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Will The Creation Of A Palestinian State Lead To The Fulfillment Of Bible Prophecy?

Rick 2008/07/30 16:01:33
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DIVIDING THE LAND OF ISRAEL

The scriptures foretold that the Antichrist will “divide the land for
gain” (Dan. 11:39). It is amazing that the heart of the current
peace process is centered around this very issue. Even the
Americans are now pushing hard for the creation of a Palestinian
state. This issue has been on the table for many years now. Since
the Antichrist is the one who accomplishes the dividing of the
land, we have to wonder how close is the coming of the Antichrist? There is little doubt that this will be a major focus of the seven-year covenant confirmed by the Antichrist. The Arab nations want Israel to return to their pre-1967 borders in order to establish a Palestinian state. World leaders believe that land for peace is the solution to the complicated problems between these bitter enemies. The real objective of Israel's enemies is the destruction of the state of Israel. Israel's enemies do not really want a Palestinian state beside the state of Israel. They want a Palestinian state in place of Israel. If Israel returns to their pre-1967 borders, they will be incapable of defending themselves. Their enemies would have a strategic military advantage. According to intelligence experts, “If Israel withdraws to its pre-1967 borders, every military airfield will be covered by enemy radar and be within reach of modern artillery. In addition, Israel’s major population and industrial centers would be within range of conventional artillery, not to mention missiles.” Israel’s bitter enemy, Syria, would regain possession of the Golan Heights, leaving them vulnerable to attack from an important strategic position. The prophet Ezekiel prophesied this very same scenario 2,500 years ago — “Thus says the Lord Yahweh; Because the enemy has said of you, Aha! The ancient heights
have become our possession” (Ezk. 36:2 NKJV). Israel will be
forced into a nuclear launch in order to defend itself. Israel has
recently warned Syria that if it uses chemical or biological
weapons against Israel, that Israel would not hesitate to retaliate
with a nuclear attack. The prophet Isaiah prophesied that Syria’s
capitol, Damascus, will be destroyed and become a “ruinous
heap” (Isa. 17:1). Iran is currently threatening to wipe Israel off the
map. It is interesting that the prophet Joel mentioned that the nations
of the world would eventually come into judgment for parting the
land of Israel. Apparently all the nations of the world are
involved:

“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them
down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them
there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have
scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” (Joel 3:2).
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  • Zippcodey 2012/10/06 17:04:36
    Yes. I believe it could
    Zippcodey
    The Pope is the Anti-Messiah. The Vatican stepped in when the peace talks were started and said they wanted to be part of it.

    Something else this world and Christianity needs to wake up to is that Yahweh is the name of the true Messiah and Creator and not Jesus Christ or any other. Yahweh is the only name for salvation, there is no other name that will bring salvation.

    The Pope wants to and will rule in Jerusalem over the One World Order.
  • Isma'ila (God has heard)! 2009/02/19 03:20:42
    Yes. I believe it could
    Isma'ila (God has heard)!
    +1
    We need to pray!
  • Rick Isma'il... 2009/02/19 21:36:05
  • byebye ,I love you,gotta go 2008/08/26 23:48:45
    Yes. I believe it could
    byebye ,I love you,gotta go
    +1
    FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU
    Condi pulls a Solomon: Split Jerusalem in 2
    Sources reveal status of secret talks to create Palestinian state this year

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    Posted: August 25, 2008
    10:00 pm Eastern


    By Aaron Klein
    © 2008 WorldNetDaily



    Condoleezza Rice

    JERUSALEM – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, completing a visit to the region today, has been pressing Israel to sign a document by the end of the year that would divide Jerusalem by offering the Palestinians a state in Israel's capital city as well as in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to top diplomatic sources involved in the talks.

    The Israeli team, led by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, has been negotiating the division of Jerusalem – despite claims to the contrary – but would rather conclude an agreement on paper by the end of the year that would give the Palestinians a state in the West Bank, Gaza and some Israeli territory, leaving conclusions on Jerusalem for a later date, the informed diplomatic sources told WND.

    The sources said the Palestinian team has been pushing to conclude a deal by January on all core issues, including Jerusalem, and has been petitioning the U.S. to pressure Israel into signing an agreement on paper that offers the Palestinians eastern Jerusalem.

