Forecast Of The End Of The World

Liviu

Robin
Orthodox
I think the forecast is good but the things are more complicated than only financial markets and central regulating banks. Will be also very important the water resources, agricultural land and energy markets. but they also try to take as many of these as they can. Saint Paisios the Athonite stressed on the importance of having your own little piece of agricultural land or to have close friends which have one.He said it for the Greeks mainly and probably that is valid for all Europeans of EU and maybe for Americans also.

In Romania , Coca Cola bought one the biggest suppliers of mineral water. The energy market is mainly controlled by Europeans outside the country and with 8% agricultural land sold to foreigners including outside EU and about 30 % or more of total agricultural land concessioned to foreigners, Romania tries to stop the process and take care of its own citizens. In Romania, there is new Christian-democrat nationalistic party AUR (the Alliance for the Unity of Romanians), which entered in the parlament on elections of 6th December 2020 (Saint Nicholas day) with 10% of the mandates, and which stresses on the tradition of a Christian-orthodox Romania and tries to collaborate with Polish nationalist movement.
 

Blade Runner

Ostrich
Orthodox
What is so difficult about these times to me is how sterile they have become, and how they wish to change man itself or rise above ourselves. I find this more disturbing then a warlord or a ruthless dictator, then again - I haven't been under one other than Trudeau. It is shocking how people, including so many Christians have fallen under a 'spell' so to speak, it's quite something to see.
Yes, so few people can even discern who/what the enemy is, which is why it has been so effective. This is why the downside of slaughter and "rounding up" people results in the benefit of you know precisely who the enemy is and are stronger for it, though the price is different (in my view, preferable from a Christian point of view). People of this world don't think that way and that's why it's more dangerous, since they are constantly focusing on the material and survival, as a result. That's the predicament we are in. Even regarding their children, they think they are somehow winning a game of survival if they acquiesce, but in reality they forget the big picture of what matters and that we are all dead in the long run, so fight for virtuous things or the result is enslavement (wow your kids will thank you for that, I'm sure, right?).
 

Blade Runner

Ostrich
Orthodox
Fair point but when you read what the Church Fathers of our day said it doesn't look like a made up thing. This may not be the end but we are called to be ready because it very well may be.
To be clear, there will be an eschaton and a parousia of the Lord, of course. I'm skeptical about people who are trying to predict the succession of events, because clearly it is very difficult, it is shrouded in mystery (as suggested by our Lord) and has many similarities to past times (famine, earthquake, fire, plague, war) ... but yes we can discern differences, no doubt. That's why we talk about "types" around here all the time, or at least I do, frequently. We see one currently very clearly with the jab, but the timeline is still difficult to guess about. I personally think it has more to do with how quickly the next financial crisis or crash comes, and/or how long they can put this bad boy off.
 

messaggera

Kingfisher
Woman
Catholic
Documenting historical accounts for future generations, while glorifying God, is worth writing to an interested audience. And this information is appealing to read for most Christians.

This article presented well organized thoughts, useful citations, and content for a prospective historiography. Engagement with the content, and the reader comments helped to elevate and to re-establish a better understanding of the Church, Orthodox, and Christian Eschatology through additional research.

This style of writing is appealing when combined with synthesizing current events and spreading God’s message.
This is also appealing through podcasts and live streams. A similar outlet once stated, “God’s loyal people in this end time are charged with delivering an urgent warning to the world.”

If anything, the engagement with this piece brought additional research to Scripture: Haggai 2: 6-7.
Through the Orthodox Bible part of this scripture is noted as:

Augustine remarks that this phrase prophesies the building of the Church from those chosen from among the Gentiles. These are Christ’s “living stones,” renewed by faith and empowered by grace, building a house far more glorious than any earthly temple.

The Church embraces individuals who believe the Orthodox way, and the Church is foreordained to bring people to faith “unto the end of the world.’” (Frs. Pomazansky and Rose, 1983). Orthodox Christian eschatologists/writers have the potential to bring people to the Church.

Thanks for sharing your writing. The content is often thought provoking and inspiring (spiritually and theologically).
Glory be to God!
 

Tikhon

Pigeon
Orthodox
Fantastic article Roosh.

I printed it out and read it carefully highlighting the parts that immediately stood out, at least to me.

I especially like how you presented the reader with the big picture overview of how the oligarchs promoted certain aspects of traditional family ideals when it benefitted them to do so and to "amplify their wealth":

"During the industrial revolution, oligarchs needed a growing population of human beings to work in factories. Ideas connected to the nuclear family and reproduction were tolerated and sometimes promoted so that enough workers could be born for the oligarchs to amplify their wealth. Ideas that did not promote reproduction, like homosexuality and spinsterhood, were stigmatized."

