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Does your religion have end-time prophesies?

CG Didymus

Veteran Member
With all the disasters that keep happening and, as some believe, getting worse, because of climate change and whatever other reasons, does this fit with the end-time prophesies of your religion? And does your religion even have end-time prophesies? And because plagues and earthquakes and other disasters have always happened, why is it different now? And this time, for sure, the end-times?
 

InChrist

Free4ever
With all the disasters that keep happening and, as some believe, getting worse, because of climate change and whatever other reasons, does this fit with the end-time prophesies of your religion? And does your religion even have end-time prophesies? And because plagues and earthquakes and other disasters have always happened, why is it different now? And this time, for sure, the end-times?
The biblical scriptures have end time prophecies. Certainly things such as natural disasters, political upheavals, and plagues have occurred throughout history. Yet, I think things are falling into place for further convergence of end time events and the seven year Great Tribulation period and return of Christ for the following reasons…

1. The establishment of Israel as a nation back in the land since 1948, increased Jewish interest in rebuilding the temple, and growing world animosity toward Israel.

2. Advancements toward a global economy and government with the technology now available for world connectivity and control.

3. Apostasy growing in the church.

4. Gain of function tampering with viruses to make them more virulent and contagious.

5. Increasing lawlessness.
 

SalixIncendium

अग्निविलोवनन्दः
Staff member
Premium Member
With all the disasters that keep happening and, as some believe, getting worse, because of climate change and whatever other reasons, does this fit with the end-time prophesies of your religion?
I'm unaware of any "end-time prophecies" in Hinduism.

That doesn't mean there aren't any. It just means that I'm unaware of any and that if there were, they are of no interest to me.
 

YoursTrue

Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)
The biblical scriptures have end time prophecies. Certainly things such as natural disasters, political upheavals, and plagues have occurred throughout history. Yet, I think things are falling into place for further convergence of end time events and the seven year Great Tribulation period and return of Christ for the following reasons…

1. The establishment of Israel as a nation back in the land since 1948, increased Jewish interest in rebuilding the temple, and growing world animosity toward Israel.

2. Advancements toward a global economy and government with the technology now available for world connectivity and control.

3. Apostasy growing in the church.

4. Gain of function tampering with viruses to make them more virulent and contagious.

5. Increasing lawlessness.
The Bible speaks of the "end" of this world, or the way things are now. And personally am thankful for that! But it's not the end of life for everybody. Matthew 24:14 - "And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come."
good news...I believe it.
 

CG Didymus

Veteran Member
My religion tells of a time when the sacred liquids will no longer flow, a time when the cups will no longer overflow with joy and the glasses shall be empty. We call this the time of "the last call". A time when you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.
Well, I hope you have found a friend.
 

CG Didymus

Veteran Member
I'm unaware of any "end-time prophecies" in Hinduism.

That doesn't mean there aren't any. It just means that I'm unaware of any and that if there were, they are of no interest to me.
Yeah, I've heard some people mention that the Kali Yuga was ending, and a time of peace was coming. But that was fifty years ago when a lot of people were expecting the Age of Aquarius.
 

CG Didymus

Veteran Member
I think things are falling into place for further convergence of end time events and the seven year Great Tribulation period and return of Christ

Matthew 24:14 - "And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come."
Is there still talk about an Anti-Christ and a world government and the number of the beast and all that?
 

Viker

Häxan
We just have ages. These ages overlap and flow from and into one another. Where a discernable beginning or end can be spotted is ambiguous. An age is even difficult to spot. So calling something an age, beginning or end is nearly arbitrary and a matter of perspective. It's supposed that all things come to an end. (Whatever that end might possibly mean)

My guess is that within or around a future age, space-time may wither into some sort of oblivion. That's likely not a 'prophecy'.... just a hunch.
 

mangalavara

सो ऽहम्
Premium Member
And does your religion even have end-time prophesies?

Sanātana Dharma, better known as Hinduism, does not have end-time prophecies. Prophecies of that kind naturally suit religions that have linear views of time whereas mine has a cyclical view of time.

Yeah, I've heard some people mention that the Kali Yuga was ending, and a time of peace was coming. But that was fifty years ago when a lot of people were expecting the Age of Aquarius.

The end of Kaliyuga would merely be the end of an age. After that, another age, Satyayuga, begins. There are four different ages. They are like a circle; where does it start?
 

King Phenomenon

Well-Known Member
My personal belief is that all things end. Existence is no exception. Prophecies? No. It will come quick when no one’s lookin, when the chosen one dies.
 

YoursTrue

Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)
Is there still talk about an Anti-Christ and a world government and the number of the beast and all that?
You can research that if you'd like. (You can also pray for understanding about it if you do pray.)
Nevertheless, it has been foretold. One of the most famous prayers is what is known as the Lord's Prayer, or the "Our Father" prayer. And in that prayer is the appeal to the Father that God's kingdom would rule, and that His will would be done on the earth as it is in heaven. Further prophecies declare that the earth will eventually be peaceful.
 

sun rise

The world is on fire
Premium Member
It depends on what is meant by "end times".

From my perspective, it's the end of the MahaKaliYuga, great dark age, that has lasted longer than human history. Inevitably, this dark age is followed by a MahaSatYuga, great golden age, which will last over a million years. In this light: Nilkanth, on of the God-intoxicated souls Meher Baba contacted said "man-made world will finish and God-made world will revive."

