11 Oct 2017

Prophets Who Cry “Wolf!” Will Eventually Be Eaten

History is filled with prophecy speculators who claimed that some form of the end was on the horizon. “When Mark Twain was in London, a rumor of his death or imminent death reached the editor of the New York Journal, who sent its London correspondent the following cablegrams: ‘IF MARK

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09 Sep 2017

What’s the Cause of the Recent Hurricanes and Earthquake? Judgment? Last Days?

When we experience devastating natural disasters, people often ask, “Why”? Some blame or give credit to God. Others make political statements, like Jennifer Lawrence who said, “You’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard … not to feel Mother Nature’s rage or wrath.” There is no such thing as Mother Nature.

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12 Aug 2017

Eclipses, Blood Moons, and Last Days Madness

On August 21, much of the United States saw a solar eclipse. In some areas, the eclipse was total. For the uninformed, there is nothing unusual about an eclipse. They happen on a regular basis around the world. Here’s a site where you can see a list of the various eclipses

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31 Jul 2017

Are Embedded Microchips a Sign that We’re Living in the Last Days?

A microchip story is going around that has been latched onto by prophecy speculators as proof that we are living in the last days.

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25 Jun 2017

This is Not the Way to Answer This Bible Question

Theologian and pastor John Piper was asked by a Christian from Switzerland “why Jesus has not yet returned despite promises made some 2,000 years ago in the Bible.” Here’s how the questioner framed his argument: As I was studying with our children the need to evaluate prophets by biblical criteria

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23 May 2017

How Bible Prophecy Pundits are Neutralizing Christians With Their End-Time Claims

Once again, prophecy prognosticators are predicting that Jesus is going to wrap up everything in our generation because things are so bad the end must be near. A recent article written by Britt Gillette that appears on the Prophecy News Watch website says as much: “The signs of the Second

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10 Apr 2017

Not Every Bad Thing Happening Today is Related to Bible Prophecy

How often have you heard it said that we must be living in the last days because of all the bad things that are happening in the world? It’s been a standard claim among Christian prophecy prognosticators for centuries. Name any war, plague, natural disaster, earthquake, famine, or decline in

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03 Feb 2016

Michele Bachman and Glenn Beck Can Only See the Apocalypse

I’ve been writing on the subject of eschatology (the study of the last things) for a long time and countering the argument that a near end-time apocalypse is around the corner. Over the years I have participated in innumerable debates, written ten books on the subject, and published nearly 100

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13 Aug 2015

Michele Bachmann Claims Iran Deal is the Fulfillment of End Times Prophecy

Earlier this month, former Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, declared “that the nuclear agreement reached between Iran, the United States and five other world powers is nothing more than the fulfillment of End Times prophecy found in the Bible, and added that the world will likely see the ‘strong right

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11 May 2015

Two False Teachings that Have Gotten us into This Mess

I know I’m going to get into trouble for writing this article. That’s OK. It needs to be said. While there are numerous contributing factors as to why we are at this point in time with the Supreme Court about to redefine the very nature of the family and what

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21 Apr 2015

Michele Bachmann Says Jesus’ Second Coming is ‘Imminent’ Because of Obama’s Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

The Christian Post reports that “Former congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has accused President Barack Obama of being ‘pro the goals of Islamic jihad,’ which she explains includes welcoming the ‘hidden imam’ to bring on the apocalypse.” She went on to say, “Talk about what you see

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02 Mar 2015

Another False Antichrist Flag

Any time some new political figure comes on the scene, the prophecy pundits come out with their speculations on whether he might be the antichrist. Have these people learned nothing? The number of antichrist figures is legion. The latest antichrist candidate is the new Greek Prime Minister Alexios Tsipras: “Alexios

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26 Nov 2014

Is the Rise in Natural Disasters a Sign that the ‘End Times’ are Upon Us?

A report by the Public Religion Research Institute reports that nearly half of Americans “believe that the recent surge in natural disasters is the result of biblical ‘End Times’ and not “climate change, and more than two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants hold this belief, according to a new study.” The

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10 Oct 2014

Why the ‘Left Behind’ Film Flopped and Why It’s a Good Thing

If there’s one thing that Christians get upset about is a disagreement over some of their cherished beliefs they think are found in the Bible. The belief that Christians are going to be taken off the earth prior to a Great Tribulation has been a big part of evangelicalism for

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06 Apr 2014

Why Bother When Prophecy Pundits Tell Us We Have this to Look Forward to?

How many times have you heard prophecy pundits claim that the end of the world or at least some prophetic is near that’s going to change everything? We’ve got the first of four blood moons coming up on April 14th. Let’s not forget the Chilean earthquake, something that happens quite

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29 Oct 2013

Liberals Love It When Billy Graham Claims the End is Near

In a recent article on the WND website, I found the article “Billy Graham Sounds Alarm for 2nd Coming”: “Just as Noah did in ancient times, world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham is sounding the alarm that the Second Coming is ‘near’ and signs of the end of the age are ‘converging

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14 May 2013

May 14, 1948 to 1988 to 2013: 65 Years of Bad Prophetic Timing

Sixty five years ago today, Israel became a nation again. Prophetic writers saw this event as the end-time sign that something called the “rapture” could not be far off. Within 40 years of that May 14, 1948 date, prophecy writers were telling us, Jesus would return and take His Church

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21 Feb 2012

Prophecy Writers Spreading Misinformation

“The single best-selling nonfiction book of the 1970s was not The Joy of Sex or even The Joy of Cooking; it was Hal Lindsey’s The Late Great Planet Earth.”1 It was declared by the New York Times to be the “no. 1 non-fiction bestseller of the decade.”2 Estimates put sales

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