End Times

What Happens if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned? Key Questions and Answers

A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade describes a United States not seen in half a century, in which the legal status of abortion is entirely up to the states. If the draft, from February and published Monday night by Politico, ends up being similar to the court’s final opinion, expected next month, reproductive rights will be rewritten almost immediately. If Roe were overturned, would abortion become illegal everywhere in the U.S.? No. Individual states would decide whether and…

Think we’re living through the Apocalypse? So did first-century Christians

In some circles, these scare tactics have gone out of favor. Rather than scaring people away from sin, the new strategy is to attract them to virtue by the love and example of Christ and his people. I prefer the attraction strategy, but if I need to stop someone from hurting another, I am not above scaring the hell out of them. Story continues below advertisement But what do we do with these Scripture passages forecasting the end of the world? Advertisement Some fundamentalists…

Michael Flynn and the Christian Right’s Plan to Turn America Into a Theocracy

This past weekend, infamous FBI fibber Michael Flynn stood on a stage at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio and spoke his truth: “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God.” Christian nationalist mic drop. He’d finally said the quiet part out loud. Which, to be fair, was maybe not even the craziest thing that happened at Cornerstone last weekend as it hosted podcast host…

Michael Flynn calls for ‘one religion’ at event that is a who’s who of the new Christian right

While it made headlines thanks to former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn urging the United States to “embrace one religion,” the three-day event — the latest stop of the “Reawaken America Tour” — was remarkable in itself for its collection of election conspiracy theorists, such as My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and Flynn, alongside Alex Jones of Infowars and anti-vaccine champion Sherri Tenpenny. Attendance was filled out by QAnon believers and pro-Trump preachers and activists, all of whom periodically filled the air with…

At the End of the World, It’s Hyperobjects All the Way Down – WIRED

Perhaps unsurprisingly, reactions to Morton have been intense and polarized. Hyperobjects has (and hyperobjects have) been called “pessimistic,” “provocative,” “disempowering,” “groundbreaking,” “disturbing,” and just plain “weird.” At the same time, Morton’s ideas have found a passionate—and growing—readership outside traditional academia, drawing in everyone from artists and musicians to science fiction writers, architects, and students. In the near-decade since its publication, Hyperobjects has been referenced in a ­Buddhist blog post about ecological crisis, a New York Times op-ed on digital privacy, and a BBC report…

Opinion | It’s Time to End the Pandemic Emergency at the Border

President Biden took office pledging to rescind the Trump administration’s deliberately harsh policies toward migrants who show up at America’s doorstep. But as Mr. Biden’s first year in office draws to a close, his administration continues to lean heavily on one of those policies: Title 42, an emergency public health order that allows the government to turn away migrants at the nation’s borders during a pandemic. The Biden administration says that border patrol agents are simply following orders from the Centers for Disease Control…

New book discusses all about the end times and the exclusiveness of Israel in the Bible – Yahoo Finance

‘Biblical Eschatology: A Study on the End Times and The Exclusiveness of Israel in the Bible.’ released PYEONGTAEK, South Korea ” have spent most of my life studying the ‘doctrines of men’ in one form or fashion. However, it was not until I had finished my doctorate, that a Bible verse had gotten stuck in my head and just did not go away. For about two weeks, I let that verse roll around in my head, and then I decided to find out just…

Colorado Springs apocalypse symposium reflects on end of world

Signs of the apocalypse are everywhere. Or, at least, the signs of people’s interest in the end of the world are everywhere. No matter if you’re religious, you’ve likely contemplated the idea of the end times. Will there be such a thing? And if so, what exactly will plunge us into the final dark night of our souls? When? Will there be an after party? The apocalyptic worldview is easy to spot in pop culture. Think of the vast number of dystopian novels, such…

Suzi Q. Smith Ponders the End Times in Her New Poetry Collection

Illustration by Peter Strain Suzi Q. Smith’s new book, Poems for the End of the World, may seem like a macabre manifesto born from the pandemic. But the Denverite wrote many of the verses in 2019, responding to earlier global and personal upheaval: The Amazon rainforest was on fire, her daughter was headed to college, and Smith had recently left her position as executive director of nonprofit Poetry Slam Inc., which shuttered soon after. “I was spending time in gardens and thinking about how…

‘It looks like the end of the world’: China’s worst sandstorm in a decade chokes Beijing

China’s capital city woke up to yellow skies Monday as the biggest sandstorm the country has seen in a decade swept through it, sparking new health fears. The thick brown dust shrouded Beijing‘s iconic landmarks, including the Forbidden City, and downtown skyscrapers at times disappeared from view, enveloped by clouds of sand. The visibility in the capital was reduced to less than 1,000 meters (3,300 feet), China’s English-language news agency CGTN reported, forcing residents who dared venture outside to wear improvised headgear to protect…

