Fox posted a click-bait headline and story, “Christian Doomsdayers say the World is Ending Next Week”. It is the most infuriating piece of inflammatory garbage I’ve seen this side of CNN. The agenda driven piece lacked even a basic understanding of Biblical Prophecy and End Times Events. It was designed to discredit an entire field of study and discourage people from looking into this themselves.
Most serious students reject the “Planet X” theory, but Fox found one and based their article around this fringe theory. They then roll out a skeptic who mischaracterizes the science of astronomy by calling it astrology, and then to add insult to injury, they featured a video from Unsealed to associate this ministry with their hit piece.
(Author’s note – The below is a down and dirty quick rebuttal meant to be copied and pasted into comment sections, Facebook responses, and shared on social media. Every single bit of the below is well documented, sited, researched, and backed up by Scriptures, and articles on this and other sites. I fired it off this morning over morning coffee – it’s a blog, not a research paper or scholarly article. Our readers know this stuff and those who will receive the information don’t care about the Scripture references, just give them the facts.)
For the record, there is no prophecy in the Bible that says, “Tomorrow the World will End”. There is instead a VERY clear timeline and order of things to come. There are very specific prophecies that have been fulfilled, the last major one was in 1947-1948 when the modern state of Israel was reborn. Since that moment, there has been absolutely nothing that had to happen Biblically in order for the events of the End of the Age to begin.
The Bible clearly gives a picture of what the world will look like toward the end of the age: increased knowledge, violence, immorality, disasters, self-love, and ineffective church ect. ect. Does that sound familiar?
Christians, for over 2000 years, have operated under the doctrine of Imminent Return also called, “The Blessed Hope”. Which means that we are instructed to always be alert and expect that at anytime the Lord may come and catch His Church away (The Rapture). We eagerly await the day and in the interim Watch the events unfold.
At some time after the Rapture, judgment begins. God justly punishes the wicked Nations and those who left behind who while they had the chance, rejected the grace and mercy of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Gone is the Lord’s focus on the Gentile Nations, this period of time is specifically for the Jews. It is to bring them back to Him, to restore them to His people. The ignorant, often refer to this as, “The End of the World”, it’s not. It’s the end of the Age and prophetically called the Tribulation. This hell on Earth lasts for 7 years.
At the end, the forces of the wicked will gather together at Armageddon to once and for all destroy Jerusalem. The Lord Himself will destroy them with the breath of his mouth, The Archangel Micheal will bind Satan into the bottomless pit. Jesus will touch down on the Mount of Olives and the mountain will split in two. This is the Second Coming.
The Lord will rule on the Earth from Jerusalem for 1000 years. It will be a Golden Age of peace, prosperity, and abundance. This is called the Millennium.
At the end of the 1000 years, the Devil will be released for a short period of time. He will once again tempt the Nations and foment a final rebellion against the Lord. He is swiftly put down with all who stood with him. That is the end of the Millennial Age.
From the end of the Millennial Age into eternity, our Scriptures say little other than the assurance that those who are in Christ will remain with the Lord always. Maranatha.