18 Jun 2019

Bible Prophecy in the White House

Mike Pompeo told an audience in Cairo that “he had come to the region as ‘as an evangelical Christian.” That’s OK. Glad to hear it. But then there’s this: In his speech at the American University in Cairo, Pompeo said that in his state department office: “I keep a Bible

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17 Dec 2018

Billy Graham’s Daughter Links Her Cancer to a Possible Fatal Attack on Israel

I don’t want to be viewed as someone who is attacking a woman who’s going through health struggles, but when someone uses their condition to advocate for a particular biblical position that has no basis in fact, something needs to be said. I wish Anne Graham Lotz well as she

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05 Nov 2018

Do These 3 Prophecies Refer to the Last Days and the Return of the Messiah?

Prophetic speculation never seems to end. Here’s the latest: “Three unusual happenings have sparked claims that Biblical prophecies about the end of the world and the coming of the Messiah may be coming true.” The three prophecies are a snake and a pigeon at the Wailing Wall the birth of a red

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17 Oct 2018

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

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04 Sep 2018

Are Today’s Earthquakes Signs of the Last Days?

Prophecy writer Hal Lindsey is making predictions again. This time it’s about earthquakes and the last days. Here’s his latest: As we grow closer to the end of this Age of Grace, it may become harder and harder to find places that are beyond the reach of earthquakes. In Matthew

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03 Jun 2018

Beware of End-Time Prophets Who Keep Crying Prophetic Wolf

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

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14 May 2018

If You’re Reading This, You Missed the Rapture Again

Seventy years ago, on May 14, 1948, the political state of Israel was established. For millions of Christians, the political establishment of Israel in 1948 has held prophetic significance. The claim has been made repeatedly that 1948 began what has been called the “fig tree” generation based on Matthew 24:32-34

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27 Dec 2017

Prophetic Doomsdayers are at it Again

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

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02 Dec 2017

The Truth About the Rapture of the Church

One way to get Christians to disengage from what’s happening today is to assure them that we are living in the last days and a rapture will rescue us from a period of Great Tribulation.

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16 Nov 2017

Is Russia Mentioned in Bible Prophecy?

Prophetic prognosticators continue to claim that Russia is predicted in the Bible, in particular, Ezekiel 38 and 39.

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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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18 Sep 2017

If You Believe the End of the World Will Happen on Sept. 23, Sign Over All Your Assets to Me Effective Sept. 24

A few years ago I received an email from someone who made a prediction about when the end would come. I told him that if he was serious that he would sign over his assets to me effective on the day after he was sure the end would come. He

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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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11 Dec 2015

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

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28 Nov 2015

Contrary to Popular Opinion We Are Not Living in the Last Days

Once again Christians are being told that we are definitely living in the last days. For example, Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California said in a November 19, 2015 sermon that current news events are following the plan laid out in Bible prophecy. Melody Dareing, writing for

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13 Jun 2015

Expecting the Near End of The World is a Christian Problem

Tonight I’ll be participating in a friendly debate on the subject of Bible prophecy with Dr. Michael Brown. Dr. Brown and I agree on a lot of topics. He’s a cultural warrior on the subject of same-sex marriage. The same day Dr. Brown’s article addressing Tony Campolo’s decision to move

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