A WOMAN EXPLAINS THE BIRTH PANGS
Jeremiah refers to the terrors of the tribulation, and the wrath of God, as the birth pangs (Jer. 30:6-7).
DEATH PANEL IS HERE!
If you are over forty, be prepared to die! This is a true story.
DID YOU KNOW?
Early races took the early traditions wherever they went from the beginning Genesis stories. They modified the stories to fit their races,
DID YOU KNOW?
More than likely, the earth before the flood was going around the sun perpendicular on its axis. This gave uniform weather for each one year period.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Bible indicates that early man was highly intelligent and knew far more than we give him credit. Humanity did not simply evolve upward as the secular world tries to claim.
LAWLESSNESS IS NOW AT WORK IN THE WORLD
Paul tells us "For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the world" (2 Thess. 2:7).
What is going on with the term "Mystery Babylon" in Revelation 17:5? There is a lot of confusion about this expression. The word "mystery" is a noun and not an adjective.
THE WAY IT WAS!
Carolyn McCall, the wife of Dr. Tom McCall, is a relative of John Alden, a personality of the American Revolution War period. Timothy (1771-1839) was a descendant of John Alden.
A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO STUDY OF THE BIBLE
It's Saturday afternoon and I'm at my desk but I'm not studying for my teachings tomorrow and Monday night.
DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT NOAH'S ARK?
Noah's Ark was the largest ocean going vessel ever built until the building of the P&O Liner "the Himalaya."
ISLAM AND BABYLON THE HARLOT
For some time now many of us have been looking at Islam as the driving force behind Babylon the Harlot as seen in Revelation 17-18. While we certainly do not want to interpret the Bible by current history, this idea has some possibility to it.
ISRAEL WILL SOMEDAY FIGHT AGAINST THE MUSLIMS
Isaiah 11:11-16 is a great prophetic passage that describes the preliminary events of Israel's persecution by the Arab nations...
THE TERRIBLE EVIL OF PRETERISM
If you are messing around with the view of Preterism you need to think twice! And, you need to read the volume The End Time Controversy, edited by Dr. Tim LaHaye and Dr. Thomas Ice. A bunch of us ...
THE END OF EUROPE
So says the lead article and the cover in the recent issue of TIME Magazine. And this is just what has to happen for the antichrist to take over. There must be a crisis in order
ISLAM OVERTAKING CATHOLICISM
In France, Islam is overtaking the members of the Catholic Church. This is happening all over Europe. The Muslims have a strategy, and they know what they're doing.
ISRAEL LOOKING FOR THE MESSIAH
This is the first time I have seen an article on the Messiah referred to in the Jerusalem Post (The July 2011 edition). However, this is not quite right!
OLD JERUSALEM OPENED
They are just now opening up part of the old city of Jerusalem underground near the Wailing Wall. Thousands of visitors will be visiting
COMPROMISE – COMPROMISE
The last place you would expect compromise would be on the mission field. But it's happening with some missions who are reaching Muslims for Christ. A new translation for Muslims is coming out ...
PROOF OF PREMILLENNIALISM
A book made from sheets of lead was recently discovered in Jordan that could shed early light on the doctrine of premillennialism.
PREPARE FOR TROUBLED TIMES AHEAD
Evil times will come upon us all the way until the end. The book of Revelation tells us that the final victory will take place at the end of the seven year Tribulation period.
IT IS ALL OVER … GOD'S HAND IS RAISED AGAINST US!
If you have not noticed, it is all over for the world. What will happen soon no one knows for certain but it all ties in with what I have been teaching for almost 50 years. America is doomed morally and economically. The Middle East is collapsing more rapidly than we could have imagined! Revolution is in the air (Soon in America and the rest of the world) and there is no turning back.
CHILDREN TURNING AGAINST PARENTS
Paul reminds us of what the apostasy will be like. That apostasy is now coming upon our generation, and it will only grow worse.
THE RETURN OF THE SHECHANIAH GLORY OF CHRIST
The word means "the Presence" as the Presence of the Lord. Actually, the Hebrew Lexicon says the word should be translated "to be intimate with Jehovah" as if dwelling with Him.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE CHURCH IS GONE IN THE RAPTURE?
The proclamation of the Truth will be gone! There will be no source of truth for the world to draw upon.
