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  1. 1. Gospel of MARK Chap.13 ©December 2015 Emmanuel Emeh emmanuelemeh@gmail.com Parallel Scriptures: Luke 21 & Matthew 24 PART TWO
  2. 2. Review of Issues Covered in Part 1 Intro: Events before Mark 13 1. The Big Questions - Mk. 13:1-4 | Lk. 21: 5-7 | Matt 24:1-3  What were the disciples were asking for?  Jesus’ Second coming?  End of the Age? 2. The time to wait (signs of the end) Mark 13:5-13 | Matt. 24: 4-14  Eye witness accounts  False saviors  Wars and rumors of war  Famines  Earthquakes  Fearful sights and great signs from heaven  The siege by Vespasian and Titus (when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?)
  3. 3. Issues to Cover in Part 2 3. THE TIME TO RUN – Mark 13:14-25 | Matt. 24: 15-28  The Abomination that causes Desolation  The call for understanding – Daniel 9:27, 11:31-35, 12:11-12  What about the Rapture?  Jesus’ “coming” - a study in biblical symbolism  What is a generation? - Matt. 24: 32-35  Parables that applied to 70AD  Warning for us today and our hope as Christians  Catalogue of Failed Apocalypse Predictions (66AD – 2015AD)
  4. 4. The time to run!
  5. 5. Matt. 24: 15-28 15"So when you see standing in the holy place `the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand-- 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. 22If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23At that time if anyone says to you, `Look, here is the Christ!' or, `There he is!' do not believe it. 24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. 25See, I have told you ahead of time. 26"So if anyone tells you, `There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, `Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
  6. 6. 3. The time to Run – Matt. 24: 15-28  The Abomination that causes Desolation  The call for understanding – Daniel 9:27, 11:31- 35, 12:11-12  What about the Rapture?  Jesus’ “coming” – a study in biblical symbolism  What is a generation? - Matt. 24: 32-35  Parables that applied to 70AD  Warning for us today and our hope as Christians
  7. 7. The Abomination that causes Desolation (This calls for understanding) Daniel 9:25-27, 11:31-35, 12:11-12 25"Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven `sevens,' and sixty-two `sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26After the sixty-two `sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27He will confirm a covenant with many for one `seven.' In the middle of the `seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."
  8. 8. Daniel 11:31-35 31"His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. 32With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him. 33"Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered. 34When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many who are not sincere will join them. 35Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.
  9. 9. Daniel 12:11-12 11"From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days. Key Words  Abomination  Temple  He  Set up
  10. 10. What is the “Abomination?” Luke 21:20-22 / 19:41-44 20"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. 22For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. 41As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace--but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God's coming to you."
  11. 11. The “Abomination?” – Idolatry and Emperor Worship. Pagan symbols in the Temple The “Desolation?” - Destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple The Abomination was marked by the Siege of Jerusalem This was the last sign needed by the Christians. This was the time to RUN!
  12. 12. Is there any hint of a Rapture in Matthew 24?
  13. 13. Matt. 24 15"So when you see standing in the holy place `the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand-- 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. 22If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23At that time if anyone says to you, `Look, here is the Christ!' or, `There he is!' do not believe it. 24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. 25See, I have told you ahead of time.
  14. 14. A. Why flee if this is rapture or second coming??? 1.Most Premillennialists have the rapture at this time! 2.Why would Jesus command the Christians to flee if they are going to be raptured without harm? 3.But it makes perfect sense since Jesus was warning the Christians living in Jerusalem in 69AD to be ready to flee when the Roman armies surrounded the city just prior to its besieging! B. Hindrances to flight: 1.small children (slow down make escape difficult) 2.winter (Danger of freezing, exposure, hypothermia, snow slow down) 3.Sabbath day (gates closed every Sabbath in Jerusalem until 70AD: Neh 13:19-21) 19When evening shadows fell on the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I ordered the doors to be shut and not opened until the Sabbath was over. I stationed some of my own men at the gates so that no load could be brought in on the Sabbath day. 20Once or twice the merchants and sellers of all kinds of goods spent the night outside Jerusalem. 21But I warned them and said, "Why do you spend the night by the wall? If you do this again, I will lay hands on you." From that time on they no longer came on the Sabbath. Flee The City To The Mountains!
  15. 15. •Josephus says the Roman general Vespasian, began the siege of Jerusalem and set up pagan symbols in the Temple. But hearing of the political tumult in Rome, returned to Rome to become the new emperor. He then sent his son Titus back to Jerusalem to finish the siege, and during the break in the siege, Christians alert to the warnings of Christ, fled the city. Historical Account
  16. 16. Days cut short If God had not shorten the days, the Roman army would have exterminated the entire inhabitants of Jerusalem Again, this is not the second coming of Jesus!
  17. 17. Answer: How can they know this? They weren't living to see how terrible 70 AD was Josephus, who was living said: "It appears to me that the misfortunes of all men from the beginning of the world, if they were compared to those of the Jews, are not so considerable as they were" - Wars 4:5:6. The magnitude may be measured by suffering, terror and cruelty rather than mere numbers of deaths. Slow torture is much worse than a quick death. Argument: Surely this couldn't be as bad as WW1, WW2, Holocaust or the Gulf war!
  18. 18. HIS COMING LIKE LIGHTNING (Apocalyptic Style of writing in the Bible)
  19. 19. Matt. 24 26"So if anyone tells you, `There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, `Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. 29"Immediately after the distress of those days " `the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' 30"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
  20. 20. Is.13:10-11 (destruction of Babylon) 10The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. 11I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless. Other examples of use of this kind of Language
  21. 21. Is.30:26 (Punishment against Nation against Jerusalem and Israel's deliverance) 26The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.