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    FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU
    Condi pulls a Solomon: Split Jerusalem in 2
    Sources reveal status of secret talks to create Palestinian state this year

    -----------------------------...
    Posted: August 25, 2008
    10:00 pm Eastern


    By Aaron Klein
    © 2008 WorldNetDaily



    Condoleezza Rice

    JERUSALEM – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, completing a visit to the region today, has been pressing Israel to sign a document by the end of the year that would divide Jerusalem by offering the Palestinians a state in Israel's capital city as well as in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to top diplomatic sources involved in the talks.

    The Israeli team, led by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, has been negotiating the division of Jerusalem – despite claims to the contrary – but would rather conclude an agreement on paper by the end of the year that would give the Palestinians a state in the West Bank, Gaza and some Israeli territory, leaving conclusions on Jerusalem for a later date, the informed diplomatic sources told WND.

    The sources said the Palestinian team has been pushing to conclude a deal by January on all core issues, including Jerusalem, and has been petitioning the U.S. to pressure Israel into signing an agreement on paper that offers the Palestinians eastern Jerusalem.

    Rice, the sources said, has asked Israeli leaders to bend to what the U.S. refers to as a "compromise position," concluding an Israeli-Palestinian agreement by the end of the year that guarantees sections of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. But Israel would not be required to withdraw from Jerusalem for a period of one to five years.


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    The diplomatic sources said the plan is that once an Israeli-Palestinian deal is reached on paper by January, Bush would issue an official letter guaranteeing that the U.S. supports the conclusions of the document.

    Any Israeli-Palestinian paper agreement is to finalize a process that began at last November's U.S. backed Annapolis conference, which seeks to create a Palestinian state, at least on paper, before Bush leaves office.

    One Palestinian negotiator speaking to WND described as "crazy" the intensity and frequency of Israeli-Palestinian talks in recent weeks, saying both sides have been meeting on a daily basis, usually at the highest levels. The negotiator said Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian Negotiator Ahmed Queri have been leading the talks.

    The negotiator said Jerusalem is being discussed by both sides and that the two teams are "closer than ever" on coming to an agreement on the status of the city.

    This claim was verified to WND by other diplomatic sources involved in the negotiations.

    The Palestinian negotiator said Jerusalem would be divided along the framework of the 2000 U.S.-brokered Camp David accords. He said the general philosophy for dividing Jerusalem would be "Arab for Arab and Jew for Jew," meaning that most Arab-majority eastern sections of Jerusalem would be granted to the Palestinian Authority while Israel would retain Western, Jewish-majority sections.

    Israel recaptured eastern Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount – Judaism's holiest site – during the 1967 Six Day War. The Palestinians have claimed eastern Jerusalem as a future capital. About 244,000 Arabs live in Jerusalem, mostly in eastern neighborhoods. Jerusalem has an estimated total population of 724,000, the majority Jewish.

    A number of Arab-majority eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods widely regarded as slated for a Palestinian state include large numbers of Arabs who live on Jewish-owned land illegally. The Jewish National Fund, a U.S.-based nonprofit, owns hundred of acres of eastern Jerusalem land in which tens of thousands of Arabs illegally constructed homes the past few decades. Arabs are now the majority on the Jewish-owned land in question.

    Asked by WND whether Jerusalem is currently being negotiated, Mark Regev, Olmert's spokesman, simply stated, "No."

    Olmert has several times denied Jerusalem is being negotiated. Members of his government coalition have promised to bolt his government and precipitate new elections if Jerusalem is discussed in talks.

    Olmert, facing several criminal investigations described as "serious," recently announced he will resign after his Kadima party holds primaries next month to chose a new leader. That leader is widely expected to continue Israeli-Palestinian talks, especially if frontrunner Livni takes Olmert's place.

    The diplomatic situation in Israel is such that many commentators believe Olmert has an interest in concluding some sort of agreement quickly. Many believe he would like his input in an Israeli-Palestinian agreement to be among his final "achievements."

    WND first exclusively reported Aug. 1 that Olmert told the PA he intends to accelerate negotiations to reach some understanding on paper as soon as September.

    Over the weekend, the Israeli media quoted officials close to Olmert stating the prime minister is working for an interim document as soon as next month to be presented to the United Nations. The document likely will not be the conclusion of negotiations but an outline of some of the breakthroughs regarding the West Bank and Gaza.

    One PA negotiator told WND of the planned paper: "Papers are very important. It puts limits on the new prime minister. For example, the weak point of Israeli-Syrian negotiations are papers signed by former prime ministers that now must be abided during current negotiations."

