[Replying to post 351 by 2timothy316
I wouldn't say the tribulation has started though (Babylon hasn't fallen yet), but we are certainly in a pre-tribulation period. I'm sure when it starts we will be amazed how close 2017 was to the beginning of the tribulation.
I imagine those in the days of Noah were shocked and how short 120 years was. I am quite sure when the Great Tribulation starts all those saying, 'where's this disaster you have been preaching about for thousands of years at'? Then when the GT comes will those same people will say, 'it can't happen yet, it's too soon, I didn't get enough time find out what I should have been doing'!
It's amazing how people react pretty badly toward the Good News about living forever on a paradise Earth. I can only imagine how they will react when our preaching message turns from one about the Good News to one of judgement. Funny how when disaster is upon us we say, 'I needed more time to prepare!" It's the grasshopper and the ant fable playing out all over again.
"For as they were in those days before the flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; and they took no note until the flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be.â€�â€”Matthew 24:37-39.
They should have been building arks themselves.