Clergy Preach Faith in the Covid Vaccine to Doubters

Black churches have formed pandemic-fighting national networks with a single-mindedness that mirrors their embrace of civil rights issues. A Florida task force led by Black churches has linked arms with historically black colleges and universities, offering sanctuaries as vaccination sites. The Black Coalition Against Covid-19 put out guidelines for faith leaders with tips about the pandemic and vaccination. The Rev. Matthew L. Watley of Kingdom Fellowship A.M.E. Church in Silver Spring, Md., which shares vaccine information with congregations nationwide, bluntly confronts the Black community’s…

Trump Is Banned on Facebook ‘at Least’ Until His Term is Over

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Thursday said it will block President Trump on its platforms at least until the end of his term on Jan. 20, as much of the mainstream online world moved forcefully to limit the president after years of inaction. But Twitter, which had locked Mr. Trump’s account on Wednesday for posts that violated its rules, lifted the suspension, allowing the president to tweet. Late on Thursday, Mr. Trump marked his return to social media by posting a two minute 41…

It’s not the end of the world, even if it feels like it

Faith moves us from feelings of despair into trusting God’s goodness. Reading, learning and practicing spiritual strategies helps us find hope and strength to continue working through stressful times. Spiritual tools help us see our stressful world, yet position our conscious minds to know something better is coming. Positive thinking spiritually lifts us from a perspective of hurtful defeat. At this time in history, fear of the unknown, isolation and worry can make us feel overwhelmed. If you use social media, chances are you…

The Terrifying Alliance Between End Times Christian Zionists and Donald Trump

On Sep­tem­ber 13, evan­gel­i­cal pas­tor John Hagee stood before San Antonio’s Cor­ner­stone Church — which seats 5,400 peo­ple and is tele­vised to mil­lions more — and told con­gre­gants how to vote on Novem­ber 3. ​“In the forth­com­ing pres­i­den­tial elec­tion let every bible-believ­ing Chris­t­ian go vote the bible,” he said, to the cheer­ing and applause of a tight­ly packed crowd of mask-less wor­shipers (On Octo­ber 4, news broke that Hagee has been diag­nosed with Covid-19). He con­tin­ued, ​“Take Amer­i­ca back from the god of social­ism that now threat­ens the very…

Kevin Dickerson’s newly released “Jesus, Revelations, the End Times, and Me” is a perspicacious read that opens the mind to the truth of the biblical end times

MEADVILLE, Pa., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “Jesus, Revelations, the End Times, and Me”: a spiritual narrative that lets individuals discern the coming end of days as prophesied in the Word of God. “Jesus, Revelations, the End Times, and Me” is the creation of published author Kevin Dickerson, a writer and decorated combat veteran who attends the House of Prayer in Memphis, Tennessee. Dickerson shares, “This book is written for the sole purpose of showing people the signs of the times—the end times. It…

End of the world: ‘Biblical’ Israel peace deal is one step closer to Armageddon – claim

According to Paul Begley, an Indiana-based TV evangelist who hosts The Coming Apocalypse, the covenant with many is a prophetic peace deal between Israel and its adversaries that will lead to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Pastor Begley believes more Arab nations will join the Abraham Accord in due time, before turning on Israel over access to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. In his opinion, the construction of a Third Temple on the sacred Temple Mount will be a major point of contention for Israel…

Constable: Are the End Times here? Well, no, says biblical scholar

A fridge-sized asteroid hurtles toward Earth as we cope with a pandemic, horrific storms, racial atrocities, wildfires, violence and political pandemonium. “We are at the end of time,” warns a flyer left on our front porch. It proclaims the Earth will come to an end in 2020 with chaos, war, famine, natural disasters and a presidential election “like nothing you have ever witnessed before.” Granted, it does seem as if we’re headed in that direction. But Lombard native Tom Meyer, 44, a biblical scholar…

End of the world: Bible expert warns ‘Devil’s back is breaking’ as Second Coming nears

Christian scripture is clear about one thing: the Second Coming of Christ will happen. But there is no widely accepted belief on when this will happen or how the Second Coming will unfold. Conspiracy theorists and doomsday prophets believe the end days will see cataclysmic events wreak havoc across the surface of the planet. “Look, I don’t know where it’s at, but there’s no doubt about it. Something’s shaking things up there.” But what exactly does the Bible have to say about the Second…

End of the world: Bible expert warns ‘eerie’ OMEN of end times will appear on Halloween

Pastor Begley is the host of the weekly TV series The Coming Apocalypse, where he links Bible scripture to modern-day events. In particular, he expects prophecies regarding the rise of the Antichrist and the construction of Jerusalem’s Third Temple to come to fruition. And on an almost daily basis, he posts videos to his YouTube channel where has amassed more than 338,000 subscribers. In his most recent broadcast, he linked the Blue Moon to the US election, to Israel’s peace deal with the United…