From Hinduism, I've read that by some calculations we are just entering the 51st "year" of Brahma which means that over 150 trillion years have passed - much longer than the life of the universe. Eventually there is a mahapralaya, "full devastation" at the end but then Brahama "wakes up" again and the cycle repeats. So from this the 'end times' are not the end of creation but the end of an incredibly long cycle of time.

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Aupmanyav

Be your own guru
With all the disasters that keep happening and, as some believe, getting worse, because of climate change and whatever other reasons, does this fit with the end-time prophesies of your religion? And does your religion even have end-time prophesies? And because plagues and earthquakes and other disasters have always happened, why is it different now? And this time, for sure, the end-times?
It really does not. According to theist Hinduism, we are just 5,000 years into Kali Yuga and have something like 426,000 years more to go. Natural disasters are not a part of Kali Yuga. It is negation of 'dharma', greed, anger, voluptuousness, pride. That will continue.
Vaishnavas believe in an end-time 'avatara' (Kalki). Even the Yuga cycle is only a Vaishnava belief. None of that in Shaiva, Shakta or Smarta belief.

Like Mangalavara said, we do not believe in any apocalypse, end of days and day of judgment. Only the nature of people will change in the new era. But that is far away. As for destruction of the universe (Maha Pralaya), according to Hinduism, that is some 115 trillion years away.
 
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YoursTrue

Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)
It depends on what is meant by "end times".

From my perspective, it's the end of the MahaKaliYuga, great dark age, that has lasted longer than human history. Inevitably, this dark age is followed by a MahaSatYuga, great golden age, which will last over a million years. In this light: Nilkanth, on of the God-intoxicated souls Meher Baba contacted said "man-made world will finish and God-made world will revive."

From Hinduism, I've read that by some calculations we are just entering the 51st "year" of Brahma which means that over 150 trillion years have passed - much longer than the life of the universe. Eventually there is a mahapralaya, "full devastation" at the end but then Brahama "wakes up" again and the cycle repeats. So from this the 'end times' are not the end of creation but the end of an incredibly long cycle of time.

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For some reason I respond positively to the teachings of the Bible about these things.
 

sun rise

The world is on fire
Premium Member
It really does not. According to theist Hinduism, we are just 5,000 years into Kali Yuga and have something like 426,000 years more to go. Natural disasters are not a part of Kali Yuga. It is negation of 'dharma', greed, anger, voluptuousness, pride. That will continue.
Vaishnavas believe in an end-time 'avatara' (Kalki). Even the Yuga cycle is only a Vaishnava belief. None of that in Shaiva, Shakta or Smarta belief.

Like Mangalavara said, we do not believe in any apocalypse, end of days and day of judgment. Only the nature of people will change in the new era. But that is far away. As for destruction of the universe (Maha Pralaya), according to Hinduism, that is some 115 trillion years away.
That dating you posted is I think the majority view but not the only one. For example:

There is a sect of people who believe that kaliyuga is about to end. Most of these claims are based off of Bhavishya Malika, a book written by sage Achutyanand Das of Odisha who was a devotee of lord Jagannath. Bhavishya Malika was written nearly 500 years ago and has mentioned a number of signs which will transpire before the end of Kaliyuga. Please have a read and judge for yourself

And there are other sources for this opinion Are We in Kali Yuga or Dwapara Yuga? Which Yuga Is This? — Ananda

As a follower of Meher Baba, I accept that he was the embodiment of Kalki who has come to put an end to the "man made" world and bring in the "God made" world but of course this extraordinary claim is just that and people need to make up their own minds.
 

Quintessence

Consults with Trees
Staff member
Premium Member
With all the disasters that keep happening and, as some believe, getting worse, because of climate change and whatever other reasons, does this fit with the end-time prophesies of your religion? And does your religion even have end-time prophesies?

Nope - and such a notion is at odds with the non-linear view of time that many Paganisms tend to acknowledge. In keeping with acknowledgement of the many, many cycles that govern nature as a whole there's also a general acceptance of change being an inevitable constant of the universe as well. Whether or not these changes are "better" or "worse" is a human projection and assessment.
 

TransmutingSoul

Veteran Member
Premium Member
With all the disasters that keep happening and, as some believe, getting worse, because of climate change and whatever other reasons, does this fit with the end-time prophesies of your religion? And does your religion even have end-time prophesies? And because plagues and earthquakes and other disasters have always happened, why is it different now? And this time, for sure, the end-times?
Hang on CG, the old world order is being rolled up. Baha'u'llah has asked for you to consider.

"How long will humanity persist in its waywardness? How long will injustice continue? How long is chaos and confusion to reign amongst men? How long will discord agitate the face of society?… The winds of despair are, alas, blowing from every direction, and the strife that divideth and afflicteth the human race is daily increasing. The signs of impending convulsions and chaos can now be discerned, inasmuch as the prevailing order appeareth to be lamentably defective. I beseech God, exalted be His glory, that He may graciously awaken the peoples of the earth, may grant that the end of their conduct may be profitable unto them, and aid them to accomplish that which beseemeth their station..."

“Soon,” Baha’u’llah also declared, “will the present day order be rolled up and a new one spread out in its stead.”

Here are some prophecies for everyone to consider.


Stay well, stay happy, stay safe. Regards Tony
 

IndigoChild5559

Loving God and my neighbor as myself.
With all the disasters that keep happening and, as some believe, getting worse, because of climate change and whatever other reasons, does this fit with the end-time prophesies of your religion? And does your religion even have end-time prophesies? And because plagues and earthquakes and other disasters have always happened, why is it different now? And this time, for sure, the end-times?
Judaism has prophecies of a Messianic age in the last days. It would be a time of worldwide peace.
 
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