I became concerned when I read the End Time blog, and it quoted the prophecy of St. Nilus the Elder of Sinai, which is accurately dated at 430 A.D. in the fourth century.
Some cynics try to belittle it just because there is no source document, in spite of the fact that it was so accurately dated. They unjustly point out that there are many variations in the predictions, depending on which document you read. They even go so far as to remind us that dating from Christ’s birthday didn’t start until the sixth century with Exiguus The Short. Then they continue their ridicule by claiming that most of the prophecy is of a nature that only became a concern when the evangelicals arrived. Duh, that’s what makes it a prophecy! And there’s the philosophy called “science” that wasn’t even invented until the 19th century, but that’s the power of prophecy. Besides, they point out that the Antichrist has been marshaling His troops since 1950, and they’re anxious to take over the world.
You need to study this closely, because it does prophesy the End Time. The first quote is what’s in the blog.
After the year 1900, toward the middle of the 20th century [earlier versions said “After the year 1900, toward the middle of the 19th century“], the people of that time will become unrecognizable. When the time for the Advent of the Antichrist approaches, people’s minds will grow cloudy from carnal passions [Internet porn will reign supreme], and dishonor and lawlessness will grow stronger. Then the world will become unrecognizable [I’m already growing senile].
People’s appearances will change, and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to their shamelessness in dress and style of hair [like when Zinnia Jones realized she was lesbian — even she didn’t know]. These people will be cruel and will be like wild animals because of the temptations of the Antichrist. There will be no respect for parents and elders, love will disappear, and Christian pastors, bishops, and priests will become vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right-hand way from the left [and they’ll become Liberals or Socialists?].
At that time the morals and traditions of Christians and of the Church will change [and as we know, the attraction of Catholic priests to young boys is entirely new]. People will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign [again, immodesty and dissipation is so recent, we can find no historical records of it]. Falsehood and greed will attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society [we didn’t even have words to describe this debauchery until just a couple years ago].
This is bad enough, but the prophecy continues.
At that future time, due to the power of such great crimes and licentiousness, people will be deprived of the grace of the Holy Spirit, which they received in Holy Baptism [it will cancel out everything you did to cancel out original sin, and again, you’ll be living a life of sin] and equally of remorse. The Churches of God will be deprived of God-fearing and pious pastors [I hadn’t noticed any of those in quite some time], and woe to the Christians remaining in the world at that time; they will completely lose their faith [yes, dear brother, the atheists are doing this to us already] because they will lack the opportunity of seeing the light of knowledge from anyone at all. Then they will separate themselves out of the world in holy refuges in search of lightening their spiritual sufferings, but everywhere they will meet obstacles and constraints [the Antichrist is already trying to regulate banks and businesses].
And all this will result from the fact that the Antichrist wants to be Lord over everything and become the ruler of the whole universe, and he will produce miracles and fantastic signs. He will also give depraved wisdom [how could he have known about evolution and the big bang?] to an unhappy man so that he will discover a way by which one man can carry on a conversation with another from one end of the earth to the other [it will be called a telephone].
At that time men will also fly through the air like birds and descend to the bottom of the sea like fish. And when they have achieved all this, these unhappy people will spend their lives in comfort without knowing, poor souls, that it is deceit of the Antichrist [God forbid that I should ever be comfortable].
And, the impious one!—he will so complete science with vanity that it will go off the right path and lead people to lose faith in the existence of God in three hypostases [and behold, science will have much to account for]. Then the All-good God will see the downfall of the human race and will shorten the days for the sake of those few who are being saved, because the enemy wants to lead even the chosen into temptation, if that is possible… then the sword of chastisement will suddenly appear and kill the perverter and his servants [servants = the perverted?].
God sent St. Nilus to warn us to repent before it’s too late. It’s hard not to shudder when we contemplate our future. I implore you — Get right with God before your minds grow cloudy with carnal passions. We also must get congress to revoke the citizenship of atheists, before they implement the Antichrist’s plan.