    U.S.-influenced plan splits nation

    Regarding the expected agreement on the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the general plan, according to top diplomatic sources, is to create a Palestinian state in the vast majority of the West Bank, but for Israel to retain large West Bank Jewish community blocs of Ma'aleh Adumim, Gush Etzion and the areas surrounding Jerusalem, and some land in the northern West Bank adjacent to Israel.

    A plan being floated and heavily influenced by the U.S. grants the Palestinians passage between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on territory that would be jointly patrolled by Israel and the PA. The passageway would give the Palestinians access to areas close to central Israeli population centers.

    An area from the Israeli Negev nearly equivalent in land mass to the territory Israel would retain in the West Bank would be transferred to the West Bank – marking the first official Israeli plan that calls for pre-1967 land to be given to the Palestinians. Pre-1967 refers to Israeli territory that was not reconquered in the 1967 Six Day War. Much of the plan previously was published by WND in a series of articles in recent months and was published last week by Israel's Haaretz daily.

    The plan would be set out on paper and implemented on the Israeli side in stages, while the PA would need to first retake control of the Gaza Strip from Hamas before Israel would give them most of the West Bank.

    Jerusalem division plan revealed

    Regarding the division of Jerusalem, top diplomatic sources said both sides are close to agreements on specific issues.

    One PA negotiator claimed the U.S. has guaranteed the Palestinians that sensitive areas in eastern Jerusalem in which what he termed "extremist Jews" are purchasing real estate would be handed to the Palestinians.

    "The Israelis had no problem with this," the PA negotiator claimed. "We were also told not to worry too much about scattered Jewish properties in Arab neighborhoods, or yeshivas (Jewish seminaries) in the Old City."

    The PA negotiator's claim could not be verified by sources in Jerusalem.

    According to informed Israeli and Palestinian sources, officials from the State Department in 2008 presented both negotiating sides with several proposals for consideration regarding the future status of Jerusalem. It was unclear whether the U.S. proposals were accepted.

    One U.S. plan for Jerusalem obtained by WND was divided into timed phases, and among other things called for Israel eventually to consider forfeiting parts of the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site.

    According to the first stage of the U.S. proposal, Israel would initially give the PA some municipal and security sovereignty over key Arab neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem. The PA would be allowed to open some official institutions in Jerusalem, could elect a mayor for the Palestinian side of the city and would deploy some kind of so-called basic security force to maintain law and order. The specifics of the force were not detailed in the plan.

    The initial stage also calls for the PA to operate Jerusalem municipal institutions, such as offices to oversee trash collection and maintenance of roads.

    After five years, if both sides keep specific commitments called for in a larger principal agreement, according to the U.S. plan the PA would be given full sovereignty over agreed upon eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods and discussions would be held regarding an arrangement for the Temple Mount. The plan doesn't specify which parts of the Temple Mount could be forfeited to the Palestinians or whether an international force may be involved.

    The PA also could deploy official security forces in Jerusalem separate from a non-defined basic force after the five year period and could also open major governmental institutions, such as a president's office, and offices for the finance and foreign ministries.

    The U.S. plan leaves Israel and the PA to negotiate which Jerusalem neighborhoods would become Palestinian.

    According to diplomatic sources familiar with the plan, while specific neighborhoods were not officially listed, American officials recommended sections of Jerusalem's Old City as well as certain largely Arab Jerusalem neighborhoods such as Jabal mukabar, Beit Hanina, Abu Dis, and Abu Tur become part of the Palestinian side. Also recommended were the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Shoafat, Kfar Akev and Qalandiya



