Let me start by saying that I'm not the most religious person in the world. I was born and raised a Catholic and I definitely believe in God, though I haven't been in much touch with my faith in recent years. I'm also no expert on bible prophecy, and I only really look it up when I look at posts on the Internet of people saying "OMG this happened, we're approaching the End Times, we're going home!" That being said, I have a certain friend on Facebook, an old teacher of mine, who is very religious. Nearly all of his posts concern Israel or ISIS, and every once in a while he will mention how a certain event is a signal of the end times. This time, he seemed really convinced due to the following: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=32009 He is absolutely convinced that he's returning "home" very soon, which I assume to be God's Kingdom in this case. Websites like the above are, in my opinion, really only made to fear monger. I try to think rationally and not assume the worst, but this is very slightly convincing. I personally don't feel that the world is ending soon (possibly not at all), but for those especially knowledgeable on prophecy, how do you take this? I don't think this is the first time that Arab nations have come together to fight Israel, but I may be wrong. Even those not experts on prophecy, what do you think? I understand that people have been shouting "end times" for thousands of years; is this no different?