Why 70 Years And Not 80?

Q. I was just wondering about your belief, that Jesus’ second coming will probably occur at most by 2018 and I know you use the 70-80 years of life from the bible and Israel’s rebirth of 1948 as your calculation for this date. But I was just wondering how come you’re so sure it is 70 years that’s to be added to 1948 instead of 80, which would make the second coming at most by 2028?  Don’t get me wrong, I want Jesus to rapture us today and I know that whenever that day will be, it will surely be the right one since it is God who will be making the decision, but I was just curious about that.

A. The 70 year time frame is an approximation based on an average life span.  The reason I chose 70 instead of 80 is that Psalm 90:10 says, “The length of our days is 70 years – or eighty if we have the strength.” This indicates most people will only make it to 70 or so.  In 2009 the world wide average life span was projected to be 66-67 years depending on whose estimates you use.  Only a very small percentage of the world’s population makes it to 80 years of age.

For further support go to Isaiah 23:15 where it says the life span of a king is 70 years.

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