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  • Rick byebye ... 2008/08/26 23:50:48
    Rick
    +2
    The Roadmap to peace is really the roadmap to Antichrist. Isa. chapter 28 calls it a deal with Hell.
  • byebye ... Rick 2008/08/26 23:53:11
    byebye ,I love you,gotta go
    +1
    I know ,once they sign the peace treaty the final battle begins! They don't even keep the treaty! It looks closer everyday Rick
  • Rick byebye ... 2008/08/27 00:02:35
    Rick
    +2
    It sure does OC.
  • Isma'il... Rick 2009/02/20 04:37:55
  • CandleWitness 2008/08/22 23:06:00
    Yes. I believe it could
    CandleWitness
    +2
    God calls His land Israel. He calls Jerusalem, His city. He says they are the apple of His eye. God will protect Israel and bring all nations to destruction who come against the apple of His eye. The U.S. is trying to divide God's land and His city. Israel gave the Gaza Stip to the Arabs . Today, the Gaza Stips have war heads pointed at Israel. Israel gave land for peace. There will never be peace until the King returns. God is not secret about His plans. We are to be prepared. israel land peace peace king returns god secret plans prepared israel land peace peace king returns god secret plans prepared
  • Rick CandleW... 2008/08/26 15:27:05
    Rick
    +5
    Amen Candlewitness. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. When we do that we are praying for the Lord's return.
  • CandleW... Rick 2008/08/26 16:16:08
    CandleWitness
    +4
    Yes, Rick. It is also a promise. God said, " those who pray for the peace of Jerusalem will prosper" Praise be to the Glory of God!
  • Rick CandleW... 2008/08/26 16:16:45
    Rick
    +4
    Amen! Amen! Amen!
  • ~NJGranny~ 2008/08/04 13:08:50
    Yes. I believe it could
    ~NJGranny~
    +3
    I can feel it all coming to a head now. It will not be long.
  • Rick ~NJGranny~ 2008/08/04 13:22:45
    Rick
    +5
    I was watching TBN last night. Something I rarely do. Not unless they have something real good on there. Anyway they had a show on about this Iran-Russian prophecy about the Invasion of Israel in Ezk. 38-39. It was really good. Benjamin Netanyahu (former Prime minister of Israel) was on there. That's why I watched it. He said we may have months, or a few years at most. But this prophecy will be coming to pass soon. Of course Bennie don't realize that it fulfills prophecy. He said Iran's nukes have got to be taken out soon. Russia has Iran's back of course. I've also seen him on Glenn Beck's show and FOX news saying the same thing. I wrote about this in my "Road to Apocalypse" book. People were calling me telling me it's coming to pass.
  • ~NJGranny~ Rick 2008/08/04 13:25:30
    ~NJGranny~
    +4
    You're right Rick it is all coming to pass. And those who don't believe shouldn't cry when it does. We have been trying to tell them!
  • Rick ~NJGranny~ 2008/08/04 13:27:29
    Rick
    +5
    That's for sure NJ. That's why I've been trying to feed God's people first lately. Those that love God. You have been doing the same. But I'll get back to the mockers soon. lol
  • ~NJGranny~ Rick 2008/08/04 13:29:31
    ~NJGranny~
    +4
    We need to share with each other and prepare ourselves for the day we have been waiting for.
    After that then we can go back and work on the others. =)
  • Rick ~NJGranny~ 2008/08/04 13:33:39
    Rick
    +4
    Amen. Didn't Jesus say feed his sheep first? Then the dogs can snatch the crumbs that fall from the little children's table. The word "dogs" is used as a euphemism throughout scripture for the unsaved.
  • ~NJGranny~ Rick 2008/08/04 13:35:16
    ~NJGranny~
    +4
    I think it is a good word too.
  • Rick ~NJGranny~ 2008/08/04 13:36:39
    Rick
    +4
    Yeah. They've been doging us a lot. lol
  • ~NJGranny~ Rick 2008/08/04 20:04:13
    ~NJGranny~
    +3
    Arf, Arf!! arf arf
  • Rick ~NJGranny~ 2008/08/04 22:31:51
    Rick
    +4
    Awww. That one's too cute NJ.
  • ~NJGranny~ Rick 2008/08/05 12:07:33
    ~NJGranny~
    +3
    Love the eyes.
  • Rick ~NJGranny~ 2008/08/05 15:16:57
    Rick
    +3
    Yeah, the puupy eyes didn't work on Gracie and KD though. Me and CampDavid tried it. We still didn't get any chocolate. lol
  • ~NJGranny~ Rick 2008/08/05 15:54:00
    ~NJGranny~
    +2


    here you go! LOL
    now please share.
  • Rick ~NJGranny~ 2008/08/05 16:00:07
    Rick
    +3
    Awwww Thank you NJGranny.
  • gone Rick 2008/08/05 16:09:46
  • Rick gone 2008/08/05 16:12:10
    Rick
    +3
    Yaaay! Chocolate! OK, I lied, I forgot that Gracie gave me chocolate on my profile. lol
  • gone Rick 2008/08/05 16:12:49
  • Rick gone 2008/08/05 16:14:00
    Rick
    +3
    Can't do that. I might not make lift off in the rapture. lol
  • gone Rick 2008/08/05 16:14:44
  • ~NJGranny~ Rick 2008/08/06 13:36:10
  • ~NJGranny~ gone 2008/08/06 13:36:45
    ~NJGranny~
    +2
    Nice!! =)
  • ~NJGranny~ Rick 2008/08/06 13:36:26
    ~NJGranny~
    +2
    You're welcome.
  • FleeWRATH2Come! 2008/08/02 03:32:41
    Yes. I believe it could
    FleeWRATH2Come!
    +4
    There is no doubt in my mind that it will. Besides, the Palestinians already have a smorgasbord of states...Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey...pretty much everything in the middle east that isn't Israel. :)
  • john conner 2008/08/01 03:13:21
    Undecided
    john conner
    +1
    The end time have always been near. Instead of preaching the end time judgment, why don't people focus on your personal day of reckoning? We could all be hit by cars tomorrow..

