The burden of proof is on rebuilt-temple advocates to come up with one verse that unequivocally states that a rebuilt temple is required to fulfill some end-time prophetic program since they admit that “There are no Bible verses that say, ‘There is going to be a third temple.’”
Jesus said, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself shall not stand” (Matthew 12:25). “Just preach the gospel.” How many times have you heard pastors and critics of social and political action scold Christians concerned about the moral direction the church
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
Prophetic speculation is rampant. Books dealing with the end times continue to flood the market. Is America part of Bible prophecy? What about Russia? Two recent books. Let’s not forget blood moons . . . earthquakes . . . ellipses . . . hurricanes . . . wars. Probably the
A number of websites (The Blaze, Red State, and The Hill) have picked up a story from Right Wing Watch about Michele Bachmann’s comments about eschatology. There have been numerous reposts on Facebook. In biblical theology, eschatology is the study of the last things. It’s often synonymous with Bible prophecy
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
“Apocalyptic thinking is in the air,” University of Connecticut psychologist Kenneth Ring said in 1990.1 But long before 1990 and today’s claim of a near-end of all things, speculation about the apocalypse was common. In fact, dip into any generation going back nearly two millennia and you’ll find prophetic speculators
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!
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
I’ve visited this subject in past articles, but the subject bears repeating. How is it that the homosexual community of less than two percent of the population is winning politically while Christians who make up nearly 30 percent of the population are being disenfranchised? There are a number of reasons.