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  • The Book of Revelation Is a Sure Guide to What Is Really Going On

    04/05/2016 6:55:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Book of Revelation Is a Sure Guide to What Is Really Going On Msgr. Charles Pope • April 4, 2016 • In the Office of Readings this Easter season, we are reading from the Book of Revelation. This choice might seem surprising, but there are good reasons for it.While many suppose that the Book of Revelation is merely about the end of the world, it is about far more; it is also about what is happening right now. It was not written only for the end of the ages but for all ages. It is a book of...
  • Who Were the 144,000 of Revelation?

    02/02/2016 6:34:46 PM PST · by grumpa · 78 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    Even many Christians misunderstand Revelation. For some, Revelation is so bizarre that they pretty much ignore it. Others mistakenly apply the symbolism of Revelation to our present day. But Revelation is really not so difficult once you grasp the context and symbolic language. Remember, it is part of the Bible and there is little, if anything at all, in Revelation that is not found elsewhere in the Bible. Indeed, there are hundreds of references in Revelation to the Old and New Testament. Let's just take a quick look at the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14. These were the FIRST...
  • WHAT IS A COMING OF GOD?

    01/26/2016 5:33:50 PM PST · by grumpa · 12 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 26, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    WHAT IS A COMING OF GOD? by Charles S. Meek Searching the Scriptures over many years to understand eschatology, I have become persuaded that there is a major point most Christians miss about Bible prophecy. Jesus said that He would COME ON CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY (with angels and trumpets, bringing cosmic disturbances and perturbations of the created order (heaven and earth, etc.). I dare say that not one Christian in a 100 understands the Old Testament context of these statements. Frankly, what most Christians understand about prophecy they have picked up in the echo chamber,...
  • Questions for Dispensationalists

    01/04/2016 4:58:04 PM PST · by grumpa · 16 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 1, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    A. Have dispensationalists not been consistently wrong on prophecy (see links below)? http://www.andrewcorbett.net/articles/fortune-telling-prophecies.html http://americanvision.org/4545/before-harold-camping-there-was-chuck-smith/ http://planetpreterist.com/news-2008.html http://againstdispensationalism.blogspot.com/2009/04/obituary-of-dispensationalism.html http://www.americanvision.org/article/making-bad-prophecy-predictions-vanish/ http://publisherscorner.nordskogpublishing.com/2009/01/is-it-time-for-doomsday-or-for-building.html B. Questions about Israel: 1. Is there anywhere in the New Testament that explicitly supports the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled? If the land promise to Israel is forever and unconditional, why does God say it is conditional in Deuteronomy 28? Did Israel not receive all of the land promised to Abraham in Joshua 21:43-45; 23:14-15? 2. If God has two different plans for Jews and Gentiles, why does Paul say there is no longer a distinction...
  • PRETERISM 101

    12/15/2015 4:32:45 PM PST · by grumpa · 43 replies
    Preterist Cosmos ^ | July, 2002 | David A. Green
    PRETERISM 101 By David A. Green July, 2002 Following this brief article are 101 biblical, preterist "time-indicators." (Hence the title.) There are many more than 101 to be found in Scripture, but these are probably the most blunt and obvious of them all. If we were to include every preterist time-indicator in Scripture, the number would possibly be in the hundreds. My purpose in displaying these passages (with some cross references) is to lay out in a concise, easy-to-read format the overwhelming testimony that our Lord actually fulfilled the Law and the Prophets, as He said He would. (Matt. 5:17)...
  • Russian Flights Over Iraq and Iran Escalate Tension With U.S.

    09/14/2015 12:21:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 14, 2015 | By ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON — Russia is using an air corridor over Iraq and Iran to fly military equipment and personnel to a new air hub in Syria, openly defying American efforts to block the shipments and significantly increasing tensions with Washington. American officials disclosed Sunday that at least seven giant Russian Condor transport planes had taken off from a base in southern Russia during the past week to ferry equipment to Syria, all passing through Iranian and Iraqi airspace. Their destination was an airfield south of Latakia, Syria, which could become the most significant new Russian military foothold in the Middle East...
  • Foreshocks of Armageddon ('pre-Antichrist' eschatology)

    08/15/2015 9:02:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | August 14, 2015 | Greg Laurie
    I believe we are seeing in our world right now what can be described as the foreshocks of Armageddon. We are seeing these foreshocks all around us. Jesus said that in the last days, we “will hear of wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6 NKJV). And it seems today that at every turn, there is a new conflict. ISIS is creating chaos in the Middle East, North Africa and Nigeria, and they only continue to grow. Syria is effectively under siege by ISIS. And in Iraq, about one-third of the country is now reportedly under ISIS control. Meanwhile there...
  • Five Reasons I Reject the Doctrine of Transubstantiation