    1st Century Jesus said, "Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom." (Matthew 16:28) This implies that the Second Coming would return within the lifetime of his contemporaries, and indeed the Apostles expected Jesus to return before the passing of their generation.
    ca. 70 The Essenes, a sect of Jewish ascetics with apocalyptic beliefs, may have seen the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66-70 as the final end-time battle. (Source: PBS Frontline special Apocalypse!)
    2nd Century The Montanists believed that Christ would come again within their lifetimes and establish a new Jerusalem at Pepuza, in the land of Phrygia. Montanism was perhaps the first bona fide Christian doomsday cult. It was founded ca. 156 AD by the tongues-speaking prophet Montanus and two followers, Priscilla and Maximilla. Despite the failure of Jesus to return, the cult lasted for several centuries. Tertullian, who once said "I believe it just because it is unbelievable" (a true skeptic if ever there was one!), was perhaps the most renowned Mo...



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    The end time have always been near. Instead of preaching the end time judgment, why don't people focus on your personal day of reckoning? We could all be hit by cars tomorrow..

    1st Century Jesus said, "Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom." (Matthew 16:28) This implies that the Second Coming would return within the lifetime of his contemporaries, and indeed the Apostles expected Jesus to return before the passing of their generation.
    ca. 70 The Essenes, a sect of Jewish ascetics with apocalyptic beliefs, may have seen the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66-70 as the final end-time battle. (Source: PBS Frontline special Apocalypse!)
    2nd Century The Montanists believed that Christ would come again within their lifetimes and establish a new Jerusalem at Pepuza, in the land of Phrygia. Montanism was perhaps the first bona fide Christian doomsday cult. It was founded ca. 156 AD by the tongues-speaking prophet Montanus and two followers, Priscilla and Maximilla. Despite the failure of Jesus to return, the cult lasted for several centuries. Tertullian, who once said "I believe it just because it is unbelievable" (a true skeptic if ever there was one!), was perhaps the most renowned Montanist. (Gould p.43-44)
    247 Rome celebrated its thousandth anniversary this year. At the same time, the Roman government dramatically increased its persecution of Christians, so much so that many Christians believed that the End had arrived. (Source: PBS Frontline special Apocalypse!)
    365 Hilary of Poitiers predicted the world would end in 365. (Source: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance)
    380 The Donatists, a North African Christian sect headed by Tyconius, looked forward to the world ending in 380. (Source: American Atheists)
    Late 4th Century St. Martin of Tours (ca. 316-397) wrote, "There is no doubt that the Antichrist has already been born. Firmly established already in his early years, he will, after reaching maturity, achieve supreme power." (Abanes p.119)
    500 Roman theologian Sextus Julius Africanus (ca. 160-240) claimed that the End would occur 6000 years after the Creation. He assumed that there were 5531 years between the Creation and the Resurrection, and thus expected the Second Coming to take place no later than 500 AD. (Kyle p.37, McIver #21)
    Hippolytus (died ca. 236), believing that Christ would return 6000 years after the Creation, anticipated the Parousia in 500 AD. (Abanes p.283)
    The theologian Irenaeus, influenced by Hippolytus's writings, also saw 500 as the year of the Second Coming. (Abanes p.283, McIver #15)

    Apr 6, 793 Elipandus, bishop of Toledo, described a brief bout of end-time panic that happened on Easter Eve, 793. According to Elipandus, the Spanish monk Beatus of Liébana prophesied the end of the world that day in the presence a crowd of people. The people, thinking that the world would end that night, became frightened, panicked, and fasted through the night until dawn. Seeing that the world had not ended and feeling hungry, Hordonius, one of the fasters, quipped, "Let's eat and drink, so that if we die at least we'll be fed." (Abanes p. 168-169, Weber p.50)
    800 Sextus Julius Africanus revised the date of Doomsday to 800 AD. (Kyle p.37)
    Beatus of Liébana wrote in his Commentary on the Apocalypse, which he finished in 786, that there were only 14 years left until the end of the world. Thus, the world would end by 800 at the latest. (Abanes p.168)

