My Two Very Different Encounters on the Topic of Bible Prophecy
Late Sunday evening, I returned from Idaho after doing two full days of content projects for American Vision. Upon arriving in Atlanta very late that evening I took the shuttle to where my car was parked. I don’t know how the conversation with the driver started, but she made a
Christians Around the World are Rejecting Last Days Madness
I’ve witnessed a seismic shift in prophetic thinking over the past 40 years. It’s happening every day in every part of the world. On April 10, 2020, I did a two-hour interview with Georges Ruapene co-founder of Faith & Grace ministries based in Australia. That interview has led to other
Audience Relevance, the Time Texts, and Bible Prophecy
I have been looking into prophecy books that deal with the history of prophetic interpretation. Dispensationalists are trying to claim that the “rapture” and dispensationalism (it’s the “ism” that makes a difference) had a long history before John Nelson Darby. You can read some of my articles on the subject
Is the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Found Before the 19th Century?
I’ve been corresponding with some dispensationalists on Facebook on the topic of the rapture. There are several people who claim that dispensationalism, mostly the pretrib rapture, has some historical precedent before John Nelson Darby. I don’t have enough access to historical sources to do the necessary research, so I am
New Book: ‘The Rapture and the Fig Tree Generation’
On January 21, 2020, I traveled to Dinosaur Adventure Land in Conecuh County, Alabama, where I debated the topic of the Rapture with Kent Hovind. Kent took the Post Trib/Pre-Wrath position while I took the position that there was no rapture since there is no future seven-year period in which
The Rapture and the Fig Tree Generation
The following is from the Introduction to my new book The Rapture and the Fig Tree Generation that will be available from American Vision in January 2020 Mark Hitchcock has written a free eBook for Dallas Theological Seminary titled The Truth and Timing of the Rapture that has been promoted
‘Last Days Madness’ is Back in Print. Also Get a FREE Copy of My Special Debate Presentation
Last Days Madness is back in print with some material added. I only added new content where it didn’t mess with the index. I also tightened up some arguments and fixed a few typos, otherwise, it’s the same book. There is, however, a new dramatic cover. Eschatology has had a
Will Trump Enable Third Jerusalem Temple Construction?
When will this last days madness end? Christians have been preoccupied with making unbiblical claims about Bible prophecy for centuries. I thought it would all be over after the so-called rapture did not occur in 1988. Here we are more than 30 years later, and the prophetic claims keep coming
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.”
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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