Express UK: TRIBULATION and strife will ravage the world before the return of Jesus Christ, the Bible has foretold – but are we already living through the Great Tribulation?
The coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and civil unrest have left many wondering whether more disaster is yet to come in 2020. The Bible has warned of trouble and cataclysm in the end days during a seven-year period known as the Tribulation. When asked by his disciples about the end of the world, Jesus Christ is said to have warned of a Tribulation greater than anything witnessed since the beginning of time.
Mr. Armstrong prophesied that Jesus would return in 1975. He died in 1986, but the Philadelphia Church of God continues.
“Having a form of godliness but denying its power” could also describe the False Prophet of Revelation 13:11: “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon”.
“Having a form of godliness but denying its power” could also describe churches that avoid prophecy, churches that promote same-sex marriage, churches that support a two-state solution, demand Israel’s return to the 1948 borders, support the right of return, call Israel occupied and call for boycott divest and sanction against God’s people.
Daniel 9:27 is clear that the Tribulation will begin when a world leader confirms a peace treaty between Israel and many. And that day will not come until the church of Jesus Christ is out-a-here, Rom. 5:9; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; Revelation 3:10.