The end times is revealed in the book of Revelation

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Dear Dr. Graham: Because of the recent troubles of the world people have been taking a closer look at the last book of the Bible — Revelation. Is this mystery yet to be fulfilled? Dear R.S.: The mystery of the end times is revealed in the book of Revelation. The Bible tells us that the study of this book will bring great blessing to those who read its message about this present world and a new…

‘The End Times’ part 10: The Judgment Day

Posted: Jul. 25, 2020 5:40 am Editor’s note: This column is part 10 in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. Much is said about the judgment day, but not all is understood. The Bible tells us, “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). However, death will not be experienced by those who are alive at Jesus’ second coming. Who will be the judge? There will be two judges —…

End of the world: ‘We are living on borrowed time’ latest apocalypse prediction claims

Several signs are merging to show that the end of the world is near, according to certain conspiracy theorists. The signs have been there since Israel was established in 1948 following the Second World War. Israel is considered to be the Holy Land, and once it was re-established following WW2 to act as a safe space for Jewish people, it was only a matter of time before the apocalypse began, according to a crackpot conspiracy theory. Website End Times Prophecy Watch said: “The first…

‘The End Times’ part 12: A look into heaven

Editor’s note: This column is part 12 in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. Saving the best until last, this week in our end times study we look at heaven. We know it will be a good place, but why? What will it be like? It will be a new, physical universe, made of material matter. Jesus’ glorified resurrection body, the one he has now in the angelic heaven is an example of what our new bodies…

End of the world: ‘Heavens will be on fire’ as preacher bizarrely warns of the ‘end times’

However, despite the prophetic doomsday claims, there is absolutely no evidence our home planet is about to be bombarded by a flurry of space rocks. According to the world’s leading space agencies, no known asteroid or comet poses any threat to Earth’s safety, now or in the next few hundred years. NASA said: “If astronomers find such an object, there would be plenty of time to track it, measure its orbit precisely, and plan a system for deflecting it from its current orbital path.…

End of the world: Preacher’s bizzare claim of Jesus Christ’s return and rise of Antichrist

The end of the world will be preceded by the rise of the Antichrist, the return of Jesus Christ and a heavenly war upon Earth. These are some of the beliefs held by niche Christian groups and conspiracy theorists who follow literal interpretations of biblical prophecies. A chief evangelist among them is pastor Paul Begley of West Lafayette in Indiana, US, who has prophesied the end of the world on numerous past occasions. Most recently, the preacher took to YouTube where he told his…

‘The End Times’ part 8: The rapture

Editor’s note: This column is part seven in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. Left behind” is the name of a book series that was read by millions. The series consisted of 16 novels. Four movies have been made based on the theme. Who was “left behind” in the books? According to the series, all who are not believers. Those unbelievers will have to go through a horrible battle of armageddon and the great tribulation. No wonder…

‘The End Times’ part 7: How will the resurrection happen?

Posted: Jul. 4, 2020 12:01 am Editor’s note: This column is part seven in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. How will the resurrection take place? Here we are talking about only those who are saved. Just before Jesus’ second coming, there will be two groups of saved people: those who have died — bodiless souls already in the presence of Christ in the angelic-heaven — and believers still living on Earth. When Christ comes the second…

‘The End Times’ part 3: The millennium

Editor’s note: This column is part three in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. Some people do not distinguish between things that happen on a physical level and things that happen on a spiritual level. This includes the things people wrongly associate with the second coming of Christ. They expect to see these events happen on a physical level. Some people think Jesus has yet to establish his kingdom and will do so when he comes the…

‘The End Times’ part 6: Life after death

Editor’s note: This column is part six in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. What happens to Christians following their death? Many Christians want to know if they go to heaven immediately after death. One sense of heaven as the Christian tends to use the term refers to the “final heaven.” This is the place the saved person goes to live eternally. The Bible refers to it as “the new heaven and the new earth” (2 Peter…

End of the world: ‘Mayans made a mistake’ Bible expert predicts end on December 21, 2020

There is also no evidence to support the bizarre idea the Mayan civilisation knew anything about when the world was going to end. After the original Mayan calendar scare in 2012, NASA said: “News flash: the world didn’t end on Dec. 21, 2012. You’ve probably already figured that out for yourself. “Despite reports of an ancient Maya prophecy, a mysterious planet on a collision course with Earth, or a reverse in Earth’s rotation, we’re still here.” Astronomer Edwin Charles Krupp, the former director of…

