This gets a lot of play at my Baptist church. We see the world getting worse each day…more immoral etc., compile that with the fact we want Jesus to come back, and ‘presto’ …you have a natural focus on the return of Christ.
Not that this is necesarly a bad thing but are we as close as alot of the Protestants lead on?
We can only speculate, but I would say No. I think Christ will wait until we are on the brink of destroying the world…just speculation of course.
What do any Protestants have to say about this is this a subject that you find interesting and why?
I don’t get to hung up in it. But I am ready for his return. I think we should focus on the farm work and let Christ worry about the harvest. However, I think one of the strongest proponents to work quickly, is because there is the distinct potentiality he may return tomorrow and I think the belief that we worship a risen Lord who is coming back for us is one of the strongest teachings we have.
How does Catholic end times defer from Protestants?
I don’t know the answer to that, but given that there are potentially four different prophetic interpretational types for Revelations, I would say there are some pretty big differences in how anyone looks at the end of times.
And one of my bigest questions is What is the mark of the beast?
Im not sure. I think the adversary is a little more subtle than to go with ‘666’, I assume it is something that will one day be required of all people to do business and trade. Some speculate about GPS chips or something.
Do most Protestants believe we will be given a bar code?
Its speculation. I think Revelations is a story written by a man who saw the future, but didn’t have the vocabulary to describe it in terms we understand.