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SkepticGuy
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of course i have compassion for those who were injured in this. my comment had 2 do with the fact that every time sumthing like this happens it sparks the "oh no, its the last days" discussions. thats it. my comment was not even pointed at u persay, but rather at those folks who think everything is an endtimes sign.

no1 else who has commented so far has said anything about those who were injured either, yet u single me out. i do not think that it is necessary to disparage any1's character here like u did mine. i will not do that 2 u, brother.

i forgive u.

do u want a serious comment (although my first 1 was serious)? if god is supposedly judging russia in sum way, why does he always seem 2 be taking it out on innocent civilians, sum of whom are children? why duznt he drop a meteor on the kremlin? why punish those in russia who have nuthing 2 do with arming iran?

answer that 1 for me if u can.

 2013/2/15 14:40Profile
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Maybe I need a good pair of reading glasses, but could someone please point out in any of sonofthunder posts, were he said the meteor in Russia was a sign of the end times?
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Mr. Bill


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You are correct Mr Bill, he did not.

I am still curious if S.O.T. thinks this is an end times harbinger.

Unfortunately we jump to conclusions when we see items like this posted in a theology forum.

But, the other day S.O.T. posted something about solar flares as well, in which he wrote: "The bible predicts there will be great signs in the heavens in the last days." so I am just curious what he thinks about these things in relation to the "end times."


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Todd

 2013/2/15 17:21Profile
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1908 is over 100 yrs behind and no pictures!! It's not everyday there are meteors falling from the skies leaving hundreds of miles of smoke tails behind them!!! iT was very weird and it does leave one to wonder if it has anything to do with the end times. are we not allowed to talk about the end times anymore without being made fun of?


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1908 is over 100 yrs behind and no pictures!! It's not everyday there are meteors falling from the skies leaving hundreds of miles of smoke tails behind them!!! iT was very weird and it does leave one to wonder if it has anything to do with the end times. are we not allowed to talk about the end times anymore without being made fun of?



Saints, I believe this is a very fair statement and question to all of us. We must be sober minded and serious about what is coming upon the world. And things such as these disasters and metors from the sky should put the fear of the Lord in us and make us definitely think the end of the age is closing in.

2 Peter 3 is a very important passage to be read to put this soberiety in us. Most of society laughs at such things and plays their music which intoxicates them from reality and what is truly eternal and to be feared.

It is valuable and worth the consideration of all saints such occurrences. Is the world pulling you into its sway? Are you not ready for the coming of the Lord? Does rampant sin and rebellion in society not make you want to grow closer to the Lord and away from such things that are bringing His wrath? Romans 1 and 2 Thessalonians 1 these chapters speak of God's wrath that is coming.


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Saints, I believe this is a very fair statement and question to all of us. We must be sober minded and serious about what is coming upon the world. And things such as these disasters and metors from the sky should put the fear of the Lord in us and make us definitely think the end of the age is closing in.



Brother Greg, I will even take this one step farther, I hope and pray all these signs are from the Lord, and his return "will" be soon. I really don't think those that think these things are a sign of the end times, should be looked down upon, because no one can really prove they are or there not. I would personally like to believe, that with every disaster, God is trying to get someones attention,and this scripture just might be a little deeper than some read it. John 4:48 "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe." Come Jesus come!


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Lysa wrote:

"1908 is over 100 yrs behind and no pictures!! It's not everyday there are meteors falling from the skies leaving hundreds of miles of smoke tails behind them!!!"

I am not sure what you mean by there not being pictures of the Tungeska Siberia event- there are lots of pictures that are pretty incredible.

No, we are not hit every day by meteors thanks to our atmosphere. But the moon gets hit a lot- just take a look at it.

You see, the meteor that hit russia today has been traveling through the solar system for who knows how long. It has been on a mathematically precise course since its existence that ultimately today led it to enter the earth's atmosphere and it was just big enough so that it wasnt entirely burnt up and caused some damage but not large enough for widescale destruction. I think it is amazing that it does not happen more often than it does. I think they said that there are about 50 meteor strikes of the earth per year. I used to watch a TV program called "Meteorite Men" about guys who went around looking for meteorites with magnets on the end of sticks. I think that would be pretty cool to do.

I am not "making fun" of persons who relate events like today to "end times." It very well may be; but then again there have been many many terrible natural disasters and destructions as long as man has been on the earth-- and perhaps some before man was on the earth. But that is another discussion :)


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 Re: The end times

I think the most significant sign is Israel becoming a nation again

 2013/2/15 21:18Profile
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The first reaction I had when I saw this was: "Come Lord Jesus!"

My second reaction was one of fear that He is coming soon, since I have unsaved loved ones, including prodigals.

My third reaction was to weep before God for those I love that He will save them now that they may enter into eternity.

After this I took time to look at the news footage, and my reaction was: "God is so graceful and merciful." He broke this meteor up into many pieces by having it explode high in the atmosphere (and not close to the ground) so that the impact would not cause more damage. Imagine the devastation if (1) the meteor had not broken into pieces, or (2) the explosion had taken place closer to the ground.

As to the last days discussion: We must understand that Christ told us to live daily as if He is coming today, to be always on the look-out. Even the apostles thought that Christ was coming in their day. Why do we not take this seriously? I think it is because we have so much "studied" biblical prophecy and we are expecting to see an anti-Christ, etc., before we expect Christ's return that we are not being watchful. I think we should heed Christ's own word that He will come like a thief in the night when we least expect Him and remain watchful.


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Romanchog wrote:

"As to the last days discussion: We must understand that Christ told us to live daily as if He is coming today, to be always on the look-out. Even the apostles thought that Christ was coming in their day. Why do we not take this seriously? I think it is because we have so much "studied" biblical prophecy and we are expecting to see an anti-Christ, etc., before we expect Christ's return that we are not being watchful. I think we should heed Christ's own word that He will come like a thief in the night when we least expect Him and remain watchful."

This is one of the best things I have read in a while. Point taken.

Amen.


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