‘The End Times’ part 4: We are in our first resurrection now

Posted: Jun. 13, 2020 12:01 am Updated: Jun. 15, 2020 6:20 am Editor’s note: This column is part four in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. A great blessing happens during the 1,000 years mentioned in Revelation 20. It is the “first resurrection.” In Revelation 20:4-6, John says he sees two groups of people. First, he sees the souls of Christian martyrs — that is, those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus. Then,…

End of the world: ‘Lucifer’s time is short’ Preacher predicts the rise of the Antichrist

“On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” According to pastor Begley, these prophecies predict a convergence of the world’s three Abrahamic faiths in Jerusalem – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He said: “That’s already happening. I’ve been in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost when it was also Ramadan, and there would be Christians there walking around. “You…

End of the world: Locusts, solar eclipse and Blood Moon are proof of the end times

However, pastor Begley believes the threat posed by these critters is biblical in nature. He linked their arrival to other supposed prophetic signs, such as an annular eclipse of the Sun on June 21, and a penumbral eclipse of the Moon July 4. The preacher said: “There’s three major signs in the heavens that are going to happen between now and the end of the year. “The first one is June 21. We’re going to have a solar eclipse that’s going to go over…

Could these be signs of the predicted end times?

I do my best to stay clear of radical theories, especially when it pertains to the end times; however, with the significant occurrences that have taken place almost overnight, I can’t help but feel these are potential signs of judgment, and I fear the worst is yet to come. COVID-19 spread the Earth in a matter of days, resulting in death, mass shortages of food/supplies, and shutdowns of basic services and goods. Almost every major city in the United States is being overrun, set…

5 ways to be prepared for the End Times

By Mark Hitchcock, Op-ed Contributor | Monday, June 08, 2020 When I was growing up, I had a friend down the street whose mother loved puzzles. Really big, complicated puzzles with very small pieces. Watching the process, I learned that a puzzle master must consult the picture on the top of the box as the template for the final product. Pastor Mark Hitchcock is the author of over 30 books related to biblical end times prophecy and associate professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. |…

‘The End Times’ part 3: The millennium

Posted: Jun. 6, 2020 12:01 am Editor’s note: This column is part three in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. Some people do not distinguish between things that happen on a physical level and things that happen on a spiritual level. This includes the things people wrongly associate with the second coming of Christ. They expect to see these events happen on a physical level. Some people think Jesus has yet to establish his kingdom and will…

‘The End Times’ part 2: The kingdom of God

Posted: May. 30, 2020 12:01 am Editor’s note: This column is part two in a series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. What are the Old Testament prophecies and how are they to be fulfilled? One of the great themes in prophetic scriptures is the kingdom of God — in other words, the promise the Messiah will come set up a kingdom over which he will reign forever. Jesus is the king who fulfills the prophecies about the kingdom,…

End of the world: Bible expert predicts the rise and identity of the Antichrist

The Antichrist is described in 1 John 2:18: “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, b which we know that is the last hour.” And in 2 Thessalonians 9-12: “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the…

End times experts see ‘growing interest’ in Bible prophecy amid coronavirus pandemic

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter | Wednesday, April 22, 2020 South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant on the street to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Gangnam district in Seoul on March 5, 2020. South Korea’s total number of novel coronavirus cases — the largest outside China, where the disease first emerged — approached 6,000 on March 5 as authorities reported 145 new infections. | JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images Experts on end times prophecies in the Bible…

Mark O’Connell Chronicles Doomsday Preppers In ‘Notes from an Apocalypse’

Enlarge this image While researching his book, Mark O’Connell visited Pripyat, Ukraine, a town that was evacuated the day after the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. “I wanted to see what the end of the world looked like,” he says. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption toggle caption Efrem Lukatsky/AP While researching his new book, Notes from an Apocalypse, about people who are preparing for doomsday, author Mark O’Connell undertook what he calls “a series of perverse pilgrimages.” Some stops on O’Connell’s…

Mark O’Connell ruefully waits on the end times in ‘Notes From an Apocalypse’

Advertisement Sounds familiar, yeah? O’Connell is uninterested in the precise apocalyptic specs, the accuracy of the book of Revelations, the exact date of Ragnarok. He’s interested in anxiety — his, yours, mine — about the end times and what those anxieties say about him, you, and me. O’Connell, a witty and perceptive critic and contributor to The New York Times Magazine, is a good friend to have at the end of the world. In mostly standalone chapters he offers everything from a critical appraisal…

Marc Maron’s End-of-the-World Anxiety

It’s not that Marc Maron predicted this moment, per se. It’s extremely unlikely that when he posits in his new Netflix stand-up special, End Times Fun, that “something terrible” might be coming, he specifically foresaw the coronavirus pandemic, a black-swan event threatening to dismantle the global economy and sicken the world. If he had, he might have touched his face less—every time Maron wearily rubs his eyes during End Times, I shuddered. And yet. If End Times lands aptly during a week in which…

