List of end time prophecy scriptures
End Times Bible Prophecy: It’s Not What They Told You by Brian GodawaEschatology is a subject that has captivated many Christians. In fact, some Christians are so into studying the end times that it becomes practically an obsession. The sad thing is that the dominant view in the church today is, for the most part, simply wrong. Dispensationalism is propounded by so many preachers, pastors, and theologians that many are under the impression that it is THE correct view of eschatology, and that any disagreement that might come up would be things like the timing of the rapture and whether the millennial reign of Christ for a thousand years is literal or non-literal. Not many are even aware that an entirely different paradigm of eschatology exists. They just take the theology of the Left Behind series for granted. I know I did.
In this book, Brian Godawa defends a view that is called Partial Preterism. This view says that the vast majority of what we think are end times Bible prophesies were actually prophesying the destruction of Jerusalem in the temple and the judgment upon the Israelites for rejecting Jesus as the Messiah and that these prophesies were fulfilled in the first century. Godawa exegetes primarily from the Olivet Discourse, but takes a look at other biblical texts as well. He compares what hes exegeted with the historical evidence both inside and outside The Bible to show that what Jesus prophesied would occur, did occur.
Godawa does not deny a physical return of Christ in the future or a literal, bodily resurrection upon His return. This is a different brand of preterism called FULL Preterism or HYPER Preterism. I not only find this view false (and Godawa does as well), but I find it heretical. I do not, however, find PARTIAL preterism to be heretical. In fact, I think its most likely true. This is the third book on preterism Ive read (the previous two being Hank Hanegraafs The Apocalypse Code and R.C Sprouls The Last Days According To Jesus) and I have only become further convinced that the dominant eschatological system is built on many assumptions and eisegesis with a dash of sensationalism to give it that juicy flavor that has spawned so many movies.
I agree with the subtitle of this book: The Bibles teaching on the end times is indeed not what they (preachers, theologians, etc.) told you.
Seven Prophecies That Must Be Fulfilled Before Jesus Christ's Return
Shortly before His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus Christ delivered a major prophecy of end-time events, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke And what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age? Jesus responded with a description of conditions and events that would lead up to His second coming. Moreover, He said that when these signs became evident, His return would occur within one generation Matthew Matthew Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Throughout the nearly 2, years since Christ gave His prophecy, many have thought that theirs was the time of His return—and turned out to be wrong, of course.
Opinions expressed are solely those of the author s. End time Bible prophecy is perhaps the most debated topic in all of scripture among Christians. Healthy debate is expected, given the multiplicity of denominational backgrounds and varying levels of Bible knowledge. While differing views about the end-times can be a good thing, there is a dangerous unbiblical precedent being set. Bible prophecy is being attacked from within the church. Let's look at the deception that Jesus and the apostles warned us would come.
Knowing the Signs of the Times Can Help Us
Outline of Bible-related topics. Bible prophecy or biblical prophecy comprises the passages of the Bible that supposedly reflect communications from God to humans through prophets. Jews , Christians and Muslims usually consider the biblical prophets to have received revelations from God. Prophetic passages—inspirations, interpretations, admonitions or predictions  —appear widely distributed throughout Biblical narratives. Some future-looking prophecies in the Bible are conditional, with the conditions either implicitly assumed or explicitly stated. In general, believers in biblical prophecy engage in exegesis and hermeneutics of scriptures which they believe contain descriptions of global politics , natural disasters , the future of the nation of Israel , the coming of a Messiah and of a Messianic Kingdom —as well as the ultimate destiny of humankind. Prophets in the Hebrew Bible often warn the Israelites to repent of their sins and idolatries , with the threat of punishment or reward.
Jesus has told us that certain signs and events will warn us when the time of His Second Coming is near. For thousands of years, followers of Jesus Christ have looked forward to the Second Coming as a time of peace and joy. But before the Savior comes, the people of the earth will experience great trials and calamities. Our Heavenly Father wants us to be prepared for these troubles. He also expects us to be spiritually ready when the Savior comes in His glory. Throughout the ages God has revealed these signs to His prophets. If we are obedient and faithful, we will study the scriptures and know of the signs.