Many people are confused or curious about end times prophecy. Understanding prophetic utterances, dreams and visions can be difficult. After all, when we talk about bible prophecy or other visions regarding the end of the world, we are talking about events that will or may happen in the future. Many people think “bible prophecy” when they hear or read the terms “apocalypse” or “end times.” What many fail to realize, however, is that there is an entire corpus of material outside of the bible that also deal with the end of the world.
If the bible is not the only source for end times prophecy, then we have to ask the question of whether or not it is possible to survive the end of days. The prophetic utterances of the bible prophets may have only been one small glimpse into our future. Since these dreams and visions were interpreted through the eyes of Jews and Christians, their expectations of what will or might occur will differ from those outside of the Christian faith. At this point, I am asking the reader to keep an open mind that the Judeo-Christian bible may not be the only correct source for knowledge of what will happen in the future. This matter is further complicated by fact that not everybody means the same thing when they use the term “bible” anyway. Those who are more fundamentalist or evangelical often refer to the King James or New King James version, one that is actually less accurate in terms of its closeness to the original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts. Others may be referring to the actual Greek and Hebrew texts themselves, while yet others may have newer translations like the New International Version in mind. There is also little agreement among Christians themselves as to how the period known as the “end times” will actually play out in world events. There are three main schools of thought in Christian prophecy.
-Types of Christian Prophecy Interpretation
1. Pre-millennial: These Christians believe that the end times will come before the 1,000 year millennium spoken of in the book of revelation. In their estimation, surviving the end of days will not be possible, except for those Christians who have been “saved” and are raptured by Jesus prior to the beginning of a seven-year tribulation period. During this seven year span of time, Satan will set up his kingdom on planet earth through a political leader who will actually be the Antichrist. During the last 3 1/2 years all hell will break loose on the planet until Jesus returns, with the raptured saints, to judge Satan and the rest of the human race. In this scenario, survival is only allowed for those who profess the Christian faith. There will be a 1,000 year period following the defeat of Satan in which Christ will rule on earth. What the actual point of this 1,000 year period is is actually unclear. This notion actually makes the pre-millenial point-of-view nonsensical. If Satan is defeated, why even bother to have this new kingdom? It would make more sense to wipe Satan out completely (he’s actually thrown into a pit during the 1,000 year period) than to let him return and tempt people once more.
2. Post-millennial: These Christians believe, as did a majority of the Christian church for nearly 2,000 years, that the millennium actually precedes the return of Christ. Christ comes back after the millennium has taken place. As with pre-millenialism, the 1,000 year millennium is a golden age on planet earth, but this occurs after the church does the work of Christ on Earth. The church actually establishes and brings about the millennium as it spreads the message of Christianity. In this view, the majority of mankind will eventually be saved from certain damnation. This view is much more optimistic than the pre-millennial view because it assumes that the spiritual condition of the world will improve over time and will continue to get better until the second coming of Christ (also known as the parousia). Again, most Christians shared this view up until the mid-nineteenth century. Premillinnialism developed as the result of dispensational theology developed by John Nelson Darby. There is good reason to believe that premillinialism became more popular following the U.S. Civil War and World War I because of an increasingly pessimistic outlook among Americans and Europeans.
3. Amillennialism: The amillennial perspective is similar to the post-millennial perspective except that it basically sees the millennium as something more symbolic than real. There is no definite period of 1,000 years in which Christ will reign on earth. Instead, that actually begins through the worm of the church and has continued since the first century. In this sense, as with post-millennialism, surviving the apocalypse is more than possible because, as you can probably see, these last two perspectives are much more optimistic than the pre-millennial point-of-view. Pre-millennials must assume that the world will get worse and worse until Christ comes to basically save us from ourselves and from Satan.
So, in short, surviving the end of the world depends partially upon your definition of “survival” and what it is you are actually trying to escape in the process. Let us assume for just a minute that things will continue to worsen over time, though. If that will be true, then what options do we have? As we can see, the pre-millennials do no actually have a monopoly on understanding what will happen at the end of time. Their apocalyptic worldview is highly dualistic and assumes that God and Satan are in an ongoing battle that will continue up until the final judgment. They have inherited this perspective primarily from the Jewish apocalyptic literature that was prominent in Palestine prior to the first century. Some of this crept its way into the New Testament and the theology found therein. Unfortunately, for us, the dominance of this view now interferes with rational thought.
