A verdict in search of evidence.
Most of what people believe about the end times today has no scriptural support. It comes from a theory based on what might happen if we insert a gap between Daniel’s 69th and 70th weeks. And then recreate the climate of the day.
That would be to imagine a revived Roman empire. The same setting the original 70th week had in the first century.
With an "Antichrist" ruling instead of Jesus dying for sin. Even though Jesus fulfilled the 70th week in the first century as predicted!
And then squeeze in a pre-trib rapture according to Margaret MacDonald’s fever induced visions of the 1800s.
Followed by a 7-year tribulation (70th week) caused by Antichrist.
Then add a rebuilt temple, and return to animal sacrifice with red heifers and all, thinking Ezekiel’s temple visions were literal and earthly. Even though the book of Hebrews solidly contradicts this.
And more, let’s say, Russia marching on Israel where ancient prophecies can come alive a second time, if, we turn spears into nuclear weapons and horses into aircraft. And Israel’s cattle, the reason for Gog and Magog invading, into oil and commerce.
All based on the idea of what might happen if we create and insert a huge gap, lasting thousands of years between the 69th and 70th week. Even though scripture doesn’t mention it.
Spears into missiles, cattle into oil, Jesus into Antichrist, Gog and Magog into Russia? First the Common Market, and then the EU or any superpower you can change into the Roman Empire? etc., etc.
All of this and more as prophecy buffs worldwide "strip mine" scripture finding evidence to support their verdict.