Sarah Palin Marks End Times With ‘Masked Singer’ Performance

While President Trump was preparing to address the nation on a global pandemic, viewers who may have tuned in early on Fox saw a panel of judges attempting to figure out which celebrity just sang Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” from behind a giant pink bear head on The Masked Singer.   After saying it would be “hella hard” to figure it out, judge Nicole Scherzinger began by guessing that it might be Christina Applegate. Going off of the clue of “hockey skates” and the…

END OF THE WORLD: Why coronavirus is only tip of the iceberg – Claim of 10 deadly plagues

The novel coronavirus has so far infected more than 97,000 people worldwide, prompting fears of a global disaster brewing. Scores of conspiracy theorists and Christian hardliners have flooded social media in recent days with warnings of the world’s fiery demise. Related articles Coronavirus: Medic warns you’re more at risk of virus if you do THIS Coronavirus in Italy: How Nostradamus warned of ‘plagues’ near Rome William R. Giersdof said on Twitter: “Don’t know how serious the Coronavirus is going to be, in truth, but…

END OF THE WORLD: Why coronavirus is only tip of the iceberg – Claim of 10 deadly plagues

The novel coronavirus has so far infected more than 97,000 people worldwide, prompting fears of a global disaster brewing. Scores of conspiracy theorists and Christian hardliners have flooded social media in recent days with warnings of the world’s fiery demise. Related articles Coronavirus: Medic warns you’re more at risk of virus if you do THIS Coronavirus in Italy: How Nostradamus warned of ‘plagues’ near Rome William R. Giersdof said on Twitter: “Don’t know how serious the Coronavirus is going to be, in truth, but…

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

PARIS — The empty auditorium of the drowned world was black with foreboding. A gaseous, lemony scent filled the air. Every once a while a drip would ripple out through the pool of water that had swallowed the seats three rows deep. Then furious gray storm clouds rolled across an LED screen on the ceiling. Thunder crashed. And out splashed a woman in an austere black velvet cassock, hemline dragging in the flood. It was raining outside on Sunday in Paris, and at Balenciaga,…

In Jenny Offill’s ‘Weather,’ the end of the world is only part of the problem

If Offill had fashioned the entire book out of nothing but this correspondence, “Weather” would still be terrific. She didn’t, of course, and “Weather” instead follows the structure of Offill’s breakout 2014 novel, “Dept. of Speculation,” which involves a woman’s attempt to make sense of her unraveling marriage through philosophy, art and riddles. That book also told its story via a series of short, bracing paragraphs — many of them a single sentence or two — that easily could stand alone as tiny, Lydia…

End of the world: Book of Revelation ‘prophesied coronavirus stopping Christian Sabbath’

More than 80,000 people have been affected by the deadly virus now, with more than 2,600 fatalities recorded worldwide. The Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, announced a policy of eased restrictions yesterday, allowing residents to leave in small groups. But, just three hours later, the decision was reversed, placing its nine million residents back under strict quarantine. Related articles End of the world: Locust plague sparks Bible apocalypse fears Coronavirus cure: Scientist confirms ‘rapid’ vaccine arrival Churches in the city, including those honouring the…

End times prophecy study: Most pastors don’t link world events to speeding up Christ’s return

By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter | Sunday, February 02, 2020 Though some religious teachers believe global events in the Middle East could fulfill prophecies about the end of the world, pastors are three times more likely to believe evangelism efforts will quicken the return of Jesus Christ, a recent study has found. A study of 1,000 Protestant pastors conducted between Aug. 20, 2019, and Sept. 24, 2019, by LifeWay Research found that church leaders believe Christians can speed up the return of Christ…

Why the Christian Right believes Trump could play an important role in the End Times

The Christian Right loves President Donald Trump for a variety of reasons, from his racist rhetoric and anti-immigrant views to all the far-right judges he has added to the federal courts. But journalist Stephanie Mencimer, this week in an article for Mother Jones, focuses on one of their most disturbing reasons for being so pro-Trump: an obsession with the End Times. In Protestant Christianity, one finds both fundamentalists and non-fundamentalists. Mainline Protestants (Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Lutherans, the African Methodist Episcopal or AME Church) study the Bible…

Colorado’s Fortitude Ranch Is A Doomsday Timeshare For The Middle Class

Enlarge this image Fortitude Ranch is a development for doomsday preppers in a remote quarter of the Colorado Rockies. Hart Van Denburg/Colorado Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Hart Van Denburg/Colorado Public Radio At first glance, this modest home nestled against a hillside in the mountains somewhere west of Colorado Springs appears to have all the amenities you’d expect in a quiet retreat. There’s even a two-story tower built right in. An otherwise peaceful place to catch the 360-degree view of winter’s splendor. “[It’s…

