Saturday, April 11, 2009
End of the World is Nigh!
"It's later than you think because we do believe Jesus is coming soon!" Well, we've been hearing that line for over 1000 years. One ought to ask, 'Please define soon.' It does make great theatrics, though. The Toledo Blade's religious editor, David Yonke, has the story of one more biblical end-times preacher who whipped up the 'faithful' here in Ohio with the prophecy.
Eighty-four-year-old Texas evangelist Hilton Sutton believes that current events and biblical prophecies are coming together to prepare the way for such momentous biblical events as the final battle of Armageddon, the Great Tribulation, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
He feels that this is the 'right time' especially in the past 60 years after the Israeli nation was formed. "When the nation of Israel began to function as a nation...we have End Times prophecies being fulfilled today that no previous generation had ever had fulfilled and the stage is set," said Mr. Sutton.
He stated: In today's world, people were enjoying economic prosperity right up until the day the economic crisis hit, he said, and just like Noah's flood and Sodom's fiery demise, they were caught by surprise.
When asked by a minister about the Antichrist, Mr. Sutton rattled off numerous Bible verses from memory and said the Antichrist will not be revealed until after the Rapture, when all the world's Christians are instantly transported to heaven.
Beam me up, Scotty!