One reason cited by a writer claiming 19 reasons 2017 could be the year of the Second Coming is that in 1987, 30 years ago, the Temple Institute was founded with the aim of getting ready to build and equip the new temple that is to be built on the Jerusalem site.
Chuck Missler's understanding of the Scriptures are now leading him closer to the truth of what the Bible states regarding the return of Lord Jesus Christ.
Like many Christians today, Missler has a view that has been shaped by Hal Lindsay's Late Great Planet Earth, which focused strongly on 1988, when the planets aligned, as being the year of the rapture.
Hal Lindsey in his book, The Late, Great Planet Earth, predicted the Rapture was coming in 1988—one generation or 40 years after the creation of the state of Israel. This failed prophecy did not appear to damage his reputation
Hal Lindsay was influenced by Clarence Larkin's book Dispensational Truth, published 1918.
Incorporating similar views to those of Hal Lindsay, the Left Behind series has proven very popular; after all, escapism is preferred to accepting personal responsibility for one's own actions.
The Left Behind series appeals to those who believe salvation is through grace alone, rather than faith which requires action, therefore many people think that they will be caught up in the air at any time of day, irrespective of a lack of repentance.
Evidently, Chuck Missler is not alone in attributing significance to the current year of 2017.
This September is supposedly going to be when the rapture occurs and there are numerous videos on the internet declaring the beginning of the end, if not the end itself.
The rapture (the raising of Christians who are alive) at the time of the Second Coming is clearly stated in the Bible.
Many people have attempted to work out when this event will happen.
If the Mosaic prophecies can predict the death and resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ and the beginning of the Church Age, then they should predict the end—and they do.
Amazingly, the exact day when those who belong to the first resurrection meet the Lord is stated in the Bible, and to date everyone I have heard or writings I have read, overlook it.
However, the day of the resurrection and the raising of the saints, who are alive. can only be identified once a certain event happens.
The required event is referenced in the Old Testament, in the Gospels and in the Epistles.
The trouble is that even though the Bible states the exact day when the resurrection of the just and the rapture of the living will occur, the abomination of desolation (that desolating sacrilege) has no date.
Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
(Matthew 24 :34-36)
We are told to be aware of the times and the seasons that indicate this happening.
First, Israel had to become a nation, which clearly happened in 1948.
Second, the Temple has to be built, which will happen as soon as Trump enables it, or Muslims become convinced that it is in the best interests of Islam.
Third, the desolating sacrilege has to happen and someone has to appear who declares himself to be Lord Jesus Christ.
This person would be an imposter and could look how people think Jesus of Nazareth ought to look and it could be only coincidence that sculpturing the future is part of the plan and Mao suits are the "in" thing.
David Rockefeller believed that Mao's China was the model of the most successful form of government in history.
Kim Jong-un must be considered to be a successful government experiment, too; especially when it comes to being able to keep the country in the dark and all.
History informs us that what happened in China, before Mao came on the scene, can be expected to happen throughout the world before Big Brother comes on the scene.
Being circumspect and recognizing the signs of the time and making the right decisions is what being wise is all about.
Wise people always deal with the most important things first.
Those who attend seminars that teach wealth principles learn that wisdom is not taught at primary schools, secondary schools or tertiary schools, only by those who know how to get rich with what is found in a nutshell.
True wisdom, however, realizes that while wealth can buy people who are prepared to sell their souls to the devil, those who are truly wise, get right with God and seek the assurance of eternal life before worrying about material matters—who knows, death could be only minutes away!
Just because we have not died yet, does not mean that this will not happen; the evidence is too many people have gone missing and, on good authority, I am told that they have died, and this will be our fate, too.
Anyhow, anybody claiming that there will be a rapture before the appearing of the Antichrist has not got the truth.
Seriously, if the Bible states that the only words written by God Himself are the Ten Commandments, and people claim that these are no longer relevant: Can they be trusted to interpret prophecy?
Neither can those be trusted who misinterpret what the Ten Commandments actually state, and believe in doctrines such as what was supposed to have happened in 1844.
William Miller worked out that 1844 would be when the Second Coming would occur based upon a misinterpretation of 2300 days (which really ought to be 1150 days) found in a prophecy from the book of Daniel.
He was proven wrong and Ellen White capitalized upon the opportunity to create a false doctrine of blood being splashed around in Heaven, thus the Seventh Day Adventist Church came into existence.
Josiah Litch worked out that the Ottoman Empire would cease sometime around 1840, based on a lucky twist of numbers from the book of Revelation, but he later renounced his beliefs, although they are proclaimed by many SDAs, but not all, as having been proven.
One dissenter, a Seventh Day Adventist all his life, writes:
The original prediction was made that the Ottoman empire would be destroyed on Aug 11th 1840. Probation would be closed and the sixth plague would be poured out. This did not happen as predicted. So the prediction has now been changed.
The Ottoman Empire actually continued until around 1920, according to people writing about the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, 1918-1920 in respect to New Zealand history.
ANZACS commemorate every year the mass slaughter of Australian and New Zealand soldiers on 25th of April 1915, as part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula, when fighting the soldiers of the Ottoman Empire that Seventh Day Adventists still claim today did not exist after 1840.
Anyhow, Israel was granted nationhood in 1947, not 1948.
A generation, seventy years later, is 2017, which means not quite what most people think, but what the Bible has to say is documented in the book "Jacob's Trouble".
Atheist Mike Cernovich talks to Alex Jones and admits the Devil is real because of what he learned about Hillary Clinton's political director Tony Podesta—the end is near! Just not Sept 21, 2017.