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End of the World: The Last Days, Doomsday

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Consider the biblical concept of the Last Days. The Bible says that in the Last Days

"The heavens shall pass away with a roar, the elements will flare up and destroy" (2 Pet. 3:10), that "... the sun will be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven" (Matt . 24:29). It further predicts the return of Christ will be foretold with trumpets, and the dead believers in Christ will rise to meet him in the air. They will be followed by believers living in the return of Christ (1 Thess. 4:16,17).

Whether to take these predictions should literally or symbolically consider them as many other important quotes from the Bible? Let me answer these questions by examining the history of mankind. How it started? Where is it directed? What is its objective?

I. The significance of the last days

What would the world be if Adam and Eve had obeyed the commandment that God gave them in the Garden of Eden? Adam and Eve were to achieve personal perfection, on this basis to establish an ideal family and have children with good nature. Their thoughts and actions would be directed to God and so they would have a family, community, nation and world in which God is the only Lord. This world would be a kingdom of heaven on earth. If that had happened, their lives would be better directed to the appropriate and history of their families and the world would be a better story. From the beginning, God thinks only good story.

As the first man and woman sinned, they become real people, embodying the divine nature, but rather become the embodiment of evil nature. Sinful Adam and Eve having children with original sin and thus form a family, society and the world of evil. The thoughts and actions of sinful man has always been subject to Satan and so the world turns into hell on earth, filled with sin and suffering. The human history of the individual, family, national and global levels, without exception, is a story primarily conflicts sins and evils

According to God's original plan was to have only good, but because of the Fall human history begins with evil. Can God be indifferent to humanity left in this position? Not through His plan of salvation, God nepremeno will achieve what initially zamislisl (Isaiah 46:11). Since the purpose in God's plan of creation should be executed, history, although it began as a story of sin and evil, a story about "recovery" of the lost order of Creation. The ultimate goal of human history is the story of the evil to be replaced by a good story originally conceived by God.

During the last days of Satan's world domination will finally be transformed into an ideal world of God's dominion. Last Days are the time when the fallen world or hell on earth will be transformed into the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, where full purpose of Creation.

Many people live in fear of the Last Days, because they think this will be a time of extraordinary natural disasters. But contrary to their expectations and beliefs, it will be during such disasters. Rather, it will be a time of joy, because you will be found ideal world that longs for man's original nature. The last days are a time of hope, because you will do evil history and launched the era of good. But God can not determine the good and build the Kingdom of Heaven without destroying evil and hell. People will be judged by the word of God (as explained in section II B). Therefore, those who lead a bad life, expect final days in fear, and those who obey God - look, hope and joy.

God is constantly working and moisture all your heart and love to build a perfect world and make possible the occurrence of the last days. Unfortunately, every time God is trying to accomplish this, one does not entirely your responsibility and God remains unfulfilled. In "Principles of Creation," God's purpose can not be achieved only by God. It is imperative that human cooperation. According to this principle, and the Last Days promisalat ie performance goal of creation can also be done only by God.

That is why the Bible testifies to several attempts to bring the Last Days. For example, at the time of Noah, God says: "The end of all flesh come before me, for the earth is filled with atrocities of them, and behold, I will destroy them from the earth." (Gen. 6:13). This indicates that Noah should have been during the last couple of days. God intends to flood through the end of the year 1600 (according to the Bible) story of sin and evil. God intends to destroy evil, and then establish the ideal world of God's reign and start new good story centered on Noah's family. Noah is supposed to be "The Last Days", but the error of Ham, Noah's family does not fulfill its responsibility (see "The Family of Noah in the recovery plan") and God's intention to bring the story to the last days can not be done at this time. Although the family of Noah does not fulfill God's will, God continues His plan, as his will is absolute. With center prophets, God still plan to Last Days that judgment of sin and evil, and preparation for the establishment of an ideal world.

On this basis, Jesus came to put an end to the history of evil and fulfill the ideal of creation. So his coming is a further attempt to reach the last days. That is why Jesus considered himself a judge (John 5:22), and Malachi prophesied: "For behold, the day comes, burning like an oven, then all the arrogant and those that do wickedly, shall be stubble, and will burn day cometh saith the Lord of hosts, so it will leave them neither root nor branch. "(Mal 4:1).

