James Malm Continues Improper ‘Great Tribulation in 2012’ Speculation

Orthodox Rendering of the Apocalypse


Today, James Malm, a blogger and independent who claims association with the Church of God, again wrongly speculated on the start of the Great Tribulation this year.  He also mentioned some signs to watch out for:

WATCH for the Signs: PREPARE for the Realities…

There are some six KEY signs that must happen before the tribulation comes, and will happen during the days immediately priot to the tribulation as it is about to begin.  I have covered all of these in various posts and this is a reminder.

1)   The abomination MUST be set up in Rome and he will have ONLY a total of 1,335 days from the time he is set up…

2)   Subtracting the 1,260 days of the tribulation from the 1,335 days means that the tribulation will begin 75 days after this abominable false prophet is set up in Rome…

3)   As soon as this abomination is set up in Rome, he will call for and bring about  the rise of Babylon [the King of the North] in Europe…

4)   A comprehensive Middle East peace deal MUST be agreed and when it is proclaimed as achieved, the tribulation will be at the door…

5)   About four weeks after the abomination is set up in Rome, God will empower his two prophets…

6)   At this time there shall also be a great falling away from zeal for God and his commandments…

While his title is a good one, the reality is that there are a lot of errors in the above.

But the main one to mention right now (his #4) is that if the peace deal of Daniel 9:27 is confirmed in late 2012, that 2016 is the earliest possible date for the Great Tribulation to begin.  Notice Daniel 9:27 and compare it to Daniel 11:31:

27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.  (Daniel 9:27)

31 And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation. (Daniel 11:31)

The “he” in Daniel 9:27 is only a prince at this time (Daniel 9:26).  The “him” in Daniel 11:31 is the King of the North (Daniel 11:40) and it is a “prince” who becomes a “king,” yet James Malm has that out-of-sequence (his #3 is falsely preceding his #4–unless his signs are not meant to be in sequence).

Furthermore, there is a prophetic half-week, 3 1/2 years between the peace deal (his #4) and the abomination being set up in Jerusalem.  James Malm has proposed something impossible.  Cannot his followers see that?

James Malm also posted:

In 2016 a count of 45 days between the sixth day of ULB and the day before Pentecost will occur.  This is the ONLY year from now to 2020 that this count will occur.

If we remember that it is ”at the end of the days”; it is as the 1,335 days end, that the Kingdom of God will be set up and the resurrected saints will receive their inheritance and responsibilities; we should count back from the day before Pentecost 1,335 days to the setting up of the abomination in Rome.

That date would fall on 16 Sep [if my count is accurate] of 2012.

I am NOT saying that this will happen!  I AM saying that this is the earliest possibility, and with the current world situation it is certainly possible!

There is no possible way that the Great Tribulation can begin in 2012 and at this stage 2016 appears to be the earliest possible date (3 1/2 years added to any peace deal confirmed after June 30, 2012 puts one into 2016 at the earliest).  Also, his statement with the current world situation it is certainly possible! is in complete error.  While the world situation allows that the peace deal possibly could happen later in 2012 (and there may need to be a regional conflict involving Iran, Syria, and/or Israel for that deal to take place), it is not possible for enough of the biblically-required signs for the Great Tribulation to begin this year.

Somewhat like the followers of the false prophet Ronald Weinland of CGPFKG, James Malm and his followers overlook too many scriptures.  For if they truly understood them, they would realize that James Malm misunderstands much about Daniel 9:27, 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 get certain understandings correct), but overall James Malm simply misunderstands Bible prophecy and those that believe him will be disappointed if they really believe that the Great Tribulation can or will happen in 2012.

Notice the following from the Bible:

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.  5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.  6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.  8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.  10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.  14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.  17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.  18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.  19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!  20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.  21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.  (Matthew 24:3-22)

ALL of the above sequence prior to Matthew 24:15 has not been sufficiently fulfilled for the Great Tribulation to start this year–and while a short-work (cf. Romans 9:28) may be what will completely fulfill Matthew 24:14, James Malm is not doing such a work.  The end, meaning the Great Tribulation, cannot begin 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.

James Malm, like Harold Camping and Ronald Weinland, is wrong and will be further shown to be wrong.  Although, unlike them, James Malm wisely is posting that he is not sticking to his wrong date.  But that 9/16/2012 date will be shown to have been wrong in less than three months.  Yet the fact he still clings to it as a possibility should be proof to all that he does not understand important aspects of end time Bible prophecy.

Some articles of related interest, which contain many scriptures to search to verify what I am saying, include the following:

Error-Ridden James Malm Not Doing an Elijah Work James Malm is an ‘independent’ who misunderstands and improperly maligns.
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.
Harold Camping’s Teachings About the End of the World Do Not Agree with the Bible Harold Camping taught that the rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and the world would end on October 21, 2011. What does the Bible show?
Concerns About Ronald Weinland’s Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God Ronald Weinland falsely claims to be one of the two witnesses God is raising up, that the Great Tribulation began on December 14, 2008, and that Jesus would return on May 27, 2012. Why does the Bible show that Ron Weinland is a false prophet? He has other views which show he is not part of the Church of God?
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?

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