  22. 22. Eze. 32: 7 (Against the Pharaoh of Egypt ) 7When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
  23. 23. Acts 2 ( (The destruction and bloodshed preceded Jerusalem's Fall) 19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
  24. 24. Symbols and their Meaning Stars and Heavenly Bodies = Kings and Ruler of the Earth When the “Fall” = Killed, Succeeded or Dethroned NOTE: One Star is over a Million times bigger than the Earth. Thus, they cant literarily “Fall” to the Earth. The Radiance of the MOON is the Reflection of the SUN’s brilliance
  25. 25. Jesus Coming on the Clouds?
  26. 26. Deut. 33:26 (This does not mean God Came personally) "There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty.
  27. 27. Psalm 104:2-3 2He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent 3and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. Psalm 68:4, 33 4Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds his name is the LORD-- and rejoice before him. 33to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
  28. 28. Isaiah 19:1 19 1An oracle concerning Egypt: See, the LORD rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt within them. All these symbolizes God’s Aid or Judgment on a people
  29. 29. What is a “Generation”?
  30. 30. Matt. 24:32-35 32 "Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
  31. 31. Matt. 23:33-36 33 "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation.
  32. 32. Luke 11:50 Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world, 51from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.
  33. 33. Luke 17 24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. Luke 11 29 As the crowds increased, Jesus said, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. 30For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now oneI greater than Solomon is here. 32The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.
  34. 34. Generation = English Genia = Greek To a Jew, a generation is between 40-50 years Today we talk of “Generation Gap” All these prophesies will take place within 50 years! = 70AD
  35. 35. Matt. 24:26-28 26 "So if anyone tells you, `There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, `Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.  Jesus foretold that many will mistake these events for the end of the world, thus false prophets and prophesies  Jesus drew a line between the coming destruction and his second coming  No one knows the hour, but they would be able to read the signs
  36. 36. Parables & other descriptive terms that applies to 70AD  Like lightning  The fig tree  Like days of Noah and the flood  Like days of Sodom and Lot  Like a thief  Like master returning to slave  The ten virgins  Like talents
  37. 37. Matthew 21:33 "Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey. Matthew 22:7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Parables of the Vine Yard and Wedding Banquet
  38. 38. Luke 20:13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, `What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.' 14"But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. `This is the heir,' they said. `Let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' 15So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. "What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "May this never be!" 17Jesus looked directly at them and asked, "Then what is the meaning of that which is written: " `The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone'? 18Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." 19The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people. 20Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be honest. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor. 21So the spies questioned him: "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 22Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
  39. 39. Luke 23:26 As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 28Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For the time will come when you will say, `Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' 30Then " `they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" ' 31For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
  40. 40. “The whole body, however, of the church at Jerusalem, having been commanded by a divine revelation, given to men of approved piety there before the war, removed from the city, and dwelt at certain town beyond the Jordan, called Pella.” From Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History According to Eusebius
  41. 41. In Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History, Book III, Chapter VIII, we read: Taking, then, the work of the author, read for yourself the account42 given by him in the sixth book of his history. “The wretched people” says he, “at this time were readily persuaded to give credit to the impostors and liars against God, but they neither believed nor paid regard to the significant and wonderful events that prognosticated the approaching desolation. On the contrary, as if struck with stupidity, and as if they had neither eyes nor understanding, they slighted the declarations of God. At one time, when a star very like a sword stood above the city, as also a comet that continued to be seen a whole year, at another, when before the rebellion and the commotions that preceded the war, whilst the people were collected at the feast of unleavened bread, on the eighth of the month of April, about the ninth hour of the night, so great a light shone around the altar and the temple, as to seem a bright day. And this continued for half an hour. To the ignorant this appeared a good omen, but by the scribes it was immediately judged to refer to the events that took place at the issue. At the same festival also, a cow struck by the priest for sacrifice, brought forth a lamb in the midst of the temple. The eastern gate also, of the inner temple, which was of brass and immense weight, and which at evening was scarcely shut by twenty men, and resting on ironbound hinges, and secured with bolts very deeply sunk in the ground, was seen in the sixth hour of the night to open of itself.” And also: “For before the setting of the sun there were seen chariots and armed troops on high, wheeling through the clouds around the whole region, and surrounding cities.”
  42. 42. From Josephus 82 Attend closely: The houses were filled with women and children that had thus perished; the byways with the dead bodies of old men. But the boys and the young men, swelling up, tottered and reeled like shadows through the markets, and then falling down, lay wheresoever the malady had overtaken them. The sick were not even able to bury their dead, and those yet in health and strength were loath to do it, both on account of the number of the dead, and the uncertainty of their own fates. Many, indeed, fell down and died upon those they were burying.
  43. 43. “… But the robbers themselves, with their mouths wide open for want of food, roved and straggled hither and thither, like mad dogs, beating the doors as if they were drunk; and for want of counsel, rushing twice or thrice an hour into the same houses. Indeed, necessity forced them to apply their teeth to every thing, and gathering what was no food, even for the filthiest of irrational animals, they devoured it, and did not abstain at last even from belts and shoes. They took off the hides from their shields and devoured them...85”
  44. 44. The conclusion is that Judaism no longer has a solid theological basis. We may be forced to agree with Paul in Galatians 3:7! (Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham) Hence the destruction of Jerusalem was more than just a physical destruction and loss of life; it was the final destruction of biblical Judaism.
  45. 45. It is also a spiritual truth that in some sense Judaism was abolished at the cross. “having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross” - Colossians 2:14
  46. 46. The forty-year interval between the crucifixion and the catastrophe of 70 may be seen as a last chance to the Jews for repentance. This was the interpretation of Eusebius et al.
  47. 47. Standing Today on Israel’s Most Holiest Site is Islam’s 3rd Most Holiest Site, home to the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. Before Now
  48. 48. Prophecy Verse 1. destruction of temple Mt. 24:2 2. wars and rumors of wars Mt 24:6 3. famines in various places Mt 24:7 4. execution/hatred of church Mt 24:9 5. false prophets Mt 24:11 6. gospel preached to the whole Roman world Mt 24:14 7. desolating sacrilege Mt 24:15 8. the exodus Mt 24:16ff. 9. great tribulation Mt 24:21 10. false signs Mt 24:24 11. coming of armies of Titus Mt 24:27 12 vultures feed on corpses Mt 24:28 13. fulfillment in present generation Mt 24:34 14. embankment Lk 19:43 15. encirclement Lk 19:43 16. captivity Lk 21:24
  49. 49. Beginning April, A.D.70, Forty Years to the Week from the Crucifixion of Christ. The temple was burnt August 10, A. D. 70, the exact same day and month on which it had been burnt by the king of Babylon: Josephus, Ant.