Messianic End Times From Christian and Jewish Perspectives

Jews and Christians both believe that we are living in the Messianic End Times. Jews were already predicting the End Times some 800 years ago, right around the time Christian End Times eschatology really got going. One of the most important rabbis in connection with this theme of the End Times is Judah Ben Samuel, also known as Judah he-Hasid (Judah the Pious).  He lived and worked from the end of the 12th century until the beginning of the 13th century in Regensburg, Germany…

End times prophecy study: Most pastors don’t link world events to speeding up Christ’s return

By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter | Sunday, February 02, 2020 Though some religious teachers believe global events in the Middle East could fulfill prophecies about the end of the world, pastors are three times more likely to believe evangelism efforts will quicken the return of Jesus Christ, a recent study has found. A study of 1,000 Protestant pastors conducted between Aug. 20, 2019, and Sept. 24, 2019, by LifeWay Research found that church leaders believe Christians can speed up the return of Christ…

Why the Christian Right believes Trump could play an important role in the End Times

The Christian Right loves President Donald Trump for a variety of reasons, from his racist rhetoric and anti-immigrant views to all the far-right judges he has added to the federal courts. But journalist Stephanie Mencimer, this week in an article for Mother Jones, focuses on one of their most disturbing reasons for being so pro-Trump: an obsession with the End Times. In Protestant Christianity, one finds both fundamentalists and non-fundamentalists. Mainline Protestants (Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Lutherans, the African Methodist Episcopal or AME Church) study the Bible…

Jack Van Impe, Michigan’s end-times televangelist, dies at 88

Jack Van Impe, a Michigan televangelist who spent decades warning that the end times were near, died on Jan. 18. He was 88. Both beloved and controversial, Van Impe was revered by some for his teachings on bible prophecy. He was known as the “The Walking Bible” because of his ability to memorize more than 22,000 verses from the King James Version of the Bible. “The beloved Dr. Jack Van Impe was welcomed into Heaven by His blessed Savior and Lord who he had…

Letter: We may see end times, but it won’t be due to a prophecy

So, we now have a president and state department running our Mideast policies with an eye to Biblical prophecy? So it seems with President Trump’s odd reversal on our Mideast presence and other terrible decisions with education, etc., etc. A president who needs to shore up his election prospects with End Time voters. What happened to our Constitutional separation of state and religion? The end of the world may indeed come due to power hungry political leaders, but probably not due to prophesies. My…

Iran tensions could fulfill prophecies about the end of the world, some religious teachers say

But as conflict in the Middle East intensified and natural disasters struck, some voices are taking the opportunity to offer biblical interpretations. Religious teachers and authors, especially some conservative Christians, often draw on these kinds of current events as examples of how various predictions and descriptions in the Old and New Testaments could be coming true. Many of these religious leaders view actions in Iran, a Muslim-majority country, as playing a special role in these predictions, which usually focus on the apocalypse, or the…

Iran War- Are We in the End Times?

Another decade is now history. Let’s look at the 20 most important events of the last 10 years, according to how they fulfilled biblical prophecy. From every region of the world, these events include wars, political events, new alliances, economic trends, changes in weather, social and moral developments, spiritual changes and more. They dramatically advanced end-time prophecies, and they reveal how close we are to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. 20. The Explosion in Demonic Influence Supposedly we live in an age of…

Pompeo Aligns U.S. Foreign Policy With Christian Zionists

According to the Washington Post, it was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who talked Trump into the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, with an assist from Vice President Mike Pence. They report that Pompeo first proposed the idea months ago, which is at odds with the administration’s claim that the strike was based on intelligence about an “imminent threat.” While the authors of that piece chronicle the fact that the secretary of state has been obsessed with Iran throughout his career in Congress, the CIA, and…

Asara B’Tevet, the siege of Jerusalem: Fast start and end times

The fast of the 10th of the Hebrew month of Tevet, commemorating multiple tragic events in Jewish history including the beginning of the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, will be observed on Tuesday by Jews around the world who will refrain from food and drink from daybreak until nightfall. The fast, also known as Asarah B’Tevet, was originally established to commemorate the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar in 425 BCE. The siege was “the beginning of the end” and…

Ryan Davis Shaw’s newly released “LIVING AS ‘END-TIMES’ CHRISTIANS” is a spiritual read that inspires a comprehensive understanding and utility of God’s Word

“LIVING AS ‘END-TIMES’ CHRISTIANS: Standing with Israel in the Last Days”: a perspicacious tome bearing insights from the Holy Writ that unveils the nature and plan of God for all believers’ ultimate redemption in the incoming tribulation. “LIVING AS ‘END-TIMES’ CHRISTIANS: Standing with Israel in the Last Days” is the creation of published author Ryan Davis Shaw, a minister of God’s Word and a dedicated writer and family man from Alberta, Canada. Shaw shares, “Did you know that you will stand right beside Jesus…