PRE-WRATH RAPTURE: “HERE IT COMES AGAIN!”
It makes its rounds from time to time. The Pre-Wrath Rapture view. If I started advocating that concrete is made out of vanilla ice cream, it would not take long before there would be somebody who would believe it.
PREPARING FOR THE COMING TRIBULATION
A new book entitled "The Twilight Years" was published that looked at the history of England between the wars. The book tells how England had given up on its Christianity and was moving towards a dark ages from the 1920s to the early 1940s.
TIS THE SEASON OF THE STRANGE PROPHECY VIEWS!
Being in the ministry for fifty years I've noticed that there is a season for the strange prophecy views to make their rounds.
GREAT TRIBULATION PASSAGE!
Jeremiah 25 begins speaking about the coming of the Babylonian Invasion in 605 BC but as the chapter continues, it projects far into the future and the judgment of the Lord upon all the nations of the world. In other words, the chapter is about the worldwide tribulation that we are getting closer to....
THINKING OF AMERICA
While Deuteronomy 28 is about the sins of Israel, there certainly is a reminder of what is happening to America. Though we are not a theocracy, there are still parallels that put chills on our backs! The passage reads:
THE TERRIBLE NATURE OF RETRIBUTION: THE SINKING OF THE WILLIAM GUSTLOFF
Presently, I am doing a verse by verse study of the book of 2 Thessalonians at the Clifton Bible Church. The first chapter deals with God's retribution that will come upon the lost for their mistreatment of the saints. God's retribution can come for that reason but also for any reason by which a people can be so evil and cruel. This reminds me of the sinking of the German liner The William Gustloff at the end of World War II.
AMERICA DUE JUDGMENT
A viewer of our website reminded us of the awesome passages about homosexuality in Scripture. God is no longer "consulted" on such matters! America has caved in and is doing what the Bible clearly warned about. Our laws even protect the Sodomites! A judgment is certain...
JAMIESON, FAUSSET, and BROWN
Did you know that the famous Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown were premillennialists? Their commentary on both the NT and OT shows this. ...
THE BATTLE THAT BEGAN THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE – PROPHECY FULFILLED!
The Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar (64 BC – 14 AD) wailed "Give me back my legions!" This he cried when he heard the news that in far off Germania the pagan tribes had defeated his military divisions in the forests of northern Germany.
THE JERUSALEM OF LITHUANIA
On the Baltic coast there were three small countries, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. They were taken over before the beginning of World War II by Russia, but then, they were overrun by Germany when the war started in that part of Europe, in June 30, 1941.
GERMAN ARMY DID NOT LISTEN TO MOSES
The British Army was under the gun in World War II in North Africa with the Germans, and because of the military leadership of their most able combat leader, General Erwin Rommel. The Germans were winning—but then along came the little lowly fly!
A TERRIBLE JUDGMENT UPON GERMANY
When and where did the greatest sea disaster take place? It was with the sinking of the German ocean liner Wilhelm Gustlof in the Gulf of Danzig at the end of World War II. Over 9,000 people perished when the ship was hit with a torpedo ...
WHERE IS AMERICA IN PROPHECY?
Why do we assume America has a special place in God's prophetic Word? This is simply another nation on the map of the world—though without doubt, a nation with more Christians than any other nation has had. America is not a theocracy nor is it special to be exempt...
GOD’S WRATH COMING
C. Rushton has an outstanding article in the May edition of "The Prophetic Observer." The present administration is turning rapidly against the nation of Israel. It reminds me of Jeremiah 30:17 where the enemies of Israel speak of her as an outcast and
THE SIN OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY
The above title should be labeled "the sins of Harvard University." So many of the great schools of the past have turned against objective fact and truth, and against Christianity, but they certainly would not wish to admit the same.
WHY THE CHURCH IS DYING ON THE VINE
The prophesied apostasy of the church is galloping across America, and, it has already destroyed most assemblies in Europe and other parts of the world. The reason is very simple. They no longer are teaching the Word of God.
CONFIRMATIONS CONTINUE ...
