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Feb 20 13 6:26 PM
Doomsday cults are (generally) religious movements whose teachings have an unhealthy focus on an apocalyptic event -- anything from a local disaster to earth's final destruction.
This event is referred to -- either by the group or by others -- as 'Doomsday' (Day of doom, End Time, End of Times, Last Days, etcetera), and is generally seen as a final judgment or the prelude to a final judgment in which a select group of believers is saved.
The teachings of doomsday cults usually include prophecies regarding the End Times.
Often a fail-safe option is built in. For instance, if the prophecy did not come to pass and the world did not end, the cult's prophet/leader may claim that God changed the date in order to allow more people to be saved, that the calculations were off because not everything had yet been revealed, or the prayers of the faithful were answered by postponing the end.
Some doomsday cults are prepared to use violence in an effort to trigger the apocalypse (e.g. Aum Shinrikyo).
Others at some point encourage or force followers to commit suicide, ostensibly in preparation for a "better life." (e.g. Heaven's Gate, Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God).
Not all who believe in doomsday belong to organized cults or other religious movements. See, for instance, For rent: a front-row view of the Apocalypse (said to take place on December 21, 2012).
Oct 2 13 4:12 AM
It is the reign of the Anti - Christ -One World Government - Revelation 13 - 1 - He - The Anti - Christ - Causes ALL - both small & great - Both rich & poor - To receive a Mark - in ones right hand - or forehead - Anyone who does not - Cannot buy , sell - work - It is real & It is coming - I believe after the Rapture of Christ's Church...
It will be after the rapture..
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Christ told us know will NOT know the day or the hour so that means you too. Unless you think Christ lied. People have been saying these are the end times for 6,000 years. Rome was a one world government, Charlemagne, Napololeon, Hitler, Stalin.... never anything new under the sun. Including God's promise and salvation and commandments. Love your neighbor, spread his gospel. Amazing how if people would just love their neighbor, spread Christ's gospel (and vote Republican) how this world would be such a better world to live in. Much better than the doom and gloom beat the old drum fear monger that people have heard all their life and ignore. People who come to God in fear do not stay with God. People who come to God with love stay with God forever. Obey Christ's commandments.
The key to Prophecy is Israel - Israel was not a nation for almost 2500 years until 1948 - Jesus said: Now learn the parable of the fig tree ( Israel is the fig tree ) When you see that her leaves are tender - You can see that summer is near - So too - When you see these things ( Israel becoming a nation again ) You know that my return is near.
Whatever! One thing is common in history. Some in each generation think that their time is the end times. Wolves always accruing riches fleecing their flocks, filling them with fear. Why even think about it, predict it? Just do as Christ commanded. Love your neighbor, spread His Gospel.
So you think it isn't near? - Jesus said: YOU WILL KNOW WHEN IT IS NEAR - EVEN AT THE DOOR.....
to me, end of times will be when muslims rule the earth and right now, they make up 1/4 of the world...so, I'd say the people of the earth living like it's back in the dark ages and under islamic law IS the end of times...the Catholic Church knew what it was doing during the Crusades and if not for for them, our end of days would have arrived 500 years ago...islam IS the "religion" of the dark one, it is 180 from Christianity and while we all worry about PC, they are marching "forward"
I know thousands of wolves in sheeps' clothing are fleecing the flocks of Christianity by twisting scripture with fear that these are the end times while burying the facts that some in every generation since Christ's resurrection have preached the same with the same misapplied scriptures. I really don't care whether it is or not. I am ready now, anytime. I do not have to prepare. I can help bring others to Christ by showing them what Christ can do in their lives now, today and not with scaring them with false prophecies which will make them doubt the word of God. Every mind control Cult of Christianity has one thing in common.... that these are the end times. Let it go! Just love your neighbor, all God's creation and spread the Gospel. God will reveal His plan to us only when God is ready to.
This is why the Rapture will come as a thief in the night to people like you - You were not watching for his return.
Doesn't matter. I am ready. And I will pull more toward Christ than you will because I have the right message and you do not. You speak words of fear out of context which drives people away from God and I speak of God's love like Christ did.
I don't think religions are trying to scare people when they talk about "end of times" I think they are telling you to prepare, get your house in order, If you are waiting to love your neighbor I am afraid that is on you.
"Getting your house in order" MEANS "Love your Neighbor". What do you think it means? "Pack your bags?" "Buy gold, silver, m.r.e.s, build underground shelters"? It means purify your heart. And unless you truly love your neighbor, all God's creation, then you do not have a pure heart. Only if we have the heart of a child can we enter the kingdom. You don't "wait" to love your neighbor, you do it now!
My point being you should have NEVER waited until what you think is the end of time to LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
We face "End Times" everyday. None of us know when we might just keel over dead or get killed in a car accident or meteor falling from the sky. All of us have a specific "end time" ending our lives here. Bogging our hearts down with "who will be saved?", "who will be raptured?", "who will not?" keeps us away from what we should be doing... loving our neighbor. THAT is doing God's will and will bring more to Christ's salvation then scaring them with "the world is going to blow up and God is going to punish us... blah, blah, blah...." Might sell books but does nothing to bring lost sheep to Christ.
Sinners can be scared to God's fold but when they keep sinning and see God does not strike them down with a lightening bolt then they just go back to sinning as much as they used to. But if they come to God because they truly love God, love God's creation then they will try to stop sinning because they truly want to please God and see the extraordinary benefits and blessings in loving God's creation also. Then they are truly following Christ's path. Our choice is to whether to be a Pharisee or a Christian. I chose to be a Christian.
Nov 3 13 4:36 AM
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