THE END IS NOT HERE…YET

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David Meade was wrong. The end of the world did not come yesterday as predicted.  Meade along with Dr. Harold Camping– doomsayer of September 6, 1994, along with the Y2K nuts of January 1, 2000 and the Mayan Calendar loonies of December 21, 2012 were all wrong!  And so many “Christians” continue following such nonsense! To you I say “read your Bible and be literal about it”!  The Bible is the only book of prophecy that has been 100% accurate in prophetic fulfillment since its writing.  Yet how few truly study that book, let alone read it with any regularity.  David Meade, rather than trying to figure out some numeric nonsense from passages in the Bible, should actually try just taking it at its word.  If he had then he would have read the words of Jesus regarding the end in Matthew 24:35-36 where He said: Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.  No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”.  When Jesus was on this earth even He didn’t know what day the world would end—so where in the world does “Christian” David Meade think he is getting his information from?  Even if he had figured out the day– God would have had to change it in order to keep His word true!  For scripture also says: “let God be true and every man a liar” Romans 3:4.

One thing is true.  The end is coming. The Bible tells us so although it gives us no dates.  It does illustrate the “season” or the appearances of such a time. The Apostle Paul told his apprentice Timothy: “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people”. 2 Timothy 3:1-5  He continued by saying:  “ For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths”. 2 Timothy 4:3-4

There are many other prophetic passages in the Bible that reveal events that mark the seasons like Israel becoming a nation (1948), political world conditions, catastrophic events, etcetera, but the greatest predictor of the season to me is this mindset of mankind. A growing number of people have no regard for God and move like sheep without a shepherd into darkness while scoffing at the ancient truth.  This is what the apostle Peter warned us about:

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.  By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.  Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.  2 Peter 3:3-13

Jesus warned us of false prophets.  They will be known by their fruit He said.  Matthew 7:15-20 According to the Bible a prophet who uses the name of God and is wrong once is done! Peter also told us to pay attention to the prophecy in scripture.  No other prophecy is worth our time.  No other prophet is true!

We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.  Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.  For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.                          2 Peter 1:19-21

When all is said this remains true:  We are all closer to the END with each day we live.  Today the end for many people did come.  I know a man who found his lifeless son in bed this morning.  So let us stop looking for an end date and start living for each day to please the gracious God who made us.  Behold, now is the time of favor; now is the day of salvation! 2 Corinthians 6:2b

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