Jewish scholars have discovered two separate scrolls that are really part of one document that dates back about thirteen hundred years. It is from a document called The Song of the Sea that was probably written about 100 BC, around the time of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
THE BLESSINGS THAT COME FROM THE JEWS
There are more technical innovations from the Jewish people than from any other people on earth. Israel, with seven million people, attract as much venture capital as France and German combined. Because of their strong economy...
IT WAS ANOTHER DAY!
Texas A&M will induct seven men into their military Hall of Honor, most of them served during World War II. Though a little older than me, they came from an earlier generation of men (note I said Men) who were great military heroes!
YOU POOR AMILL GUYS!
We read in Mark 1:15 "The kingdom of God is at hand." William Hendriksen in his commentary falls off the cliff and writes stuff that a child would understand is not true! His amillennialism comes through with gross foolishness.
NAZI GERMANY – NAZI AMERICA!
I am always studying history. Especially, history about the last 150 years, and too, history dealing with the last two world wars. Richard Evans, in his book "The Coming of the Third Reich," points out that there is a whole list of things that happened in Germany...
QUOTE FROM ARNOLD TOYNBEE IN 1931
At the meeting of the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen:
THE EAST GATE
Dr. Noah Hutchings reports that recently on a trip to Israel, his party was able to get down inside of the Eastern Gate. I did the same some twenty years ago but at that time, Muslim guards would stop you, or throw you into prison if they caught you attempting to do so.
PRELUDE TO THE END TIMES!
As a historian I'm always studying something about the past 100 years, and especially about the events of World War I & II. Recently, I was given an eye opener as to what happened at the end of World War I that set the world up for end times.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY THE WEST?
We refer to the culture that originated in Greece, spread to Rome, permeated Northern Europe, was incorporated by the Anglo-Saxon tradition, spread through British influence, and is associated today primarily with Europe-the United States, and the former commonwealth countries of Britain, and has touched even some Asian countries like Japan and South Korea.
GOD HAS ALREADY TOLD US, SO WHY ARE WE SURPRISED?
There will always be evil in high places, especially when the culture collapses. We should expect it! America has departed from the Word of God, and from the Lord Himself.
THE WORLDWIDE SCOPE OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Only the blind would say the book was about local issues. The book was written after 70 AD and it is worldwide in its scope. Those who oppose this clear fact have not read the book.
ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT
Only the blind would say the book was about local issues. The book was written after 70 AD and it is worldwide in its scope. Those who oppose this...
WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE NATIONS TODAY?
God is! What the OT says about His sovereignty has not changed. The nations are in His hands and He is moving them through the corridors of history. The presidents and rulers today are doing exactly what He wants.
GOD WILL BE SEEN VISIBLY IN THE PERSON OF THE MESSIAH!
God the Son will be seen in physical form with the coming of the Millennial Kingdom! Isaiah 33:14 and on into chapter 34, make this clear. We read: "Your eyes will see the King in His beauty" (v. 17)...
THE CHURCH WILL NOT BE IN THE TRIBULATION!
Sometimes little words make big implications in understanding Bible doctrine. This is the case of the Greek word throeo. Though it is used only three times in Scripture it substantiates the fact that the church will not enter the tribulation period. Now there are literally dozens of other proofs for this fact, but this word just adds to the argument!
WE WERE CORRECT ABOUT THE TEMPLE MOUNT!
For over forty years I have been saying that the Anti-christ will, in his peace covenant, make it possible for both Jews and Arabs to co-occupy the temple Mount. The Arab's Dome of the Rock would remain, and the Jews would put up their temple just to the north on the vacant slab where the ancient temple probably stood. I was the only Bible teacher I know of who was making a case for this to happen. No one agreed with me!
Isaiah 57:11 - WHAT A GREAT PASSAGE!
What an outstanding verse of Scripture: Isaiah 57:11. The prophet asks the Jews, what is their problem in that they seem to fear others and ignore God! The passage reads:..
CAN YOU KEEP UP WITH THE TUMBLING APOSTASY NOW OVERTAKING OUR WORLD, AND THE CHURCH?
President Barack Hussein Obama struck down an order that prevented the U.S. government from paying for abortions worldwide...
YOU MAY BE EUTHANIZED!
This information comes to me from those who have been warned AT FIRST HAND! The Veteran's Administration is now calling in families of Vets and warning them that prime care may be removed from vets in Veteran Homes as ordered by the government.
