With all the talk about Mayan calendars and the end of the world, it is past time to discuss Christian understandings, and misunderstandings, about end-times prophecies. The New Testament in the Bible contains more than one. More often than not, though, Christians fail to recognize fulfilled prophecy and presume instead that everything in a book like Revelations refers to future events. For those living in Jerusalem, though, the world (or, more precisely, the "Jewish Age") ended centuries ago. There can be serious consequences when we fail to acknowledge the past, including events in history when the Bible itself was still being written.
Different Drummer: John (of Patmos?)