When the oligarchs began their phase of offshoring manufacturing and no longer needed the American middle-class, they began promoting recreational sex, abortion, birth control, women's liberation, homosexuality, and pornography which they knew would lower the birth rate.

As an aside, although I can't remember where I heard it, I remember someone pointing out that homosexuality isn't really a lifestyle, it's more a deathstyle and for that reason, it's promoted since it works on a couple of different levels:

  1. Homosexual sex produces no offspring.
  2. The average life span of a homosexual man is around 45 years of age.
Win-Win for the elite, I guess

Being from Pittsburgh, I'm old enough to remember when the steel industry was shuttered in the early 80's and remember what a profound effect it had on the working people in that area at that time. It seemed that overnight the steel mills closed leaving thousands of unemployed steel workers.

It was awful.

Food pantries and soup kitchens were set up in the area to help the affected families and Ronald Reagan came to the area after to encourage displaced steel workers to re-train for high-tech, service sector, computer jobs.

I guess some did.

My girlfriend and I went to see him, but this was after the assassination attempt on his life by David Hinkley (a Bush family friend incidentally) and security was tight, so we got nowhere even close to him.

Because Pittsburgh still has something to offer in the realm of labor for the tech elite, Pittsburgh was able to bounce back from this downturn since Google, Apple and Uber set up shop to skim top graduates from Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science and Robotics departments.

Steve Jobs was the first to exploit this talent stream when he set up shop there for his NeXT computer system in the late 80s

I guess other industrial cities like Detroit and Gary Indiana haven't fared nearly as well.

I also remember the debate between Ross Perot and Al Gore on Larry King Live back in the early nineties when NAFTA being pushed. While Al Gore promoted the idea of America moving towards a service-based economy, Ross Perot warned anyone who was willing to listen that more American jobs would be lost.

NAFTA passed and the decimation of the middle-class continued.

I now work in one of those “high paying service sector jobs” as an IT professional for a large multi-national corporation in Big-Pharma.

These jobs are now being offshored to places like India, Bulgaria, and the Philippines.

When an America “IT Resource” (we’re resources, not people) leaves the company, the directive is to back-fill the position with an “Indian Resource”.

Development of new software solutions, while once done by an internal team of developers, is now done by a “preferred vendor” from India. My role as a developer has changed to vendor manager and I rarely write code anymore. It’s almost more of an administrative role now where I ensure that vendors are following processes.

I’ve seen this movie before.

It’s funny, the people I work with regard themselves as being highly intelligent because they they’re good at what they do (spinning off profits for global corporations who don’t care about them or their families) but they’re not.

They’re given just enough information about how to do their jobs and nothing more. If you present them with any information outside of what they’ve been indoctrinated with or presented with through the usual streams of information, they go blank.

I have friends in the company who’ve taken management and even executive positions and perhaps they see the trends that I see but are afraid to say anything and keep feeding the crocodile hoping it will eat them last.

Fear is a very effective means of control

Bill Joy was right, The Future Doesn’t Need Us

BTW - I love your work..
 
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Samseau

Owl
Orthodox
Gold Member
I view many priests as naive and unaware it's why I stopped going to church for so long. It's hard for me to want to go to confession when I hear them say naive things at mass. Going along with the vax just takes the cake.

Have mercy on them, so that God may have mercy on you for your sins brother. Sometimes one must suffer for his brother's sake, so that oneself may also be saved.
 

Samseau

Owl
Orthodox
Gold Member
We must remember that Judgement Day is merely one death away for any of us. On a practical level, our experience of "Life > Death > Judgement Day" will be extremely fast once Life is over. Death could last one day or millions of years, but as personally experienced death is not more than a fraction of a second, and upon reaching Death the transition to Judgement Day will be instant.

At some point we all die, and you will feel yourself awaken in a new, yet familiar form, to the Lord Christ and his host announcing your judgement is at hand. You will be judged, and be presented with the facts of your life and judged according to how you judged others (you will be held to your own standards), and then your actual life or death truly begins.

"And do not be afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna." Matt 10-28

So, practically speaking, Judgement Day is always just one death away. You will feel yourself immediately awaken afterwards since time does not exist for the dead. And death can come at anytime, anywhere, so always prepare the soul for its inevitable journey.
 

Viktor Zeegelaar

Hummingbird
Orthodox Inquirer
Dear Roosh,

With flawed eschatology as a pre-supposition, I can see why you were led to believe that this is 'the end', when in fact it's not. While you are right on many points pertaining to the tyranny being administered currently around the world, I believe you're giving too much credit where it is not due by attributing qualities that are reserved for God alone, such as omnipotence, to mere mortal men, that, as you correctly point out, are antichrists themselves since they deny the Father and the Son.

