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27 December 2019

The "Last Generation" Con

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The End-Time Prophecy Industry has been telling us for generations that we are the “last generation” to exist before the return of Jesus and the many prophetic events expected to precede his arrival.
The supposed prophetic “sign” that marked the start of this final “generation” was the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948. Ever since, everything prophetic revolves around Israel, not Jesus or his gospel proclamation to all nations. God's anointed ruler of the Cosmos is, at best, peripheral to any (supposed) prophetic events in and around Palestine.
Obviously, Jesus has not returned. But several other things are still missing, including but not limited to—
1.   No 7-years Tribulation.
2.  No rapture.
3.  No Antichrist.
4.  No 10-nation European confederacy.
5.   No Gog and Magog attack against Israel.
6.  No third temple in Jerusalem.
7.   No revived Roman Empire.
8.  No global beast system
9.  No Mark of the Beast
10.No false prophet
11.  No Battle of Armageddon
12. Etc.
Maybe these events are yet to come, but the Prophecy Industry is running out of time and excuses. At one time, a “biblical generation” was said to be forty years; however, it has been over 70 years since the founding of modern Israel. Rather than admit error, even as this “last generation” grows older by the day, the prophecy “experts,” book authors, and lecturers routinely redefine terms and recalibrate chronologies. A “biblical generation” is now claimed to be anywhere from 40 to 120 years long, a very self-serving adjustment.
A prediction that has come true is Christ’s warning that many deceivers would come and propagate false information and hyped-up expectations about the coming of the Son of Man. The evidence for that is plain and abundant for anyone with eyes to see.
It is time to face facts: Either Bible prophecy has failed or a great many popular interpreters have made fundamental errors along the way.
Things went awry from the start when prophecy “experts” created loopholes and sledgehammered them into the warnings of Jesus:  “No one except God alone knows the day or the hour”; “The Son of Man is coming in a season when you least expect him”; “It is not for you to know times and seasons.”
These adjustments to the words of Jesus are necessary to the prophetic game. If the words of Jesus are taken at face value, no one can presume to know whether we are the “last generation” and this moneymaking Industry would lose its ability to exploit Christians. This claim was always a presumptuous conceit, among other things.
Scripture has not failed. The proliferation of deceivers, deceit, and apostasy within the contemporary church validates its many warnings. The Prophecy Industry has failed, and miserably so. Ironically, its very existence validates the many New Testament warnings about deceivers in the last days.
Now, having seen their interpretations of scriptural passages proven false by actual events, prophecy “teachers” are turning to calendrical cycles, numerology, astrology, necromancy, Kabbalistic mysticism, and other forms of divination to peer into the future and make their prognostications.
The deception can only get worse; the predicted final apostasy is moving along quite nicely. Celebrations over at the Dragon's HQ must be frequent and boisterous.

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