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• A well known Christian wrote, “the last days are upon us. Weigh carefully the times. Look for Him who is above all time, eternal and invisible.” That was not written by a modern prophecy expert. It was written by a man named Ignatius about 110 A.D., just a couple of decades after the apostle John wrote Revelation.

• Another Christian wrote, “There is no doubt that the Antichrist has already been born. Firmly established in his early years, he will, after reaching maturity, achieve supreme power.” That was written by an influential Christian named Martin about 375 A.D.

• Another early church father, Hippolytus, wrote in the year 236 A.D. that Christ was sure to return by 500 A.D.

• In the 1500’s, Martin Luther wrote, “We have reached the time of the white horse of the Apocalypse. This world will not last any longer…than another hundred years.”

• A little known fact of the life of Christopher Columbus is that he was a student of biblical prophecy. He wrote a volume called “The Book Of Prophecies,” in which he predicted that the world would end in the year 1656. He even wrote, “there is no doubt that the world must end in one hundred fifty-five years.”

• The year 1666 saw an explosion in end-times speculation. One pastor wrote in his journal that every time a storm hit that year, his people would go to the church building to await Christ’s second coming.

• In the 1800’s a man named William Miller predicted the return of Christ. He laid down the date of somewhere between March of 1842 and March of 1843. In a Philadelphia store window this sign appeared, “This shop is closed in honor of the King of Kings who will appear about the 20th of October. Get ready friends, to crown Him Lord of...

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