The crux of the problem and therefore the solution, which I had abandoned any hopes of reading about by the second paragraph, is to elevate and re-establish the Church as the sole and supreme authority for truth; in teaching, administering and enforcing, thus replacing any secular institutions currently occupying those roles, and thus alleviating most of the ills you outlined in this article.

Please reconsider your position on attributing such large breadths and depths of power to these cowardly oligarchs. You are absolutely correct on many points, especially when it comes to the hierarchies of dependencies and how they are out of step with God's natural order. However the faith we can have, as Christian men united in the Body of Christ, is that we too can partake in His labor, by laying our lives down for Him.

Perhaps the best first step in this direction is to gather together for the purpose of educating each other in these matters, under the auspices and guise of the Church?

Your friend,

Dave
Can you elaborate your claims? Seems like your opinion is ''it's not because I don't think it is'' without detailing, which is a weak claim.
 

Prores

Sparrow
Orthodox
We must remember that Judgement Day is merely one death away for any of us. On a practical level, our experience of "Life > Death > Judgement Day" will be extremely fast once Life is over. Death could last one day or millions of years, but as personally experienced death is not more than a fraction of a second, and upon reaching Death the transition to Judgement Day will be instant.

At some point we all die, and you will feel yourself awaken in a new, yet familiar form, to the Lord Christ and his host announcing your judgement is at hand. You will be judged, and be presented with the facts of your life and judged according to how you judged others (you will be held to your own standards), and then your actual life or death truly begins.

"And do not be afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna." Matt 10-28

So, practically speaking, Judgement Day is always just one death away. You will feel yourself immediately awaken afterwards since time does not exist for the dead. And death can come at anytime, anywhere, so always prepare the soul for its inevitable journey.

Thank you- I really liked hearing this
 

paternos

Sparrow
Catholic
When the oligarchs began their phase of offshoring manufacturing and no longer needed the American middle-class

If you add up all the actions governments did and connecting that to the propaganda. It becomes real clear what the plan is.

Depopulation.

In propaganda they act is if it is a mystery why birth rates are declining.


Then they say we need immigration to solve it.


Then let's take a look at the policy decisions made post WW2:

- The propaganda for condoms
- Normalizing or free spread of anti-conception for women
- Normalizing single motherhood by governments (and thereby ruining the idea of the family, it promotes the idea men will leave women and thereby making it a reality)
- Spousal support laws, which basically became an extortion scheme for women (msg to men: don't make a girl pregnant, you will pay the rest of your life)
- Allowing abortion (to reduce crime.. https://www.hli.org/resources/does-abortion-reduce-crime/)
- Promoting the hook-up culture for students
- Promoting the idea of divorce (constantly showing unhappy marriages in propaganda)
- Promoting the idea no kids until late twenties
- Career woman propaganda (sex and the city)
- Displaying young / teen mothers in media as ruining their future

- Showing stay at home moms in media as sad and unhappy
- Promoting the spread of porn
- The promotion of masturbation as healthy
- Creating a culture of fear around unprotected sex with AIDS and STDs
- The promotion of gay sex and anal and oral sex in porn
- Promoting the idea of over-population and that having more babies is hurting the environment

If I look at this list that I put down here, this is just what I thought of out of the top of my head.

All these measures directly impact birth rate negatively.

In media they act as if it's a mystery. It is sometimes just to much to comprehend.

The contrasts between truth and what they display is just grandiose. Anyone can think of this.

As a some person said:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

I'm happy God found me on my path. And I can see more clearly now. And slowly the divine order of things becomes clear and can see my role in it. I find a lot of support in the bible. I grew up in this world, not knowing that it could be different, I couldn't even grasp the idea of the large families. My thoughts and feelings turned totally. I try to have faith in where he leads me. For now away from this worldly madness and lies and to truth and light,
 

pathos

Sparrow
Orthodox Inquirer
@Roosh, I think this was a good summary and assessment of where the world is headed based on what we know today. At times I found myself reading the essay as satire because in a sense the "one app to rule them all" future is already here.

The fictional anecdotes sound plausible and many even reminded me of present-day reality. I appreciate that the end times were approached from a financial and economic angle and that you avoided getting into very speculative arguments on which power bloc will dominate the future, etc.

Digital currency in the future is likely to be based on a blockchain type of technology - ironically the technology touted as being the solution to central banking. One of blockchain's main selling points is the idea of trustless societies and decentralization where we no longer need to put our trust in third parties such as government or banks because we trust the truthfulness of a transaction or party based on the computational reliability of algorithms and the transparency they offer. Note that even today, your transactions on decentralized blockchains are "anonymous" but not actually private (with the exception of Monero).