The premillennial must assume that God is basically losing the battle against Satan and will continue to do so all the way up until the very end. But do we have to actually accept such a view as being correct? What if we assume a more positive outlook or, at the very least, that other views on the end times may actually better prepare us for what is coming? I’m not saying that we should assume that nothing is going to happen and that we can just ignore that the world appears to being going downhill like a snowball gaining steam as at reaches the bottom. Instead, we need to ask ourselves what others say about the end of the age and the possibility of surviving the end of the world.
As a faith that derives from the descendents of Abraham, Muslims also have an eschatological view that sees the final eradication of evil by God, or Allah. As with Judaism and Christianity, Muslims believe that there will be a number of major signs pointing to the coming of the end of the age and the final battle of Armageddon. Surviving the apocalypse is not really possible in Islamic ideology because the end result of the apocalypse is the division of humanity into those who are good and those who are evil. The good survive because they are judged righteous by Allah, but the evil are judged and sent into a state of eternal damnation. Survival of the physical body only occurs in the sense that the dead are resurrected for the final judgment.
Although there are literally hundreds of religious ideologies that we could discuss here, we will briefly cover modern notions of the end of the world because they are really the major focus of this website anyway. In the two or three years leading up to the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012, there were many who were speculating about what would be happening over the next couple of years. Some foresaw a great worldwide disaster that ultimately did not occur. There are, however, remaining schools of thought or notions that are still prevalent even though the end of the Mayan calendar actually proved to be a major dud in terms of historical significance.
One idea that has died off somewhat as of recent is the notion that many of the earth changes we see taking place around us are the result of a large interstellar or interplanetary body moving through our solar system. Nibiru enthusiasts have speculated that this brown dwarf star, named from a description in ancient Sumerian texts, is moving through or near to our solar system and is having a gravitational effect on the various planets. The perturbation of Neptune is said to be a result of this 10th planet or Planet X, as it is also sometimes called. Some believe that this planet/star makes its way near planet earth after a 3,600 year orbit. This figure is taken from the work of writer/researcher Zecharia Sitchin whose work on the 10th planet theorized that the Nibiru system is actually the home system of the progenitors of the human race. These beings are known as the Annunaki and are the “gods” of old spoken of in the Old Testament and other ancient texts. Surviving the end of world in this scenario depends largely upon both preparation and luck. Those who are prepared are more likely to survive, but it is also necessary to be in the right place when the planet passes. The seas will rise and earthquakes and volcanic activity will be the norm. Those who are in the wrong place at the wrong time will perish. Those who are smart and prepare for this event will be in a better position to survive.
I have discussed both Nibiru and the killshot ad nauseam on the rest of this website, but it suffices to say that this post would not be complete without adding some additional content on it here. Military remote viewer, Major Ed Dames, has said on a number of occasions that the event that will bring about the end of the age or create an apocalyptic scenario will ultimately be a series of major x-class flares from our sun, known as the killshot. The killshot will superheat the earth’s atmosphere and cause worldwide communications problems, basically knocking us back into the middle ages in terms of our technology. A “Mad Max” scenario will ensue as food and water supplies run short. People will panic and begin to do what they think they need to do to survive. Dames believes that there a number of safe havens or “sanctuary” locations throughout the world where people will have the best chance for survival. In this scenario, preparation is once again key to survival. There are several events that will point to the coming of the killshot, many of which are currently taking place now or have recently taken place. Surviving the end of the world depends heavily upon your willingness to hear and accept the information provided.
What should we conclude?
If you are even more confused about the end of the world and whether or not you can survive, don’t be discouraged. You’re not alone. In fact, because there are so many competing visions about what will occur at the end our humanity’s run on planet earth we may never know the actual answer until we go through the apocalypse. But, maybe it’s possible to take bits and pieces of truth from each and give ourselves a better chance at survival. For instance, all of the above ideologies point to the fact that there will be some type of major earth changes that serve as signs of the coming destruction. Preparing for such events could give us the best possible chance of making it through. What if Adam and Eve were nothing more than survivors from a previous age? As the human race we have a mandate to survive, no matter what! The question ultimately becomes: What are you going to do for yourself, your family and maybe even your friends? Sometimes what you actually need is a plan. So where do we start? Click Here!
