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Are we in the end times? According to a new poll, nearly 40% of Americans think that biblical prophecy is being fulfilled by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic – pointing to Christ’s return any day now.

Are we really in the end of days?

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The poll was conducted by The Joshua Fund, a Christian nonprofit that advocates for Israel. They asked a sampling of 1,000 adult Americans if they believe that the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic are signs of the end times. In the New Testament, Jesus speaks of both wars and plagues before His return.

The results were shocking, even to the Christian group that commissioned the poll.

39.8% of Americans surveyed agreed that “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… is one of the signs that Jesus spoke of in the Bible when He warned that there would be ‘wars and rumors of wars’ in the ‘last days’ before His return.” 40.3% said they disagreed, and 19.9% said they were unsure. 

Even more said that the “COVID pandemic… is one of the signs that Jesus spoke of in the Bible when He warned that there would be severe ‘plagues’ in the ‘last days’ before His return,” with over 40% of Americans agreeing.

Many evangelicals have been speculating that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a sign of the biblical end of days since it began. Evangelicals were by far the most convinced religious group surveyed in the poll – over 70% of evangelicals agreed – and many evangelical leaders have suggested as much. 

Famed evangelist and former host of The 700 Club Pat Robertson even came out of retirement to say that Putin’s Ukraine invasion was the first step of fulfilling the biblical prophecy of Armageddon.

But Pat Robertson’s not the only evangelical leader saying that we’re at the doorstep of the apocalypse. In fact, as the war in Ukraine continues to rage, it's become a common refrain from evangelical leaders. 

Is This the End?

“Are we near Armageddon and the end of the world?” asked Robert Jeffress, pastor at First Baptist Dallas. “Is this the end? Is this the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?”

“I believe we’re living in the last days. I believe Christ could come back at any moment,” said another megachurch pastor, Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship. “We are seeing more things happen in real time, closer together, as the scriptures said they would be,” he stated.

Some have even sought to quantify just how close we are to the end of days mathematically. A group called Rapture Ready has created its own "Rapture Index," which it describes as a “Dow Jones Industrial Average of end time activity.” The Rapture Index ranks 45 different categories – everything from moral standards to occultism to volcanoes – to measure how close we are to the end times.

With a current rapture index of 187, we are officially in “fasten your seatbelts” territory.

rapture index quantifying biblical end times

Still, not all evangelicals agree. Russell Moore, a theologian at the publication Christianity Today says that trying to connect problems on earth with the return of Jesus is “not consistent with the Bible and it’s harmful to the witness of the church,” pointing out that we’ve outlived plenty of recent end times speculations.

Pat Robertson himself famously speculated that the world would end in 1982, then in 2007, and now in 2022. The fact that we're all still here should be an encouraging sign, surely.

Still, a world-changing pandemic and the largest European land war since World War II occurring back to back is certainly a little eerie.

What do you think? Are we truly in the end of times? Are COVID and the Ukraine invasion signs of biblical prophecy, or just signs of a world in a state of upheaval?

82 comments

  1. Thom's Avatar Thom

    Should this be listed under all of the other end of the world predictions? So far none have come true.

    1. Pastor Charlene, Ph.D's Avatar Pastor Charlene, Ph.D

      Agreed!

    2. Thomas S Rodrigues's Avatar Thomas S Rodrigues

      No. NO ONE can predict the end. Only God knows that answer.

      1. Thom's Avatar Thom

        Well, if God knows the answer, then why does he not know the question? Let's face it, God does not know the answer because he put about freewill.

  1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

    Once again the Christians are saying it's time for the end of the world. How many times have they said this is the "End of Times" I'm not that old and think this is about the 50th time.

    It's time for another "End of the World" day after party. The day after parties are always much better than the "End of the World" parties.

    1. Henry Bransford's Avatar Henry Bransford

      I am Christian (and I am not afraid to admit that, even in these politically charged times where ALL Christians are persecuted because of our beliefs), do I believe that this is the End Days (yes and no). Several biblical prophecies point to current events; however, not ALL of the prophecies have been met. Based on my personal research into the End Times, the first prophecy is the Rapture (which based on my research and observations) has not happened YET. So, is this the biblical End Times - probably not, are we getting closer to them - I believe so. When will the End Times occur - no man or woman can know

      Here is a direct quote from the Bible - "In Mark 13:32, Jesus had been teaching his disciples about his return and says, “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Luke records it this way, “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Lk 12:40)."

