Marcy....Here's a fact.If I didn't like you so much & enjoy discussions with you, I wouldn't tackle this Q. I can explain. I'm very much a "here & now" sort of woman. I embrace the present moments in life because as humans, it is all we can be certain of and usually base our decisions, choices & actions upon.
The most we can do about what has transpired in the past is recall it, learn from it and either be happy & grateful or sad & remorseful..Thus the past consists of memories & emotions.
Without being authentically psychic or believing in Crystal balls & all the other paranormal doodads, the absolute certainty for tomorrow is not possible. Thus the future consists of assumptions, hopes, possibilities & projections.
So..here we are, back in TODAY, only 40 seconds after starting my answer."Signs" & predictions of "doomsday" have existed and been pointed to, discussed & ANNOUNCED since the very beginning of time (or at least as long as humans have been able to communicate with one another)...Doomsday has not only been predicted but preached and believed and caused many to fall into outrageous traps of ignorance, take their own lives & just leave their sneakers behind for those who were STILL here the next day and for years afterward.There there followers of Jim Jones & David Koresh, wasn't that FUN??
The end times as described in the Bible, as I have understood...are not meant TO BE UNDERSTOOD BY MORTAL MAN.So, no need to concern ourselves with this, now is there?
As mortals, we can PREDICT just so much and it's not often incredibly profound events that promise to END THE ENTIRE WORLD. The closest I've come, as most of us may, is to predict that if I don't eat for a couple months, I will cease to exist &w/o water it's faster. I can also predict if I don't pay my BILLS...I'll be left w/o lights, heat, water and eventually a place to live.(Call me anytime you need predictions like this) You can see I'm an expert at it.
I can even state that by now you are pretty sure where I stand in terms of believing doomsday predictions.
If they begin to occur? I'm sure some have already occurred with more to come in the next 500 hundred years? 1000 years? next week? I do not know NOR does another living soul on the planet...unless they are as LOCO as those like the aforementioned ...whom btw, are believed by OTHER even MORE loco morons. Now this was fun, Marcy & I'm glad I responded! Peace, Paula