Why do Christians think that we're deep into the end times right now?
Haven't there been bigger things like world wars, worse pandemics, etc.?
- QuestionerLv 73 weeks agoFavourite answer
You should ask, "Why do SOME Christians think..."
Ideas and sensational allegations about the end of the world are very common. Look up 2012 with the Mayan calendar. Look up 2011 with Harold Camping. Look up the doomsday predictions surrounding Y2K. Etc.
If you do a bit of research, you will discover that these predictions have happened hundreds of times. And we’re not talking about one guy in a basement, but popular predictions.
One of them that was interesting was in London in 1666. In addition to the Great Plague of London, which killed about 100,000 people, the Great Fire of London swept the city the same year and is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 people. And since 1666 was a millennium (1,000 years) coupled with the mark of the beast (666), many were firmly convinced it was the end. Well, it wasn’t.
And what about pandemics? In 1918, the Spanish Flu killed between 17 and 50 million people (and there are even higher estimates). In the 1300s, the black plague killed 30-60% of the population of Europe. Guess what some people claimed during those events? That they were signs of the end of time. They obviously weren’t.
The point is, what makes people think predictions about 2020 have any more credit than those other ones?
While on earth, Jesus stated unequivocally, “But of that day and hour NO ONE KNOWS, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone” (Matt. 24:36). Let’s think about this—if Jesus didn’t even know it while He was on earth, doesn’t it seem strange to you that so-called prophets or others today can know it?
- BarneyLv 63 weeks ago
The fulfillment of many Bible prophesies, some time related prophesies as well as the event prophesies Jesus gave, are the basis for believing that we are indeed living well into the last days of this system of things.
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- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Lots do not. Only fundamentalist protestants in the USA, They don't want to fix problems like Global Warming, just hope for a Rapture to rescue them.
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- 3 weeks ago
A "Christians" perspective generally relies upon what the Bible teaches. As an example; the Biblical book 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 would be viewed by a significant number that the current social/political atmosphere today has greatly increased man's place over God's purposes. That combined with the rapidly changing geo-political events that include Israel and their current developing peace treaties, China's global rise, and Russia's changes (all Biblically referenced as well) make the world's issues ripe for what "Christians" see as setting the world on the end times precipice.
- PubliusLv 73 weeks ago
There have been worse pandemics. There have been world wars. But these days a child can't play outside unsupervised in safety.
- PaulLv 73 weeks ago
Christians don't. Fundamentalist Protestants do. The original and true Christian Church, to which Jesus promised the fullness of God's truth, does not try to guess when the end times will occur, because Jesus Himself said that NO-ONE would know the time. Therefore, as soon as some manmade church makes a "prediction" about the end times, we can be certain it WON'T happen then.
- Uncle ThesisLv 73 weeks ago
The world's leaders are taking turns giving speeches at the United Nations this month. Hear what they say and it is clear that it is not only "christians" think we're on the brink.
This is the first time in history that matters affect the whole globe, not just a local area.
- yesmarLv 73 weeks ago
Christians that think such thoughts are usually followers of “end of the world” mindsets and catastrophe doom and gloom gospel messages.
We’ve actually been in the “last days” epoch since the first century. It’s not a bad thing, it’s a good thing. The “bad days” will be over and the “good days” will begin.Source(s): Jesus follower