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
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.
Novels about the last days have been around for a long time. I suspect that most people are not aware of this fact just like they are not aware that prophetic speculation has been going on for centuries with less than accurate results. The Left Behind series was a publishing
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
I know I’m going to get into trouble for writing this article. That’s OK. It needs to be said. While there are numerous contributing factors as to why we are at this point in time with the Supreme Court about to redefine the very nature of the family and what
I thought we had learned our lesson from people like Edgar Whisenant, who claimed there were 88 reasons why the “rapture” would take place in 1988, as well as Hal Lindsey and Chuck Smith who argued in a similar way. Let’s not forget Harold Camping who made predicting the end
The reboot of a film version of Left Behind has turned out to be a commercial flop even though it has some big named-actors in it. The Left Behind book series is a revival of other end-time novels that have been plaguing the Christian publishing world for nearly 90 years.
Every time a world leader burps, the ground shakes, or there is a comet within a million miles of Earth, prophecy pundits dust off their “The End is Near” signs and assure us that time is running out for planet earth. Predicting the end is a multi-billion-dollar business. Publishing companies
The doomsday film 2012 had a mega-weekend at the box office when it hit the screens in 2009. It took in $225 million over a period of five days, a combination of $65 million domestically and $160 million internationally Wednesday through Sunday (Nov. 11–16, 2009). Now there’s more evidence that