      HE says that no one knows when he will return except for "the Father" (i.e. GOD). So do not listen to any man or woman for they do not and cannot know the time.

      1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

        @Henry Bransford Well stated thoughtful response, thank you. I'd like to offer a correction to Bible verse citation. While it is a direct quote from the Bible it is NOT the word of God. What you have cited is the translation of the of word of God into English. The non-translated verse has a slightly different meaning.

        I would argue that Bible verse does not apply to what's happening in the world today. Putin has over 5,000 nuclear missiles he could launch at any moment. When Putin launches the missiles he will know it's the end in addition to God. So if the Bible verse is correct, this is not the end of times since Putin and his military officers will know it's the end and not just God.

  1. James C Riggle's Avatar James C Riggle

    People have been predicting the end times since the beginning of time. The last church I would believe on the subject is evangelicals. Pat Robinson has predicted the end more times than I’ve quit smoking. That’s a lot. Lol! According to the Bible, if it’s true, NO ONE WILL KNOW the time or place it happens. Now I am supposed to believe God is sending these people clues?

    I lived through the cold war, and I’ll admit Putin might be stupid enough to use nukes, but the threat was much worse in the early ‘80s, and there was a plague then too. AIDS. Through some miracle, I survived both. The point is that anyone’s life could be lost at any time. Enjoy today, stop looking for the end, and live now. I think God will sit back and let us continue killing each other for a bit longer. Why interfere when we are doing such a good job. Just my thoughts.

    1. Kerry Ann Michel's Avatar Kerry Ann Michel

      Agreed.

      Not finding too many people trusting the "Sowers of Doubt & Distrust" any more - even though they apparently polled 1,000 . . . bizarre number 🙈🙉🙊

      A thousand WHO? Chosen from . . . ?

      1. Rev. Rory's Avatar Rev. Rory

        That is the most important question. Who did they poll?

    2. Thomas W Neiburger's Avatar Thomas W Neiburger

      Egggzackly.....I was just thinking the same thing. If your soul is righteous, and you walk the talk, you got nutten to worry 'bout. Just sit back and enjoy the show!!

  1. Charles Jude Platt's Avatar Charles Jude Platt

    The man said, "we know not the hour.." So, why worry? Why not trust your creator spirit. We are on the "precipice' of War. Russia looks like the likely source. If it is to be, we'll be home with our creator. Pat Robinson is just an old "kook" in need of attention. Ignore him et al doomsday prophets.

    1. Thomas W Neiburger's Avatar Thomas W Neiburger

      I was just thinking the same thing. If your soul is righteous, and you walk the talk, you got nutten to worry about. Just sit back and enjoy the show!! Don't worry....be happy!!

  1. Nicholas J Page's Avatar Nicholas J Page

    There is always a war going on somewhere in the world.And children are dying from malnutrition and contaminatied water It's always in the news and has been for 30 odd years. I don't think this is the end of civilization . People are born every day and die every day So nothings changed.We have always said a nuclear war would wipe out the earth But no one has pushed the button.You have Mad Vlad Kim Jong un or king Kong as I call him who has the real guts to blow up the world.But no one has yet.You would have to be an unstable psychopath to do this So no it's not going to happen.If it did what would happen to our planet? Once everything had cleared etc we would start the Earth again.There is too much going on a lot of good and a lot of bad.Thats humans for you.

  1. Matthew Mastrogiovanni's Avatar Matthew Mastrogiovanni

    With churches preaching hate of ANY kind, but namely of: LBGTQ+ people, minorities, women, and liberals.

    The church even endorsed Trump, who's guilty of breaking most of the 10 Commandments (on the regular and repeatedly).

    And on the flip side, the catholic church not only does nothing to stop their pedophile priests, but they also hide these priests and cover up the incidents. Worse they hide these priests, by moving them to new diocese, with fresh prey.

    Those are signs of the end times.

