“Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists 39 have appeared. We know from this that it is the last hour.” 1 John 2:18 Like it or not, we are living in the “last days.” False prophets notwithstanding.
Did you think about that at all? John was speaking to his contemporaries in the first century, not directly to us. THEY were living in the last days; these words are no reason to believe we are. If so, the "last days" are awfully long. In reality, I think the end came in 70 AD.
That is pretty much my take.
I was actually led to the Lord through reading one of Hal Lindsey’s books in the early 1980’s. I later caught him in a bold faced lie in another book over an “apparent apparition” in a photograph that was OBVIOUSLY a standard photographic effect.
But my salvation does not depend on Hal...