I’ve been lecturing on various topics in Guatemala for the past six days. I’m bummed I didn’t pay more attention to my high school Spanish school studies. I still remember a few words and phrases that go a long way when I’m in the elevator with people who speak Spanish
Charles Wesley Ewing, writing in 1983, describes a clear historical picture of how prophetic interpretation based on current events turns to confusion, uncertainty, and in some people unbelief when it comes to predicting an end that disappoints: In 1934, Benito Mussolini sent his black-shirted Fascists down into defenseless Ethiopia and preachers
There are many Christians who believe and teach that the existence of certain forms of evils in the world is prime evidence that Jesus’ return must be near. For example, someone posted the following on Facebook: A *legal* online British company sells human leather products, and postmillennialists still exist. The
Liberal Christians believe that tax cuts are sinful.
50 Nobel Prize winners have spoken. It’s the end of the world as we know it, but they don’t feel fine. In a survey, the brainiacs revealed fears that nuclear war, environmental disaster, and even Facebook pose a risk to the future of our species. War is always on the
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
Franklin Graham has come out with a broadside against pastors. He describes some of today’s pastors as “cowards” for not addressing the social evils of our day. “Graham told a large gathering of pastors on [May 22] to address controversial issues from the pulpit, declaring that ‘God hates cowards.’” Ouch!
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
I’m encouraged that only about 15 percent of people surveyed in a recent poll believe the end of the world is around the corner. For hundreds of years people have been assured by prophecy writers that the end of the world was on the horizon. Every time there’s an earthquake,
I’ll go out on a limb and say “no,” the apocalypse will not happen in 2012. There are several reasons I’m almost certain. First, the Greek word apokalupsis means “to unveil, uncover, lay open what has covered up.” The first verse in the book of Revelation reads: “The Revelation of
“The house I was in shook with such violence that the upper stories immediately fell . . . Everything was thrown out of its place. . . I expected nothing less than to be soon crushed to death, as the walls continued rocking. . . Large stones fell on every