused an explosion of paperback books containing false teaching, false prophets, and very anti scriptural ideas. Bad behavior is most certainly on the rise. Christians are condemned in a more bitter and outspoken way than before. Through tv, radio, internet, and underground pastors, even people of North Korea, Iran, and Laos are hearing the gospel.

I would almost make the argument that the great tribulation could have already started.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 11:36:23 AM PST
Acts5v29 says:
Good evening Steve,

Yes - it is evening where I am! You're so right; perhaps you've heard of the "1914/this generation" notion before, as well Mr Camping, and as the nun who prophesied regarding comet Schumacher-Levy 9 hitting Jupiter, but these ones will not be the last. There is good reason why Christ would not know the date even though Almighty God would, but that's for a different thread I suppose.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 11:39:08 AM PST
Acts5v29 says:
Good evening mr critic,

I understand your view - whilst many believe that Matthew 24 / Luke 21 was concerning the fall of Israel, I do know that many believe it pertains to our time too. The WatchTower were prominent in declaring the UN to be part of Revelation too. But there is a bigger issue in play - I know that seems odd: "what could be bigger than the deteriorating conditions in the world?" - but there is, and that issue is beautiful.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 11:42:38 AM PST
Acts5v29 says:
You are not the Messiah Brad, and following my off-forum answer you understand why - so would you like to explain it?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 1:05:42 PM PST
my guess is 50-150 years

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 1:07:04 PM PST
not quite
but yobamamama is about to trigger it
with a world wide economic collapse
and billions starving
hundreds of millions dying in wars
and billions more dying from disease and plague

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 2:29:09 PM PST
That is not soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 2:57:31 PM PST
mrs exp says:
Steve Ptasznik,
What is soon, in your lifetime?
exp

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 3:49:05 PM PST
Steve,

WRONG. I, Brad Watson, am the Christ. It would be irresponsible of me and unfair not to inform you and others of this situation. I've produced the "book/scroll with the 7 seals"/'beyond Einstein theories' prophesied in The Revelation 5:1-10:10. I've correctly identified Ronald(6 letters) Wilson(6) Reagan(6) as the "1st Beast", George Walker Bush Jr. as the "2nd Beast", and United(6) States(6) Dollar(6) as the "mark of the Beast that everyone must have to buy and sell with".

See http://7seals.yuku.com & http://7seals.blogspot.com

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 3:50:44 PM PST
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Mr. kritic,

WAKE UP! Today, 12/21/12 marks the beginning of the 'New Age'/Messianic Age.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 3:58:29 PM PST
Yes.

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Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 5:29:45 PM PST
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Steve Ptasznik asks: "What does 'soon' mean? 1 year, 5, 10, 100?"

andthehorseirodeinontoo? says: "my guess is 50-150 years"

Steve Ptasznik says: "That is not soon."

Since the discussion concerns the SOON return of Jesus, it's essential to let the New Testament define the meaning of the word. Consider these verses:

Jesus says, "And behold, I am coming SOON. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." -- "Behold, I am coming SOON, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. -- He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming SOON." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! [Revelation 22:7, 12, 20 ESV]

Clearly, based on the book of Revelation, SOON means more than 1,900 years.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 5:34:10 PM PST
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My dad told me a few years ago that people were saying Jesus was returning in the next few years and that was back in the late 1930's. It seems that Christians have an affinity for making proclamations that do not come to fruition.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 8:54:24 PM PST
mrs exp says:
Steve Ptasznik,
I'm 81 and I don't think it will be in my lifetime, but it may be in my kids lifetime.
exp
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