‘She was 100% into the end of times’: Friend recalls friendship with mother of missing kids

‘She was 100% into the end of times’: Friend recalls friendship with mother of missing kids Disturbing new details are coming out about the mother of two missing children from Arizona who were last seen in Idaho. FOX 10’s Justin Lum reports. PHOENIX – Disturbing new details are coming out about the mother of two missing children from Arizona who were last seen in Idaho. Both the FBI and local authorities consider Lori Vallow and her new husband Chad Daybell persons of interest in the disappearance of Joshua…

Bible warning: Why preacher fears end of world in 2020 after ‘prophecies fulfilled’

In the Book of Revelation, the Seven Seals represent the apocalyptic vision foreseen by John of Patmos. The opening of the seals of the document is told in Revelation Chapters five to eight, with several passages describing the events around Earth that occur before the Second Coming is possible. Biblical preacher Greg Sereda believes the Earth is now just one step away from opening the seventh of the seals, which will apparently mark the end of the world. Related articles Bible breakthrough: How ‘man who inspired Jesus’ was exposed World War 3: Top secret…

Christening An Antarctic-Bound Ship With ‘The End Of The World’

This story is part of Only A Game‘s 2019 Thanksgiving Leftovers Show. Find the full episode here. One of Only A Game’s most popular stories of 2019 was Jill Heinerth’s tale of cave diving inside an iceberg in Antarctica. But there was a part of that interview we left out of that original airing, and it has to do with how Heinerth and her colleagues got to Antarctica. Jill tells that story, in her own words: The ship’s name was the “Braveheart” — great, great little vessel.…

End Times Pastor Irvin Baxter: The Hatred of Trump Is ‘Deeply Inhuman’ and Satanic

On yesterday’s edition of “The Jim Bakker Show,” host Jim Bakker and guest, End Times pastor Irvin Baxter, agreed that opposition to President Donald Trump is driven by Satanic forces. “Those who hate the cross, they hate Trump,” Bakker said. “There is a spirit of anti-Christ in the world right now.” “I think it is so critical that people really understand why the hatred,” Baxter agreed. “Why is this?” “It’s not normal,” Bakker responded. Irvin said that hatred of Trump is rooted in the…

Studying the End of the World: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Throughout the history of civilization, the concept of the apocalypse has been ever present, in one way or another. The envisioned revelation, the feared end of the world that will herald an age of purification through horrific and chaotic means, has been a part of every major religion and belief throughout the centuries. But one of the most interesting prophecies relates to the famous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which are described in the Bible’s Book of Revelation. “…and behold, a black horse…” Today…

Classic First-Date Questions Updated for the End Times

Thinking of conversation starters for a first date can be nerve-racking, but, with Earth’s climate-change-induced apocalypse imminent, there are more options than ever before. What do you do for fun . . . when you’re not panicking about breaking-news notifications? What’s your go-to cocktail . . . to drink when it’s a hundred and forty-seven degrees out? Are you more introverted or extroverted . . . when you discuss the dying bee population? What do you do for work . . . in the few days remaining before robots take over your job? How many siblings…

Bannon Teams Up With Chinese Group That Thinks Trump Will Bring on End-Times

After trying to launch his own cryptocurrency and failing to turn an Italian monastery into a training camp for Europe’s far right, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has a new plan: teaming up with a Chinese spiritual movement that reportedly believes Trump will bring about Judgment Day. On Saturday night, viewers of the rabidly pro-Trump cable news channel One America News Network will witness the premiere of Bannon’s latest effort, a ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller modeled after the real-life legal battle that ensued following the…

20 Best End of the World Movies – Disaster and Apocalypse Films

Netflix End-of-the-world movies have their own brand of power. They combine the adrenaline rush of disaster movies with the creeping dread of horror movies, so you’ll definitely feel a pulse-quickening suspense. Sometimes, the movies take place as the world is about to end, so you have to sit there and mentally create your own end-of-the-world to-do list along with the characters. Sometimes, there’s already an extinction event, and you wonder if you’d be able to hack it with the other survivors. And sometimes, the…

Christian Leaders Say Turkish Invasion Of Syria Raises Risk Of ‘Genocide’

Enlarge this image On Thursday, a Kurd living in Cyprus shouts slogans and holds a banner showing President Donald Trump, in front of the U.S. embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, to protest Turkey’s offensive into Syria. The protesters chanted slogans condemning Turkey’s military action and urged for the withdrawal of Turkish forces. Petros Karadjias/AP hide caption toggle caption Petros Karadjias/AP The airstrikes and artillery bombardments had barely begun in the Syrian city of Qamishli, just across the border from Turkey, when Bassam Ishak’s cell phone…