  50. 50. Inscription in monolith: "Imp[erator] Caesar Vespasianus Aug[ustus]..." The Latin inscription on this triumphal column dedicated to Titus, who led the siege against Jerusalem. The abbreviation "LEG-X-FRE" appears at the bottom, indicating that the column was erected by the Tenth Roman Legion. Most likely, this column stood at on of the entrances to the Roman temple in Jerusalem. The column was discovered as part of the foundation to a Moslem palace south of the Temple Mount.
  51. 51. What are the Warning for us today and our hope as Christians?
  52. 52. Additional thoughts on the Rapture
  53. 53. 1 Thess. 4 13Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words.
  54. 54. The term Rapture stands for the so-called coming of a millennial reign of Christ on earth. The word Rapture comes from the Latin, RAPARE, which means to "take away" or "snatch out.“ The theory that is directly associated with It is taught by many who endorse this theory that Christ at his second coming will silently remove from this world the righteous - and this just before a terrible tribulation shall take place on the earth.
  55. 55. 1. The word Rapture is not even to be found in the Bible; Nor is the doctrine taught there. 2. The Lord's return will not be secretive or silent. Revelation 1:7 states that, "every eye shall see him', 1 Thessalonians 4:16, says that His coming will be heralded with, "a shout'. with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God". 3. The "tribulation" often referred to is based upon an erroneous interpretation of Matthew 24. This "tribulation' was associated with the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 according to the first question the Lord answered in Matthew 24:1-3. That "tribulation" did in fact come before that generation passed, Matthew 24:34. 4. According to the Bible there is but one resurrection and that will include both the good and evil., John 5:28-29, states, "all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth". 5. Based upon the Bible, Christ's Kingdom is not future It has already been in existence for nearly 2000 years and it is a spiritual kingdom, not an earthly one. Jesus stated it in John 18:336 "My kingdom is not of this world." Christ promised Peter in Matthew 16:18-19 -that he could open the doors of the kingdom, and this the apostle exercised in Acts 2:38-47. John, the apostle, stated in Revelation 1:9 that he was "in the Kingdom". 6. All of these books were written in the First Century and the kingdom was spoken of as existing then. Mark 9:1 is a passage that definitely puts the beginning of the kingdom in that generation.
  56. 56. 7. The idea of a thousand year reign of Christ on earth is a gross distortion of Revelation 20:1-7. This is a highly figurative context within a very symbolic book. The reign viewed in Revelation 20 is not an "earthly" reign of the Lord at all. It is a spiritual reign with victorious saints (Revelation 20:4). In Revelation 6:9-11 these martyred souls were, "underneath the altar", crying for vindication; in Chapter 20, however, they were on, "thrones reigning with their Lord." This was a prophetic indication that Christianity would be triumphant over its enemies. The 1,000 years is likely a symbol of the completeness of that victory. The number 1,000 is used more than 20 times book of Revelation in there, but not in a literal sense. The whole concept of the so-called Rapture contradicts scores of Bible passages of the clearest import.
  57. 57. Rev. 20 1And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. 4I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5(The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. 7When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison
  58. 58. God said Premillennialists say Already fulfilled in the Bible! Last days Pentecost 33 AD Dan 2, Isa 2 Last days 1947 AD Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17; Heb 1:2; 1 Pe 1:20 When Roman empire exists: Dan 2:44 When United Nations Exist Pentecost: Lk 2:1 Before disciples died: Mk 9:1 coming postponed Pentecost Near Jesus' ministry: Mk 1:15 coming postponed Pentecost Started at ascension: Dan 7:13; Lk 19:11 At second coming Acts 1:8-9 The Kingdom of Prophecy Won’t exist until second coming Existed in the first century: Mt 16:18; Col 1:13; Heb 12:28; Rev 1:6,9 Gives up kingdom to God at 2nd coming 1007 years after second coming 1 Cor 15:24 "The end" is the second coming 1007 years after the end 1 Cor 15:24 Death abolished at 2nd coming death during millenium 1 Cor 15:26 No signs of 2nd coming many signs (misapplied) 2 Pe 3:10 Earth destroyed at second coming earth lasts 1000 years longer 2 Pe 3:10 Church will last forever church temporary: "stop-gap" Eph 3:21 Church invented before creation church invented at cross Eph 3:11 good and bad raised at same moment G & B raised 1000 yrs apart Jn 5:28 The bible Vs Premillennialism
  59. 59. Heb. 9 26 Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
  60. 60. Who is the ANTICHRIST?
  61. 61. Here are a few of today's most popular opinions: • The Devil taking political control of the world through the United Nations? • A future US president? • A supernatural being with horns and red glowing eyes? • Sadam Hussin of the gulf war? • A demon possessed super-intelligent man? • Barack Obama • A genetically-engineered super-human clone?
  62. 62. Little known facts about the antichrist: Most people don't know that... 1.the word "antichrist" is only found in four Bible passages. 2.the word "antichrist" is not found even once in the book of Revelation. 3.All were penned by Apostle John 4.All passages are within the books of First John and Second John.
  63. 63. Common Examples anti-smoking anti-gay anti-hunting anti-Semitic anti-abortion anti-Christ antichrist = opposed to Christ "antichrist" = "anti" + "Christ" The Greek word from which our English word "antichrist" is translated is very easy to understand. •It is a simple compound word and means "anti" + "Christ" = "antichrist". "Anti-Christ" is anyone who opposes Christ.
  64. 64. Bible passage #1 of 4 1 John 2:18-19: 18Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. Question: When John wrote this book in about 85 AD, had the antichrist come yet? No, the antichrist has not yet come, but will come in the last days. Yes, the antichrist had already arisen.