Since not believe in Jesus, the people of Israel did not fulfill its responsibility. This slows down the implementation of God until the Second Coming. Therefore, the last day will occur at the Second Coming. So Jesus says, "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man" (Luke 17:26). In Matthew 24:29 is predicted that the Second Coming will be wonders in heaven, similar to those predicted for the time of Noah and Jesus (Genesis 6:6, 7, 13 and Isaiah respectively. 24:19).

II. Phenomena in recent days, according to predictions

To understand the biblical passages which describe different phenomena, prophesied for the Last Days, it is necessary to understand the nature of God for the Purpose of Creation, underlies the plan last days. Since God can not fulfill the purpose of creation if not end the world of evil in the last days evil will be unishtezheno. But more important is that in the last days will be full of purpose of Creation. If we can understand that human history is a history of the Implementation Plan Purpose of Creation, it is easy to see that the passages in the Bible, foreshadowing terrible natural disasters in recent days, such as the destruction of heaven and earth, can not be accepted literally. If these passages should not be taken literally, then what is their significance?

A. Heaven and Earth destroy and create a new heaven and a new earth

(2 Pet. 3:12, Genesis. 6:13, Isa. 66:22, Revelation. 21:1)

Although Genesis 6:13 says that at the time of Noah, God intended to destroy the earth, he did not actually destroy it. Elsewhere the Bible assures us that the world is eternal: "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh, but the earth abides forever" (Ecclesiastes 1:4) and "Heaven and appliances such as his sanctuary and strengthen land it forever" (Ps . 77:69). God would never have created a plan for the Garden of Eden, the eternal Kingdom of Heaven on earth if this plan could not be implemented. Since the kingdom of God and have been forever, but the earth is where God would establish His kingdom, the land must also be eternal. God will fulfill the purpose of creation on this earth.

Then what is the meaning of biblical verses in 2 Peter. 3:12 and Isaiah 24:19, which speaks of the destruction of the heavens and the earth? The destruction of heaven and earth, described in the Bible means the destruction of Satan's influence dominates the sky and the earth by man's fall so far. The emergence of a new heaven and new earth means establishing the Kingdom of Heaven centered under godpodstvoto Messiah of God.

B. Court of heaven and earth by fire (2 Pet. 3:12)

In 2 Pet. 3:12 says, "flaming heavens will be dissolved, and the burning elements will melt." If actually should happen, then God's purpose for creation can not be executed. In Malachi 4:1 prophesied that the time of Jesus will be a time of destruction by fire in John 5: 2 and John 9:39 says that Jesus is Lord of Judgement, in Luke 12:49 Jesus said, it came to cast fire on the earth. But Jesus does not bring judgment by a real fire.

What is the meaning of these verses? They certainly have a symbolic meaning. In Jeremiah 23:39 God says that His Word can be likened to fire. Judgment by fire is indeed judgment by the Word and Truth. And in John 12:48 Jesus says, "He who rejects Me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I said, the same shall judge him in the last day ..." In 2 Thess. 2:8 states that: "... In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God ..." which means that it will be through the Word. Also in Isaiah 11:4 says: "With the rod of his mouth would hit the ground, and with the breath of His mouth (the Word) will kill the wicked ..."

In John 5:24 says, "... whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and the court shall come, and has passed from death to life." From these verses is clear that judgment by fire means judgment by the Word.

C. Meeting the Lord in the air (1 Thess. 4:17)

In 1 Thessalonians 4:17 says, "Then we survived along with them will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so the LORD always will be." Last Days are the time when it will be completed Purpose of Creation. Therefore prophecy that in the last days believers will meet the Lord in the air can not be accepted literally, as no air should be executed Purpose of Creation.

In the Bible, "sky" usually means holy, sinless and exalted realm that is dominated by good, while "earth", its opposite, means evil, vile and sinful sphere dominated by evil. For example, when we say "Our Father who art in heaven" (Matthew 6:9), we do not mean that God placed in the sky, but turn to the holy and vazzhishena sphere of God's existence. Therefore, to "meet the Lord in the air", it means the natural elevation of Christians to meet Christ in the sky. It is rather associated with the development of their spiritual qualities and their ministry of Christ in the world, who ruled good. This will happen when he comes back and finds the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

D. Sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars shall fall from heaven (Matt. 24:29)

In Matthew 24:29 says: "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 ...". If these natural disasters occur, the purpose of creation can not be executed. Then what is the significance of these predictions?