Former Eagle Heights pastor now writing end-times fiction series

David Bullock: Minister. Friend of the community. Science fiction author? Bullock, now retired from Eagle Heights Church after serving as its pastor for more than 20 years, has found a new career as a fiction writer — with a faith-based bent, of course. “I’m doing it full-time now,” he said. “I’m really excited about it.” Bullock has a book out now called “Rise of the Smyrnians,” which deals with an imagined scenario surrounding the implications of end-time prophecy, always a hot topic in the…

End of the world: Bible scholar’s prediction for Jesus Christ return is shockingly close

In 1970, American Christian writer Harold Lindsey made headlines after claiming to have unlocked the secrets of the Bible. Mr Lindsey said he had successfully predicted the apocalypse after decoding Matthew 24:32-33, suggesting the generation that saw the 1948 rebirth of Israel as a nation – apparently symbolised by the fig tree—would see the return of Jesus Christ. The author stated that a biblical generation is “something like 40 years” and suggested that “within 40 years or so of 1948, all these things could take place”. Related…

Jim Bakker: Talk of Climate Change Is an Effort to Pretend the End Times Aren’t Upon Us

On his television program today, End Times prepper pastor Jim Bakker claimed that the issue of climate change is nothing more than an attempt by the world to conceal the fact that God is unleashing his judgment upon earth as the return of Jesus Christ in the Last Days rapidly approaches. “God’s judgment is coming, just as his word said it would come in the Last Days,” Bakker said. “Why is man so livid about global warming? Why? Why do you think people in…

Jeffress: When love is called hate … End Times are near!

Christians are being attacked in American culture for the slightest evidence of their being identified as Christian, and one pastor says this could be a sign the Lord is coming back – soon. It is argued that it is getting hard to be a Christian in public these days – even for a Hall-of-Fame-bound quarterback who was one play shy of taking his National Football League team to the Super Bowl last season. One LGBTQ activist criticized New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees…

The end times are here, and I am at Target

It’s a theory of mine that life in most societies involves being keenly aware that the end is coming. Your own individual end, yes, but also the end of this, the entire experience that is life as you’ve known it. The mass of our collective canon is littered with stories about the world’s end, where the death of mankind and the death of the universe can be seen as linked or interchangeable. It’s almost as if the second humans evolved enough to contemplate that…

Pastor seeks $100M to build global media platform to navigate End Times

Rick Wiles, TruNews broadcaster, pastor of Flowing Streams Church in Vero Beach, Florida. | Screenshot: YouTube A nondenominational pastor is asking God for $100 million to build a media platform to help guide the public through the End Times until the second coming of Jesus. In an August 1 episode of his broadcast, called TruNews, Rick Wiles, who pastors Flowing Streams Church in Vero Beach, Florida, said that God had given him a vision of this global media platform. “The vision He’s put in…

Latest US-China tensions could be the trade version of ‘the end of the world as we know it’

As the U.S.-China trade dispute hits another level and hammers financial markets, the bigger casualty over the longer term could be the globalization trend that has developed over the past quarter century or so. Only the European Union exports more good to the U.S. than China, making the impact of a prolonged tit-for-tat tariff potentially severe. American businesses have begun looking for alternative markets from which to get the goods they had been buying from China, pushing imports from China down 12.2% year to…

VIDEO: Are the end-times predicted in the Scriptures upon us?

July 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Michael O’Brien is a Catholic novelist, writer, painter, and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling book Father Elijah: An Apocalypse, which has been translated into twelve languages. On this part 2 of a two-part episode of The John-Henry Westen Show, he talks with me about hell and the end-times, about having hope amid the chaos in the Church, and about the role Mary plays in salvation history. An author of more than thirty books, O’Brien told me there is…

Glarryford couple Robert and Natasha Templeton ‘preparing for end times’ – BBC News

A County Antrim husband and wife facing terrorism charges were “preparing for end times” a court has been told. Robert James Templeton, 33, of Cladytown Road, Glarryford, and his wife Natasha, 31, of the same address face the same nine terrorism charges. They include possession of explosives, possession of a firearm and preparation of terrorist acts. Coleraine Magistrates’ Court heard that police entered the Templetons’ Cladytown Road property on 5 July. A police officer in court described it as a “shambles” with “material strewn…

The end of the world will be a non-event – The Outline

It will not stop raining in Pittsburgh. Ours has always been a gray and drizzly city, but this feels different. Last year we got nearly 60 inches of rain, more even than in 2004, when the remnants of Hurricane Ivan flooded downtown and many of the little riverfront towns a few miles up the Allegheny River. We had an epidemic of landslides, collapsing roads, and homes getting swallowed by mud. This year is on pace to match or exceed 2018’s record precipitation. The rains…