    07/09/2015 9:33:36 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 597 replies
    Reclaiming the Mind Credo House ^ | March 8, 2013 | C Michael Patton
    The doctrine of Transubstantiation is the belief that the elements of the Lord’s table (bread and wine) supernaturally transform into the body and blood of Christ during the Mass. This is uniquely held by Roman Catholics but some form of a “Real Presence” view is held by Eastern Orthodox, Lutherans, and some Anglicans. The Calvinist/Reformed tradition believes in a real spiritual presence but not one of substance. Most of the remaining Protestant traditions (myself included) don’t believe in any real presence, either spiritual or physical, but believe that the Eucharist is a memorial and a proclamation of Christ’s work on the cross...
  • HOW DOES GOD VIEW THE DAUGHTER OF BABYLON?

    07/07/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 71 replies
    The End of America ^ | Sept. 2013 | John Price
    “A second angel followed and said, “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.” (Revelation 14:8)   “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” (Revelation 17:1)   “The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean...
  • Prophetic Bombshell - June 30th, 2015

    06/24/2015 6:55:03 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 26 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/23/15 | Gary
    Much has been said about this coming fall, the highest watch season we have ever seen.  JD Farag refuses to set dates (as he should), but admits September will see a convergence of events unlike anything that has come before.  The danger in getting hyped-up is that should the LORD tarry, many will be discouraged and could lose faith, but on the other hand we are told to watch for His coming and to know the season.  As JD explains, better to blow the trumpet than not.  Better to be ready, than have your head in the sand, focused on...
  • Are These the “Outer Bands” of a Coming Judgment?

    11/12/2014 7:40:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-11-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Are These the “Outer Bands” of a Coming Judgment? By: Msgr. Charles PopeAre we in the “Last Days”? Generally it would seem not, though there are sobering indicators that the outer bands of a coming storm are overhead.The sum total teaching of eschatology would seem to indicate that a number of things must first happen before the end: a comprehensive completion of the going out of the Gospel to all the nations, widespread acceptance by Israel that Christ is in fact the Messiah, the emergence of an antichrist figure who will deceive the nations, a final, intensive and unprecedented unleashing...
  • Marxism and Eschatology

    04/06/2015 6:15:41 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    Worldview Weekend ^ | 4/6/2015 | Mark Musser
    While modern leftist academics routinely mock the Judeo-Christian apocalypse prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments (Joel 2; Isaiah 24; Matthew 24-25; 2 Thessalonians 1-2; Revelation 6-19) as something only a deranged literalist could entertain in his own fundamentalist mindset, they remain completely unaware that their most important leftist forefather, Karl Marx, was a false prophet of secular fundamentalism and profane eschatology ...
  • Jesus’ 3 Days and Nights in Sheol Paradise After His Crucifixion!

    04/03/2015 7:22:40 PM PDT · by kindred · 36 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | DJP, I.F.
    It was after the crucifixion of the Messiah of Israel that Satan and godless Israelites rejoiced in their demonic triumph of unrighteousness. They thought that they had done away with “This Man”, this Miracle Worker, this Preacher of RIGHTEOUSNESS, this violator of the Sabbath, this One who claimed to be Almighty God the Son and it was exhilarating to their godless mind (Matt. 27, Luke 23). As the Sabbath day was about to begin these godless men made their preparation to finish “their” Feast of Passover and partake in “their” man made traditions (Matt. 15:7-11, 23, John 18:28). Satan the...
  • Mahdi to return by 2016, followed by Jesus? (According to Muslim Prophecy)

    03/30/2015 9:31:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | March 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Mainstream Muslim website makes official announcement It’s not only evangelical Christians who are sensing that something has changed in the world, and that we may be entering the very last days. Muslims are also eagerly awaiting their messiah. In the latest evidence of this messianic fervor, a mainstream Sunni Muslim website has decreed that the Islamic messiah, called the Mahdi, will appear this year or in 2016 and that the Muslim Jesus will return in 2022 to conquer the world for Islam. DiscoveringIslam.org and the End Times Research Center have calculated that the “first phase” of the end of time...
  • A Dozen Reasons Why I Became a Preterist