Genesis 37:9,10 helps us understand this. There we find the interpretation of a dream to Joseph, the Sun represents the father, the Moon - the mother, and the stars - their children. Jesus and the Holy Spirit gives new birth to the wrong person, and thus stand in the position of father and mother (see "Christology"). Therefore, in the New Testament (Matthew 24:29), Sun and moon represent Jesus and the Holy Spirit, who are the source of the light of truth shine on the hearts and souls of people. The stars are believers (Christians) who are "children" of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Seen in this way, the sun symbolizes the light of truth in the word of Jesus and moon is a symbol of the light of the Holy Spirit. Having said that the sun and moon will be darkened, that means that the light coming from a new expression of truth will be brighter than the light of Jesus and the Holy Spirit (ie the New Testament). How vazmotsno this? The Old Testament is "blacked out" when Jesus and the Holy Spirit bringing new word by which to fulfill the Old Testament. Similarly, when Christ comes again with a new expression of truth, the word of Jesus and the Holy Spirit will be "dark". That truth would lose its light means that the period of its mission ends with the arrival of a new era and a new expression of truth.

"Stars" falling from the sky, are those Christians in the last days that will not accept the truth of the Lord, and so will lose its position as children of God.

In Luke 18:8 Jesus says, "But the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find faith on earth?" And elsewhere says that during the Second Coming He will say to many believers: "I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity "(Matt. 7:23). Although the leaders of Israel eagerly awaited Messiah, all sin by rejecting the new doctrine that Jesus brings. Jesus provides religious leaders during the last day to do the same. So he made this warning.

III. These days are the last days

Jesus promised that he would soon return (Rev. 22:20, Matt. 10:23, 16:28, John. 21:22). Therefore, Christians of every age believe that their time during the last days when Christ will return. Based on a comprehensive review of the history of God's recovery plan, we can see that we now truly live in the era of the Second Coming. This will more fully be explained in gleavata "Second Coming", but observing events in the world around us, we can say that our time is the time of the Last Days. As Jesus said: "From the fig tree pick up lines: When its branches become tender and leaves, ye know that summer is near: so ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors" (Matthew 24:32 -33). What are the signs that we are living in the Last Days?

The purpose of history is to establish God's ideal world, which is based on the performance of the Three Blessings. In recent days, the world of evil will be destroyed. But these are the days immediately before the establishment of the ideal world. Therefore, if our age is the time of the last days, we should find in the world signs for the performance of the Three Blessings. Based on this understanding, we will show that we are now living in the last days. Let's look at our time in the context of the Three Blessings.

Blagosoviya The first is the ability for everyone to improve their character and become one in heart with God. In God's ideal that man enjoys complete freedom of thought and action, embodies love and has original character and value of a child of God and the Lord of Creation. His life would be like living in the kingdom of heaven. But because of the Fall, one could perform a blessing. The last days are the last stage in God's plan to restore a sinful man and becoming a man of perfect character.

In this era sinful man develops a deep inner longing for a real recovery of the First Blessing in my life. This trend is evident in the developing world in the recent interest in new beliefs and movements aimed at universal love, freedom, equality, human rights and dignity. The real goal, which is the basis of these trends, it is the recovery of foreign and seeming freedom and values. The real goal is to restore the original one love original value and initial margin, which was endowed at his creation, but then lost. The realization of God's plan in the last days will lead to the implementation of the First Blessing.

Since the restoration of the First Blessing and restoration of the spiritual condition of man, we can understand that these days are the last days. We explained that each person is created to be united in heart with God and be able to communicate with the spirit world after cultivation. Before the Fall, Adam and Eve were able to communicate with God and the spiritual world, although their skills were not fully developed. Due to the Fall, Adam and Eve and all their descendants, namely humanity, lose sensitivity to God's presence. But as stated in the Bible, Last Days communication with the spirit world will be restored, "and here, in the last days ... I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall dream dreams .. . on my servants and slaves will pour out my Spirit from me. And they shall prophesy ... "(Acts 2:17-18). The recent increase in world spiritual experiences and psychic phenomena reflect the recovery of the human heart and spirit to the level they were Adam and Eve prior to the Fall, and indicates that a person is about to restore the first blessing.