IN OUR MOST RECENT TIMES …
There is no question in my mind that God's purposes for Israel are still taking place in the march of history. God says in the Abrahamic covenant: "I will bless those who bless you (Abraham and his descendants), and the one who curses you I will curse" (Gen. 12:3)...
THE GALLOPING APOSTASY!
Brian McLaren has joined with the Muslims in celebrating Ramadan. He is fasting with the Islamic rite "to promote the common good together with people of other faith traditions." However, he is not asking for the salvation of the Muslims! We should not be surprised at this.
A 1934 CARTOON
A 1934 cartoon in the newspapers at that time show the government spending, spending, and spending. A small caption at the bottom notes: “This is what communist Russia did also...
THE EVIL DESTRUCTION BROUGHT ABOUT BY FEMINISM
Are you watching what is happening on television lately? Almost all of the news anchor people are women. And most of them are blonds! Too, when interviewing a family about some issue, the ones spoken to most often are mothers, not the fathers! Women are doing everything! Men are expendable...
HOW COULD HE DO THAT?
Dr. Louis Berkhof (1873-1957) has an excellent book entitled "Principles of Biblical Interpretation." It was written in 1950 and is a help for students of the Word in understanding how to know their Bible. He lists some great principles for studying prophecy but then sets those principles aside and gets all fouled up when explaining how we understand the prophecies of things to come.
THERE IS NO TURNING BACK
We have all been watching our world and our nation for over a year now. And in my opinion things are not getting better. The corruption is increasing with no letup...
PASTOR HARRY R. JACKSON ON TARGET
Pastor Harry R. Jackson heads up a church in Beltsville, Maryland and considers himself a social conservative. While I do not agree with all he says, he is right on target on many things happening in our country. As an African-American he is deeply concerned with the move to make legitimate same-sex marriages.
I was asked recently about Genesis 17:4, 6, concerning the nations coming forth from Abraham. Is "the nations" a reference, an allegorical reference, to the fact that the Gentiles would be blessed by Abraham? In order to answer we must use two very important principles in hermeneutics
MORE CRAZY STUFF
Former President Jimmy Carter made it public how "he has been in love with the Palestinian people for many years." He insists there can never be peace in the Middle East until everyone opens their arms to groups like Hamas. To the Palestinians he said, "I hope someday in the future to address you in your perpetual capital, Jerusalem."
BEHIND OUR BACKS
Whether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to know....
FAVORING THE ISHMAELITES
A dissertation done for one of the "big" seminaries in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area makes Ishmael and his descendants look like a group of Sunday school teachers! The dissertation was published recently in part in a religious magazine. How it was approved by the examining committee to me is a mystery ...
A JUDGMENT IS COMING UPON THE EVILDOERS IN AMERICA!
Be not envious toward wrongdoers.For they will wither quickly like the grass.And fade like the green herb.Trust in the Lord, and do good.Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. (Psalm 37:1-2) ...
WHAT WORLD LEADER?
Was it Adolf Hitler? Or, Barack Hussein Obama? What about both? Adolf Hitler used the most modern means to enlist popular support of the German people for his taking over the leadership of Germany. He was daily on German national radio. He used the modern airplane and often flew from city to city in one day ...
As we near the full-blown apostasy, and arrive at the threshold of the seven-year tribulation, "evil men will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived" (2 Tim. 3:13). And as well, they will "not endure sound doctrine ...
It amazes me what Christians do not see! There's a biiiiiggg church in the DFW Metroplex area that is clearly into The Emerging (Evolving) Church movement. While all is not heresy YET, there is no question ...
GOOD QUEEN VICTORIA
No one would want to argue that the Victorian era was perfect. But from it came many wonderful qualities that lasted for decades and touched the entire civilized world. We got from those days: duty, loyalty, morality ...
THE CHURCH IS SNORING
USA Today has reported that main stream Christian churches and denominations are shrinking in numbers like a prune. Several years back I told you we were galloping into the Apostasy of the church. Paul said that in the end times there ...
GUESSING WORLD LEADERS
Can you guess what world leader we're talking about? He came to power during a worldwide crisis. He always made sure there were a lot of national flags in the background when he spoke. He was recognized as a gifted orator. He moved the people by emotion and not by playing on their critical thinking skills.