    03/30/2015 7:11:21 PM PDT · by grumpa · 60 replies
    self | March 30, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    A DOZEN REASONS WHY I BECAME A PRETERIST by Charles S. Meek Kicking and screaming, gnarling and scratching, I became convinced that the preterist view of eschatology is the correct one. Here’s why. 1. I could no longer ignore, in good conscience, the over 100 time-statements in the New Testament that demand fulfillment of the prophesied events within the lifetimes of the New Testament writers. 2. I became convinced that the culmination of all eleven specific mentions of the “last days” or “end times” in the New Testament could not be placed beyond the first century. 3. I realized that...
  • Heaven Tourism Books Pulled from Nearly 200 Christian Bookstores

    03/25/2015 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 82 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | March 25, 2015 | David Roach
    LifeWay Christian Resources has stopped selling all "experiential testimonies about heaven" following consideration of a 2014 Southern Baptist Convention resolution on "the sufficiency of Scripture regarding the afterlife." ...The resolution, adopted by messengers to the SBC annual meeting in June, warned Christians not to allow "the numerous books and movies purporting to explain or describe the afterlife experience" to "become their source and basis for an understanding of the afterlife."
  • The Biblical Last Days (Part 1)

    03/15/2015 6:36:00 PM PDT · by grumpa · 46 replies
    Faith Facts ^ | March 15, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    There is extraordinary disagreement among Christians about eschatology, that is, Bible prophecy. One concept among many about eschatology is the so-called “last days” or “end times.” The end of time seems to hold a particular fascination for American Evangelicals who are wrapped up in rapture theology. They curiously find hope in an expected destruction of the planet and its replacement with a utopia in which even carnivorous animals will take up vegetarianism. It is simply taken for granted that the Bible predicts and explains an end of time, and that there is no number of elapsed centuries spent waiting for...
  • Preparing for the Four Last Things

    11/13/2014 3:10:02 AM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 55 replies
    The Church has always professed in what is known as the Four Last Things. This includes the eschatological realities of what are known as 1) Death 2) Judgment 3) Heaven and 4) Hell. Many Saints have always stated that we ought to constantly meditate on these 4 realities, in order to prepare for a Holy Death. 1) Because of original sin, we live in a fallen nature, in which death is one of the consequences of this. This means that death is unavoidable and we will all have to embrace it. The proper Christian way of doing so, is by...
  • The First Indictment Against The Modern Nations...Joel pt 6

    I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:2-3)Joel had a high-definition vision of the last days, which looks an awful lot like the very time in which we live. As we established in the previous post, God will gather all...
  • Does the (Third Jewish) temple need to be rebuilt?

    10/15/2014 7:58:19 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 53 replies
    Amazing Facts blog ^ | July 19, 2013 | Bible Answers by Pastor Dave
    Q. Does the Jewish temple need to be rebuilt before Jesus returns? A. With the constant turmoil always threatening stability in the Middle East, many Bible commentators are speculating louder than ever about whether the Jewish temple will be rebuilt in the months and years to come. Entire Christian ministries are established to assist in the building of the temple to hasten the return of Jesus. For many, such an event will signal the start of the final events of earth’s history. However, in the same way many Christians misplace the focus from spiritual Israel to the literal Jewish nation,...
  • Vatican proposes 'stunning' shift on gays, lesbians

    10/13/2014 10:31:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | Delia Gallagher,
    ROME (CNN) – Using strikingly open language, a new Vatican report says the church should welcome and appreciate gays, and offers a solution for divorced and remarried Catholics who want to receive Communion. “Regarding homosexuals, it went so far as to pose the question whether the church could accept and value their sexual orientation without compromising Catholic doctrine,” said John Thavis, a former Rome bureau chief for Catholic News Service. The Rev. James Martin, an author and Jesuit priest, called the report's language on gays and lesbians "revolutionary." “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community. Are...
  • Five Myths About the “Rapture” and the “Left Behind” Industry

    09/30/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 231 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 29, 2014 | Carl E. Olson
    Five Myths About the “Rapture” and the “Left Behind” Industry | Carl E. Olson | CWROn the (short) history, (bad) theology, and (continuing) appeal of premillennial dispensationalismThis year has marked a sort of second coming of “the Rapture”. On June 29th, HBO launched a new series, "The Leftovers", based on the 2011 novel of the same title, written by Tom Perrotta, which follows the struggles of various characters living in the aftermath of the sudden disappearance of millions of people. “And then it happened,” states the novel's Prologue, “The biblical prophecy came true, or at least partly true. People disappeared,...
  • This Could Be the Most Secure Password Ever

