18 Apr 2019

Should the Church ‘Only Preach the Gospel’?

The fact that pastors have the freedom to worship, preach, publish, assemble, and petition the government for a redress of grievances (the First Amendment to the Constitution) is because Christians addressed “political and social structures.”

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29 Mar 2019

How Evangelicalism Lost Its Way And Helped Lose a Nation

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

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13 Mar 2019

“Grinding Out” More Bad Prophecy Books

The same day I received David Jeremiah’s The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse and Ron Rhodes’ Jesus and the End Times, I also received Ray Kroc’s autobiography Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s. End-time prophecy books never cease. Publishers keep grinding them out. They are

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31 Dec 2018

Is the Doctrine of the “Rapture” Keeping Christians From Changing Society?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is coming under fire for a speech he gave in 2015 while serving as a Congressman. The following is from Patheos.com: Dangerous Christian extremist: Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is caught on video promoting the Rapture. Social media is on fire after a 2015

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05 Dec 2018

Why Many Christians Completely Misunderstand Christ’s Cloud Coming

Bible prophecy is a popular subject. Who doesn’t want to know what going to happen in the future? For centuries, prophetic speculators have tried to put together a timetable of prophetic events. Libraries are filled with books by prophecy writers who had the key to unlock the timing of something

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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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19 Jul 2018

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.

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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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13 Apr 2018

Will the ‘Rapture’ Happen on April 23rd? Here’s How I Deal With Prophetic Date Setters

According to David Meade, a self-professed ‘Christian numerologist,’ on April 23, 2018, the “rapture” of the church will take place. He bases his claim on an astrological sign that he says is found in the Bible. The sun and moon will be in Virgo, as will Jupiter, which he says

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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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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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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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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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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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