Second Blagosvoviya God to man is the ability of Adam and Eve to improve as the True Parents and establish an ideal family, then society and the world center of this family. In other words, the Second Blessing is the ability to create a perfect model family, and the world to become one family. The basic unit of this world is perfect semeystovo. Through him God's dominion of love to transform the world into a single world culture center is true love.

But since Adam and Eve sinned, they became the parents of original sin. Therefore, all people have a sinful nature, and established world under the dominion of evil. Therefore, through religion and the development of the external aspects of civilization, God leads man towards establishing a single culture and a single world family.

In history there are many different cultures. Over time, based on developing new religions appear more highly developed culture. Combining cultures done by the highly developed and widespread cultures assimilate those who are less well developed. As a result, there are only four major crops: Christian, Muslim, Eastern (based on Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism) and Hinduism. The story of such a unifying direction tends to establish a single world culture - a restoration of God's Second Blessing.

Then, when all men become brothers and sisters and accept God as their parents, will be constructed of a single world culture centered on God's true love. On the basis of this understanding of Christianity is a religion tsenstralnata in fulfilling God's plan for recovery. This is because for the first time predstavyava Christian God as the parent of all mankind and awaits the Messiah who comes to establish a common culture and works to unite the world and create a single family.

As a result of the unfolding of God's plan for reconstruction after World War II first person deeply aware of the need for international cooperation and global governance. This understanding led to the creation of the UN and many international committees and organizations. All they are interested in setting international standards and internal control over everything, ranging from feeding humanity and food resources to the use of marine resources of atomic energy and the environment to international law, the concern for the welfare of children (eg International adoption agencies and UNICEF) and assistance in case of accidents (eg the International Red Cross) to global health care (eg WHO) global economy (eg, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank) and many others. Economic mutual cooperation has evolved to such an extent that highly developed countries represent a market for people from around the world. Hence we understand that we live in a global community where, as never before, different races, nationalities, languages, customs, cultures and global products merge and create harmony.

Due to tremendous progress in transport and communication tools the world has "shrunk" to the extent that we can reach almost anywhere in the world for a few hours (only 50-60 years ago for the same hour our "world" was about 1000 miles in radius). These facilitate travel to other countries are more numerous and more frequent. This led to unprecedented interaction, mutual understanding and harmony between peoples and their customs, which puts us ahead of world alliances.

In this century worldwide among many nations there is an unprecedented development of tolerance, concern and love for other people. God's plan to restore the Second Blessing initiates such relationships. This leads to the manifestation of the grace of the democratic forces of the defeated countries after World War II and to give independence to various colonies and territories. It also creates international aid programs, strengthens ecumenism and inter-cultural exchange, to conclude international and interracial marriages, adoptions are children. All this shows the tendency to restore God's Second Blessing - the blessing of true love between humans and the emergence of a single world family.

All these hopes and trends will be realized when the latter sent a gift of history - the Lord of the Second Advent and the new universally valid ideology that it will bring. Savior and ideology that is centered on God is a gift from God's heart. Without parents house is not a home. Therefore the desire of people to harmony and love will only be fulfilled when God and the Messiah stand in the position of parents of mankind.

Third Blessing of God to man is right and perfect man's ability to exercise spiritual and physical dominion over creation (internal and external domination). Domestic domination, represents the use and development of the Universe (for a man to keep his life) with the help of science and technology. Increasing concern and love for nature and the rapid development of science and technology are evidence that the current time is during the last days, and therefore the stage just before the restoration of God's Third Blessing.

Attitude and love of man to creation syotvestvat the extent of his spiritual development. Zagrezhenostta to ecology prirodozashtitniete movements, societies, fighting animal cruelty, initiatives to restore nature, are evidence of the restoration of people's love for Creation.

Through science and technology man restores its external dominion over Creation. In our century, made great scientific progress. Thus people gain control over diseases, sea, land, air and even over space. Furthermore, we are on the verge of creating an ideal standard of living for all people on the basis of mass produktsip, high yield crops, turning deserts into arable lands and environmental regulations. Using the ocean floor, and even the two polar caps is another example of man's ability to turn in the Creation ideal home.

All this shows that the three blessings bestowed on man are in the process of recovery. Hence we see that the establishment of God's ideal world directly depends on us, as we live in the last days.

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