    09/18/2014 6:40:54 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 40 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9/17/14 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    Scientists are using your heart as a security authenticator RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Netropolitan: Facebook For The Rich Or Respite From Snark? Besides Scotland, Where Else is Secession Possible? Speak Up: Stop Bullying I Attorney General Eric Holder I Cartoon Network by Taboola In the wake of serious security breaches in the last year, from the pilfering of Target customers’ credit card information to the celebrity iCloud selfie-hack, it’s easy to feel digitally naked. Your current best options—like making your password something along the lines of “**_^XBE47>>” or using two-step verification—also have their shortcomings, which has inspired a crop of enterprising...
  • Rev. Graham: ‘As I Read the News, I Can’t Help But Wonder if We're in Last Hours’

    09/05/2014 11:04:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 87 replies
    CNS news ^ | 9/4/14 | Michael W Chapman
    Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse and son of world-renowned preacher Billy Graham, said that given all the “bad news” about the killing of Christians by Muslims in some countries, and attacks on Christians by the media and the government even in America, he cannot “help but wonder if we are in the last hours before our Lord Jesus Christ returns.”
  • Anticipating Heaven

    08/07/2014 2:29:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Do I as a living, breathing, conscious person have a concrete hope for my future? What do I have to look forward to? At times, when I discover that my own spirit is sagging and a sense of heaviness intrudes on me, I sometimes wonder why the gloomy cloud is perched above my head. Biblical eschatology gives us solid reasons for expecting a personal continuity of life. Eternal life for the individual is not an empty human aspiration built on myth, but an assurance promised us by Christ Himself. His own triumph over the grave is the church’s hope for...
  • No, Christians Should Not Believe in 'Left Behind's' Rapture Theology, Says Prominent Apologist

    07/31/2014 8:11:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 155 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | Morgan Lee
    "This doctrine is not really found in the book of Revelation. If you read the book of Revelation, you won't find any mention of the rapture there," said William Craig, a Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. Instead, Craig says, the idea of the rapture comes from a "misinterpretation of 1 and 2 Thessalonians where Paul is describing the coming of the Lord and resurrection of the dead, which will occur at His coming." "If you compare what Paul says there to what Jesus says about the End Times,...
  • Millennial Series: Part 6: Amillennialism as a System of Theology

    07/27/2014 4:05:57 PM PDT · by wmfights · 16 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1950 | John F. Walvoord
    The Growing Importance of Millennialism While the millennial controversy is nothing new, it has come to be recognized only recently that it plays such an important part in determining the form of theology as a whole. Instead of being simply a way of interpreting prophecy, millennialism now is seen to be a determining factor in any system of theology. Premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism each influence the system of theology of which each is a part. The controversy between amillennialism and premillennialism for this reason has taken on a new and sharper antagonism and its outcome is now seen to assume...
  • My assessment of recent events in the Muslim world related to end times

    06/26/2014 7:10:36 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 80 replies
    self | 06/26/2014 | RaceBannon
    My assessment of recent events in the Muslim world related to end times prophesies and the nation of Israel. Each Christian tries to see his generation and it's comparison to end times prophesies. Since my childhood, the writings of Hal Lindsay seemed to rule in Christian thought, the teachings of the rapture and the teachings of the Soviet Union invading Israel in the end times along with an Islamic invasion by Egypt, Syria, Iran, Ethiopia and Libya. The presence of Israel in the land was the final identifier for most Christians that the end times are upon us, so all...
  • Is There Anything Prophetic About the ISIS?

    <p>The world is reeling with the horrifying spectacle of the recent stunning success of the Sunni Islam, ISIS, (Islamic Society of Syria and Iraq),which in the past two weeks has taken over most of Iraq, and is currently encircling Baghdad. The group has become the richest terror organization in the world after plundering banks in Mosul(Biblical Ninevah), and as a prize has taken Fallujah and Tikrit, places the United States,Britain and their coalition spent billions in treasure and thousands of our finest young lives to “liberate”.</p>
  • Are We Living in the End Times?

    06/14/2014 4:58:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 170 replies
    http://www.patheos.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    In the fundamentalist Bible church I attended as a child we would regularly have long sermons about the “end times”. These were based on an interpretative system of the Bible called “Dispensationalism”. The roots of this theology were the idea that history could be broken down into various “dispensations” or time periods and that God behaved differently and different things happened to the human race in these different dispensations. Part of this teaching was that the “rapture” would take place in which all the Christian people would be supernaturally whisked up into heaven and the sinners would remain behind. Thus...
  • Vanity: Baghdad Falling Part of End Times?