I am often asked "What is this all about?" Before explaining this view it is important to understand something about those who have such crazy theological views, especially when it comes to biblical prophecy.
BACK TO THE FLAG!
Did you know that in 2007 President Barack Obama publicly stated that he did not want to be over zealous and always go about wearing an American flag pin. But somehow he got the message that he needs to be more media conscious. Thus, Obama + American flag = good public relations!
CARTER: JUST PLAIN EVIL!
Former liberal President, and liberal Christian, Jimmy Carter, is reported to have said in view of supporting the nation of Israel: "To care for Israel is completely stupid and a ridiculous premise on which to base foreign policy and on which to base support for Israel."
HOW FOOLISH CAN YOU GET!
The future seven year tribulation is clearly described in Mark 13:24-33. It is also mentioned in Matthew 24. The foolish amills and covenant guys cannot read very well. "This generation" has to do, by context, with the generation that is caught up in that terrible tribulation.
DISPENSATIONALISTS and PREMILLENNIALISTS RIGHT AGAIN!
Though Israel was a theocracy in the OT, there are still some very important lessons we can learn looking at what happened to the Jews in biblical history. We have become like Israel! Moses warned the Jews about becoming fat and sassy, and unappreciative, even before they entered the land of Canaan.
AS ISRAEL, SO IS AMERICA!
Though Israel was a theocracy in the OT, there are still some very important lessons we can learn looking at what happened to the Jews in biblical history. We have become like Israel! Moses warned the Jews about becoming fat and sassy, and unappreciative, even before they entered the land of Canaan.
THE PRESENT TURMOIL: PRAY FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
It has happened over and over: the Jewish people are blamed for the problems of the world. Adolf Hitler said this decades ago. He continually shouted that the Jewish people were at fault for all the ills of civilization. Now, the Jewish people are blamed for the turmoil in Gaza and the West Bank.
Thank You Charles Hodge
Charles Hodge, the great old Princeton scholar, was an amillennialist, but one who partially saw the light in regard to dispensationalism and premillennialism. He believed in the dispensations, all except one. Having said that, it is interesting to note that he came right up the edge of taking the Bible with a literal, normal hermeneutic.
IT IS OVER!
It is finished and done. Consider us there! We have entered into the period known in Scripture as the apostasy! The next great event will be the rapture of the church, the removing of believers out from under the wrath of God "that is on its way" (1 Thess. 1:10).
The world hates the Jewish people—God's own earthly people! Someday, the Holy Spirit will touch the hearts of the children of Jacob and more and more will come to Christ. That spiritual awakening is already happening but it will accelerate as we move closer to the final days prophesied in Scripture. Presently, there could now be 15,000 born again Jews in the Holy Land!
THE JUDGMENT OF THE NATIONS COMING
The nations are building up a judgment that will pour forth will violent intensity at the end of the tribulation period. Israel will be the target and will be hated by the nations, especially by the Arab peoples who surround the restored Jewish homeland. This is made clear in Joel 3:1-17. A terrible judgment will take place when God has restored the fortunes of both the southern kingdom Judah, and the northern kingdom Israel.
THE BARNA GROUP
Recently, this survey organization made the following comments after interviewing many people about their religious beliefs. Please take careful note! "Half of Americans recently surveyed now believe Christianity is just one of many options for genuine faith. "Barna, the group's founder, believes the study confirms that more Americans are adopting a pluralistic mindset.
PREPARE FOR THE COMING OF THE ARABS!
The rich Arabs just spent thousands of dollars for a full page ad in The Seattle Times with a hate-filled against the nation of Israel. The ad was sponsored by the wealthy Arab American Community Coalition (AACC). The ad was also co-sponsored by twenty-one other Arab organizations, plus some terribly misguided Spanish and liberal church groups. The ad goes on and tells the readers they need to contact several named senators, and also President-Elect Barack Obama.
Daniel 9:26-27: A Difficult Tribulation Passage
One of the most emotionally charged passages on the last half of the tribulation is found in Daniel 9:26-27. While part of what is written here by Daniel is quite clear, there are thoughts by the prophet Daniel that are elusive. Since all Scripture is inspired by God, we know the verses are from His inspiration and revelation to Daniel. This does not make all of the Bible easy to understand. There are still sections that we grapple with.
