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How many years does the late, great planet Earth have left?

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by Alive in Christ, Nov 5, 2002.

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  1. Alive in Christ

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    I think 50, at best. There's lots of reasons why I think this. Besides reasoning, I can just feel the End Times fast approaching.
     
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  2. Brian45

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    I agree with you ( 50 at best ) but there are many here who will give you even less and I'm sure they will give their reasons why , stay tuned .
     
  3. jenlu

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    I'm not sold on the end times being soon(within 50 years)...tooooooo many people that thought they knew the Bible and signs of the times have been wrong...speculation from the church that this guy is the beast or that guy is the false prophet and so on and so forth just diminishes the authority of the church...even if, one time in the next 100,000 years we get it right...
     
  4. rollinTHUNDER

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    I would say at least 1007+ years, before we see another new earth.
    1000 for Christ' Millennial Reign
    7 years of tribulation
    Plus the days remaining before the tribulation

    1000
    0007
    ___+_
    1007+
     
  5. shout2thelord

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    im not sure i dont think we can say because God said it will happen when we dont expect it. so i think it could happen any time. who knows whether we have noticed the signs or not.
     
  6. LastDazed

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    God ordained the Human race to last at least 1000 generations on earth:

    Deuteronomy 7:9

    Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

    1Chronicles 16:15

    Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,

    Psalms 105:8

    He remembers His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,

    How long is a Biblical generation? The Bible itself gives us the formula:

    Matthew 1:17

    So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

    Going by this God breathed formula, we may assertain that the length of "one" biblical generation averages out to be 41 years.

    So, How many years left?

    41 years = 1 generation

    1000 generations of mankind ordained By God Himself = 41,000 years total.

    6,000 of those years lie behind us.

    41,000 - 6,000 = 35,000 years left
     
  7. rollinTHUNDER

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    Wouldn't be easier to say forever?? This is for those who love Him. And they will receive eternal life.

    This however, does not mean that it will be on the earth we are currently living on. The Bible also says that this earth will be destroyed, along with heaven, and a new heaven and earth will be created. This earth that we are on now is groaning, and it is waiting for the sons of God to be revealed. Shortly after the millennial Reign this earth will be destroyed by fire.
     
  8. jenlu

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    Well,

    The "Elements" will burn with fervent heat, yes. My understanding is elements does not mean MgCl2 or CaCO3 or H2 or anything like that, but rather "the establishment" or the way of doing things. That is what will be destroyed...not literally the earth. That along with the numerous(but very countable) example's of "new earth's" and "new heaven's" that are described in the Old Testament(the scripture that Jesus taught from) give me some pause as to whether the N.T. is actually describing the earth(the planet) being destroyed.
     
  9. LastDazed

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    If you wish to argue with God by telling Him He didn't really mean what He said when He Ordained the Human race to last 1000 generations, go ahead.

    Clearly the passing of 1000 generations must take place before the New H&E in your theology Thunder, because in your New H&E, you contend that Human reproduction ceases, thus the "generations" of man cease at that point as well.

    Side Note:

    I find it interesting that one who argues till he's blue in the face to support a strict & rigid interpratation of "1000 years", can be so fast, loose and elastic with His interpratation of "1000 Generations".

    :scratch:

    God ordained 1000 Generations of mankind.

    I believe Him.

    The Bible also teaches that the Heavens and Earth were destroyed when the Medes invaded Babylon.

    The Bible also teaches that the Heavens and Earth were destroyed when the Assyrians invaded Egypt.

    The Bible also teaches that the Heavens and Earth were destroyed at the Judgement of Edom.

    Oh.... the Bible also teaches that God Created the Heavens and Earth after He parted the sea and led the Hebrew people out of Egypt.

    Thunder, Just how many Destructions and re-creations of "Heaven and Earth" does your interprative method support?
     
  10. Brain Damage

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    I also feel the end times approaching , I just don't know when .
     
  11. mnmcandiez

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    I dont know it could end at ayny moment.
     
  12. breezynosacek

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    That verse in Duet. 7:9, if you read further is referring to Canaan for a possession and inheritance. Not the New Covenant.
     
  13. *Song Bird*

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    8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
    9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
    10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
    11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
    12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
    13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
    14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
    15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
    16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
    17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
    18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.