  65. 65. Bible passage #2 of 4 1 John 2:22-23: 22Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist--he denies the Father and the Son. 23No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. Question: Who does the Bible identify as the antichrist? The antichrist is the Devil or his demons The antichrist is anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ
  66. 66. Why the antichrist cannot be the Devil: James 2:19 says: You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder. The Devil already knows that Jesus is the Christ •The Devil believes in Christ more than many Christians •The Devil shudders because he knows his destruction is near.
  67. 67. Bible passage #3 of 4 1 John 4:2-3: 2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. Question: Who does the Bible identify as the antichrist? The antichrist is some future genetically-engineered super-human clone The antichrist is anyone who does not confess that Jesus is the Christ
  68. 68. Bible passage #4 of 4 2 John 1:7 7Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Question: Who does the Bible identify as the antichrist? The antichrist is a future political leader who will promise world peace The antichrist is anyone who does not believe that Jesus ever actually lived .
  69. 69. You have now read all 4 antichrist passages •This has been an exhaustive study on the antichrist •The antichrist is not mentioned in any other Bible passage. •You have now seen all the data
  70. 70. The four Bible passages again: 1. “Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us." 1 Jn 2:18-19 2. "Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the 22Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist--he denies the Father and the Son. 23No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.“ 1 John 2:22-23 3. "This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world." 1 John 4:2-3 4. "Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist." 2 John 1:7
  71. 71. Review Questions On the Antichrist
  72. 72. When will the antichrist arise? •even now many antichrists have arisen 1 Jn 2:18 (before 100 AD) •now it is already in the world 1 John 4:3 (2000 years ago) •deceivers have gone out into the world 2 Jn 1:7 How many antichrists will arise? •many antichrists 1 Jn 2:18 (plural) •they went out 1 Jn 2:19 (plural) •they all 1 Jn 2:19 (plural) •many deceivers 2 Jn 1:7 (plural) •those 2 Jn 1:7 (plural) Who is the antichrist? •the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ 1 Jn 2:22 •Whoever denies the Son 1 Jn 2:22 •Whoever will not confess the son 1 Jn 2:23 •the liar 1 Jn 2:22 •every spirit that does not confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh 1 Jn 4:2 •every spirit that does not confess Jesus 1 Jn 4:3 •those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh 2 Jn 1:7
  73. 73. When will the antichrist arise? (a quiz) The antichrist has been in the world for 2000 years Or The antichrist has not come yet even now many antichrists have arisen 1 Jn 2:18 (before 100 AD) now it is already in the world 1 John 4:3 (2000 years ago) deceivers have gone out into the world 2 Jn 1:7
  74. 74. What about the “mark of the Beast?”
  75. 75. The name of Caesar Nero in Greek is 666 GEMATRIA /ɡəˈmeɪ.tri.ə/ (Greek: meaning geometry) is an Assyro-Babylonian-Greek system of code and numerology later adopted into Jewish culture that assigns numerical value to a word or phrase in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other or bear some relation to the number itself as it may apply to nature, a person's age, the calendar year, or the like. – Wikipedia.org
  76. 76. Revelation 13:18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.
  77. 77. Letter Name Value Letter Name Value Letter Name Value a alpha 1 i iota 10 r ro 100 b beta 2 k kappa 20 s sigma 200 g gamma 3 l lamda 30 t tau 300 d delta 4 m mu 40 u upsilon 400 e epsilon 5 n nu 50 f phi 500 z zeta 7 x xi 60 c chi 600 h eta 8 o omicron 70 y psi 700 q theta 9 p pi 80 w omega 800 Gematria or gimatria the system of assigning numerical value to an alphabet.
  78. 78. 666 is not the Pope Some claim that 666 refers to the Pope because the Latin title to the Pope of Rome is "Vicarius Filii Dei" (which, in English, means "Vicar of the Son of God"). When you add up the Roman numeral value of this Latin Title, it totals 666. Scripture is clear that 666 is the number of a man's name (Revelation 13:18; 15:2). Vicarius Filii Dei is a title to the pope's office, it is not his name. Therefore, this does not fulfill prophesy because this is not a name of a man, like scripture says. It is a title
  79. 79. Nero Caesar fits the gematria code number "666.“ Using this code, his name would be rendered as "NRWN QSR." (NRWN QSR).The number values are: N = 50 R = 200 W = 6 N = 50 Q = 100 S = 60 R = 200 Nero Caesar =666
  80. 80. Gospel of MARK Chap.13 ©December 2015 Emmanuel Emeh Parallel Scriptures: Luke 21 & Matthew 24 END OF PART TWO
  81. 81. Date (CE) Claimant Description 66–70 CE Simon bar Giora, Essenes The Essene sect of Jewish ascetics saw the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66–70 as the final end-time battle before the arrival of the Messiah. By the authority of Simon, coins were minted declaring the redemption of Zion. 365 CE Hilary of Poitiers Announced that the end would happen that year. 375–400 CE Martin of Tours Stated that the world would end before 400, writing, "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." 500 CE Hippolytus of Rome, Sextus Julius Africanus, Irenaeus All three predicted Jesus would return in the year 500. One prediction was based on the dimensions of Noah's ark. 793 Apr 6 Beatus of Liébana The Spanish monk prophesied the second coming of Christ and the end of the world on that day to a crowd of people. 800 Sextus Julius Africanus Sextus Julius Africanus revised the date of Doomsday to 800. 799–806 Gregory of Tours Calculated the End occurring between 799 and 806. List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events (66AD - 2015) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events
  82. 82. Date (CE) Claimant Description 848 Thiota Declared that the world would end during that year. 992–995 Various Christians Good Friday coincided with the Feast of the Annunciation; this had long been believed to be the event that would bring forth the Antichrist, and thus the end-times, within 3 years. 1000 Jan 1 Pope Sylvester II The Millennium Apocalypse at the end of the Christian Millennium. Various Christian clerics predicted the end of the world on this date, including Pope Sylvester II. Riots occurred in Europe and pilgrims headed east to Jerusalem. 1033 Various Christians Following the failure of the January 1, 1000 prediction, some theorists proposed that the end would occur 1000 years after Jesus' death, instead of his birth. 1260 Joachim of Fiore The Italian mystic determined that the Millennium would begin between 1200 and 1260. 1284 Pope Innocent III Pope Innocent III (d. 1216) predicted that the world would end 666 years after the rise of Islam. 1290 1335 Joachimites The followers of Joachim of Fiore rescheduled the End to 1290 and then 1335 when his 1260 prophecy failed. 1346–1351 Various Europeans The black plague spreading across Europe was interpreted by many as the sign of the end of times. 1370 Jean de Roquetaillade The Antichrist was to come in 1366 and the Millennium would begin either in 1368 or 1370.