If you didn’t heed our earlier warnings about what the sun is getting ready to do, then you may have a little more reason to now. The sun has emitted its SIXTH X-class solar flare in the last SEVEN days! One of those flares from active region (AR) 2192 struck the earth with a glancing blow, causing a series of radio blackouts in various places across planet Earth. The likelihood of such solar flares will continue into the near future as this region of the sun is now extremely active. Although the Discovery website notes that Saturday’s flare was weaker than the a flare that also came close to earth earlier in the week, this does not necessarily indicate a weakening in strength or activity by AR 2192. In fact, the opposite may be true as the sun gets ready to let go of another major flare in the immediate future. The results could be disastrous if the earth takes a direct hit. Namely, there will be major communications blackouts and even a complete electronics technology failure that could take us back into either the middle or stone ages! Again, Ed Dames has predicted this through remote viewing and we could be seeing the early stages of the kill shot from the sun, an event that will eventually claims the lives of billions on the planet. Dames notes two other major phenomena that will occur around this event, in addition to the increase sunspot activity: news of pandemics (like Ebola) and Nuclear weapons activity by North Korea. A recent Yahoo News article pointed out North Korea may already have the know how when it comes to using long-range nuclear weapons. Capability has long been thought to be the only thing holding the wild card North Korean government from employing the use of nuclear weapons. Without this impediment, North Korea may now just be biding its time. Are you ready for what the sun is getting ready to do? Click Here!
The fear over the outbreak of Ebola continues to grow in the United States and elsewhere. The primary problem that we are now facing is the fact that Ebola has a 21 day incubation period and can go virtually undetected until it is too late! Whether or not there will actually be a real Ebola pandemic or not remains to be seen. It is possible that the media is being used to stir up fear over the Ebola virus so that the pharmaceutic companies can make billions of mandatory Ebola vaccines imposed by the U.S. Federal Government. What if Ebola does spread, though? What steps can you take to be ready? Alex Jones explores this issue in the video above. I would say that the first key to survival is to relax! The likelihood of a global pandemic is probably not very high, but it never hurts to prepare! More importantly, if there is a major Ebola pandemic, we will have bigger fish to fry. Ed Dames notes that this type of plague will occur just before the killshot from the sun. Ebola may only be a sign that our time is short. Even so, preparing to survive the coming Ebola plague will prepare you for just about any type of major global pandemic. You need to fear! Knowledge is power! Learn how to survive the coming Ebolba plague: Click Here!
If you think the Ebola outbreak and it’s spread to the United States is a bit discomforting or just downright scary, you’re not alone. We have good reason to be concerned about a disease that has the potential to wipe out thousands or even tens or hundreds of thousands of people. Ebola is just one of your run-of-the-mill diseases either. It has horrifying effects on the human body and causes suffering that many of us are ill-equipped to deal with, either for ourselves or our loved ones.
Why is it that the recent Ebola outbreak in the United States is being kept under wraps by the U.S. media? Why is it that the CDC or Center for disease control is not sounding the alarm and doing everything it can to warn Americans about this deadly plague that is coming our way? Did you know that the main officials at the CDC have been using the same old worn out rhetoric used to quell concerns over the AIDS outbreak in the 1980s? On one of his recent shows, radio host Michael Savage noted that many of the medical officials at the National Institute for Health or NIH are those who worked to keep the public calm during the AIDS scare. Have you noticed how they keep saying that Ebola can only be spread through bodily fluids? Sound familiar? Have you noticed how it seems to be “mutating” and spreading otherwise? If so, you’re not alone! It’s clear that the CDC and the NIH are not telling us the truth about the Ebola outbreak. In the video above, the answer to why this is becomes clear. The CDC actually owns a patent on the Ebola virus! Of course they don’t want us to know how it spreads! The medical establishment stands to make billions of dollars on this newest scare that THEY have created! The 21 day incubation period for the Ebola virus makes it nearly impossible to detect and nearly impossible to stop! Are you prepared for the coming plague? Click Here!