Modern Headline news does not fulfill Matthew 24

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The Titus Arch in Rome that celebrates the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD by Titus as Matthew 24 prophesied.

The signs of Matthew 24 prophecies the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD not the second coming and certainly not some “Rapture” theology that was invented in 1830 AD by John Darby. When Christians saw the signs, they fled the city and were saved.


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Modern Headline news does not fulfill Matthew 24


1.      Jack Van Impe has made millions deceiving people into thinking that today’s headline news is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

2.      Matthew 24 does give warning signs of a destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, but not of the second coming.

3.      Jesus said there will be no signs of the second coming except it would be a time of peace when no man expects it

4.      The idea that Noah knew when the end was coming therefore so can we is utterly false. Like Noah, we do not know when the end is coming until the day God told Noah to enter the Ark.

5.      Paul gave only one sign that would precede the second coming and that was the great falling away of the faith in 2 Thess 2:3. This has long been fulfilled in the Gnostic heresy of the first century, the Catholic/Orthodox falling away, or even the protestant reformation.

A. The Bible Give Signs Leading Up To Second Coming?

  1. Over the centuries there have been thousands of speculations made from these passages.
  2. Wars famines, earthquakes applied to current world conditions were signs that preceded the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
  3. “One left, one taken” does to teach the rapture doctrine invented in 1830 AD, but was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD when the “Christians were taken” when they saw Jerusalem surrounded by armies (Luke 21:20) and fled the city as Jesus instructed.
  4. Great tribulation, flee, Wo to those with children was a warning to Christians and preceded the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. Having children will slow down your exit from the city.
  5. Jesus said to pray the destruction of Jerusalem not happen on a Sabbath because the gates of the city would be closed and the Chrsitians could not escape.
  6. People are losing sleep because they fear the great tribulation will happen in their lifetime and it has all been fulfilled in 70 AD.
  7. The next thing that will happen is the second coming and there will be no warning.

B. Modern Day Speculation:

  1. Many different theories are rampant today about how news headlines fulfill Bible prophecy & spread like gangrene just like in the 1st century: 2 Ti 2:14-18
  2. This subject, is perhaps abused & misinterpreted more than any other
  3. The Jehovah's Witnesses have predicted the second coming of Christ several times and failed. (1914 & 1975) Many who criticize Jw's for this, are guilty of exactly the same thing with their "signs of the times" speculation. Both groups use exactly the same passages to predict exactly the same thing: the second coming. Both groups are wrong. The Bible passages they use have absolutely nothing to do with the second coming but are ripped completely out of context!
  4. Ronald Weinland predicted the end in 2008, then in 2012. All failed and it was based upon what modern news stories.
  5. Harold Camping predicted the second coming in 1994 and when that failed, he predicted it again in May 21, 2011. It failed too and he still won’t give up.
  6. A man wanted to study the Bible, so he placed his Bible on his lap & prayed for guidance. He closed his eyes, opened the Bible at random then dropped his index finder anywhere on the page. This he did three times. Here was the result. 1. "Judas went and hung himself" 2. "go and do likewise" 3. "what you do, do quickly". This kind of random collection of totally unrelated scriptures is exactly what is done to try to prove their point on current signs and Bible prophecy. The subject is not really that difficult if it is approached with care.



1.      Using headline news as evidence that the second coming is near is a satanic deception but it keeps TV viewer watching and donations flowing in.

2.      The very passages the headline news is supposed to fulfill were all fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.


Steve Rudd

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