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Evidence of Current Events that Predict the End Times

Bible prophecy predicts certain end times events that have to occur before the Messiah returns to rule on earth. What are at least five pieces of evidence that support this statement and, thus, we are indeed living in the end times? Agree or disagree with this statement? Provide evidence from various sources (i.e., articles, prophetic words from the Bible, etc.). Thanks.

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According to proponents of end times prophecy, there are five propelling signs of the end times:

1) Israel claims her land.The return of the Jewish people to Israel is the "super-sign" of prophecy. The Bible predicts over and over again that the Jews must be back in their homeland in order for the events of the end times to unfold (see Jeremiah 30:1-3; Ezekiel 34:11-24; Zechariah 10:6-10). In 2003 - a year of failed peace plans, rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions, and continued terrorist activity - Israel began construction of a 320-mile barrier. The structure, now 25-percent complete, is made up of a complex network of fences, trenches, walls, and security roads. Palestinians say the barrier is a landgrab by Israel; Israel claims it is a necessary tool in its war against terrorism; prophecy experts view the barrier as a potential sign of things to come.

2) Saddam's removal clears way for rebuilding Babylon.The city of Babylon, located on the Euphrates River in modern Iraq, is mentioned almost 300 times in the Bible. It is consistently portrayed as a place of rebellion and pride. Scripture informs us that in the end times, Babylon will be rebuilt into a great city that will serve as a commercial and religious capital for the Antichrist.The ousting of Saddam from power ...

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Referring to the Bible prophecy that predicts certain end times events that have to occur before the Messiah returns to rule on earth, this solution lists at least five pieces of evidence i.e., articles, prophetic words from the Bible, etc. that support this statement and, thus, we are indeed living in the end times.

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