It seems like it has been forever… that Christians have said,”The end is near!” The truth is plain and clear, the end of things for mankind, as stated by Jesus Himself, began with the resurrection of Jesus. To a holy God time is not gauged by earthly standards or viewed as humanity sees it to be but on an eternal basis. To one that came from such a setting, eternal oriented, time is both present and yet future at the same time. Knowing what will happen, not speculative… the best humanity can offer, is the advantage to God humanity chooses not to give credit for when credit is due.
Lamentations 4:18 KJV
18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
[Below comes from here (under ‘Critical Commentary‘ at the bottom), by comparison to what Lamentations 4:18 tells us.
[Below is found here and is but a view to become our reality, as believers in Jesus Christ, and part of eschatological conclusion– from a Christian perspective.]
The New Testament, by spiritualizing the entire Messianic circle of ideas, becomes keenly alive to its affinity to the content of the highest eternal hope, and consequently tends to identify the two, to find the age to come anticipated in the present. In some cases this assumes explicit shape in the belief that great eschatological transactions have already begun to take place, and that believers have already attained to at least partial enjoyment of eschatological privileges. Thus the present kingdom in our Lord’s teaching is one in essence with the final kingdom; according to the discourses in John eternal life is in principle realized here; with Paul there has been a prelude to the last judgment and resurrection in the death and resurrection of Christ, and the life in the Spirit is the first- fruits of the heavenly state to come. The strong sense of this may even express itself in the paradoxical form that the eschatological state has arrived and the one great incision in history has already been made (Hebrews 2:3,1; 9:11; 10:1; 12:22-24).
In New Testament eschatological teaching a general development in a well-defined direction is traceable. The starting-point is the historico-dramatic conception of the two successive ages. These two ages are distinguished as houtos ho aion, ho nun aion, ho enesios aion, “this age,” “the present age” (Matthew 12:32; 13:22; Luke 16:8; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 2:6, 8; 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:21; 2:2; 6:12; 1 Timothy 6:17; 2 Timothy 4:10; Titus 2:12), and ho aion ekeinos, ho aion mellon, ho aion erchomenos, “that age,” “the future age” (Matthew 12:32; Luke 18:30; 20:35; Ephesians 2:7; Hebrews 6:5).
Can one assume, If such a time was foretold us by prophecy, there will be clear signs to pay attention to, such as: time frame of His (Jesus’s) return (know there will be two and the latter will be called the Second coming- Final Judgement), iniquity increases as do natural disasters, self indulgence will grow with its orientation, the Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, watchfulness is urgently demanded (1 Thessalonians 5:6; Revelation 3:3) and the Bride will be caught up before the antichrist is revealed to the world.
Harpazo (harpázō) liken this to be caught up, snatched away, seized upon… See it from the Greek here, another article I’ve written here, or a list of articles from here. So how much time do we have left?
As to what we can then expect, as to conclusion and outcome, this is when and where Jesus will judge according to the authority given Him by the Father- granted God by God. This is when mankind will have no time… and the conclusion of time is to face certain judgement- where we will (individually) go for eternity. Please note… since God gave mankind ‘free will’ is to see what choice we will have made shall directly impact our eternal state- either with Him or without Him.
Equally directly the presence of Christ is conceived in Revelation 3:20.
[From this source is come this information below.]
The endless duration of the state of punishment is also required by the absolute eternity of its counterpart, zoe aionios, “eternal life” (Matthew 25:46).
It is a judgment according to works, and that not only in the case of non-believers; of believers also the works will come under consideration (Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:12). Side by side with this, however, it is taught already in the Synoptics that the decisive factor will be the acknowledgment of individuals by Jesus, which in turn depends upon the attitude assumed by them toward Jesus here, directly or indirectly (Matthew 7:23; 19:28; 25:35-45; Mark 8:38).
Since it is neither unlawful to hate nor to express that hate (verbally) today in America (the US)… without considering House Resolution 569. So… how much time do you think we’ll have if this goes through [HR 569] before Shariah Law considers it illegal [to leave the interpretation of Shariah Law… to whom ever] to speak against their religion over any other? Even George Washington said,”The United States government will assure religious freedom, giving “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” ”
In regard to peace loving moderates… this is how deplorable they are– the truth!