“Orthodox” 16th Century Representation of the “Apocalypse”
James Malm, an “independent” who has a speculative and often partially inaccurate blog, posted the following today:
I wanted to link the above with some comments on the new moon because tonight is the New Moon; and because as the things I have been warning of come to pass, more and more people will give me some credit for accuracy in what I teach…
Right now I know that there are hundreds of people [over a thousand] including elders who are thinking: I agree with a lot he says on doctrine and the problems, but I have a problem with his prophecy. His positions are completely new and are the exact opposite of what we have believed. They are waiting to see the fruits of my effort, whether it is of God or not. That is a good and proper thing and I commend them!..
If this war concludes with the defeat of Radical Islam, the chances that the tribulation will begin at the end of this year will be about 70%. If this pope dies the chances will increase to 80%. If a new Pope begins to do miracles, assists to set up a New Europe and is scheduled to visit Jerusalem: The chances that the tribulation will begin within 75 days of his selection as pope and setting up in Rome; and during the period of his visit to Jerusalem will be 100%.
The signs are in the scriptures.
James Malm’s work is not of God and I believe the facts demonstrate his lack of prophetic and often doctrinal false insight (also, some of what he has claimed to be new prophetic positions are not completely new nor unique to him). Of course, based upon the scriptures, there is a 100% certainty that the Great Tribulation will not begin in 2012 and that James Malm is wrong.
Enough of the scriptural signs are simply not there yet.
The Europeans are not ready for their King of the North role yet and it is not possible that they will be any time next year either. Matthew 24:14 has still not been fulfilled completely (related to gospel proclamation) and the end cannot come until it has been. We have also not seen the type of wars, famines, and pestilences that Jesus described in Matthew 24:4-8 yet. Nor have we seen a deal related to the one in Daniel 9:27.
As far as James Malm’s supposed prophetic accuracy, I have denounced several of his false predictions in the past, and so far I have been correct every time I have denounced him for claiming some date (for details, please see Error-Ridden James Malm Not Doing an Elijah Work). And apparently at the end of this year I will be proven correct that his 70% estimate was too high as the Great Tribulation will not begin in 2012. Perhaps I should add that even if the pope dies this year, then his 80% estimate will also be wrong. Of course, James Malm will claim he was only 70-80% wrong, but the reality is that since there is no possibility that the Great Tribulation will begin in 2012, I stand by the fact that he is 100% wrong.
Of course, he will likely later claim that the 70% was based upon a war that may or may not happen–fair enough. Yet, in a 7/28/11 post titled Present Trends and Dating The Tribulation, James Malm wrote:
There is a very high likelihood that the tribulation will begin late next year; with the abomination being set up on or near September 16th 2012 with the tribulation beginning on 30 Nov ~ 1 Dec time frame.
His speculation, whether or not he assigns a percentage to it (and high likelihood seems like he is teaching he believed that the Great Tribulation would most likely begin in 2012), is still going to be proven wrong not too many months from now. There is NO LIKELIHOOD THAT THE GREAT TRIBULATION WILL START IN 2012. Nor will the abomination be set up in September of 2012.
As I have written before, James Malm has also adopted certain positions discounting the future fulfillment of Daniel 11 that I believe will confuse and mislead his followers (for details, see Daniel 11: James Malm vs. Bob Thiel).
His followers really should search the scriptures, because if they truly understand them, they will realize that James Malm misunderstands much about Daniel 11, Matthew 24, and other aspects of end time prophecy. It is not that he cannot get anything right (even the proven false prophet Ronald Weinland can, though his remaining followers will again be disappointed in 95 days when Jesus does not return like Ron Weinland has been predicting), but overall James Malm simply misunderstands Bible prophecy and those that believe him will be disappointed if they really believe that the Great Tribulation will happen in 2012.
People need to search the scriptures (cf. Acts 17:11), for if they do, they will realize that there is no possibility that the Great Tribulation can begin in 2012.
Some articles of related interest, which contain many scriptures to search to verify what I am saying, include the following:
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory.
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2018 or 2019?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?