WHO OWNS THE LAND
What is going on today in Israel is a lie perpetrated by the Palestinian Arabs. They are making a false claim to the land that actually belongs to the sons of Jacob. God is bringing a judgment against a false religion and a people who do not hold the title deed to the Promised Land.
THE APOSTASY: SLIDING TOWARD THE ABYSS!
Christianity is finished in Europe. While there are of course many who trust Christ in Europe and England, the vast majority of the population are lost, and profess to be either atheistic or agnostic. In total numbers, few are born again. Evangelicals in America are moving away from what the Bible teaches and are buying into what the world says about homosexuality. In ten years we will be where Europe is today.
The Apostasy Galloping
Indications are showing that the apostasy is rapidly growing, as reported in The Journal published in the January 2009 issue from Summit Ministries. America is fast moving toward secularization. The population that accepts evolution is edging up. More than ever now believe that the Bible is built on legends and fables. This has soared from 1 in 10 to nearly 1 in 4 in just thirty years. Atheists and agnostics have increased in number from two million in the 1950s to as many as sixty million (a fifth of the population) according to the Harris polls.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
One of the founders of this break-off group from the Southern Baptists, Cecil Sherman, said in regard to the virgin birth, "A teacher who might also be led by the Scriptures not to believe in the virgin birth should not be fired" from his seminary teaching position.
The Jews Looking Upon or To Jesus When He Returns
When the Lord Jesus returns to earth to establish His Davidic and messianic rule, Zechariah 12:10 says: "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born."
Pre-Wrath Invasion of Israel?
Psalm 83 is a most interesting chapter in the OT. It is about an invasion of Israel that has no citing in the Middle East history of the OT. The psalmist Asaph asks God to no longer remain silent and "not to be still" (v. 1). The Lord's enemies hate Him and "have exalted themselves. They make shrewed plans against His people," the Jews (vv. 2-3).
Marching to the Apostasy
George Barna has collected more frightening data that just confirms that we are moving into the apostasy. In a survey at City University of New York he found that 14% of young Americans have no preference for any religious affiliation—this has doubled from a previous decade. He has found with contemporary churches that with the current pace, soon only 4% of teens will be Bible believers.
One of the Keys to Roman Catholicism: Gold, Glitter, and Marble!
Why are there so many buildings of marble, gold, and glitter at the Vatican in Rome? And why is the eye so pleased with all of the outward show of wealth and power? The answer can be found in the last words of the dying Pope...
Inerrancy of Scripture
The original Scriptures are accurate to the very letters of the words! This was proven again by a discovery at a dig in the city of Jerusalem. On July 31 2008, archaeologists found a government seal
Sixty Years and Counting...
This coming June it will be sixty years since the establishment of the State of Israel. In one day, the new nation was declared. Its destruction went back to AD 70 when General Titus destroyed both the temple and the city of Jerusalem.
Answering AGAIN the Prewrath Rapture Guys, Part I
I thought the PreWrath Rapture guys had been put out to pasture a long time ago! But I guess error has a way of continually re-surfacing again and again. What is the PreWrath Rapture view? It is a convoluted view that says the church will go through part of the tribulation and be raptured before the wrath of Revelation 16:1-12.
Prewrath Rapture, Part II
Most of the Prewrath Rapture guys and myself agree on what constitutes most of the rapture passages. But what they try to do is connect Christ's appearance and His coming for the saints at the rapture with the fact that the antichrist will be around, and thus the church is here during the first part of the tribulation.
Tribulation Wrath Begins in Revelation 6
When does the tribulation wrath begin in the book of Revelation; and, does the church suffer under any part of this "wrath" of God that comes upon the earth?
England and Christianity
For well over one hundred years Christianity has been on life support in England. A Puritan influence and even a premillennial/dispensational influence sustained for a while. It has been estimated that around fifty percent of English clergymen were greatly influenced by dispensationalism and even were of this persuasion for a period of time.
Who Are The Kings Of The East?
As events in the Far East unfold, with China growing in international influence, the question comes up again, Who are the kings of the East in Revelation 16:12? Could this be a reference to China in regard to some of the final events of the tribulation? The answer is yes! But first, it is important to analyze as much as possible all we can about the verse.