    1. Raymond Dennis Lams's Avatar Raymond Dennis Lams

      The Church did not endorse Trump - it did not endorse anyone. Since Pope Benedict, many priests have been tossed out of the priesthood. Yes, there as still pedophiles in every ministry of every church group, of every social group, or every institution, of every everything! This is a condition that plagues the human race. I think you are basing your comments on less than current understanding of what the Church is doing.

  1. Lisa Rose Morton's Avatar Lisa Rose Morton

    If you think the Apocalypse is close to coming let me give you some statistics. DISEASE: 1. Influenza pandemic 1910 to 1919 40 million deaths 2. Black plague 1348 to 1350 25 million deaths 3. World War II 19 14 9.2 million deaths 4. AIDS Pandemic 21.8 million deaths 5. Covid virus 2020's 6.2 million Deaths worldwide

    WARS

    1.Mogul conquest 7,000,000 deaths 2. European conquests of the Americas 80 million deaths 3. World War 1 22 million deaths 4. World War 11. 118,357,000 deaths 5. Ukraine soldiers deaths 3321 Russian soldiers deaths 9861

    CIVILIZATION DEATHS 1. Japanese war crimes 14,000,000 2. Hiroshima 135000 3. Nagasaki 80000 4 World War 11 30,500,000 5. Ukraine 2,224 Russian unknown

    These are just statistics just the size of your baby fingernail compared to occurances in human history. GO OVER THEM AGAIN. Review them again.

    The signs of revelation and Armageddon have occurred over and over and over again in the history of humankind. Certainly worse than today. What are God and Jesus waiting for? Perhaps they are not waiting for these signs that were written by John in his nineties, perhaps they are waiting for a human kind to become loving, kind ,peaceful and loving their neighbors as themselves. Try your best!!! Agape

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      And walk ins Lisa, don't forget about the walk ins. You might even come across some fallen angels in this day and age. Speaking of that, has anyone seen flugo? Just asking for a friend.

  1. Dr. Zerpersande's Avatar Dr. Zerpersande

    Is this the end? Possibly. All it takes is for some buttons to be pushed. But will it be related to the Bronze Age nomadic desert goat herders mythology? Nope. Christians have made such predictions almost non-stop. Eventually they will be right if they keep at it.

  1. Shirley Jean Davis's Avatar Shirley Jean Davis

    Christians are trying to rush the rapture by preaching about the end times. They have done so for many years.

    They would love nothing more than to have a nuclear war because they believe they will not be here when it happens.

    Yes, the world is in trouble, but to tell people that god is behind all of this is silly.

    1. Daniel Ginther's Avatar Daniel Ginther

      Because everyone's end times is at the end of their life that's the thing. You live maybe 75 years and you die, the bible is clear and states that when you are dead you are not alive somewhere but are in Gravedom to be resurrected in one of 3 judgements. Death is like sleep, you have no knowledge of time, you die and the next thing you know is you will awake, it's what you believe here and now that determines if you will live on or die permanently.

  1. Daniel Ginther's Avatar Daniel Ginther

    Sorry but it is not the End Times, the Church ( Christians ) have not been raptured. How does everyone miss that part ? Please read your bibles and turn off the news.

  1. Greg Formoe's Avatar Greg Formoe

    Robertson is around the bend. People have been saying it's the end of the world, since the beginning of the world.

  1. Lady Celynia's Avatar Lady Celynia

    End times is used to frighten people into obedience. While I think most anything is possible, this is not a probable end scenario for humanity.

  1. Pink Clover's Avatar Pink Clover

    My Great Aunt was born in 1902. She told me many times over the years how people were always talking about how this and that proves these are end times. Then I started noticing the same type of "end times" bit in many old books.

    Nothing like trying to keep people fearful. Me? I'm gonna be 60 this year and I've had enough fear to last a lifetime. Now I'm going to find a way to enjoy the rest of my life and have some dang fun!

    1. David Franklin Lancaster's Avatar David Franklin Lancaster

      I have been around for a long time, and I have heard about the end of time for well over 70 years, BUT here we still are and still getting the same news. If it is and you are walking the walk and talking the talk, you should be happy, no body will get out of this world alive. Death and Taxes are the only sure things we can depend on knowing.

