02 Dec 2018

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

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07 Nov 2018

Are Fish in the Dead Sea an End-Time Prophetic Sign?

A 2016 story from Breaking Israel News reported to the world the discovery of freshwater ponds teeming with fish and wildlife on the shores of the Dead Sea, precisely as written in the Prophets….” The prophecy is from Ezekiel 47:9-10: It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place

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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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30 Oct 2017

How One Little Word Changes Everything in the Book of Revelation. Do You Know What It Is?

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

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13 Sep 2017

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.

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31 Aug 2017

“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

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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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29 Jan 2016

Why Do Millions of Christians Ignore Politics?

Let’s get a few preliminaries out of the way. First, there is no doubt that there are few differences between the two major parties. With both Houses of Congress owned by the Republicans, one would think that the claimed differences would have come out and the GOP would have fought

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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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20 Oct 2014

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

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