    06/13/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 90 replies
    Baghdad looks like it's about to go down to Islamic Militants. Some say Baghdad is Babylon? What happens when it falls?
  • Death and Martyrdom: An Important Aspect of Early Christian Eschatology

    10/09/2003 10:08:01 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 31 replies · 789+ views
    Concordia Theological Quarterly ^ | October 2002 | Dr. William C. Weinrich
    Death and Martyrdom: An Important Aspect of Early Christian Eschatologyby Dr. William C. WeinrichConcordia Theological Quarterly,Volume 66, Issue 4, pp. 327-338 (Posted with permission from the author) Under the emperor Commodus, toward the end of the second century, a wealthy Roman by the name of Apollonius was arrested on the charge that he was a Christian. The extant account of his martyrdom reports that when Apollonius was brought before the court, the proconsul, Perennis, inquired of Apollonius: “Apollonius, are you a Christian?” To this question Apollonius responded: “Yes, I am a Christian, and for that reason I worship and...
  • How Hitler and Judas could end up in heaven

    06/04/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 262 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/04/2014 | Damon Linker
    In certain schools of Christian thought, hell is not everlasting, but a more painful form of purgatory. M any Christians presume that hell is a place where brutally painful punishments are inflicted on evildoers for an indefinite, and perhaps infinite, amount of time in the afterlife. Think of a medieval torture chamber with no exit — or fire extinguishers. But this, as I argued in a recent column, makes no theological sense. If morality is good, then doing the right thing must be its own reward and doing the wrong thing must be its own punishment. To think that a...
  • Bartholomew: With Francis, we invite all Christians to celebrate the first synod of Nicaea in 2025

    05/31/2014 8:09:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Asia News ^ | May 29, 2014 | NAT da Polis
    Istanbul (AsiaNews) - On his return from Jerusalem , where he met with Pope Francis at the Holy Sepulchre, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, has revealed an important appointment for unity between Catholics and Orthodox: a gathering at Nicaea in 2025, where the first real ecumenical council of the undivided Church was celebrated. Speaking exclusively with AsiaNews, Bartholomew says that together with Pope Francis "we agreed to leave as a legacy to ourselves and our successors a gathering in Nicaea in 2025, to celebrate together, after 17 centuries , the first truly ecumenical synod, where the Creed was...
  • The Veiled Doctrine of the Pre-Trib Rapture

    02/07/2014 6:11:36 AM PST · by CynicalBear · 124 replies
    Raptureready.com ^ | 2-3-14 | Dan Payne
    As a thief veils his presence from those he wishes to steal from, so the Lord has veiled the doctrine of the Pre-Tribulation coming for His church. That may be construed by some as a loaded statement, for sure. Of course, those who have put forth great effort in the study of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture doctrine may dispute its veiling. Indeed, for those who search out truth through the effort of study, and humble reliance upon the Holy Spirit, truth is unveiled. It is of no mystery to the children of God that He requires us to study His Word....
  • From Here To Eternity - The 7th Trumpet (Michael Rood's SNL)

    01/26/2014 7:53:17 AM PST · by Errant · 17 replies
    A Rood Awakening (Sabbath Night Live) ^ | 24 January 2014 | Michael Rood
    Yes, Bible fans, this is the moment everyone has been talking about in the Christian church – yet few having any idea of the legal prerequisites to the event of which they so cluelessly speak: The Gathering Together (harpadzo in Greek, rapturo in Latin) of the Saints at the second coming of the Messiah (or the first coming of Yeshua as The Messiah – as he came the first time as THE PROPHET that we must “shema” (hear and obey)). Do not miss this event (either this teaching on Shabbat Night Live – or the actual “Last Trump” resurrection of...
  • Prophecy Questions Futurists Cannot Really Answer

    01/20/2014 7:30:29 PM PST · by grumpa · 31 replies
    Prophecy Questions for Christians ^ | January 20, 2014 | Charles S. Meek
    There is astounding disagreement among Christians on Bible prophecy. About a dozen years ago I decided that I could no longer blindly listen to my pastoral staff on this subject, and I became determined to get to the bottom of this subject. There were too many questions I had that the church just could not answer adequately. I became a preterist. Preterism is the view that most if not all prophetic events happened with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. It appears to be the fastest growing view of eschatology as other systems are being discredited. I see a...
  • When is the Rapture ?

