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  • #16
    I suspect if we are here in ten years we will be considered criminals for our beliefs. I would prefer meeting you all in heaven, but we may be cellmates. Don't worry I don't snore...much.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by upNORTderHEY View Post
      We'll be here in ten years, enjoying the millenium.
      I think that's very possible. I also think that it is very possible that the church will be in heaven as the 70th week will be under way. If we are still here in 10 years because the rapture has not occurred yet, I think life will be very different for us than it is now. I think home schooling will be illegal in all 50 states and homsexual marriages will be the law of the land. I believe that the only churches operating "above ground" will be those that have been licensed by the state and will not be allowed to criticize other religious groups, alternative lifestyles or preach Jesus as the only Way. I believe sharing Christ will result in losing our children, confiscation of property and prison terms for the undeterred. I think it's also likely that Christians will have to wear or carry an identifier, so people will know to avoid us and employers will not hire us. I believe forced euthanasia will be the law of the land for the elderly, the mentally ill, the physically handicapped and anyone the state considers to be a "useless eater". Wild weather will become the norm and a day without a huge disaster will be a rarity.


      Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

      A closed mouth gathers no feet. Unknown

      Inside there's a thin woman trying to get out.
      I'm keeping her sedated with chocolate

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      • #18
        going downhill and picking up speed.........

        hopefully it won't be 10 more years

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        • #19
          The technology that continues to develop at an exponential rate will not go on forever. There has to be a major setback, and soon. I always like to look at 3 aspects...weapons, computers, biotech. What was there at the time of Christ? How about when Columbus sailed the seas? The American Revolution? The US Civil War? WWI? WWII? The first Gulf War? Today? How about computers in 1965? 1978? 1990? 1996? 2002? Today? Medicine and research?

          How much more time can there be to improve in these areas at the same rate? It can't be very long. It feels like a burnout point to me right now. With faith in Christ, you can predict how it will all come crashing down. Fools believe they control the world. If we know God needs 7 years to sort out the final mess, I can't see us being here in 10 years. With the US losing power, Islam, China, Russia, Israel with the crisis of the day....there is no set policeman to keep things in order. We are seeing the final power grab sort out right now.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by jadeeyes View Post
            I think that's very possible. I also think that it is very possible that the church will be in heaven as the 70th week will be under way. If we are still here in 10 years because the rapture has not occurred yet, I think life will be very different for us than it is now. I think home schooling will be illegal in all 50 states and homsexual marriages will be the law of the land. I believe that the only churches operating "above ground" will be those that have been licensed by the state and will not be allowed to criticize other religious groups, alternative lifestyles or preach Jesus as the only Way. I believe sharing Christ will result in losing our children, confiscation of property and prison terms for the undeterred. I think it's also likely that Christians will have to wear or carry an identifier, so people will know to avoid us and employers will not hire us. I believe forced euthanasia will be the law of the land for the elderly, the mentally ill, the physically handicapped and anyone the state considers to be a "useless eater". Wild weather will become the norm and a day without a huge disaster will be a rarity.
            I totally agree! I surely hope the Lord's return is soon. Satan wants our children and these are distressing times to raise children. I would dearly love to have one more baby in spite of all that is going on though. Sounds strange I know, but I suppose that might be a desire God has put within me. I'm going to be praying more for the Lord to protect my dear ones and for the Lord to return soon so our suffering brothers & sisters in Christ will suffer no longer. I can't even begin to imagine the distress and persecution they are enduring in other countries. We are so blessed and have it so good compared to believers in other countries, do we not?

