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Age of Acquarius

The Age of Aquarius is either the current or new age in the cycle of astrological ages. Each astrological age is approximately 2,150 years long, on average, but there are various methods of calculating this length that may yield longer or shorter time spans depending upon the technique used. Unlike sun-sign astrology where the first sign is Aries, followed by Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, whereupon the cycle returns to Aries and through the zodiacal signs again, the astrological ages proceed in the opposite direction or order – normally termed retrograde. Therefore, the Age of Aquarius follows the Age of Pisces. It has been said that we are currently shifting into the Aquarian Age.
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Posted by on 20/11/2011 in New Age, Prophecies

 

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Scriptural requirements concerning the Messiah (Judaism and Christianity)

The following is an example of a list of scriptural requirements in Judaism and Christianity concerning the Messiah: his actions, and his reign. Jewish and Christian sources both insist that the Messiah will fulfill all relevant prophecies outright.
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Messiah: Taoism

Li Hong (Chinese: 李弘) is a messianic figure in religious Taoism prophesied to appear at the end of the world cycle to rescue the chosen people, who would be distinguished by certain talismans, practices and virtues. Myths surrounding Li Hong took shape in literature during the Han dynasty. He is depicted in the Daoist scripture Spirit Spells of the Abyss as an ideal leader who would reappear to set right heaven (tian) and earth (dì) at a time of upheaval and chaos.
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Messiah: Zoroastrianism

Saoshyant is a figure of Zoroastrian eschatology who brings about the final renovation of the world, the Frashokereti. The Avestan language name literally means “one who brings benefit,” and is also used as common noun.
In the Gathas, the most sacred hymns of Zoroastrianism and believed to have been composed by Zoroaster (Zarathustra) himself, the term is used to refer to the prophet’s own mission and to his community of followers, who “bring benefit” to humanity. ‘Saoshyant’ may have been a term originally applied to Zoroaster himself.
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Messiah: Buddhism

Maitreya (Sanskrit), Metteyya (Pāli), or Jampa (Tibetan), is foretold as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he or she is referred to as Ajita Bodhisattva.
Maitreya is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor of the historic Śākyamuni Buddha. The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya references a time when the Dharma will seem to be forgotten on Jambudvipa.
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Messiah: Islam

The Qur’an states Jesus the Son of Mary (Arabic: Isa ibn Maryum) was the Messiah or “Prophet” sent to the Jews,[Quran 3:45] and Muslims believe Jesus is alive in Heaven and will return to Earth to defeat the Antichrist (Arabic: Dajjal).
A hadith in Abu Dawud (37:4310) says:
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Messiah: Christianity

Christianity emerged early in the first century AD as a movement among Jews and their Gentile converts who believed that Jesus was the Messiah. The name “Christian” was first coined by the Jews in Antioch. The Greek word for ‘Messiah’ is khristos (χριστος). Christians commonly refer to Jesus as either the “Christ” or the “Messiah.” In Christian theology the two words are synonymous.
Christians believe Jesus to be the Messiah that Jews were expecting.
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