The History of Preterism
This will not be an exhaustive study of the subject so I recommend purchasing the book The End Time Controversy, edited by Dr. Tim LaHaye and Dr. Ed Hindson (Harvest House). Some of the best Bible teachers in the country contributed. I wrote chapter 12 on the subject of "War Over Words," which deals with expressions like: "The time is near," etc.
Poor Scholarly Interpretation
I have always appreciated the grammatical and historical scholarship of THE NEW INTERNATIONAL COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT (Eerdmans). But the volume on the book of Numbers written by Timothy R. Ashley is a perfect example of sorry and silly interpretation by those of the amillennial camp.
The Blessings of the Battle of Omdurman
Not knowing history, many today do not realize it but in 1898 Africa was temporarily saved from radical Islam by the Nile battle of Omdurman. This city was on the banks of the Nile River some distance from the sixth cataract inland on that great body of water.
The Jews and the Civil War
The largest ethnic group fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War was the Jews. It is estimated that 10,000 fought for the South. This included first through the third generations, and many old Jewish families from both the Sephardic ...
Christ: Rock in the Wilderness
There are two stories in the Pentateuch concerning Moses striking the rock in the desertExodus 17:5-6; Numbers 20:7-13. In the first reference Moses is instructed by the Lord to strike the rock before the elders. In the second reference he is told to simply speak to the rock in the presence of the people. Because he struck the rock in anger in the Numbers account, God placed a penalty on Moses that he would not enter the Promised Land.
Prophecy Concerning Gentile Nations
Some weeks ago I did a question concerning the nations and made mention that the European peoples came through the line of Noah's son Japheth. Many wanted more information...
Coming Soon: The End of the Times of the Gentiles
In Luke 21:5-35 Christ gives one of the most important prophetic warnings to a near and a far future generation of Jews. And part of what He has to say includes a prophecy about the Gentile nations and the fact that God will someday stop His work with them and start up again His sovereign activity with His people the Jews.
The Apostasy Has Begun!
If you haven't noticed, our world has slipped into a new phase the last nine or twelve months! It as if a paradigm shift, not slowly but suddenly, has come upon the world. This shift is touching on politics, social and cultural thinking, and of course spiritual attitudes.
The Rabbinical Teaching on:
The Coming Russian Invasion of Israel
From the fall of 2007 onward, the Middle East more and more looks like smoldering kindling ready to burst into a full blown conflagration. This part of the world, whether there is some sort of temporary semblance of peace or not, will never be the same. The Islamic near-target is Israel, but the far-target is America. Whether the fire will burst forth soon or with some delay is not known.
Extermination of the Carpathian Orthodox Jews
In the early 1980s I took an independent personal study tour into Communist Eastern Europe. I traveled through Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Romania. At the time these countries were still under the yoke of Russia. The social and political situation was terribly oppressive, dark, and foreboding...
The War Against the Bible
We have always had wars and confrontations over the Bible, the Word of God. Through the centuries they have been about (1) heretical teachings, (2) misinterpretation, (3) the nature of the church, (4) outright liberalism and the denial of the inspiration of Scripture, (5) and the very nature of its message. The last issue (5) is now taking prominence. Presently, the war is over the basic messages (or message) of the Bible, Bible prophecy, and what God has said about the nation of Israel.
Napoleon and the Jews
Napoleon was changing the face of Europe. He was for the common man the hero of the western world, supposedly bent on removing or tempering the monarchies of various countries and bringing in a form of Republicanism. But he certainly was not a purest and illustrated that fact when he proclaimed himself as the Emperor of France. Many lost faith in this supposed benevolent dictator and conqueror! But the relationship Napoleon had with the Jews is fascinating...
Hitler Meets Churchill?
It was 1932 and seven years before World War II began. Winston Churchill went to Germany to do some research on the battles of the first Duke of Marlborough, a distant relative of Winston. A Harvard graduate and millionaire, Putzi Hanfstaengl, a friend of Hitler, had lunch with Churchill. Thinking he could bring some understanding between Churchill and Hitler, Putzi offered to arrange a meeting between the two men. The encounter and meeting between Hitler and Churchill had all been arranged, until Churchill asked Putzi some stinging questions about the Jews. He asked Hanfstaengl, "Why is your chief (Hitler) so violent about the Jews?