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            • #21
              Hopefully in ten years the homeschooling movement (and private schools) will have surpassed the public schooling system, vouchers will be available, Roe v Wade will have been overturned, the Iraq War will be over, taxes will have been reduced substantially, we'll be drilling in ANWR and off our coast for oil, new energy technology will be made available and alternate sources or energy for our cars will be around, the revival in China will have taken that country towards a more democratic government, Osama will have been captured, and the Dallas Cowboys will be on the verge of winning their 10th consecutive Super Bowl.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Bernardd View Post
                Hopefully in ten years the homeschooling movement (and private schools) will have surpassed the public schooling system, vouchers will be available, Roe v Wade will have been overturned, the Iraq War will be over, taxes will have been reduced substantially, we'll be drilling in ANWR and off our coast for oil, new energy technology will be made available and alternate sources or energy for our cars will be around, the revival in China will have taken that country towards a more democratic government, Osama will have been captured, and the Dallas Cowboys will be on the verge of winning their 10th consecutive Super Bowl.
                I say as long as you're gonna dream, you may as well dream big.


                Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

                A closed mouth gathers no feet. Unknown

                Inside there's a thin woman trying to get out.
                I'm keeping her sedated with chocolate

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Bernardd View Post
                  ... the Dallas Cowboys will be on the verge of winning their 10th consecutive Super Bowl.
                  Go Cowboys!!!
                  No seriously, you're being facetious, right.

                  We know because of the current signs that we are in the last days that the bible speaks off. And we know that things progressively get worse because that's the nature of the degredation of sin...so unfortunately if we are still here, pre-rapture, it is going to be ugly.

                  Come quickly O Most High, is my constant prayer.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by InHisSteps View Post
                    Go Cowboys!!!
                    No seriously, you're being facetious, right.

                    We know because of the current signs that we are in the last days that the bible speaks off. And we know that things progressively get worse because that's the nature of the degredation of sin...so unfortunately if we are still here, pre-rapture, it is going to be ugly.

                    Come quickly O Most High, is my constant prayer.
                    Are you suggesting that things have been getting progressively worse for 6,000 years due to sin?
                    As for signs, which ones are you talking about? Sometimes I'm not so sure the signs we think we see are actualy signs the Bible talks about.

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                    • #25
                      I believe, in my opinion, that we wont be here in 10 years (us believers, that is).
                      The way things are happening so fast, I believe it may only be a matter of a couple of years (heres hoping! )

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by His Bride View Post
                        I'm not sure about us not being here in ten years, but if we are I'm pretty sure that our track record shows that we will be worse than we are today. Pretty alarming thought. I sure hope the Lord takes us home before then.
                        Without a doubt, we are living in a post-Christian era, things will go downhill quite fast...very fast, as in this generation will not pass...

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                        • #27
                          I'm sure that after 09/11/01, many thought we wouldn't be here in 10 years.

                          Well, we are approaching seven years since that awful day.

                          I have no predictions. I believe the birth pangs will be much more severe natural disasters than we have been witnessing lately.

                          All that I know is that with each day that passes, we are one day closer to that great day.

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                          • #28
                            yes, we could be here in ten years (riding behind Jesus on white horses or working in the millennial kingdom!!!) just thought I'd throw that out there.....

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                            • #29
                              Wow, what an excellent thread.

                              I think we Christians are on the verge of some major testing if the Lord doesn't come soon. Legislation is in the works that will make it illegal to express biblical truth in any form. It may be closer than we think.

                              So I fully expect to be jailed for my faith at some point in the next decade IF the Trumpet has not called us home beforehand. Since 1998 I've been on many message boards discussing the Rapture -- we all want some hint of "WHEN?!" but only God knows what will happen next.

                              As I await our glorious translation {which I still believe is very soon } I thank Him for the incredible peace that grows stronger as this world grows darker.

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                              • #30
                                If we are here another ten years and the rapture has not happened yet. I see us having faced or facing World War III, another great depression, more natural disasters, and a push to legalize insist marriages and possibly having multiple spouses. Self defense will be against the law. Drugs will be on the verge of being legal along with prostitution. Freedom of speech will be a thing of the past. We will have curfews for everyone due to terrorism. Pornography will be more accepted on live television. Thats just a few of what I see we are headed toward.

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