The Myth of 1914

ARGUMENT  1914 IS A MARKED YEAR

This year has been used by some to argue that the world entered the end times in that year.

It is impossible to get to 1914 using any of the arguments used by religions today. Jerusalem was destroyed in 587-586BCE. FACT.

2520 years does not appear in the Bible.

Some fundamentalists argue that there is a period of time lasting 2520 years that ended in 1914. There are two issues with this argument.

Firstly that this 2520 years is not referred to in scripture. That is significant in itself.

A very simple prophecy given by Daniel explained that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, would suffer madness for 7 years and then regain the throne afterwards. Daniel both gave the prophecy and records its fulfillment. Nowhere in these events is any suggestion that it applies to anything more than Nebuchadnezzar.

Nebuchadnezzar Conquered Jerusalem in 587-586 BCE

Secondly, fundamentalists argue that this period began with the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian Armies. And that if you count forward 2520 years from then you get to AD 1914.

The Babylonians conquered Jerusalem in 587-586 BCE. But if you count forward 2520 years you get to 1934/1935. So to make the figures work out at 1914 they have to change history and argue that Babylon conquered Jerusalem in 607 BCE.

The Bible is very accurate in regard to history. It states that the King of Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar when Jerusalem was destroyed. Nebuchadnezzar in fact became king of Babylon after 607BCE so wasn’t on the throne in that year. In fact he was some years into his rulership, his 18th year on the throne, when he conquered Jerusalem. It is physically impossible to get to 1914 from these events using this mythical number 2520 years.

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