  83. 83. Date (CE) Claimant Description 1378 Arnaldus de Villa Nova This Joachite wrote that the Antichrist was to come in this year. 1504 Sandro Botticelli Believed he was living during the Tribulation, and that the Millennium would begin in three and a half years from 1500. 1524 Feb 1 London astrologers A group of astrologers in London predicted the world would end by a flood starting in London, based on calculations made the previous June. 20,000 Londoners left their homes and headed for higher ground in anticipation. 1524 Feb 20 Johannes Stöffler A planetary alignment in Pisces was seen by this astrologer as a sign of the Millennium. 1524–1526 Thomas Müntzer 1525 would mark the beginning of the Millennium, according to this Anabaptist. His followers were killed by cannon fire in an uneven battle with government troops. He died under torture and was beheaded. 1528 May 27 Hans Hut Predicted the end would occur on this day. 1528 Johannes Stöffler Revised date from Stöffler after his 1524 prediction failed to come true. 1533 Oct 19 Michael Stifel This mathematician calculated that the Judgement Day would begin at 8:00am on this day. 1533 Melchior Hoffman This Anabaptist prophet predicted Christ's Second Coming to take place this year in Strasbourg. He claimed that 144,000 people would be saved, while the rest of the world would be consumed by fire.
  84. 84. Date (CE) Claimant Description 1555 Pierre d'Ailly Around the year 1400, this French theologian wrote that 6845 years of human history had already passed, and the end of the world would be in the 7000th year. 1585 Michael Servetus In his book The Restoration of Christianity, the Spanish born reformer claimed that the Devil's reign in this world had begun in 325 AD, at the Council of Nicea, and would last for 1260 years, thus ending in 1585. 1588 Regiomontanus Predicted the end of the world during this year. 1600 Martin Luther Predicted the end of the world would occur no later than 1600. 1624 Feb 1 London astrologers The same astrologers who predicted the deluge of February 1, 1524 recalculated the date to February 1, 1624 after their first prophecy failed. 1648 Sabbatai Zevi Using the kabbalah, this rabbi from Smyrna, Turkey, figured that the Messiah would come in this year. 1654 Helisaeus Roeslin This physician made a prediction that the world would end this year based on a nova that occurred in 1572. 1656 Christopher Columbus In his Book of Prophecies (1501), Columbus predicted that the world would end during 1656. 1657 Fifth Monarchists This group of radical Christians predicted that the final apocalyptic battle and the destruction of the Antichrist were to take place between 1655 and 1657.
  85. 85. 1658 Christopher Columbus Columbus claimed that the world was created in 5343 BCE, and would last 7000 years. Assuming no year zero, that means the end would come in 1658. 1660 Joseph Mede Mede claimed that the Antichrist had appeared in 456, and the end would come in 1660. 1666 Sabbatai Zevi Following his failed prediction of 1648, Zevi recalculated the end of the Earth in 1666. Fifth Monarchists The presence of 666 in the date, the death of 100,000 Londoners to bubonic plague, and the Great Fire of London led to superstitious fears of the end of the world from some Christians. 1673 William Aspinwall This Fifth Monarchist claimed the Millennium would begin by this year. 1688 John Napier This mathematician calculated the end of the world would be this year based on calculations from the Book of Revelation. 1689 Pierre Jurieu This prophet predicted that Judgement Day would occur this year. 1694 John Mason This Anglican priest predicted the Millennium would begin by this year. Johann Heinrich Alsted Predicted the Millennium would begin by this year. Johann Jacob Zimmermann Believed that Jesus would return and the world would end this year.
  86. 86. 1697 Cotton Mather This Puritan minister predicted the world would end this year. After the prediction failed, he revised the date of the End two more times. 1700 John Napier After his 1688 prediction failed to come true, Napier revised his end of the world prediction to this year. Henry Archer In his 1642 work, The Personall Reigne of Christ Upon Earth, Archer predicted the second coming of Jesus would occur in approximately this year. 1705 1706 1708 Camisards Camisard prophets predicted the end of the world would occur in either 1705, 1706 or 1708. 1716 Cotton Mather Revised prediction from Mather after his 1697 prediction failed to come true. 1719 Apr 5 Jacob Bernoulli This mathematician predicted a comet would destroy the Earth on this day. 1700–1734 Nicholas of Cusa This Cardinal predicted the end would occur between 1700 and 1734. 1736 Oct 16 William Whiston Whiston predicted a comet colliding with the Earth this year. 1736 Cotton Mather Mather's third and final prediction for the end of the world. 1757 Emanuel Swedenborg Swedenborg claimed that the Last Judgement occurred in the spiritual world this year.