    806 Bishop Gregory of Tours calculated the End occurring between 799 and 806. (Weber p.48)
    848 The prophetess Thiota declared that the world would end this year. (Abanes p.337)
    Mar 25, 970 Lotharingian computists foresaw the End on Friday, March 25, 970, when the Annunciation and Good Friday fell on the same day. They believed that it was on this day that Adam was created, Isaac was sacrificed, the Red Sea was parted, Jesus was conceived, and Jesus was crucified. Therefore, it naturally followed that the End must occur on this day! (Source: Center for Millennial Studies)
    992 Bernard of Thuringia calculated that the end would come in 992. (Randi p.236)
    995 The Feast of the Annunciation and Good Friday also coincided in 992, prompting some mystics to conclude that the world would end within 3 years of that date. (Weber p.50-51)
    1000 There are many stories of apocalyptic paranoia around the year 1000. For example, legend has it that a "panic terror" gripped Europe in the years and months before this date. However, scholars disagree on which stories are genuine, whether millennial expectations at this time were any greater than usual, or whether ordinary people were even aware of what year it was. An excellent article on Y1K apocalyptic expectations can be found at the Center for Millennial Studies. (Gould, Schwartz, Randi)
    1033 After Jesus failed to return in 1000, some mystics pushed the date of the End to the thousandth anniversary of the Crucifixion. The writings of the Burgundian monk Radulfus Glaber described a rash of millennial paranoia during the period from 1000-1033. (Kyle p.39, Abanes p.337, McIver #50)
    1184 Various Christian prophets foresaw the Antichrist coming in 1184. (Abanes p.338)
    Sep 23, 1186 John of Toledo, after calculating that a planetary alignment would occur in Libra on September 23, 1186 (Julian calendar), circulated a letter (known as the "Letter of Toledo") warning that the world was to going to be destroyed on this date, and that only a few people would survive. (Randi p.236)
    1260 Italian mystic Joachim of Fiore (1135-1202) determined that the Millennium would begin between 1200 and 1260. (Kyle p.48)
    1284 Pope Innocent III expected the Second Coming to take place in 1284, 666 years after the rise of Islam. (Schwartz p.181)
    1290 Followers of Joachim of Fiore (the Joachites) rescheduled the End to 1290 when his 1260 prophecy failed. (McIver #58)
    1306 In 1147 Gerard of Poehlde, believing that Christ's Millennium began when the emperor Constantine came to power, figured that Satan would become unbound at the end of the thousand-year period and destroy the Church. Since Constantine rose to power in 306, the end of the Millennium would be in 1306. (Source: Christian author Richard J. Foster)
    1335 Another Joachite doomsday date. (McIver #58)
    1367 Czech archdeacon Militz of Kromeriz claimed the Antichrist was alive and well and would manifest himself between 1363 and 1367. The End would come between 1365 and 1367. (McIver #67)
    1370 The Millennium would begin in 1368 or 1370, as foreseen by Jean de Roquetaillade, a French ascetic. The Antichrist was to come in 1366. (Weber p.55)
    1378 Arnold of Vilanova, a Joachite, wrote in his work De Tempore Adventu Antichristi that the Antichrist was to come in 1378. (McIver #62)
    Feb 14, 1420 Czech Doomsday prophet Martinek Hausha (Martin Huska) of the radical Taborite movement warned that the world would end in February 1420, February 14 at the latest. The Taborites were an offshoot of the Hussite movement of Bohemia. (McIver #71, Shaw p.43)
    1496 The beginning of the Millennium, according to some 15th Century mystics. (Mann p. ix)
    ca. 1504 Italian artist Sandro Botticelli wrote a caption in Greek on his painting The Mystical Nativity:

    "I Sandro painted this picture at the end of the year 1500 in the troubles of Italy in the half time after the time according to the eleventh chapter of St. John in the second woe of the Apocalypse in the loosing of the devil for three and a half years. Then he will be chained in the 12th chapter and we shall see him trodden down as in this picture."

