Prophecy Paradox, the Case for
a First Century End Time
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through His grace. Our
hope is not in a future millennium, nor an end of all things, nor a rapture,
but in Christ Himself.
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of a first century visible return of
Vesuvius and the End
Time in A.D. 79
eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 was the End Time
of Bible prophecy.
source of biblical signs in the sun, moon and
stars was the ash plume from Vesuvius. These are
the signs of the end time directly associated with
the eruption of Vesuvius:
Roaring of Sea and Waves
Signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars:
Earthquakes: (Mt.24:7, Mk.13:8, Lk.21:11)
Sun will be darkened
Moon will not give its light
Stars will fall from the sky.
From Caesars Nero
to Vespasian earthquakes increased in magnitude from
mild tremors to jolts which destroyed whole cities.
This increased activity from A.D. 63 to A.D. 79 was
the "birth pangs" preceding the eruption of Mt.
Vesuvius on August 24, A.D. 79.
Roaring of Sea and Waves: (Mt.24:29, Mk.13:24-25,
Roaring of the sea and
waves occurs at the same time the signs are seen in
the sun, moon and stars. What happened when Vesuvius
erupted in A.D. 79? Upon Tacitus' request for a
detailed account of his uncle's death, Pliny the
Younger wrote a detailed account of the eruption. His
uncle, Pliny the Elder commanded a fleet at Misenum
and died during the eruption. Both Pliny the Elder and
Pliny the Younger were eyewitnesses.
sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its
light, and the stars will be falling from the
heaven. (Mt.24:29, Mk.13:24-25, Lk.21:25-26)
Pliny said his uncle's
vessel was in danger of being run a-ground from the
sudden retreat of the sea. The waves were running
extremely high and boisterous. He also wrote
about the eruption as experienced by himself and his
mother at Misenum on the Bay of Naples nearly twenty
miles from Vesuvius:
The sea seemed
to roll back upon itself and to be driven from its
banks by the convulsive motion of the earth; it is
certain at least the shore was considerably enlarged
and several sea animals were left upon it.
Generally, when the sea
recedes like this, it indicates a tsunami. The motion
of the earth was violent and convulsive and the waves
in the Bay of Naples were high and boisterous. The
people in the east (Asia and Judea) had no idea a
volcano had erupted, but certainly they were perplexed
at the mysterious roaring of the sea and waves.
Dio Cassius said
"an inconceivable amount of ash was blown out and
covered the land and the sea everywhere and filled all
the air" It was so much it buried two whole cities,
Herculaneum and Pompeii. The ash plume from Vesuvius
traveled slowly east and south reaching as far as
Africa, Syria and Egypt, according to Dio Cassius, and
blotted out the sun for at least for some 1200 miles.
Judea is around 1200 miles south-east of Vesuvius on
the eastern end of the Mediterranean.
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When the sun is obscured
by clouds or ash, it is "darkened" by the cover of
clouds or ash.
When the moon is
obscured by clouds or ash, it cannot be seen. The
moon "will not give its light".
On a clear starry night,
a bank of ash plume sweeping across the sky (like a
like a large carpet pulled across the sky) will
cause the illusion of the sky filled with "falling
stars". The slowly moving ash plume appears
stationary while all the stars appear as shooting
stars, falling towards the leading edge of the ash
plume. Since the ash plume sweeps from the west to
the east of the Roman Empire, the stars throughout
the Empire that night would all have been seen
"falling from the heaven".
1. The fundamental origin
of End Time prophecy is Matthew 24, Mark.13 and
2. The world of the
disciples was referred to as the "habitable earth"
or the "inhabited earth" which was the Roman Empire
and the rest of the "known" world. This is why the
signs seen by the populace was meant to be local to
the Roman Empire.