  87. 87. 1780 May 19 Connecticut General Assembly members, New Englanders The sky turning dark during the day was interpreted as a sign of the end times. The primary cause of the event is believed to have been a combination of smoke from forest fires, a thick fog, and cloud cover. 1789 Pierre d'Ailly 1789 would bring the coming of the Antichrist, according to this 14th- century Cardinal. 1792 1794 Shakers Predicted the world would end in both 1792 and 1794. 1795 Nov 19 Nathaniel Brassey Halhed While campaigning for Richard Brothers' release, Halhead proclaimed that the world would end on this day. 1793–1795 Richard Brothers This retired sailor stated the Millennium would begin between 1793 and 1795. He was eventually committed to an insane asylum. 1805 Christopher Love This Presbyterian minister predicted the destruction of the world by earthquake in 1805, followed by an age of everlasting peace when God would be known by all. 1806 Mary Bateman In Leeds, England in 1806 a hen began laying eggs on which the phrase "Christ is coming" was written. Eventually it was discovered to be a hoax. The owner, Mary Bateman, had written on the eggs in a corrosive ink so as to etch the eggs, and reinserted the eggs back into the hen's oviduct. 1814 Dec 25 Joanna Southcott This 64-year-old self-described prophet claimed she was pregnant with the Christ child, and that he would be born on Christmas Day, 1814. She died on the day of her prediction, and an autopsy proved she was
  88. 88. 1836 John Wesley Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, foresaw the Millennium beginning this year. He wrote that Revelation 12:14 referred to the years 1058–1836, "when Christ should come". 1843 Apr 28 1843 Dec 31 Millerites Although it was not officially endorsed by their leadership, many Millerites expected the Second Coming to occur on April 28 or at the end of 1843. 1843 Harriet Livermore The first of two years this preacher predicted the world would end. 1844 Mar 21 William Miller Miller predicted Christ would return on this day. 1844 Oct 22 Millerites After Christ did not return on March 21, 1844, the Millerites then revised William Miller's prediction to October 22, 1844, claiming to have miscalculated Scripture. The realization that the predictions were incorrect resulted in the Great Disappointment. 1847 Aug 7 George Rapp Rapp, the founder of the Harmony Society, preached that Jesus would return in his lifetime, even as he lay dying on August 7, 1847. 1847 Harriet Livermore The second prediction of the end of the world from this preacher. 1853–1856 Various Many people[who?] thought the Crimean War was the Battle of Armageddon. 1862 John Cumming This Scottish clergyman stated it was 6000 years since Creation in 1862, and that the world would end. Joseph Morris An English convert to Mormonism, Morris had revelations to gather his followers and wait for the Second Coming, through successive prophesied days.
  89. 89. 1863 John Wroe The founder of the Christian Israelite Church calculated that the Millennium would begin this year. 1873 Jonas Wendell In 1870, Wendell published his views in the booklet entitled The Present Truth, or Meat in Due Season concluding that the Second Advent was sure to occur in 1873. 1874 Charles Taze Russell Predicted the return of Jesus to occur in 1874, and after this date reinterpreted the prediction to say that Jesus had indeed returned in invisible form. 1881 Mother Shipton (attrib.) This 15th-century prophet was quoted as saying "The world to an end shall come, In eighteen hundred and eighty one" in a book published in 1862. In 1873 it was revealed to be a forgery; however, this did not stop some people from expecting the end. 1890 Wovoka The founder of the Ghost Dance movement predicted in 1889 that the Millennium would occur in 1890. 1901 Catholic Apostolic Church This church, founded in 1831, claimed that Jesus would return by the time the last of its 12 founding members died. The last member died in 1901. 1910 Camille Flammarion He predicted that the 1910 appearance of Halley's Comet "would impregnate that atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet", but not the planet itself. "Comet pills" were sold to protect against toxic gases. The comet indicated the Second Coming to many. 1892– Charles Piazzi This pyramidologist concluded from his research on the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of
  90. 90. 1914 Charles Taze Russell "...the battle of the great day of God Almighty… The date of the close of that "battle" is definitely marked in Scripture as October 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from October, 1874." 1915 John Chilembwe This Baptist educator and leader of a rebellion in Nyasaland predicted the Millennium would begin this year. 1918 International Bible Students Association Christendom shall be cut off and glorification of the Little Flock (The Church) in the Spring of 1918 A. D. 1920 International Bible Students Association In 1918, Christendom would go down as a system to oblivion and be succeeded by revolutionary governments. God would "destroy the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions." Church members would "perish by the sword of war, revolution and anarchy." The dead would lie unburied. In 1920 all earthly governments would disappear, with worldwide anarchy prevailing. 1925 Feb 13 Margaret Rowen According to this Seventh-day Adventist the angel Gabriel appeared before her in a vision and told her that the world would end at midnight on this date. 1935 Sep Wilbur Glenn Voliva This evangelist announced that "the world is going to go 'puff' and disappear" in September 1935. 1936 Herbert W. Armstrong The founder of the Worldwide Church of God told members of his church that the Rapture was to take place in 1936, and that only they would saved. After the prophecy failed, he changed the date three more times.
  91. 91. 1941 Jehovah's Witnesses A prediction of the end from the Jehovah's Witnesses, a group which branched from the Bible Student movement. 1943 Herbert W. Armstrong The first of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 prediction failed to come true. 1947 John Ballou Newbrough The author of Oahspe: A New Bible foresaw the destruction of all nations and the beginning of post-apocalyptic anarchy in this year. 1954 Dec 21 Dorothy Martin The world was to be destroyed by terrible flooding on this date, claimed this leader of a UFO cult called Brotherhood of the Seven Rays. The fallout of the group after the prediction failed was the basis for the 1956 book When Prophecy Fails. 1959 Apr 22 Florence Houteff The 2nd Prophet of the Branch Davidians predicted the apocalypse foretold in the Book of Revelation would proceed on this date. The failure of the prophecy led to the split of the sect into several subsects, the most prominent led by Benjamin and Lois Roden. 1962 Feb 4 Jeane Dixon, various Indian astrologers Jeane Dixon predicted a planetary alignment on this day was to bring destruction to the world. Mass prayer meetings were reported from India. 1967 Aug 20 George Van Tassel This day would mark the beginning of the third woe of the Apocalypse, during which the southeastern US would be destroyed by a Soviet nuclear attack, according to this UFO prophet, who claimed to have channeled an alien named Ashtar.
