Are we the last generation?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by TaliOrlando, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. TaliOrlando

    TaliOrlando
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Messages:
    697
    Likes Received:
    0
    Many states that when Israel became a nation that is one of the biggest sign of Christs return. Is this the last generation? :godisgood:
     
  2. BobRyan

    BobRyan
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,837
    Likes Received:
    4
    Israel today is not a "sign of anything" -- as long as it remains in rebellion against it's own Messiah.

    The sign of the time - is more along the lines of Dan 8 where the "time of the end" is clearly identified as coming at the end of the 2300 year timeline prophecy.

    According to that timeline - were are at the time of the end.

    Others have argued that the earth has been in a state of sin and rebellion for about 6000 years and that the 7th 1000 year period will be the millennium of Rev 20.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
  3. TaliOrlando

    TaliOrlando
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Messages:
    697
    Likes Received:
    0

    Brother, I have heard that when Israel became a nation that fullfilled a prophecy didnt it?
     
  4. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    We have no idea if this is the last generation. Instead of concerning ourselves with such speculation, we all need to live as though each day will be our last one on this earth.
     
  5. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Messages:
    8,870
    Likes Received:
    3
    Are we the last generation?

    WHY NOT?
     
  6. Bob Farnaby

    Bob Farnaby
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    0
    Probably not, but then again,it could be .... all I know is that it is all in God's hands and He will do what is right in His timing.


    Regards
    Bob
     
  7. BobRyan

    BobRyan
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,837
    Likes Received:
    4
    No. There is no prophecy that was made AFTER Israel returned from Babylonian captivity that predicted another diaspora and another return for Israel as a sign of the end.

    None.

    "No not even one" - as I am so fond of saying.

    But we DO have bible prophecies given WHILE Israel was in Babylonian captivity and some even BEFORE they went into captivty saying that one day they would return.

    Hint: That return from Babylonian captivity already happened -- and THEN in 70 AD they were defeated/destroyed and during Hadrian's reign they were wiped out of Israel a desolation lasting for 500 years! (Longer than from Solomon to the time of Christ!) and then still in a decimated stated for more than 500 more years (longer than the entire OT period of existence for Israel) and even to this day STILL not a nation that has returned to God the Messiah etc.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
  8. BobRyan

    BobRyan
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,837
    Likes Received:
    4
    In Dan 8 the end of the 2300 year timeline is called "the time of the end". We live in that age.

    We have just completed or are about to complete our 6000 years of sin -- with the millennium just around the corner.

    Look up - your redemption draweth nigh.

    However we know that the Rev 16 "seven last plagues" event must occur before the Rev 19 second coming event described in Matt 24 and in 1Thess 4 and in John 14:1-3.

    In 2Thess 2 Paul said that the 2nd coming would not happen until the church apostacy of the dark ages came -- (and that already happened) and until the man-of-sin phenomina was extended to the point of Satan himself impersonating Christ and working with all lying signs and wonders -- that has not happened yet.



    in Christ,

    Bob
     
  9. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Messages:
    8,870
    Likes Received:
    3
    Christ could come today, I believe, I proclaim, I rejoice in! I have seen all the signs of the absolute possibility of my expectation: I have seen in the Word of God the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The ONLY sign for all believers since Adam and the Apostles of Jesus' Second Advent. "Come Lord Jesus, Come!"
     
  10. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    15,125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Every generation since the resurection of Christ has thought it was the last.

    We could be the last, but it may also be many years away.

    I would prefer just to leave it in God's hands. I am quite sure He can handle it.
     
  11. Gold Dragon

    Gold Dragon
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    3
    I am very supportive of being prepared for Christ's return, as every generation before us, because of the belief that our generation could be the last.

    I am very critical of those who are supportive of wars and neglecting the stewardship of God's creation because they believe this will be the last or that those things will somehow bring about Christ's return.
     
  12. TCGreek

    TCGreek
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not only have you spoken for me, but if any thing, history has thought us to stay clear of those who compute the end of the world.
     
  13. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    15,715
    Likes Received:
    0

    Amen Gold Dragon -- You are so RIGHT ON!
    :thumbs:

    Unfortunately such a misunderstanding of scripture
    as 'the things we can do will make the Church Age
    end faster' come from a common /but wrong/ reading of
    this verse:

    2 Peter 3:12 (Geneva Bible, 1599 Edition):
    Looking for, and hasting vnto the comming
    of that day of God, by the which the heauens
    being on fire, shall be dissolued,
    and the elements shall melt with heate?

    There is no way that we can 'make faster' the comming
    of the Day of God. That wasn't even a possible meaning
    when the 16th Century (1501-1600) translation was
    made.

    2 Peter 3:12 (HCSB = Christian Standard Bible /Holman, 2003/ ):
    [FONT=Arial, Geneva, Helvetica]as you wait for and earnestly desire
    the coming of the day of God,
    because of which the heavens will be on fire and be dissolved,
    and the elements will melt with the heat.

    [/FONT]Here is Strong's on the Greek word:

    G4692
    σπεύδω
    speudō
    spyoo'-do
    Probably strengthened from G4228; to “speed”
    (“study”), that is, urge on (diligently or earnestly);
    by implication to await eagerly: - (make, with) haste unto.


    Note as frequently Strong's does, the KJV translation
    is appended on the end, just cause ther KJV translated
    it that way.
     
  14. webdog

    webdog
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    24,691
    Likes Received:
    0
    I not only pray I'm the last generation...I pray that this is the last year!
     
  15. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    5,505
    Likes Received:
    40

    I'm with you, webdog!!!!

    MARANATHA!!!!
     
  16. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Messages:
    8,870
    Likes Received:
    3
    May we pray this is our last day? I don't think so, but do believe it could be God's will, and therefore shall pray that this day be according to the will of our heavenly Father, in life or in death.
     
  17. BobRyan

    BobRyan
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,837
    Likes Received:
    4
    Amen! Preach it!
     
  18. BobRyan

    BobRyan
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,837
    Likes Received:
    4
    So this text has been put through the ripture-wrench to make it come out "let us do evil that good may abound"??

    As Paul states - that idea is justly condemned.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     

Share This Page

Loading...