The debate "The end is near" was started by
July 20, 2015, 3:59 am.
23 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 29 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
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i will say according to bible that one day is like 1000years and 1000years are like one day for god. so i would say it s not literally near but its near in god s perspective.
the end is really near ..
juz knocking our door
Fair enough points. I don't think the world is going to end any time soon, but from the perspective of the Doomsday Clock, or in terms of could it happen, it could happen almost at any time.
Well, I certainly don't believe we're certainly going to destroy ourselves with nuclear weapons just because we have them. I think of "the end is near" as less certain, like the Doomsday Clock. The Doomsday Clock tries to figure out how a number of threats increase the odds of an apocalypse. I would say we've had nuclear weapons for a while and we haven't destroyed ourselves, but often it takes one hundred to three hundred years for a "civilization collapsing" generation to take hold and make stupid decisions. I think it's possible enough that the world could end to say "the end is near", and still believe that it's plausible that we won't destroy ourselves and that mankind will just keep going.
We have had sufficient nuclear weapons to exterminate ourselves for many years and those in power have been intelligent enough (or had advisors who were intelligent enough) to avoid destroying the world.
While asteroids, volcanoes and other things are always possible, that are no more likely now than they were for thousands of years, so it is no more likely that we will be ended anytime soon.
Most prophecies rely on vague statements. Statistically, a vague statement will occur. "Two towers will burn". Well, there are many twin towers between the ancient days and today which have burned. But Christ said - you won't see it coming. Something tells me if the bibles are true, it's truest that you won't see it coming; every false claim makes every end-times prophecy dubious.
But, I mean, the claims of Christianity are inherently illogical anyways. The only way you can accept Christianity is by rejecting all of reality, which hurts any case to explaining the end times are coming by an argument from reality.
Although I don't explicitly believe this and think there are still many reasons for hope, there are enough nuclear weapons on earth to bring about the end. Not to mention all the things in space which can destroy us. There's an asteroid called Apophis 99942 which will be passing by in 2027. Though recent measurements say it'll be one of those planet-killers which passes us by between the moon and Earth, there was a while where they weren't certain and thought it might hit earth. Besides that it seems to be dragging behind it a pretty might debris field. And not to mention climate change, super volcanos, solar flares, cosmic radiation...
What signs are you referring to?
All the signs that were predicted would happen, happened