  92. 92. 1967 Jim Jones The founder of the Peoples Temple stated he had visions that a nuclear holocaust was to take place in 1967. 1969 Aug 9 George Williams The founder of the Church of the Firstborn predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur on this day. 1969 Charles Manson Manson predicted that an apocalyptic race war would occur in 1969 and ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders in an attempt to bring it about. Manson based his prediction on his interpretation of The Beatles' self-titled album. 1972 Herbert W. Armstrong The second of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 and 1943 predictions failed to come true. 1973 Jan 11–21 David Berg Berg, the leader of Children of God, predicted that there would be a colossal doomsday event heralded by Comet Kohoutek. 1975 Herbert W. Armstrong Armstrong's fourth and final false prediction. Jehovah's Witnesses From 1966 on, Jehovah's Witnesses published articles which stated that the fall of 1975 would be 6000 years since man's creation, and suggested that Armageddon could be finished by then. More details.
  93. 93. 1976 Brahma Kumaris The Brahma Kumaris founder, Lekhraj Kirpalani, has made a number of false predictions of a global Armageddon which the religion believes it will inspire, internally calling it "Destruction" but externally presenting it as "Transformation". During Destruction, Brahma Kumari leaders teach the world will be purified, all of the rest of humanity killed by nuclear or civil wars and natural disasters which will include the sinking of all other continents except India. All other religions will also destroyed, so that they alone will inherit the Earth for 2,500 years. These predictions are generally hidden from outsiders and, as they have failed, have been removed from their literature. 1977 John Wroe The founder of the Christian Israelite Church predicted this year for Armageddon to occur. William M. Branham This Christian minister predicted the Rapture would occur no later than 1977. 1980 Leland Jensen In 1978 Jensen predicted that there would be a nuclear disaster in 1980, followed by two decades of conflict, culminating in God's Kingdom being established on Earth. 1981 Chuck Smith The founder of Calvary Chapel predicted the generation of 1948 would be the last generation, and that the world would end by 1981. Smith identified that he "could be wrong" but continued to say in the same sentence that his prediction was "a deep conviction in my heart, and all my plans are
  94. 94. 1982 Apr–Jun Tara Centers Full-page ads in many newspapers April 24–25, 1982, stated that "The Christ is Now Here!" and that he would make himself known "within the next two months". 1982 Mar 10 John Gribbin, Stephen Plagemann Stated in their 1974 book The Jupiter Effect that combined gravitational forces of aligned planets would create a number of catastrophes, including a great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. 1982 Jun 21 Benjamin Creme Creme took out an ad in the Los Angeles Times stating that the Second Coming would occur in June 1982 with the Maitreya announcing it on worldwide television. 1982 Pat Robertson In late 1976 Robertson predicted that the end of the world would come in 1982. 1985 Lester Sumrall This minister predicted the end in this year, even writing a book about it entitled I Predict 1985. 1987 Apr 29 Leland Jensen Jensen predicted that Halley's Comet would be pulled into Earth's orbit on April 29, 1987, causing widespread destruction. 1987 Aug 17 José Argüelles Argüelles claimed that Armageddon would take place unless 144,000 people gathered in certain places in the world in order to "resonate in harmony" on this day. 1988 Sep 13 1988 Oct 3 Edgar C. Whisenant Whisenant predicted in his book 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988 that the Rapture of the Christian Church would occur between 11 and 13 September 1988. After his September predictions failed to come true, Whisenant
  95. 95. 1989 Sep 30 Edgar C. Whisenant After all his 1988 predictions failed to come true, Whisenant revised his prediction date to this day. 1990 Apr 23 Elizabeth Clare Prophet Prophet predicted a nuclear war would start on this day, with the world ending 12 years later, leading her followers to stockpile a shelter with supplies and weapons. Later, after Prophet's prediction did not come to pass, she was diagnosed with epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. 1991 Sep 9 Menachem Mendel Schneerson This Russian-born rabbi called for the Messiah to come by the start of the Jewish New Year. 1991 Louis Farrakhan The leader of the Nation of Islam declared that the Gulf War would be the "War of Armageddon which is the final war." 1992 Sep 28 Rollen Stewart This born-again Christian predicted the Rapture would take place on this day. 1992 Oct 28 Lee Jang Rim (이장림 or 李長林) Lee, the leader of the Dami Mission church, predicted the Rapture would occur on this day. 1993 David Berg Berg predicted the tribulation would start in 1989 and that the Second Coming would take place in 1993. 1994 May 2 Neal Chase This Bahá'í sect leader predicted that New York would be destroyed by a nuclear bomb on March 23, 1994, and the Battle of Armageddon would take place 40 days later.
