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Vedanta Societies & Krishnian's View On End Times

(Note: Pictures Above~Left: In the Hindu Scriptures towards Kalki will come riding on a white horse to battle dark forces. Right: In Christian Scriptures, Revelation 19:11-16 describes Jesus Christ as a king seated upon a white horse. He carries “a long sword.” to destroy the wicked.)

Vendanta Socities & Krishians View On Millennialism & The Golden Age

In the Krishnians branch of Hinduism and in the Vedanta Societies based faiths, and in most interpretations of Hindu scriptures it is believed that earth is currently in Kali Yuga, mostly referred to as "the Dark Age", mainly because people are the furthest possible from God. Kali-yuga, or the dark age is one of fighting and hypocrisy. It is considered a very unfortunate age as spiritual knowledge is covered and almost the entire population of the planet is performing in unlimited sinful activities.

In the Hindu belief system, it is believed that as a result of this sinful activity there are many natural disturbances such as earthquakes, irregular rains and terrible diseases. This situation has created a general climate of anxiety and despair. Because of this disturbed atmosphere it is difficult to practice most of the spiritual methods which are recommended in the great Scriptures of the world.

In the Hindu belief, towards the end of this yuga or present age, Kalki will come riding on a white horse to battle Kali and his dark forces. The world would suffer a fiery end where all evil will perish. And in turn will start a new age, the age of Satya Yuga.

Interesting how much alike is the Judeo-Christian Bible's disciption in the Book of Revelations, Using symbolic language, Revelation 19:11-16 describes Jesus Christ as a king seated upon a white horse. He carries “a long sword.” Yes, Jesus will use his great power to destroy the wicked. And what about those who strive to follow the example he set while on earth? (1 Peter 2:21) .—Revelation 7:9, 14; 16:14, 16; 21:3, 4.

From: Mahabharata, Vana Parva, Section CLXXXIX[3]Compared to The Judeo-Christian Scriptures

* Rulers will become unreasonable: they will levy taxes unfairly. Rulers will no longer see it their duty to promote spirituality or to protect their subjects: they will become a danger to the world

* Ridiculers rejecting proof of the last days.—2 Peter 3:3, 4 ; Unprecedented warfare.—Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:4

“In the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here."2 Timothy 3:1

* Avarice and wrath will be common, men will openly display animosity towards each other. Ignorance of Dharma will occur. (having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power.”) —2 Timothy 3:1-5.)

* Lust will be viewed as being socially acceptable. People will have thoughts of murder for no justification, and they will see nothing wrong with that mind-set.

* People will be inclined to follow false sciences.

Matthew 24: 11 "And many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness the love of the greater number will cool off."

*Family murders will also occur. People will see those who are helpless as easy targets.

* Many other unwanted changes will occur. The right hand will deceive the left and the left the right. People will not trust a single person in the world, not even their immediate family. Even husband and wife will find contempt in each other.

"Disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection."2 Timothy 3:1-5.

Matthew 24:32 “Now learn from the fig tree as an illustration this point: Just as soon as its young branch grows tender and it puts forth leaves, YOU know that summer is near. 33 Likewise also YOU, when YOU see all these things, know that he is near at the doors. 34 Truly I say to YOU that this generation will by no means pass away until all these things occur."

What reasons do people have for disregarding the signs? They may be blinded by avarice, numbed by apathy, paralyzed by indecision, bogged down by routine, or gripped by fear of losing prestige.

What cause of this? This present dark age? Nagative Energy? The Devil?

Before examining the signs of living in “the last days” of the present age, take a look at what events occured in the invisible spirit realm. (2 Timothy 3:1) The dragon, Satan the were “hurled down,” or cast out of heaven, to the vicinity of the earth. (Revelation 12:9) On this account the “heavens and [those] who reside in them,” that is, faithful spirit offspring of God, rejoiced. Humans, though, have experienced no such rejoicing. “Woe for the earth,” foretold the Bible, “because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.”—Revelation 12:12.

Satan, in his fury, has brought woe—suffering and affliction—to those dwelling on earth. That woe, however, will be brief, “a short period of time.” The Bible refers to this time as “the last days.” We can be glad that soon the Devil’s influence over the earth will be totally done away with.

And after this?

The conditions on earth will become similar to those in heaven and we will experience the "heaven on earth" which has been predicted in many of the world's Scriptures. As this calling on God clears away the dust which covers our spiritual vision everyone will be able to see that the central point is God and will naturally want to serve God. The planet will be transformed from this horrible present age into a transcendental Golden Age by spreading the Word of God. As more people call God and following the Path of Light, all the world's problems will be solved and a new Golden Age of spiritual reawakening will emerge.

During his reign of peace, Jesus performs miracles in behalf of all humankind! (Isaiah 9:6, 7; 11:1-10) He cures sickness and bring an end to death. Jesus is used by God to resurrect billions, giving them an opportunity to live forever on earth. (John 5:28, 29) Jesus' disciples asked him: “What will be the sign of your presence [in Kingdom power] and of the conclusion of the system of things?” (Matthew 24:3) Jesus told them that only God knew the precise time when the Kingdom would take full control of the earth. (Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:32)

“The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” “[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”—Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:3, 4.

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Kali Yuga From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Part of a series on Hinduism

^ The Indus Script and the Rg-Veda, Page 16, By Egbert Richter-Ushanas, ISBN 8120814053

^ The Guru Nanak (founder of Sikhism) Prophecies ^ a b The Mahabharata, Book 3: Vana Parva: Markandeya-Samasya Parva: Section CLXXXIX

^ Bhāgavata Purāṇa 1.16.20 ^ Brahma Vaivarta Purana 4.129.59, kaler daśa-sahasrāṇi madbhaktāḥ saṃti bhū-tale ^ ibid, 4.129.50, kaleḥ pańcasahasrāni ^ CHAP. VII

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RESOURCES: Psalm 37:29;2 Timothy 3:1; Matthew 24:3,1 Peter 2:21);Revelation 7:9, 14; 16:14, 16;19:11-16; 21:3, 4 37-39 <

What Jesus Said About the End

Jesus Christ also spoke of “the days of Noah,” when “the flood came and swept them all away.” He compared conditions that existed before the Flood—just prior to the end of that world—with those that would prevail during the time that he identified as “the conclusion of this present age.” (Matthew 24:3, 37-39) Other Bible translations use the expression “the end of the world” or “the end of the age.”—The Jerusalem Bible, The New English Bible, and the New International Version.

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