  1. joe's Avatar joe

    With the US in a weakened state, China gaining strength and Russia looking to flex it's aging muscles, ww3 could well be on the way. But end of Days? It may help humanity start the enevtable spiral to extinction but most of us living now will make it through some kind of natural end.

  1. Alexander Arends's Avatar Alexander Arends

    Christians have been expecting Jesus' return to earth since he "ascended into heaven". They also anticipated the end of the world during their lifetime, some dreading this, other faithful followers anxiously looking forward to such time. No need to be over-anxious about the ends of time, keep the faith, God is in control.

  1. Rev Mark D's Avatar Rev Mark D

    This must be the 5th or 6th time, according to 700 club founder Pat Robertson, that the world is to end, and he's even provided some dates. It won't be long until a ratings call will have him giving us another. Meanwhile, most Americans have been educated to be ignorant when it comes to their own thinking and observing of themselves as sources of error. After all, we've been selling it to ourselves for a very long time, and the longer you sell, the better you get at it. No surprise.

  1. Marius Gabriel Burja's Avatar Marius Gabriel Burja

    THE END.

  1. Marius Gabriel Burja's Avatar Marius Gabriel Burja

    I strongly advise that people watch Suspicious Observers channel on YouTube and check out the website. Links are available and easy to find. What I believe causes the end of the world and beginning of a new world is the solar activity and lack of solar activity. Study Plasma Cosmology and watch the catastrophism videos. I truly believe that when Jesus supposedly said he will return he meant in spirit as energy and you will see the signs in the heavens meaning sky and space. I truly believe that the religious scholars of long ago were idiots as most are now. They limited studies of science base on their superstitions and beliefs. Jesus said he is life and the way of life as is the light of day which brings peace love joy and understanding wisdom. He will not return with his old body and show you holes in his hands and feet as some idiots preach. Peace and humanitarian aid only comes after a war and disaster. Hence 12,000 year solar cycles which flip the earth because of magnetic field pressure from the sun. Bed Davidson explains it better than I do and I don't even want to tell people. Let them die with their mislead believe from the same money lovers he kicked out of the temple. Israel is not Gods chosen people. Humans make up all kinds of stuff but science and true science proves facts. Not manipulating sciece by the criminals in power. The proof is there seek and you will find. You may need to learn another language as the Universe has it's vocabulary. What do you think that Jesus is an alien? Then so am I. Look at my name it's Jesus Archangel Storm. Yeah, my indoctrinated parents named me that. Yet here I am in the cloud with the likes of you all. Ha, just know that solar activity forces weather on earth and behavior of ALL LIFE FORMS. Don't tell the evangelicals that I came here from pentecostalism. My parents chose theirs and I mine. Anyway, I don't like wasting my time writing here or anywhere else realy. I'm just going to enjoy watching everyone freak out and kill each other. Humans are still animals. Despicable for the most part. I will eat many and destroy many as soon as the sun goes micro nova. Yes, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are the solar stages before the micro nova. Have Ben Davidson teach you about nova and galactic sheets. They are like those biblical pages that affect so many. Stupid humans. You let the bankers lead you. Now you will eat their flesh when there will be no food for the wicked. They will not have anything to harvest other then stupid humans lives. Slaves you have all become the the kings of the earth which were always power hungry tyrants. Don't think any of them are any different. If you find ONE murder case in a country that country is garbage in my sight. If you find one abused child in one country then that country is garbage in my sight.I can keep going but you get the idea. The seven churches became nations and I don't favor any. I can't even live in the two I thought I liked. Enough on this garbage planet. Time to clean house. 😤💨💨🌎🌏🌍with fire and ice. BURN and FREEZERBURN like my double edged sword of a tongue. Sure now you will censor my freedoms and later I will censor yours.

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      The four horsemen of the apocalypse were immortals on the Highlander TV series. Method was one of them, but turned into a good guy. And he and Duncan McCloud took the heads of the other three so we don't have to worry about them anymore, Marius. And if you state at the sky too long you'll inevitably get bird shit in your eyes and all over your face, so if people start calling you a shit head you'll know the reason for it.