Blockchain transactions need not be limited to financial transactions. There are already projects that promote blockchains for identity management and even today blockchain can be used to provide tokens to be used in gaming or on virtual reality platforms to buy virtual property. The WEF has already been looking into so-called "permissioned" blockchains which can be used to manage any sort of transaction. From a technical point of view they may be "decentralized" but if a power structure forces you to participate on their "decentralized" blockchain in order to be a functional member of world society, everyone will effectively be linked and have to become part of a Borg-like hive mind:

"We are the Borg. You will be assimilated."

One remark I'd make on the economic issue is that I don't think it's just about the money supply as such. In my view, the deeper problem there is institutionalized usury rather than credit or debt. The current Great Reset is certainly an attempt to "reset" the current financial system which, frankly, is not sustainable in the long run anyway. The problem, of course, is that the same people who created this mess will be those driving the change toward a new system. For an alternate take on the financial incentives for the Great Reset, which argues for the idea of a coming economic depression, you may be interested in Anthony Migchels' video "The Great Reset and what it's all about" from Real Currencies.

I'm glad you actually did include the idea of a future large-scale war as a possibility if not a precondition for the actual end times to arrive. Such a war would probably come in handy for the oligarchs at a time of economic turmoil. I tend to believe that such a war will pave the way not only for a one-world government but also for a one-world religion as any notion of an exclusive path to salvation will be anathematized by some sort of World Council of Religions, perhaps not dissimilar to the Cult of the Supreme Being (rather than its rival Cult of Reason) following the French Revolution, which went as far as introducing a new calendar to mark the beginning of a new epoch in human history!

This brings me to the issue of the False Prophet who will prepare the way for Antichrist. I was surprised you didn't bring this up in your essay as the False Prophet will be a key player in the coming end times. On the other hand, I suppose that's because you looked at things mostly from an economic and technological angle. At any rate, I think the overall end times will be far more sinister than the globalists securing their own wealth. Apart from the ecumenical trend to see various religions as their own legitimate paths to salvation, the False Prophet will certainly be playing a role in promoting a new economic system as part of establishing Satan's false kingdom on earth. One example would be the Vatican's Inclusive Capitalism initiative. I don't mean to say the False Prophet will be a Roman pontiff but it's certainly a sign of the times.
 
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Viktor Zeegelaar

Hummingbird
Orthodox Inquirer
@Roosh, I think this was a good summary and assessment of where the world is headed based on what we know today. At times I found myself reading the essay as satire because in a sense the "one app to rule them all" future is already here.

The fictional anecdotes sound plausible and many even reminded me of present-day reality. I appreciate that the end times were approached from a financial and economic angle and that you avoided getting into very speculative arguments on which power bloc will dominate the future, etc.

Digital currency in the future is likely to be based on a blockchain type of technology - ironically the technology touted as being the solution to central banking. One of blockchain's main selling points is the idea of trustless societies and decentralization where we no longer need to put our trust in third parties such as government or banks because we trust the truthfulness of a transaction or party based on the computational reliability of algorithms and the transparency they offer. Note that even today, your transactions on decentralized blockchains are "anonymous" but not actually private (with the exception of Monero).

Blockchain transactions need not be limited to financial transactions. There are already projects that promote blockchains for identity management and even today blockchain can be used to provide tokens to be used in gaming or on virtual reality platforms to buy virtual property. The WEF has already been looking into so-called "permissioned" blockchains which can be used to manage any sort of transaction. From a technically point of view they may be "decentralized" but if a power structure forces you to participate on their "decentralized" blockchain in order to be a functional member of world society, everyone will effectively be linked and have to become part of a Borg-like hive mind:

"We are the Borg. You will be assimilated."

One remark I'd make on the economic issue is that I don't think it's just about the money supply as such. In my view, the deeper problem there is institutionalized usury rather than credit or debt. The current Great Reset is certainly an attempt to "reset" the current financial system which, frankly, is not sustainable in the long run anyway. The problem, of course, is that the same people who created this mess will be those driving the change toward a new system. For an alternate take on the financial incentives for the Great Reset, which argues for the idea of a coming economic depression, you may be interested in Anthony Migchels' video "The Great Reset and what it's all about" from Real Currencies.

