Is End-Time Speculation Feeding Social, Political, and Cultural Corruption?
While checking out a few posts on Facebook, I came across the following from the “Israel, Islam, and End Times” Facebook page. It’s from 2 Timothy 3: Most of the responses are typical of what you will find on prophecy sites: Yes, we are definitely living in these days. Scripture is
More Fake News About the ‘Rapture,’ the Antichrist, and the End Times
“Evangelist Greg Laurie has suggested that a massive Jesus revival in America could lead to Christians being snatched from Earth, removing the U.S. from the End Times conflict.” Why can’t a massive Jesus revival in America lead to Christians changing America? In his interview with PureFlix, Laurie “recalled that one of
Who is the Harlot of Babylon in Revelation?
When the world hiccups, prophetic speculators believe they have a cure by prognosticating on when the end might be. It’s an old process that has not made with much success. People have been predicting the end of the world or some version of it for centuries. When our world is
Are Prophecy Writers Confusing Christians About the End Times?
There is a long history of prophetic speculation. When I say a long history, I mean a l-o-n-g history. In addition to centuries of prophetic claims about the end, there is also a great deal of confusion about end-time themes. One of the most abused prophetic topics is the antichrist.
Prophetic Speculation and Its Enthusiastic Followers
There is a great deal of prophetic speculation going on that has been going on for centuries and it’s dentralizing Christians.
“Wars and Rumors of Wars”: Signs of the End?
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
Why Middle East Violence is Not Evidence the ‘Rapture’ or the End of the World is Near
Once again, the Bible is being interpreted through the lens of current events. The Christian Post reports: “Nearly eight out of 10 Evangelicals say they believe the ongoing violence in the Middle East is an indication that the rapture is on the horizon, a new survey released Friday shows. “Research
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
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
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
Is Ebola a Sign of the End Times?
“People were surrounded by traumatic death. And they didn’t have any idea how far it would go. Was it going to kill everybody? . . . Could this be the end of the world—is this Armageddon that the street corner ministers are preaching about?” (Influenza, 1918) As expected, with attention
Why the Left Behind Film is Not Biblical
The reboot of a film version of Left Behind has turned out to be a commercial flop even though it has some big named-actors in it. The Left Behind book series is a revival of other end-time novels that have been plaguing the Christian publishing world for nearly 90 years.
Don’t Blame the Loss of Religion on the Internet
There’s a new study out that is giving the impression to some people that the loss of religion is the result of the Internet. The UK Daily Mail article does not make a causal relationship, but some Christian sites give the impression that it does. Allen Downey, a computer scientist
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