      1. Marius Gabriel Burja's Avatar Marius Gabriel Burja

        You show your knowledge and wisdom about whatever you want. Just keep me out of it. I speak of true facts and science not movies. It's people like you that I hope get cought with their pants down. Carl.🖖🏻🤓

        1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Marius, I've only been caught with my pants down at nude parties and beaches, but that was many years ago. At my age, I wouldn't even be caught dead wearing a pair of shorts to the beach.

        2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Marius Mary, get a grip on yourself girl, for it's just a hand in the bush, in the bush, in the bush...!

    2. Beth's Avatar Beth

      Things happen every minute in space - even the area you can see with an inexpensive telescope, let alone the observatories run by governments and universities throughout the world. I certainly cannot interpret the current CME activity with respect to the sun as a "sign of the end times". Sun spots go through 11 year cycles.

    3. Jeffrey Stoecker's Avatar Jeffrey Stoecker

      Amen & Bravo! I do love me some bat $#!& craziness. I think you rushed a bit to your crescendo, though. Just step back from the pulpit and think about baseball for a few seconds -- works every time and adds dramatic effect.

    4. JaZe's Avatar JaZe

      JC spoke of other dimensions/universes when he said 'In my father's house are many rooms' (sometimes translated as many mansions).

  1. Deacon Michael's Avatar Deacon Michael

    Anything is possible but the bottom line is that only God knows when the end times take place. No human in this day and age or even Jesus even knew back then when that occurs.

    1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

      And your comment is only applicable if there really is a deity of some sort, and if so, which one?

      🦁♥️

  1. Minister Carlos Ricardo Walls's Avatar Minister Carlos Ricardo Walls

    It speaks volumes about people that don't know how to negotiate,compromise and do what's right for all.It seems common sense has fallen by the wayside.The end of times will destroy this world entirely.

    1. Beth's Avatar Beth

      Well, yeah... in a few billion years, the sun is expected to expand and swallow earth into its corona. That will destroy the world entirely. God coming down from heaven, taking his followers who correctly worshiped and followed God, and destroying other humans along with everything else on the planet seems a bit far-fetched.

  1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

    Sadly, the end of times is very real every day for poor malnourished children when churches of all denominations throughout the world abound in wealth. If there is a Hell, wealthy church leaders will be the first ones there.

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  1. Mark Hannon's Avatar Mark Hannon

    The only thing I could say that hasn't been said here already is that Israel would easily win a battle with Russia.

    That war would maybe last an hour. So it's not really a precursor to the End Times.

    Israeli soldiers are obviously better trained and equipped than Russian soldiers.

  1. John Bolen's Avatar John Bolen

    The end of time is beyond our control , so to attempt to predict it would be pointless . I think it is more of a political and personal gain situation concerning members of our current government

  1. William Dusenberry's Avatar William Dusenberry

    Deacon Michael (above) wrote that “only God knows when the end of times takes place.”

    But how does the Deacon know this — unless the Deacon is a Pantheist, ergo God and nature are the same thing, and nature has always existed, and nature will never end — therefore there is no end of times, just an end to our Earth, which very well might occur soon after our Moon leaves its orbit with our Earth.

    MAGA’ers know that Trump doesn’t consider himself to be the cause of the end of times — but that he is the Antichrist personified.

    1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

      William Dusenberry (above) wrote that " [Donald Trump] is the Antichrist personified."

      But how does William know this --- unless William can explain what an Antichrist is, assuming that is, if we will ever know what a Christ is, before he can explain its antithesis.

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  1. Stacey Owens's Avatar Stacey Owens

    God is not finished with us yet, just like Noah building the ark. He must finish the work of salvation in those he called to complete. This war with Russia and Ukraine is I have an announcement to make, the church will not save anyone: (only Jesus Christ can save). People don't want to see people feeding the hungry, clothing those that are naked, they want to see the power of God.

    In Noah's day, they also needed proof. Noah was building a ark (boat). the people didn't understand. They called him a joke, but he still continued to finish building the ark (boat) until the flood. They needed proof then, till the flood. The ark was finished, the flood came, it was to late. not the end. This war was spoken about in Matthew as a war: (24:6 "And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you be not troubled." Jesus said, 'these things must come to pass").

