If your church hasn't taught it's people about the prophecies in the Bible, how are they to know? Jesus said, "When you see these signs start looking up for your redemption draweth nigh."
If you haven't been taught the signs, how are you supposed to know what that means?
Consequently when some fake prophet starts spouting the end of the world is coming on a certain date, the public panics.
Jesus and the apostles taught Christians to look for the signs. Not just one sign, but when all the signs start happening at the same time, that's when you need to start expecting the end.
Paul was very careful to not panic people as he told them of the signs that would signal the rapture and the 7 year tribulation is near.
2. That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4. who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God shewing himself that he is God.
Why should you be so shocked as this defection from truth is now picking up speed like a stampede. Did you not realize the implications of these words or did you just ignore them with an "oh well, that might happen a thousand years from now." One sign is a falling away (apostasia: defection from truth). Never before has there been so many standing and saying they don't believe in God. It is now not acceptable to say you believe Jesus is the only way. But it's perfectly all right to say you believe in Jesus as one of the ways, along with all the false gods.
There was a time you could spot a true atheist because even though they didn't believe in God, they didn't care if you did. Not so now. There is now a massive defection from truth, setting the stage for the next prophesy to be fulfilled. Christians are falling, ready to believe every charlatan that comes down the road or on the television. Atheists are organizing and trying to remove any and all signs of God but will fight to the death to keep a cement statue that has to have his little belly rubbed.
The next thing to happen will be the removal of the only thing, the Holy Spirit, that's been holding back the arrival of the "son of perdition" who will soon thereafter set himself up in the Temple of God, claiming to be God.
I suggest you heed the warning signs.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON ISRAEL.