Catholic scholar explains what the Church actually teaches about “the end of the age”.

Denver, Colo., May 20, 2011 / 05:46 am (CNA).- The claim being circulated that May 21 will mark the end of the world and be a day of judgment by God has no basis in Scripture or authentic Christian teaching, according to Catholic scholar Dr. Jared Staudt.

The professor of theology at the Augustine Institute, located in Denver, said that Biblical teaching and Church tradition show “it’s clear that it is not scriptural to seek for a date for the day of judgment.”

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  1. Is that it? Scripture also tells us to watch for signs of the end times. Scripture warns us and does so for a reason. It tells us what signs to look for and even at some point to flee. In biblical language, this means literally flee, to a physical place, where God will protect some of the faithful. The rest will be martyred by the sword or by beheading. Of course no one can know the precise date, but they can know the signs of the times. What does the article above actually say, besides ‘it wasn’t May 21’ – and few believed it was – and ‘that’s it not scriptural to look for a day of judgement’. This last point might be worthwhile if it were true. It is certainly not what the Church teaches, or the Bible, on the end times. The Bible had something to say about it, and therefore so does the Church. So where is it?


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