    No man can make this call. God wants to see if you trust in Him. It's not about you needing proof. Its about Him (the Father) needing the proof: (He already gave His only begotten Son).

    The Father is saying, its your move now what.............................................................?

    1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

      As there is still no compelling demonstrable evidence for God, Jesus, Noah, Moses, Abraham et al, all you are really doing is quoting folk tales from a book.

      Dumbledore had better quotes about life than those listed in Matthew. By-the-way, who wrote the book of Matthew? I don't think it was J.K. Rowling.🤔

      🦁♥️

      1. Jeffrey Stoecker's Avatar Jeffrey Stoecker

        Oh, man, wouldn't it be amazing if some great fiction authors like J.K. Rowling took on rewrites of different biblical passages? It would be a best seller! Heck, the BB of T (book burners of Texas) would buy ten million copies just to torch them.

  1. Pastor Charlene, Ph.D's Avatar Pastor Charlene, Ph.D

    No, it's not End Times. We'll know when it happens. TV Preachers are more into money and celebrity status. Jesus will always let us know what is happening. Is Putin the Antichrist? Was Hitler? WasTrump? There is always someone ready to espouse The Antichrist! Just evil men doing the wrong and evil things. Are people inherently evil? I don't believe so. I do believe in mental issues that control people because of weakness. We need to stay strong ourselves and if we can't control ourselvez...ie: child molesters, murders, kidnappers etc. they need serious help and probably medication. Let's be real...people need to accept personal responsibility for evil doing. Too many "yes men." Let's not be afraid to stand up to the bad guys. Nobody hS to follow Putin...just like they didn't have to follow Hitler. Inner strength my brothers and sisters. Inner strength...

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    The world only ends when we die and go to the other side of the light (to whatever we care to call the place), and never before then.

  1. Herbert Barry Light's Avatar Herbert Barry Light

    Everyday is the end of the world, either physically or spiritually. We unfortunately believe in the reality that is put in front of us, we believe and worship in this land. When we see Ukranian people harmed we cry. When we don't see the poorest weakest people, the Yemini's we don't cry, we just shrug our shoulders.We hate war when it is broadcast live and ignore it when we are not able to be entertained by it. There is nothing new under the sun, it the same old fear, control and obedience.

  1. Rev. Elizabeth's Avatar Rev. Elizabeth

    Anyone read Revelation? I have and I still am. I’m on chapter 13 now. What I have learned so far is that the Rapture will happen before all kinds of terrible things happen. I believe the war in Ukraine is part of the end times. Notice that they are attacking civilians, not so much soldiers. Look at the volcanos that have been quiet are now awakening. Look at the earthquakes. That is happening more than usual. Some places feel it and never had a quake there before. Staring to feel food shortages because no one will drive because the cost of fuel will hurt them. They can’t support their family that way anymore. There are more tragedy in our oceans. All the plastic there and the fish and mammals don’t know they can’t invest it and they are and they are dying. The fish and mammals are now seeking help from humans because of all the nets and fishing lines and ropes and plastic in and on them. Look at all the wildfires. Look at all the anger from our neighbors on the highways, the roadways, and where we live. You have to be aware of your surroundings. More and more people are disappearing into sex slaves and more and even death. Do I need to say more. Read Revelation if you have not yet read it. I advice an assistant book to help decipher the code words and more. They even have Revelation for Dummies. I didn’t buy that one but the one I bought are by respected theologians, Priests, Ministers, all Christian faiths. It helps you understand and it takes you to what you already know if you have read the Bible. It all falls into place and you will know how to survive the time we have here on earth and how raptur will be and how earth will be. We will be seeing more before rapture but the end of times are here. We are in the last church. Look at families benign torn apart and attacking each other. I’ve experienced it and I prayed that my family is richer before I leave earth. My son has returned to me after being away for 3-years. We will be seeing more wars too. That’s my opinion on this subject. God Bless you all. -Rev. Elizabeth S. Arsenault

    1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

      For those of you that have not read the book of Revelations, don't even bother. It's full of gobble-de-gook written on the Isle of Patmos by someone psychedelically high. Patmos, for millennia, has always been well know for its Shrooms....and still is. Need I say more!