  96. 96. 1994 Sep 6 1994 Sep 29 1994 Oct 2 Harold Camping Camping predicted the Rapture would occur on September 6, 1994. When it failed to occur he revised the date to September 29 and then to October 2. 1995 Mar 31 Harold Camping Camping's fourth predicted date for the end. This would be Camping's last prediction until 2011. 1996 Dec 17 Sheldan Nidle California psychic Sheldan Nidle predicted that the world would end on this date, with the arrival of 16 million space ships and a host of angels. 1997 Mar 26 Marshall Applewhite Applewhite, leader of the Heaven's Gate cult, claimed that a spacecraft was trailing the Comet Hale-Bopp and argued that suicide was "the only way to evacuate this Earth" so that the cult members' souls could board the supposed craft and be taken to another "level of existence above human". Applewhite and 38 of his followers committed mass suicide. 1997 Oct 23 James Ussher This 17th-century Irish Archbishop predicted this date to be 6000 years since Creation, and therefore the end of the world. 1998 Mar 31 Chen Tao (陳恆明) Hon-Ming Chen, leader of the Taiwanese cult God's Salvation Church, or Chen Tao – "The True Way" – claimed that God would come to Earth in a flying saucer at 10:00 am on this date. Moreover, God would have the same physical appearance as Chen himself. Chen chose to base his cult in Garland, Texas, because he thought it sounded like "God's Land." On March 25, God was to
  97. 97. 1999 Jul Nostradamus A prediction attributed to Nostradamus stating the "King of Terror" would come from the sky in "1999 and seven months" led to fears of the end. 1999 Aug 18 The Amazing Criswell The predicted date of the end of the world, according to this psychic well known for false predictions. 1999 Sep 11 Philip Berg Berg, dean of the worldwide Kabbalah Centre, stated that on this date "a ball of fire will descend, destroying almost all of mankind, all vegetation, all forms of life." 1999 Charles Berlitz This linguist predicted the end would occur in this year. He did not predict how it would occur, stating that it might involve nuclear devastation, asteroid impact, pole shift or other Earth changes. Hon-Ming Chen (陳恆 明) Hon-Ming Chen's cult God's Salvation Church, now relocated to upstate New York, preached that a nuclear holocaust would destroy Europe and Asia sometime between October 1 and December 31, 1999. James Gordon Lindsay This preacher predicted the tribulation would begin before the year 2000. Timothy Dwight IV This President of Yale University foresaw Christ's Millennium starting by 2000. Nazim Al-Haqqani Predicted that the Last Judgment would occur before the year 2000. 2000 Jan 1 Various Predictions of a Y2K computer bug that would crash many computers and cause malfunctions leading to major catastrophes worldwide, and that
  98. 98. 2000, April 6 James Harmston The leader of the True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur on this day. 2000 May 5 Nuwaubian Nation This movement claimed that the planetary lineup would cause a "star holocaust," pulling the planets toward the sun on this day. 2000 Peter Olivi This 13th-century theologian wrote that the Antichrist would come to power between 1300 and 1340, and the Last Judgement would take place around 2000. Isaac Newton Newton predicted that Christ's Millennium would begin in the year 2000 in his book Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John. Ruth Montgomery This self-described Christian psychic predicted the Earth's axis would shift and the Antichrist would reveal himself in this year. Edgar Cayce This psychic predicted the Second Coming would occur this year. Sun Myung Moon The founder of the Unification Church predicted the Kingdom of Heaven would be established in this year. Ed Dobson This pastor predicted the end would occur in his book The End: Why Jesus Could Return by A.D. 2000. Lester Sumrall This minister predicted the end in his book I Predict 2000. Jonathan Edwards This 18th-century preacher predicted that Christ's thousand-year reign would begin in this year.
  99. 99. 2001 Tynnetta Muhammad This columnist for the Nation of Islam predicted the end would occur in this year. 2002 Various Yoruba Yoruba priests predicted dramatic tragedy and crisis in 2002, including coups, war, disease, and flooding. 2003 May Nancy Lieder Lieder originally predicted the date for the Nibiru collision as May 2003. According to her website, aliens in the Zeta Reticuli star system told her through messages via a brain implant of a planet which would enter our solar system and cause a pole shift on Earth that would destroy most of humanity. 2003 Nov 29 Aum Shinrikyo This Japanese cult predicted the world would be destroyed by a nuclear war between October 30 and November 29, 2003. 2006 Sep 12 House of Yahweh Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer, The House of Yahweh, Abilene, Texas in the Feb. 2006 newsletter predicted the start of nuclear war on September 12, 2006. 2007 Apr 29 Pat Robertson In his 1990 book The New Millennium, Robertson suggests this date as the day of Earth's destruction. 2010 Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn This order predicted the world would end in this year. 2011 May 21 Harold Camping Camping predicted that the Rapture and devastating earthquakes would occur on May 21, 2011 with God taking approximately 3% of the world's population into Heaven, and that the end of the world would occur five months later on October 21.
  100. 100. 2011 Sep 29 Ronald Weinland Ronald Weinland stated Jesus Christ would return on this day. He prophesied nuclear explosions in U.S. port cities by July 2008 as the blowing of the Second Trumpet of Revelation. After his prophecy failed to come true he changed the date for the return of Jesus Christ to May 27, 2012. 2011 Oct 21 Harold Camping When his original date failed to come about, Camping revised his prediction and said that on May 21, a "Spiritual Judgment" took place, and that both the physical Rapture and the end of the world would occur on October 21, 2011. 2011 Aug– Oct Various There were fears amongst the public that Comet Elenin travelling almost directly between Earth and the Sun would cause disturbances to the Earth's crust, causing massive earthquakes and tidal waves. Others predicted that Elenin would collide with Earth on October 16. Scientists tried to calm fears by stating that none of these events were possible. 2012 May 27 Ronald Weinland Ronald Weinland stated that Jesus Christ would return and the world would end on this day. 2012 Jun 30 José Luis de Jesús José Luis de Jesús predicted that the world's governments and economies would fail on this day, and that he and his followers would undergo a transformation that would allow them to fly and walk through walls.
  101. 101. 2012 Dec 21 Various The so-called Mayan apocalypse at the end of the 13th b'ak'tun. The Earth would be destroyed by an asteroid, Nibiru, or some other interplanetary object; an alien invasion; or a supernova. Mayanist scholars stated that no extant classic Maya accounts forecast impending doom, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar ends in 2012 misrepresented Maya history and culture.[89][90][91] Scientists from NASA, along with expert archeologists, stated that none of those events were possible. 2013 Aug 23 Grigori Rasputin Rasputin prophesied a storm where fire would destroy most life on land and Jesus Christ would come back to Earth to comfort those in distress. 2014 Apr – 2015 Sep John Hagee and Mark Biltz The so-called Blood Moon Prophecy, first predicted by Mark Blitz in 2008 and then by John Hagee in 2014. These Christian ministers claim that the tetrad in 2014 and 2015 may represent prophecies allegedly given in the Bible relating to the second coming of Jesus Christ.
  102. 102. Gospel of MARK Chap.13 ©December 2015 emmanuelemeh@gmail.com Parallel Scriptures: Luke 21 & Matthew 24 PART TWO
  103. 103. Gospel of MARK 13 ©December 2015 Emmanuel Emeh Parallel Scriptures: Luke 21 & Matthew 24

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