Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
These verses could have easily been written in 2018 (when Syria, Iran, and Russia are all involved in a Middle East war with Israel as the enemy, we’re living out Biblical prophecies). The closer we get to real life end times, the more people will make up and disseminate deceptive end times scenarios. And of course more people will believe them and take action to prepare for devastation and disaster that may or not come.
The Bible cautions us to be vigilant because we are so prone to deception. The day will occur without anyone predicting it. We’re getting closer but it’s unhealthy to pinpoint a date.
These certainly are exciting times we live in.