    Very interestingly here he mentioned that one day is 1000 yrs with the Lord, right before talking about the Lord's return.
    I've have heard many mention that it is very possible that the Earth's is to live for 6000 yrs, and rest of the 7000 yr(millenium) patterning the creation pattern. Some've alos said the Earth will last for 7000 yrs and then the millennium. I blelieve in a young Earth so , this fits for me...

    Also, the Earth could not just end at any moment. The Bible clearly tells us that certain things have to happen first. One Major event full filled this century was the restoration of Isreal. Many scholars have calculated the Return of Christ, or the Tribulation, scince they became a nation. Supposedly only ONE generation is supposed to live after Isreal's restoration. In the past many have thought 41 years equals a generation, but many such as Jack VanImpe and his fellow pre-tribs now say that it is 70 yrs etc...I have heard many different calculation of when he will return according to Isreal's restoration, and they all are pretty close in #. Betwee 2009-2018 supposedly. I could beleive it, because of what Mathew 24,Mark 13, and Luke 21 says...

    Matthew, 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation
    37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
    38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
    39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord[...]

    5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
    6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
    7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
    8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
    9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
    10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
    11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
    12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
    13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
    14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
    15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)[...]
    21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
    22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened[...]

    29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
    32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
    33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
    34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.


    Isreal's been gathered, and I beleive we're in the beginnin of sorrows. Wars are everywhere, and definetly rumors of more wars...ww3 on the rise...I do say we're pretty close.
     
  14. Just The Facts

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    Well it seems to me the Book said it was all over 30 years ago rapture was soon to Happen. Well as time went by it became obvious the Book was just a pile of excrement.

    Soooooooooooooooooo losing inductees the Religious group responsible for the Book and the teachings therein came up with a new fairy tale ....well it is the same old fairy tale with a new Hollywood movie to Back it .

    "The Left Behind" An elaborate Hollywood Movie in which the only thing "left behind" is the truth.

    This whole False Doctrine was based on the rebirth of the Jewish nation even though there is not ONE SINGLE VERSE to back it.

    First they said a generation was 20 years but things didn't pan out .....sooooooooooooooo..........A generation became 30 years and then 40 years and then 50 years another 3 years and it is 60 years.

    this whole thing is just another false doctrine of the Whore leading people down a garden path with worship of the AC at the End. [/font]
     
  15. honeybee

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    "....this whole thing is just another false doctrine of the Whore leading people down a garden path with worship of the AC at the End."

    Yes, JTF, that's exactly what it is designed to do though, is it not? It must keep our eyes off of the truth, and not allow us to think for ourselves what is really happening behind the scenes....
    Folks, it doesn't really matter how many years the planet has left. The important question is how many years do you have left? Well, we don't know the answer to that one, now do we? So we'd better work while it is yet day...
     
  16. Jesus My Wisdom

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    I can remember back in 1970 people were saying any day now with the same feeling.

    In the Spriit we often experience the reality of Jesus who is coming back and that is why we feel his imminence. He lives in our hearts and baptizes in the Holy Spirit and in fire.

    My guess is about the same as yours but could happen anytime although the lawless one must appear first so I don't expect he will be here tomorrow.

    No one knows the day nor hour does not mean you can't know the time frame. It is a allusion to childbirth, "beginning of birth pangs." You can't know exactly when a child will be born, the day or hour. But you do know it will be close to 38-40 weeks. That is what Jesus is getting at. Childbirth is the tribulation curse of Eve. The earth will be in the tribulation of childbirth for the sons of God to be revealed (Rom 8:18-25).

    It has been about 37 weeks. I can show you why if you care to know.

    It will not go past 39 weeks. 40 stripes less one. Jesus whipped 39 times. Those days will be shortened.

    JMW
     
  17. *Song Bird*

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    So do you count each week as 7 years? If that's the case, by sayingno more then 39 weeks do you think that there will be 14 yrs left of bad times?
    Interested...
    Thanks
     
  18. *Song Bird*

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    I am not a pre-Tribber, I'm a post. But, I do beleive in the restoration of Israel, and I beleive it's a key in end time prophecy.

    Jerimaih 21:10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock[...]17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.

    Ezek.11:17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
    37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
    22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:


    Ezek38After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
    14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?


    Joel3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
    2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
    ...

    From this point AFTER Israels restoration is explained, it goes on to talk about the Tribulation ...sun moon stars etc...millennium.

    Micha2:12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.

    Matthew, 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation
    37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!


    There's some verses ; 1948 they were gathered back together.
     
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