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      1. Rev. Elizabeth's Avatar Rev. Elizabeth

        Hi, we all our entitled to our opinions and belief. That I will not dispute you. But this I would like to correct, if I may. It is the book of Revelation. There is no ‘s’

        Also, I see you have read at least part of Revelaion if not all. I say this because of the way you describe John, the writer of Revelation by God’s guidance.

        -Be well, Elizabeth 🙏🏼💐

        1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

          Thank you for the correction on The Book of Revelation, Elizabeth.

          It is inferred the author is someone called John. We don't know the precise identity of who this John is. It's suggested by scholars that it was written around AD 81-96 during the reign of Emperor Domitian.

          There is no evidence this book, or any of the books, were written by guidance of a deity, as you suggest, mainly because there is still no demonstrable evidence to show any of the gods man has written about really exists. Your "belief" is of course no different from anyone else's "belief" on earth, all claiming their god is real and the one and only true god.

          Thanks for your thoughts though Elizabeth, that have been created from your belief structure. 🤗

          🦁♥️

          1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

            That was a good one, Lionheart. Hardy har har! I wonder why all those ignorant, misinformed christians keep writing such idiotic statements on this blog. Don't they realize we're going to put them in their place everytime? They must be real gluttons for punishment.

            1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

              Actually, my intention is not to put anyone in their place because I’ve been where they are. It’s mainly in an attempt to open their deeply indoctrinated minds to logic and reason, and to become freethinkers not controlled by illogical reasoning and dogma.🤗

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              1. Daniel Ginther's Avatar Daniel Ginther

                No prob Einstein, you can use your well thought out logic when you are forced to converse with God one day....Good luck with that .

              2. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

                If there is a god, and I meet him, he will first of all have to apologize for all the cruel mayhem and suffering he caused. That would be after I have punched him on his nose for being such a brutal deity. He can worship me anytime, for having far better morals than he does. I actually show up for people that need help. I don't hide away for millennia. Plus, I will allow little boys to keep their foreskins. What the Hell is that all about! 🤷🏼

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      2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

        And a big amen to that, brother Lionheart!

    2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Elizabeth, I order all my groceries online from Amazon and walmart.com every month, and almost always receive everything I order. And even with additional fees I'm paying about seventy dollars less than before the pandemic started. Ofcourse, that means a lot of generic brands, and it also helps to take accounting courses, but where there's a will there's a way. There's plenty of meat laying around that the Ukrainians can eat. It only seems kinky the first time, and it will keep them from starving to death!

    3. Henry Bransford's Avatar Henry Bransford

      I am Christian (and I am not afraid to admit that, even in these politically charged times where ALL Christians are persecuted because of our beliefs), do I believe that this is the End Days (yes and no). Several biblical prophecies point to current events; however, not ALL of the prophecies have been met. Based on my personal research into the End Times, the first prophecy is the Rapture (which based on my research and observations) has not happened YET. So, is this the biblical End Times - probably not, are we getting closer to them - I believe so. When will the End Times occur - no man or woman can know

      Here is a direct quote from the Bible - "In Mark 13:32, Jesus had been teaching his disciples about his return and says, “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Luke records it this way, “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Lk 12:40)."

      HE says that no one knows when he will return except for "the Father" (i.e. GOD). So do not listen to any man or woman for they do not and cannot know the time.

  1. Christian's Avatar Christian

    It is not the Revelations time yet - by definition the beings at that time Seek Death and can not find it, they are immortal & thus not human beings like on Earth now. Death is quite common now, so quite a long time away from the end of the world in Revelation

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Christian, how can you be sure that we're all human beings? You'll never convince Fox Moulder of it.

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    Ehrman, I don't know of any greater people than myself. So I only have equal and lesser ones to compare myself with. Ofcourse, considering the things you wrote about in the Desiderata I can see how you probably had an inferiority complex, and put unrealistic expectations and morals of what you thought of as righteous behavior far above what you thought of yourself, and that which you could ever be.

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    Ehrman, instead of surrendering the things of your youth, you'd be much better off taking out your inner child, and achieving and maintaining balance.

  1. Robert Gagnon's Avatar Robert Gagnon

    Math and calendars are mans creation. Since when does God have to adhere mans creation?

