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Author Topic:   When Will The End-Times Be And How Will We Know?
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Message 1 of 794 (117900)
06-23-2004 12:39 PM

In another thread, PC said:
I have a feeling that we are approaching the end-times and Armageddon is not long in coming. There is a place in the middle east - Megiddo - or Armageddon. Spooky, isn't it?
I have noticed that there are at least several Christian fundies here that have claimed that the end is near and it might just be around the corner.
Could someone please enlighten me as to when the end-times will come and how you came to that conclusion?
Edited by AdminPhat, : No reason given.

If you say the word "gullible" slowly, it sounds like oranges. Go ahead and try it.

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Member (Idle past 527 days)
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Message 9 of 794 (118020)
06-23-2004 6:11 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by jar
06-23-2004 5:57 PM

Re: no vagueness
Reminds me of a story relating to the oracle at delphi. A king of a newly established empire (can't remember which one) wanted to invade the Persian Empire. Before the invasion, he went to the oracle to ask for advice. The oracle said something along the line of "if you invade Persia, a great empire will fall." The king went back to his army with a big smile on his face.
It turned out that the invasion was a complete failure and the Persians took the opportunity to invade his country. While fighting for his country's survival, he sent a messenger to the oracle at delphi to ask why she said Persia was going to fall. The oracle's priest answered, "the oracle really meant your empire, not Persia."
So you see, the prophecies in the past had been so vague that nobody knows what the hell they mean and anybody could interpret them anyway he wanted to. If he got it wrong, well, it's his fault for misinterpreting the prophecy. If he got it right, well, Halleluiah!
For once, I'd like to see an actual date, like when the next 8.0 earthquake is going to take place.

The Laminator

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Message 18 of 794 (118111)
06-24-2004 12:43 AM
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06-24-2004 12:34 AM

I love that site! It's a classic. I particularly love the last prediction in the future:
ca. 4,500,000,000 AD The sun will swell into a red giant star, swallowing Mercury, Venus, Earth, and perhaps Mars. This will be the true end of the world!

The Laminator

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