valerie wrote: You'll know when the end is near, everyone will be walking around with chips in their
heads and/or hand. Money will no longer be used. Credit cards will be a long since
thing of the past. Banks as we know it will dissolve. People will begin to disappear.
The world will be in havoc. A strong yet gentle seemingly kind and intelligent man
will come forth instigating peace for all, prosperity for all, and people will claim him
as the man to unite the world. One world order. It is after this stage people will
realize they have put a devil in sheep's clothing to rule the world. But it will be too
late. Your only option is to pray for a swift death or allow the mark of the beast
to consume your soul.
Something like that.
That's only PART of Revelations
As far as end times, there are many interesting passages that are aligned very accurately with what is going on today.....We are definitely in Revelations though nowhere near the END yet, but we smack in the middle of it.
I won't obviously quote EVERY passage, but there are specific passages mentioning nations against nations, people hating one another, even families against one another (and this part is so true because there is a LOT of news about mothers killing their children, fathers killing their family, brother killing sister, etc.) there is a specific passage on this, an interesting one is this:
2 Timothy 3:1-5
" But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self
, lovers of money
, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents
, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. ..."
" They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
This is happening A LOT now. There was a time when no kid would dare talk down to their parents or disobey their teachers. NOW ? You have kids cussing their parents, cussing their teachers, beating them with baseball bats, shooting their teachers and other kids, their parents, etc. this passage is a perfect representation of what is going on now.
" For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places."
Indeed, and there are other passages about floods too.......
I can go on and on and on and quote hundreds of other passages that are so in line with what is happening today.
AND despite all of that, God is loving and forgiving, luckily we do not have scriptures that condone beheading, judgment, slaying or what not, only God is the judge only God will judge ........ The *TRUE* end times is during final judgment, so we are so far FAR away from the end of the world and end times, we are progressing there but at a slow pace, there needs to be that 1000 years of peace on earth and then followed by the release of Satan.......
I personally like to study about different religions and respect them all, people can have their own beliefs BUT will not impose it on others at gun point or by sword or viciously killing, this is the difference. It's not right for ANY Religion to claim it is the ULTIMATE and CORRECT Religion and impose it upon others by the threat of violence, people should respect one another's beliefs, HOWEVER, there is a LIMIT and nobody should condone acts of terror in the name of God Almighty........People who live based on those ideologies should keep their messed up ways AT HOME and stop imposing it to others or making innocent victims !
As far as the man walking with chips in head etc, I think we are far from that Valerie, but maybe not ? Texts in the Bible can have multiple interpretations - nobody said that the chips would necessarily be implanted in you right ?
YET today we have contactless payment methods, chips on our credit and debit cards, more and more businesses are refusing cash and only accepting debit or credit. As far as MONEY will stop to exist, by that I think PAPER money or PHYSICAL money, as more and more people will use those contactless payment methods. In fact smart watches will be as common as smart phones are today, and smaller too, so to pay for stuff you would do nothing basically, because your smart watch would be your wallet, credit card, payment method, etc. So by those passages in the bible you'd think that someone will kidnap yo u and implant a chip in you, whereas maybe it simply means that technology will rise and that it will be enforced upon you, you will be forced to use those methods or you cannot function, and perhaps eventually put in prison or killed, though again that is open to interpretations.
Paper money still exists, BUT chips and contactless payment is popular now, so we are still far away from end times.
And people who say that Evil does not exists, that Satan does not exist, that's fine, just look around you and what is happening on this planet.....which btw is not flat