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End of the World is soon, Bible Tells US--quotes


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The failure of the Bible's predictions about the end of the world

Matt 10:23: [Jesus said to his disciples] 'When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel, before the Son of man comes'.

  Matt 16:28: [Jesus said to the disciples], 'Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom'.

  Mark 9:1: And he [Jesus] said to them [the disciples], 'Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power'.

 

Mark 13:30: [After detailing events up to end of world, Jesus says] 'Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away before all these things take place'.

  Mark 14:62: And Jesus said [to the high priest - died 1st cent. AD] 'You will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven'.

 

  Rom 13:12: The day is at hand.

  1 Cor 7:29: The appointed time has grown very short; from now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none.

  1 Cor 7:31: For the form of this world is passing away.

  Phil 4:5: The Lord is coming soon.

  1 Thess 4:15: We who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord.

  Hebrews 1:2: In these last days he has spoken to us by a Son.

  Hebews 10:37: For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry.

  James 5:8: The coming of the Lord is at hand.

  1 Peter 1:20: He [Christ] was destined before the foundation of the world but was made manifest at the end of the times.

  1 Peter 4:7: The end of all things is at hand.

  1 John 2:18: It is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming.

  Rev 1:1: The revelation of Jesus Christ (i.e., the end of the world)...to show to his servants what must soon take place.

  Rev 3:11: [Jesus said] 'I am coming soon'.

  Rev 22:6: And the Lord...has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.

  Rev 22:20: [Jesus said] 'Surely I am coming soon'.

 

 

Holy Horrors, quotes

'Protestants were more sympathetic than Catholics to Nazism all along...Hitler made a brief radio appeal to Protestants on the eve of the 1933 church elections, and asked them to show their support for Nazi policies. He could not have been disappointed by the pro-Nazi results...
We also have evidence that many ordinary citizens and even religious leaders of Catholic and Protestant faiths did not condemn the Nazi program of 'mercy-killing' in principle...
In some parts, Protestant churchgoers were displeased to see how many converted Jews went to church and demanded that they should not have to take the eucharist next to these Jews, whom they wanted banned from the services'.
Prof. R. Gellately, Backing Hitler (OUP, 2001), pp.14,105,131

'It was Protestant ministers who jumped on the Ku Klux Klan bandwagon. Possibly as many as forty thousand fundamentalist ministers joined the Klan. Many of them became Klan leaders in their communities. Others preached pro-Klan sermons from their pulpits, turned their churches over to Klan meetings, spoke at Klan rallies or became national Klan lecturers (of the 39 national Klan lecturers, 26 were fundamentalist ministers)'.
W. C. Wade, The Fiery Cross (OUP, 1989), p.171.

'Most of the established church leaders quickly demonstrated that they were quite prepared to comply with the Nazi regime in political matters as long as they were accorded some measure of religious freedom... Churches and churchgoers often looked away when confronted with Nazi crimes so long as they were not directly threatened'.
Prof. E. A. Johnson, Nazi Terror (Perseus, 1999), pp.196,250.

'The leaders of the Protestant Church, with only a few exceptions, endorsed in general the establishment of the Nazi regime in Germany... The establishment of the Third Reich represented for Protestant leaders...the triumph of national religious faith. They generally welcomed that victory with joy'.
Prof. T. S. Hamerow, On the Road to the Wolf's Lair (HUP, 1997), pp.151-158.

'Visiting Cologne in 1636, a churchman wrote 'Outside the walls of many towns, we saw numerous stakes to which...women were bound and burned alive as witches'.
In one place, in the interests of efficiency, the executioner built an oven where in one year alone, he roasted to death forty-two women and girls for alleged witchcraft. Over nine years, he roasted to death over a thousand people, including children as young as two'.
Nigel Cawthorne, Witch Hunt (2003), p.107.  {Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live—Exodus 22:18}

 

As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silence in the churches.  For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says {Old Testament}.  If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home.  For it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.  1 Cor 14:33b-35

 

Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.  I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.  For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived  and became a transgressor. 1 Tim 2:11-14

 

From Fanaticism to barbarism is only one step

Denis Diderot

 

The first wise man to meet a fool, was the first priest--Voltaire.