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View Poll Results: Are the End Times near?
YES, things seem to point that way. 46 38.98%
NO, things do not seem to point that way. 12 10.17%
Have no idea. 55 46.61%
Don't believe in the End Times 5 4.24%
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Old May 8, '12, 7:56 pm
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The Protestant or Evangelical interpretation of the "End Times" is called "dispensationalism." No, Catholics do not believe in dispensationalism and should not get caught up in the "left behind" type of prophecy. These things have been predicted for centuries and here we still are.

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"Dispensation" is a perfectly good Biblical word. Paul describes the "dispensation of the grace of God" given to him "for us." This is the present church-age. Our Lord Jesus Christ recognized the Biblical dispensational principle when He stood to read from the scroll of Isaiah in Luke 4:18-19. He stopped reading in the middle of the sentence and closed the scroll. Why? Two different dispensations. Paul also describes the "last days" in 1 Timothy 4:1-3 and 2 Timothy 3:1-5. Take a look and see if you don't agree that Paul is describing these "last days."

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I don't know if the "End Times" are near, but the North American persecution is only 34 years away.... and Francis Cardinal George agrees with me! http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/02/relig...and-martyrdom/
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Old May 8, '12, 8:26 pm
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Go to the Vatican website and read the third letter of Fatima.... look at the words coming true just like Mary warned us they would
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Old May 8, '12, 8:34 pm
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I don't know if the "End Times" are near, but the North American persecution is only 34 years away.... and Francis Cardinal George agrees with me! http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/02/relig...and-martyrdom/


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Old May 8, '12, 8:35 pm
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I don't know if the "End Times" are near, but the North American persecution is only 34 years away.... and Francis Cardinal George agrees with me! http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/02/relig...and-martyrdom/


Where do you get 34 years from, could you please elaborate?


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Old May 8, '12, 10:01 pm
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Several items about the "end times." I learned these from my old preacher dad when I was a teen (now I'm 56 and Dad is 88). My intent is to foster love over silly arguments and "Doomsday" prepping.

1. We live, for the first time in history, when the disasters of the book of Revelation are entirely possible through technology. That should sober us up a bit!

2. Jesus taught us in His parables of the talents, that we should "occupy until He comes." In other words, get on with the business of His Kingdom (i.e., investing in, and increasing, LOVE). Let our Lord find us at our post when He comes.

3. Despite the best scholarship of Jesus' day, the religious scholars didn't recognize Jesus. Why are we so sure we will recognize Him when He returns?

4. Finally, for those who long for Jesus' return, please remember His promise: For, lo, I am with you, even until the end of the age. Jesus will never be closer to us than He is right now. When He returns in all His glory, it is our eyes that will be healed to see Him. He has never left us!
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Where do you get 34 years from, could you please elaborate?


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Sure! Well, if God is willing, then 34 years from now will mark the half-way point of my priestly ministry, annnnnd......ummm....well, there's really no way for me to articulate this, since I have not gone through the proper channels of discerning a private revelation... yeah.... Sorry, friend
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fisherman carl;9266184] ...it is not for us to determine the dates and times since we are not God and it is His plan that will be executed in His timing..People assume when things get worse Jesus is coming soon. But history tells another story
Very true carl. However, Jesus does tell us that there will be signs to watch out for,

(7) And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. (8) .For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. Mark 13:7-8 (KJV).

Has there been an increase in those things of which Jesus speaks?

BTW, your Scripture quote should read, 2 Peter 3:9-10. It's no big deal - at least if made me check my Bible.

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25-30% of the Bible is prophecy. It shows the importance for you to study. I can tell ou that all the prophecies are being fufilled. If you haven't accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour I would do so quickly.
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Jesus said that we know not the day or hour.

I only know that my end time will be within the next 30 or 40 years. Or maybe before!

Oh well, it will not be the end of my life. It will only be the beginning.
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At the speed things are going (I'm talking technology but also changes in mentality), people's general aversion for tradition, old ways, people's eagerness for change, newness, I don't think it'll take as many as 34 years to see the return of Jesus. Jesus' Glorious Return will come as a thief in the night to those who are asleep, for those who will recognize the Antichrist for who he is, it will not be so. People are so sick and tired of politicians not living up to their words, their empty promises, there is a real hunger for a true leader capable of bringing decisive solutions to the world problems AND to at least allay the world's spiritual hunger. The Antichrist will do both. The world scene is now ripe to welcome such a man, in days past where terrible things took place (plague, war, famine etc.) the moral fiber would have prevented it. How could the whole world have known (and rejoiced) within a day that God's two prophets (Enoch and Elijah) were dead prior to 1950-1960?


Someone mentioned Raj Patel, relatively well-known New-Age leader Benjamin Creme seems to think he fits the description of a world teacher who is like an ascended master who becomes incarnate who will be like a messiah (classic occult mumbo jumbo), according to Creme, that teacher will be recognizable, inter alia, because he stutters. Patel does indeed stutter. Creme is also the man who, I think, is behind the 1985 (?) Nairobi Maitreya manifestation hoax. Anyway, God have mercy on his immortal soul.
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The future is uncertain and the end is always near... yes its a line from a song by The Doors but it is nothing short of the truth.

The way I see it is that the end is always near, but in the scope of eternity versus our limited capacity to realize that time is simply a creature created out of eternity, well we shouldn't get worried abou it. Anyone can say "the end times are near" at any time and people have been saying this for thousands of years, we're still here.

When that day comes, that day known to God alone, I believe it will be a day to rejoice rather than be all gloomy about what the end will be.

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Yes, the end times are near. Has anyone read the books by Catalina from Bolivia? She has been conversing with the Lord Jesus and the Blessed Mother and many theologians have marveled at her messages. The Blessed Mother warns us that the end times ARE near. Yes, we must prepare ourselves, but she begs us to pray the rosary daily for the conversion of sinners. This is a holy war against the evil one. Souls must be saved, and not just our own. Please visit the site Youshallbelieve.com, watch the video, read the messages (for free online) and share them, and pray. She says, you do not know how much your prayers help.
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Yes, the end times are near. Has anyone read the books by Catalina from Bolivia?
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I think that the end times are near but that is just my own personal opinion.
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