YOU BE THE JUDGE!
After you read prophesies of the Last Day before Christ returns on one hand, headline news on the other, do you have a hard time telling which is which? Well, if you’re like many, you might scoff when the end of the age is discussed. Yet the signs of the end of the age are many. Six such signs are given by Jesus, two by St Paul, and eleven by the Prophets. Obviously, God wanted us to know when the time was getting closer to prepare us for this inevitable end.
As people are increasingly drawn into an interfaith movement by virtue of a false ecumenism, and more false churches spring up almost overnight teaching their version of faith instead of God’s true teaching, He knew it would take signs to wake us up. Therefore, God gave us this wake-up call to prepare us via His Scriptures, His Saints, and His Prophets.
Unfortunately, the scoffers fall into the trap of letting the devil whisper in their ears the Biblical verses that tell us we won’t know the time of His coming. Why does the devil want us to believe the time is not near? Simply, because he wants us to be unprepared for the End Time so that he can take us with him to Hell.
It’s increasingly obvious that the time of our Lord’s coming is drawing near. Prophecy is being fulfilled daily. In Matthew 24: 3 Jesus was asked, “Tell us, when are these things to happen, and what will be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” Jesus told His Apostles to look for the following signs prior to His second coming and the end of the age:
FALSE CHRISTS AND FALSE PROPHETS
Matthew 24: 5 “For many will come in my name, saying ‘I am the Christ’, and they will lead many astray.”
Matthew 24: 11 “And many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.”
Does not David Koresh and Jim Jones come to mind as false Christ’s? There are countless other false Christ’s and false prophets roaming the world, but are escaping notoriety. Imposters such as these are a prelude to the ultimate false Christ---the antichrist.
Matthew 24: 6 “For you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars…”
What do you see and hear when you turn on your radio and TV? Are there not wars and/or rumors of wars now taking place in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Israel, Palestine, Bahrain, Indonesia, Syria, Korea, Georgia/Russia, Irish Protestant/Catholic, Sudan and many other countries in Africa? And who knows what other wars are lurking behind political minds!
FAMINES AND PESTILENCES
Matthew 24: 7 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be pestilences and famines…”
Is this not now taking place, not only in Africa, but throughout the world? A huge portion of the worlds almost 7 Billion people suffers from shortage of food. And consider the millions of people suffering with AIDS, diseases left behind by tsunami’s, by malnutrition and diseases associated with starvation.
Matthew 24: 7 “…and earthquakes in various places.”
The number and intensity of earthquakes in this century is greater than any other time in history. And many more major earthquakes are predicted, with the new technology, for the near future. Compare these many major earthquakes of the last decade to the decade between 1890 and 1900 where only one major earthquake took place in the entire world.
Matthew 24: 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and will put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my names sake. And then many will fall away, and will betray one another, and will hate one another. And many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.”
Can this not be clearly seen today with the advent of the Vatican II sect? Many Catholics, actually most Catholics, have been lead astray from the true teachings of the Catholic Church by priests ordained under Protestant ordination (false prophets) interjecting erroneous Protestant rhetoric; not true Catholic teaching as was taught by Jesus in His one and only true Church for almost 2,000 years. 1 Timothy 6: 3 “If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound instructions of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud, KNOWING NOTHING…” Matthew 24:11 “And many false prophets will rise, and lead many astray.”
TRY THIS: Tell a Novus Ordo priest that you’re a Traditional Catholic and you wish for him to leave the Vatican II priesthood and return to the True Catholic Church. Tell a clergy or a person of any other religion to leave their religion and join God’s one and only true Church---the Traditional Catholic Church. Then watch what happens. Unless they recognize that your request was the right thing for them to do, you’ll see the hatred they have for God’s sake as described in Matthew 24:9.
There are other writings from St. Paul and the Prophets that codify prophetic signs showing we’re in the End Times. These signs are too many to include in a blog designed for brevity. We highly recommend the reading of the book of Daniel, Timothy I and 2, and the Apocalypse. Then you can judge for yourself…IS THE END NEAR?
Regardless of the time of the End Time, or if your time is up sooner---always be prepared. Pray the Rosary and wear the Brown Scapular.