The Judgment on the Gentiles and Jews of Germany
Before World War I France was the most sinful nation on earth. The most evil of decadence was paraded in Pigalle, and along the rue de la Huchette, just a block from the Notre Dame. France was known as the sin capital of Europe. The French would pay with a judgment from God.
The Shekinah Glory (Part One)
It is often asked when the prophesied return of the Shekinah Glory the Millennial Temple will be. There is renewed interest today in the millennium and the coming presence of God to the kingdom and its rebuilt temple. And there are questions to answer. For instance, is the Shekinah in the Old Testament the presence of God the Father, or of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ?
The Shekinah Glory (Part Two)
There it was. Right there on my shelf-slightly dusty! The book I purchased in Jerusalem in 1975 from one of the leading Rabbis, S. Schaffer, is entitled Israel's Temple Mount. I had to go to the house of the old orthodox sage in order to purchase my copy. He was kind and gentle with me, whom he recognized as a Goy (Gentile) foreigner from Texas. At the time he was considered the most recognized Jewish scholar on the subject of the temple.
Premillennialists Are Right!
For over 150 years premillennialists and dispensationalists have been teaching the prophecies of Scripture about the someday rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. They take the Bible literally and realize from a stable of verses that historically this was predicted to happen.
The Eternal Search For The Messiah or The Promise Of The Messiah: The Hope Of Israel
For almost 2000 years the Jewish people have longed for the promised Messiah. They have been hounded, beaten, tortured, suffering fire and drowning in their anticipation of His arrival.
Acts 3:18-26 Is The Church Age The "Times of Refreshing"
In Acts 3:18-26 there is a war raging as to what "the times of refreshing" and "period of restoration" mean. Progressive Dispensationalists say the (1) refreshing has to do with this present church period, and (2) the restoration is about the millennial kingdom. Amillennialists believe that both expressions have nothing to do with the kingdom, which was forfeited by the Jewish people.
Ezekiel 38-39: The Coming Russian and Middle Eastern Invasion of Israel
Only someone blind would deny where things are going in the Middle East. What is happening is prelude to the prophesied coming Russian and Middle Eastern Invasion, described in detail in Ezekiel 38-39. In almost the identical words of Hitler, the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, recently said...
The Lie of Replacement Theology
With the present Middle East crises the question is again raised, “Is not God through with the Jews?” Has not the Church replaced Israel and God has finally and totally rejected Israel? Of course individual Jews can come to Christ, but will the Lord ever restore the national theocracy with the Lord Jesus reigning over the Davidic messianic kingdom?
58 Reasons That Explain Why the Jews Are God's People and that the Holy Land Belongs to Them
1. The Abrahamic Covenant, Gen. 12:1-3
2. Land to possess and inherit, Num. 33:53-54
3. The land is an everlasting possession, Gen. 17:8
4. God was with Abraham in all that he did, Gen. 21:22
5. Land of your possession, Joshua 22:4
Middle East in Flames
I began going to the Middle East and Israel in 1970, making documentary films, leading study tours, and doing “special” work with the Israeli government and army. I was privileged to go some twenty-three trips. The experience left a permanent impression on me about what that part of the world is all about.
So-Called "Scholars" Blast Away at Bible Prophecy
The wolves in sheep’s clothing have revealed themselves again! Drs. Marvin Pate and Daniel Hays wrote a book in 2003 (before the capture of Saddam Hussein) in which they blast away at C. I. Scofield, Tim LaHaye, Hal Lindsey, and others who see biblical prophecy as it was intended, to be unfolding in the future with actual and historical events, as prophesied in the Word of God.
Sodom and Gomorrah in Biblical Prophecy
Everyone is aware of the expression of “sodomy,” a term from Scripture that depicts the sin of homosexuality. The term has been used for hundreds of years in the law books of Western civilization to reflect the heinousness of the act of sexual relations between people of the same sex. But does the Bible forecast a dominate return of sodomy in the final days of world history as we know it?
The Gaza Strip
The Middle East is boiling over at the point of what has been called since ancient time, the Gaza Strip. This portion of land, the land bridge between the Holy Land and Egypt, is now the home of what is designated as the Palestinian people. Muslim in faith, the people of this region are opting to take the entire Holy Land as their own possession.