Punisher, the Holy Bible tells us that no one knows the day or hour of Christ's return (Mark 13:32, Matthew 24:36, Acts 1:7). Date setters are going against the Word of God, which is why they are ALWAYS going to be wrong.<quoted text>
But would it mean they were actual prophecies? That such notions can be bent to fit whatever modern events people wish - doesn't make them actual prophecies, do they?
Many cultures, and their Religious men made predictions that can be massaged to fit modern events. Which IMO doesn't make them true prophecies - because so much is being massaged and so much more is being ignored. That Mankind has been obsessed with Doomsdays doesnt mean they're exactly as predicted...as every generation claims to be the one predicted.
Can you explain to me why after thousands of years and as many failed claims to be THE Generation predicted - that so many people, Xtians in this case, continue to cling to them...?
What does it truly have to with, or serve ones faith..?
But as Christians, we will always be looking for Christ's return. That's when we receive our new glorified bodies and cast off this old corruptible flesh (1 Corinthians 15:42-53).
Philippians 3:21- Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.
Titus 2:13- Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
As far as end times prophecy goes, Israel had to be a nation once again (Ezekiel 37) and this didn't happen until 1948 (Isaiah 66:8) and they had to regain Jerusalem (1967). We know from scriptures that Jerusalem will be divided (probably as part of Anti-Christ peace deal with Israel i.e.- Daniel 11:21, Daniel 9:27) and that God will punish those nations involved (Joel 3:3).
Punisher, I could go on and on about fulfilled bible prophecies and what WILL happen in the near future. The Word is God is the TRUTH! The prophetic dominoes and major end time players are lining up (Isa 17, Psalms 83, Ezekiel 38-39). Interesting times indeed.
Now is the time of salvation!!