Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The End Is Near! Long Live The End.

I’ve referred once or twice to a newsletter I receive from one of our most effective local social service agency’s Director. This time, I’m a little put out and think he missed the mark by a wide margin.

He begins this month’s epistle by stating that “… even the skeptic ‘end times’ forecasters begin to wonder if the biblical prophecies could be coming true in these days.” He then goes on to opine that: “… if I could just get Bible-believing folks even half as interested in the poor as they are about horror stories of a pre-millennial dispensation and their own heavenly future, we could change the world.” And he ends with: “So if this really is the end of time and you, as a follower of Jesus, have not lovingly fed the hungry, cared personally for the poor widows and orphans, or ‘remembered the poor,’ (Gal 2:10), you might want to get busy! The ‘
red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns’ (Rev 12-3) may be outside your door tomorrow!”

A few thoughts:
1). Nobody knows when the end times are and we are instructed to be in all ways prepared, always. Likewise; we should ever consider the hungry, the poor, the widows and orphans, in fact ALL those marginalized by society.
3). However, using “end times” philosophy directed to a generally less theologically grounded readership seems to me as scare tactics designed accomplish one’s own agenda at the risk of sound Biblical knowledge and scholarship. The world is scary enough these days without some well respected leader preaching “God’s ‘gonna get you for that.”
4) And finally, while you might get a few extra donations from some guilty souls in reply to your message; you should consider the folks you “turn off”, who see through your agenda and take exception to the method. Unfortunately, this time I fall in that camp.


At 12:35 PM, Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Understanding the Fatal Flaws in Judeo-Christian-Islamic Prophecy

Hey Observer,

"The world is scary enough these days without some well respected leader preaching “God’s ‘gonna get you for that.”

Remember the saying that "the truth will set you (and others) free?" How does "opening one's eyes to the truth" relate to "making the blind see again" or "shining the light" or "illuminating a subject?" Notice the inherent symbolism associated with this supposed New Testament "miracle?"

Pay close attention, profundity knocks at the door, listen for the key. Be Aware! Scoffing causes blindness...

Here's the key to proving that the rapture and related expectations are complete nonsense based on the failure to understand (and the purposeful confounding of) the ancient Hebrew symbology used to construct all of these prophecies. Consequently, Christian timelines and interpretations of these prophecies are verifiably wrong on many key points.

Did you ever consider that Christianity is the False Prophet symbolized in the Apocalypse, that Rome (Vatican/Papacy) is the so-called anti-messiah, and Jesus Christ is the false messiah? I have produced stunning and comprehensive proof that this is the true interpretation of pivotal prophecies long confounded by Christianity's founders and leaders. Recasting the symbolism of earlier Hebrew texts as literal events in the New Testament is one of the central deceptions associated with Christianity.

The symbolism of seven years (tribulation, etc.) refers to seven 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar. Ezekiel 39.9 is referring to the 10th to 16th cycles inclusive, while the Apocalypse symbolizes the 11th cycle (second temple period) until now, the beginning of the 17th cycle (seventh angel/star/seal, etc.). Greece (Alexander the Great) conquered the Persian Empire and Judea during the 10th cycle and Rome did so again during the 11th cycle. Both Ezekiel and the Apocalypse are symbolizing an overlapping period of time that starts during ancient Judea and ends now. Gog refers to Greco-Romans (...from the "isles"), which means Magog is Eurasia and the "army" that besets "Israel" for seven "years" refers to the activities of the nations of the Greco-Roman/Vatican Empire over the previous two-plus millennia.

It is completely wrong to interpret any of these prophecies as literal timelines and events. Unlike Christian assertions, they symbolize long periods of time, pivotal situations, and the flow of activities during that period. Remember, they were written by ancient Hebrew sages, not Romans or other Europeans, and Revelation is the most symbolic of all prophecies. Consequently, in this context, "years" and "times" are symbols for 360-year cycles on the Hebrew calendar and days symbolize literal years. Therefore "Judgement Day," "Great Day" and "in that day" all refer to a literal year-long period. Accordingly, the so-called "Seven Years Tribulation" began in ancient Judea and is now nearing its end, not starting. The nations and followers of all three faiths of Abraham have been thoroughly deceived by Rome during the previous age, which ended in year 2000 (5760). A new age began in 2001 (5761) and now the seventh angel has begun to sound!

Read the full article below:

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