The Great Reset

Dexter Sinister

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I think it fits here, it would be the last and greatest reset of all time. Besides, I really haven’t much to say about it beyond it being transparently false and dangerously stupid, a complete misapprehension of Revelation’s historical context and meaning and makes Christian fundamentalism into a death cult that gleefully anticipates the complete destruction of everything, the permanent condemnation of almost everyone, and the permanent enslavement of a chosen few.
 

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I think it fits here, it would be the last and greatest reset of all time. Besides, I really haven’t much to say about it beyond it being transparently false and dangerously stupid, a complete misapprehension of Revelation’s historical context and meaning and makes Christian fundamentalism into a death cult that gleefully anticipates the complete destruction of everything, the permanent condemnation of almost everyone, and the permanent enslavement of a chosen few.

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it” (Isaiah 2:2, KJV).

When do the biblical “last days” begin?
 

Motar

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It’s not given to us to know that.
“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it” (Isaiah 2:2, Micah 4:1, NIV).

“Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days” (Hosea 3:5, NIV).

What do the prophets of Israel record concerning Israel and all nations in the end times?
 

Dexter Sinister

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What do the prophets of Israel record concerning Israel and all nations in the end times?
Nothing, really, that’s not what the apocalyptic bits of scripture are about, though a lot of people insist on interpreting them that way. They’re actually about events contemporary with when they were written.
 

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Jesus compared the end of the age to harvesting and weeding in the parable of the weeds (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43) and in the parable of the net (Matthew 13:47-50).

How did Jesus describe the end times?
 

Motar

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In Matthew 24, Jesus shared signs of the end of the age with his disciples.

Which of these signs have occurred or are apparent today?
 

Motar

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In Matthew 25, Jesus described the kingdom of heaven and his return at the end of the age in three parables.

Why is kingdom imagery prevalent in Matthew’s gospel and eschatology?
 

Dexter Sinister

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Why keep asking questions we both already know the answers for? Neither of us will learn anything from that, it’s pointless didacticism, not a conversation.
 

Motar

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Why keep asking questions we both already know the answers for? Neither of us will learn anything from that, it’s pointless didacticism, not a conversation.
There are two reasons for my ET posts, DS.
1) You and I are not the only ones in this threaded discussion.
2) I aim to be comprehensive in my Biblical treatment of this important subject.
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Motar

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There are two reasons for my ET posts, DS.
1) You and I are not the only ones in this threaded discussion.
2) I aim to be comprehensive in my Biblical treatment of this important subject.
3) As the phrase “end times” is not literally found in Scripture, I mean to present the actual biblical eschatological references so we and others can locate them.
 

Dexter Sinister

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Matthew records Jesus as saying he’ll be back within the lifetime of some of the people hearing him speak, and the final chapter of Revelation has him saying three times that he’ll be along quickly. Since that didn’t happen, and it *is* the heart of the matter, the rest of the scriptural claims about the end times lack all credibility.
 

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Matthew records Jesus as saying he’ll be back within the lifetime of some of the people hearing him speak, and the final chapter of Revelation has him saying three times that he’ll be along quickly. Since that didn’t happen, and it *is* the heart of the matter, the rest of the scriptural claims about the end times lack all credibility.
From a modern point of view, it's pretty clear St. John had either a psychotic break or a really bad pizza too soon before bed.