I'm glad you actually did include the idea of a future large-scale war as a possibility if not a precondition for the actual end times to arrive. Such a war would probably come in handy for the oligarchs at a time of economic turmoil. I tend to believe that such a war will pave the way not only for a one-world government but also for a one-world religion as any notion of an exclusive path to salvation will be anathematized by some sort of World Council of Religions, perhaps not dissimilar to the Cult of the Supreme Being (rather than its rival Cult of Reason) following the French Revolution, which went as far as introducing a new calendar to mark the beginning of a new epoch in human history!

This brings me to the issue of the False Prophet who will prepare the way for Antichrist. I was surprised you didn't bring this up in your essay as the False Prophet will be a key player in the coming end times. On the other hand, I suppose that's because you looked at things mostly from an economic and technological angle. At any rate, I think the overall end times will be far more sinister than the globalists securing their own wealth. Apart from the ecumenical trend to see various religions as their own legitimate paths to salvation, the False Prophet will certainly be playing a role in promoting a new economic system as part of establishing Satan's false kingdom on earth. One example would be the Vatican's Inclusive Capitalism initiative. I don't mean to say the False Prophet will be a Roman pontiff but it's certainly a sign of the times.
Thanks for the analysis. The blockchain has been emerging more lately, also in regard to the digital ID:

 

pathos

Sparrow
Orthodox Inquirer
Thanks for the analysis. The blockchain has been emerging more lately, also in regard to the digital ID:

Good tweet. Just to elaborate a bit on my point on blockchain. The issue I have with blockchain (not to be confused with cryptocurrency which is just one application) is basically that its principles, while laudable, can easily be turned against us. I don't believe you solve society's fundamental problems by eliminating human trust and outsourcing it to trustless systems based on conscienceless algorithms. Rather than addressing the existing problems by doing some serious house cleaning and restoring trust in societal institutions based on, say, human consensus, ethics and moral law, a purely blockchain-driven system would actually be the end of human society to me. In that sense, there's something utopian about it as it bypasses human nature and culture with all its intricacies and inherent contradictions. A blockchain does not forget, it does not forgive, it does not have cultural memory, it has no ingrained sense of morality, and it doesn't allow for some minor offense that we might otherwise turn a blind eye to. In the end, there will always be some parties that agree upon how the blockchain operates so it will never be fully decentralized. It's not evil in and of itself but it can certainly be used nefariously. Integrating QR vaccine status onto an identity chain as part of a wider blockchain would be an example.
 
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Viktor Zeegelaar

Hummingbird
Orthodox Inquirer
Good tweet. Just to elaborate a bit on my point on blockchain. The issue I have with blockchain (not to be confused with cryptocurrency which is just one application) is basically that its principles, while laudable, can easily be turned against us. I don't believe you solve society's fundamental problems by eliminating human trust and outsourcing it to trustless systems based on conscienceless algorithms. Rather than addressing the existing problems by doing some serious house cleaning and restoring trust in societal institutions based on, say, human consensus, ethics and moral law, a purely blockchain-driven system would actually be the end of human society to me. In that sense, there's something utopian about it as it bypasses human nature and culture with all its intricacies and inherent contradictions. A blockchain does not forget, it does not forgive, it does not have cultural memory, it has no ingrained sense of morality, and it doesn't allow for some minor offense that we might otherwise turn a blind eye to. In the end, there will always be some parties that agree upon how the blockchain operates so it will never be fully decentralized. It's not evil in and of itself but it can certainly be used nefariously. Integrating QR vaccine status onto an identity chain as part of a wider blockchain would be an example.
I fear though that once they come with the digital ID they'll shut down one way or another all payment systems. First however they'll start with standard banking, I'd expect blockchain later as obviously they can intrude that too, in sofar that hasn't been done already. However, given that standard banking will be the first shutdown it can be useful to have some bitcoin and precious metal, in the case of emergency to have some backup.
 

OnlyByGrace

Pigeon
Catholic
To that end, it's occurred to me that, because love and its accompanying freewill are so central to God and His purpose for creation, the end of that creation must come when freewill and genuine love are completely gone.
Love will never be gone. Free will will never be gone.

Why? Because as 1 John 4 twice explains, “God is love.” In Lamentations 3:22-23, we hear the author tell us, “The LORD’s acts of mercy are not exhausted, his compassion is not spent; They are renewed each morning.” And, from 1 Cor 13:8, we know that “Love never fails.” God, who is Love itself, will never cease to exist.

A relationship with God, or Love, always requires freedom. The ability to freely choose God or not-God, therefore, will always be available, even in the New Kingdom. Love is about free will relationship. Our triune God has always existed in relationship - even before the first created being. The fallen angels freely chose not-God even as they basked directly in His Presence.

Without freedom, love cannot exist. Therefore, since God will always exist, freedom will also always exist since it is inextricably woven into God’s - Love’s - character.
 
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