  1. Jeffrey Stoecker's Avatar Jeffrey Stoecker

    T-shirt and bumper sticker logic is sometimes the best truth. If people really believed this was the end, and Jesus was coming, they'd be trying to look more busy.

  1. Amber Fry's Avatar Amber Fry

    Do people realize just how much these "end of days" kinds of preachers have cropped up over the centuries? We hit times of elevated troubles fairly regularly, followed by times of peace. It would be lovely if people could figure out how to keep the peace longer and stamp out the troubles sooner than tends to happen, There is a possibility of mass destruction and few survivors but this world will still be here. I have a pretty good idea humans are too resilient of a species to just die off entirely and will likely repopulate in time.

  1. Jane Mangine's Avatar Jane Mangine

    Although we are seeing many signs, remember we no not the hour nor the time.

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      Sure we will. The US has an antiquated advanced early warning system which will notify us it's the end. You should get the message just as the nuclear blast hits you and your phone is melting in your hand.

  1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

    Why is it Christians always want the end of the world to occur?

  1. George S Guida's Avatar George S Guida

    Did you ever notice... ...there are never any End of World prophecies or predictions from Women? It's always Men who are generally claiming if you follow "Their" way you'll be saved. A continual Fear of Change that would result in loss of Power and Control by a very few - not to mention the loss of Their Profits at the expense of The Many. Covid and Russia are just outward signs the "Dark Forces" are doing Their best to stay in Power and Their over-the-top antics only confirm they are loosing Their grip on The Masses. They won't go away easily - but They WILL go away.

  1. P. Keith Benefiel's Avatar P. Keith Benefiel

    The end came and went. Nobody noticed.

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      The end has come many times..... It just didn't end.

  1. Govannon Thunorwulf's Avatar Govannon Thunorwulf

    I am a follower of the Norse belief system and many, if not all, of us believe that this Ragnarok.

  1. Joe R Day's Avatar Joe R Day

    Oh for heaven's sake. Humans have been 'predicting' the apocalypse since 100 CE and it STILL hasn't come. The Rapture and the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse or any other 'Signs' that the End of Times is upon us? In my opinion, it is all just another 'Scare Tactic' by the folks who are 'guiding their flock' to repent and find fault with 'everyone who is not like them'. I am saddened by the fear that seems to drive most who Believe and drives them to find fault in those who have eschewed Organized Religion in favor of a more personal divine relationship that rejects the mainstream religious philosophy. My opinion is that our world will continue forward and yes, it is possible that the destruction of humanity may yet come to pass. "Always in motion, the future is." was Yoda's words. Even if he is a creation of Hollywood, his words do have meaning. Live your life as best you can, heed the words of Jesus. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."

  1. Marie Diana Briguglio's Avatar Marie Diana Briguglio

    Expand your learning we are living in the time of Kali Yuga Chant and be happy read the Bhagavad-Gita it will broaden your truth and reality. Hare Krishna Jesus loves you!

  1. William Dusenberry's Avatar William Dusenberry

    Christian and Hebrew believers in Christian-Hebrew mythology (as per the Hebrew/Christian King James Bible) know that the Hebrew God told mankind — after he drowned all of humanity — except Noah et al — that he’d never drown almost all of humankind again (some 12,000,000 humans).

    But this benevolent all-caring “soon to be father of Jesus) never said he wouldn’t all humankind to overpopulate itself— to the point that a “Last World War” would lead to the extinction of the human species.

    PS. Those who know that evolution explains everything one needs to know about human origins — have already realized that Hebrew-Christian explanations of human origins — were just products of a prescientific era.

  1. Jason LaBarre's Avatar Jason LaBarre

    Okay, my opinion and mine alone. Ever since Jesus arose from the dead and ascended to heaven. That was the start of the end time's. The KJV Bible says, there will be wars, disease and rumors til the end of time.
    So if Jesus arises 3 days our time, after being dead. What is 3 days heaven time? Some say 1 day in heaven is 1000 of our years on earth. So let's just say for the sake of argument that this is true. Jesus has only been gone 2 days. So, we still have 1000 years to go before he returns. God is the only one who knows when the end time is coming! So why worry about what is out of your control?!

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