    Apparently, he thought he was living during the Tribulation, and that the Millennium would begin in three and a half years or so, which is understandable given the fact that he is known to have been a follower of Girolamo Savonarola. (Weber p.60)

    Feb 1, 1524 The End would occur by a flood starting in London on February 1 (Julian), according to calculations some London astrologers made the previous June. Around 20,000 people abandoned their homes, and a clergyman stockpiled food and water in a fortress he built. (Sound familiar? It's just like the doomsday cultists and Y2K nuts of today!) As it happened, it didn't even rain in London on that date. (Randi p.236-237)
    Feb 20, 1524 A planetary alignment in Pisces was seen as a sign of the Millennium by astrologer Johannes Stoeffler. The world was to be destroyed by a flood on this date (Julian), Pisces being a water sign. (Randi p.236-237)
    1525 The beginning of the Millennium, according to Anabaptist Thomas Müntzer. Thinking that he was living at the "end of all ages," he led an unsuccessful peasants' revolt and was subsequently tortured and executed. (Gould p.48)
    1528 Stoeffler recalculated Doomsday to 1528 after his 1524 prediction failed (Randi p.238)
    May 27, 1528 Reformer Hans Hut predicted the end would occur on Pentecost (May 27, Julian calendar). (Weber p.67, Shaw p.44)
    1532 Frederick Nausea (what a name!), a Viennese bishop, was certain that the world would end in 1532 after hearing reports of bizarre occurrences, including bloody crosses appearing in the sky alongside a comet. (Randi p. 238)
    1533 Anabaptist prophet Melchior Hoffman's prediction for the year of Christ's Second Coming, to take place in Strasbourg. He claimed that 144,000 people would be saved, while the rest of the world would be consumed by fire. (Kyle p.59)
    Oct 19, 1533 Mathematician Michael Stifel calculated that the Day of Judgement would begin at 8:00am on this day. (McIver #88)
    Apr 5, 1534 Jan Matthys predicted that the Apocalypse would take place on Easter Day (April 5, Julian calendar) and only the city of Münster would be spared. (Shaw p.45, Abanes p.338)
    1537 French astrologer Pierre Turrel announced four different possible dates for the end of the world, using four different calculation methods. The dates were 1537, 1544, 1801 and 1814. (Randi p. 239)
    1544 Pierre Turrel's doomsday calculation #2. (Randi p. 239)
    ca. 1555 Around the year 1400, the French theologian Pierre d'Ailly wrote that 6845 years of human history had already passed, and the end of the world would be in the 7000th year. His works would later influence the apocalyptic thinking of Christopher Columbus. (McIver #72)
    Jul 22, 1556 In 1556, a rumor was circulating that the world would end on Magdalene's Day, as recorded by Swiss medical student Felix Platter. (Weber p.68, p.249)
    Apr 28, 1583 The Second Coming of Christ would take place at noon, according to astrologer Richard Harvey. This was the date of a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and numerous astrologers in London predicted the world would end then. (Skinner p.27, Weber p.93)
    1584 Cyprian Leowitz, an astrologer, predicted the end would occur in 1584. (Randi p.239, McIver #105)
    1588 The end of the world according to the sage Johann Müller (aka Regiomontanus). (Randi p. 239)
    1600 Martin Luther believed that the End would occur no later than 1600. (Weber p.66)
    1603 Dominican monk Tomasso Campanella wrote that the sun would collide with the Earth in 1603. (Weber p.83)
    1623 Eustachius Poyssel used numerology to pinpoint 1623 as the year of the end of the world. (McIver #125)
    Feb 1, 1624 The same astrologers who predicted the deluge of February 1, 1524 recalculated the date to February 1, 1624 after their first prophecy failed. (Randi p.236-237)
    1648 Using the kabbalah, Sabbatai Zevi, a rabbi from Smyrna, Turkey, figured that the Messiah would come in 1648, accompanied by miracles. The Messiah, of course, would be Zevi himself! (Randi p.239, Festinger)
    1654 In 1578, physician Helisaeus Roeslin of Alsace, basing his prediction on a nova that occurred in 1572, foresaw the world ending in 1654 in a blaze of fire. (Randi p.240)
    1656 Believed to be a possible date for the end of the world, 1656 is the number of years between the Creation and the Flood. (Skinner p.27)
    1657 Final apocalyptic battle and the destruction of the Antichrist were to take place between 1655 and 1657, as per the Fifth Monarchy Men, a radical group of English millenarians who attempted to take over Parliament to impose their extremist theocratic agenda on the country. Not unlike the Christian Coalition of modern-day America! (Kyle p.67)
    1658 In his The Book of Prophecies, Christopher Columbus claimed that the world was created in 5343BC, and would last 7000 years. Assuming no year zero, that means the end would come in 1658. Columbus was influenced by Pierre d'Ailly. (McIver #77)
    1660 Joseph Mede, whose writings influenced James Ussher and Isaac Newton, claimed that the Antichrist appeared way back in 456, and the end would come in 1660. (McIver #147)
    1666 As this date is 1000 (millennium) + 666 (number of the Beast) and followed a period of war and strife in England, many Londoners feared that 1666 would be the end of the world. The Great Fire of London in 1666 did not help to alleviate these fears. (Schwartz p.87, Kyle p.67-68)
    Sabbatai Zevi recalculated the coming of the Messiah to 1666. Despite his failed prophecies, he had accumulated a great many followers. He was later arrested for stirring up trouble, and given the choice of converting to Islam or execution. Pragmatic man that he was, he wisely elected for the former. (Festinger)

