The Millennium Chronology will ease your fears in times of global turmoil or in the event of a nuclear war. The Bible does not forecast that the world will end in our lifetimes. In fact, the Bible forecasts certain "target" years when the world might end. The next possible year when the world might end is 2149. Of course, no one alive today will live to the year 2149.
The threat of a nuclear strike will inevitably increase over time. In the future more people will gain access to materials needed to construct weapons. The fear associated with a possibility of some catastrophic event arising from such a strike will likewise increase.
In the book I argue that a pattern exists in the chronology of the Bible. Every event the New Testament writers identified as promised by God under the Old Testament covenants adheres to a scheme. A proper construction of the chronology reveals that all such events occur a perfect millennial-multiple (i.e., 1000-year multiple) from either an identifiable creation date or from some other prior Old Testament event related to the promised event. Based on 2 Peter 3:1-8, this implies that the world will end at the close of a millennium counted from the biblical creation date of Adam in 3852 BC. However the Bible does not identify the multiple. So the event could occur 6,000, 7,000, 8,000...years, etc. from creation (i.e., common era years that end in "149"). The scheme suggests that the Second Coming must be non-imminent for many generations.
Some claim the Bible does not propound an absolute creation date. But if numerous solutions to biblical chronology are possible, then one is again faced with the proposition that the world can end at any time-- any year could theoretically be the end of a millennium. This view only promotes fear for every generation. Billions have lived and died and never witnessed the end—and the Bible suggests we will likewise fall into that category.
New Testament writers did not believe Christ could return at any moment. In 2 Thessalonians 2:2, Paul eased the fears of his readers when he stated that the day of Christ was not impending at that time:
Be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Some claim the Thessalonians were troubled because they thought the rapture had already occurred. This is nonsense because Paul, the greatest apostle, was still among them. They were troubled about the prospect of the world ending.
The evidence reveals that the New Testament writers believed the world might end in AD 149.
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