In Protestant (or non-Catholic denominations of Christianity), the topic of eschatology is quite popular. In Catholicism, we believe that the Apocalypse will indeed happen. But we just dont when exactly, only God knows that. The Virgin Mary doesnt know, the Apostles dont know, even the Angels and Saints dont know, only God himself knows. In Protestantism the belief is that the Apocalypse will occur at some point in the believer’s lifetime. While forethought, reflection prior to action, and mindfulness of the future are indeed good qualities to be in possesion of, I do have some questions.
Among a possibly infinite number of variables, what is the foremost doctrinally definitive argument that convinces one that they will experience the Apocalypse in their own lifetime? What is the deciding argument?
Furthermore, how does this argument hold up against in regards to the passing away of the members of past generations? Wouldnt their passing of previous generations render the argument false or at the very least give suggestions to doubt?