    1673 Deacon William Aspinwall, a leader of the Fifth Monarchy movement, claimed the Millennium would begin by this year. (Abanes p.209, McIver #174)
    1688 John Napier's doomsday calculation #1, based on the Book of Revelation. Napier was the mathematician who discovered logarithms. (Weber p.92)
    1689 Pierre Jurieu, a Camisard prophet, predicted that Judgement Day would occur in 1689. The Camisards were Huguenots of the Languedoc region of southern France. (Kyle p.70)
    1694 Anglican rector John Mason calculated this date as the beginning of the Millennium. (Kyle p.72)
    The beginning of the Millennium, as predicted by German theologian Johann Alsted. (Kyle p.66)

    Fall 1694 Drawing from theology and astrology, German prophet Johann Jacob Zimmerman determined that the world would end in the fall of 1694. Zimmerman gathered a group of pilgrims and made plans to go to America to welcome Jesus back to Earth. However, he died in February of that year, on the very day of departure. Johannes Kelpius took over leadership of the cult, which was known as Woman in the Wilderness, and they completed their journey to the New World. Fall came and went and, needless to say, the cultists were profoundly disappointed at having traveled all the way across the Atlantic just to be stood up by Jesus. (Cohen p.19-20)
    1697
    The beginning of the Millennium, according to Anglican rector Thomas Beverly. (Kyle p.72, McIver #224)
    The notorious witch hunter Cotton Mather was the Ken Starr of Puritan New England. When he wasn't out hunting witches, he was busy predicting the end of the world, 1697 being his first doomsdate. After the prediction failed, he revised the date of the End two more times. (Abanes p.338)

    1700 The end of the world, according to some Puritans. (Kyle p.79)
    John Napier's doomsday calculation #2, based on the Book of Daniel. (Weber p.92)
    The date of the Second Coming, according to Henry Archer, a Fifth Monarchy Man. Archer made this prediction in his 1642 book The Personall Reign of Christ Upon Earth. (McIver #158)
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  • Rick john co... 2008/08/01 18:05:09 (edited)
    Rick
    +7
    Jesus told us to watch and pray. 28% of the Bible is prophecy. And He told us the signs to watch for. Namely Israel. The generation that would not taste death had this prophecy fulfilled when the Holy Spirit descended on the church. The last generation would be concerned with the re-emergence of Israel. When the disciples asked Jesus, "What will be the sign of Your coming and the end of the age?" Jesus told them. So He didn't rebuke them for asking. We are commanded by Jesus to watch and pray for His return (Mark 13:33). There is a special crown for those that watch for His return (II Tim. 4:6-8).
  • CampDavid †DEO VALENTI † 2008/07/31 23:12:08 (edited)
    Yes. I believe it could
    CampDavid †DEO VALENTI †
    +7
    Yes I believe that what we are seeing in the world today are big signs. More Christians are being Martyred today around the world than ever before. But I thank Him for everyday that brings the last day closer. I long to see His Glory. I hate to see how much of a comparision there is of where the USA has gone morally, and Sodom & Gamorrah? So if we can't fix it,(which we can't) MRANATHA!
    glory hate comparision usa morally sodom gamorrah fix itwhich mranatha
  • Rick CampDav... 2008/08/01 00:35:33
    Rick
    +6
    Amen! Amen!
  • Janet 2008/07/31 16:26:38
    I don't know
    Janet
    +8
    My sisters and I have discussed this many times. I am not sure, there are many indicators and I would love to encourage more people to come and know Jesus Christ.

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