    12/23/2013 7:16:44 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 752 replies
    Jesus is coming 2016 ^ | current | Jesus is coming 2016
    Why I believe the Rapture of the Church will take place between December 25, 2013, and January 4, 2014 The Lord has been giving me pieces to a puzzle for the last 13 years, leading me to the date for the firstfruits Rapture of the Church. The puzzle ends between December 25, 2013, and January 4, 2014. I very strongly believe that the Rapture will take place on January 3/4, 2014. However, it is possible that the puzzle can end as early as December 25, 2013.
  • Another False Prophet Exposed

    12/20/2013 1:03:07 AM PST · by Stingray · 34 replies
    eschatology.org ^ | Monday, 13 February 2012 05:15 | Don Preston
    Several months ago someone sent me a copy of a book: 2008 God’s Final Witness, by Ronald Weinland. It was suggested to me that perhaps I should challenge Mr. Weinland to debate me. As I scanned the book, I decided that the best response overall was to allow time to respond to Mr. Weinland, and my thinking has been vindicated. You see, Mr. Weinland claims that, “When this book is published at the end of summer of 2006, there will be a maximum of two years remaining before the world will be plunged into the worst time in human history”...
  • End time maundering-- could Legarde of the IMF be the whore of Babylon?

    10/13/2013 7:50:25 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 62 replies
    Drudge headline | 10/13/13 | Vanity
    Just a little chill went down my spine as I read this hour's headline on the DR. Curious if anyone felt likewise.
  • Theology Adrift: The Early Church Fathers and Their Views of Eschatology

    09/12/2013 4:22:27 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 198 replies
    Bible.Org ^ | March 10, 2012 | Matthew Allen
    In 1962, philosopher-scientist Thomas Kuhn coined the term “paradigm shift” to signal a massive change in the way a community thinks about a particular topic. Examples of paradigm shifts include Copernicus’s discovery that the earth revolves around the sun, Einstein’s theory of relativity, and Darwin’s theory of evolution. Each changed the world of thought (some for better, some for worse) in a fundamental way. From a political perspective, Constantine’s Edict of Milan, issued in AD 313, constituted the formal beginning of a major paradigm shift that signaled the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval period....
  • Christian Hope through Fulfilled Prophecy

    07/22/2013 3:56:47 PM PDT · by grumpa · 29 replies
    Prophecy Questions blog ^ | January 23, 2013 | Charles Meek
    Have you ever been concerned that what your church is teaching about Bible prophecy does not match up to what the Bible actually says? Biblical prophecy appears to be undergoing a radical revision among scholars. R. C. Sproul, for example, perhaps the most influential theologian in America, has said that his views on eschatology had changed to a version of “preterism.” Preterism is the view that most if not all prophecy was fulfilled in the 1st century. Hank Hanegraaff (the popular Bible Answer Man) has adopted a similar view. On the other hand, Dallas Theological Seminary, a highly influential center...
  • What Events Will Lead Up To The Anti-Christ's 666 Global State

    06/22/2013 7:04:38 AM PDT · by kindred · 162 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 6/20/13 | DJP I.F.
    When the Rapture of the Church finally takes place - in which Almighty God the Son calls out His body (saints and ambassadors) - it (The Rapture) will be a wondrous sign unto the apostate western world more so than a sign unto the whole world. For all had better be prepared, for Almighty God's "Day of Wrath" is now at hand (2 Thess. 2:3-12)! All these are the beginning of sorrows (birth pangs) Matt. 24:8. The official commencement of this horrific seven year period will be the breaking of the 1st seal (i.e., the "Confirming of the Covenant" -...
  • The Sign Of The Rainbow

    And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature … And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set...
  • Malachy's Prophecies - The Last 10 Popes

    02/25/2005 9:17:07 PM PST · by Ryan Bailey · 84 replies · 68,361+ views
    Malachy's Prophecies - The Last 10 Popes 1. The Burning Fire. PIUS X. 1903-1914. This Pope showed a burning passion for spiritual renewal in the Church. 2. Religion Laid Waste. BENEDICT XV. 1914-1922. During this Pope's reign saw Communism move into Russia where religious life was laid waste, and World War I with the death of millions of Christians who were carnage in Flanders Field and elsewhere. 3. Unshaken Faith. PIUS XI. 1922-1939. This Pope faced tremendous pressure from fascist and sinister powers in Germany and Italy, but he was an outspoken critic of Communism and Fascism which enraged Hitler....
  • The Israel of God (Reformed Caucus)

    12/31/2012 2:14:00 PM PST · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Westminster Seminary California ^ | 2003 | R. Scott Clark
    THE ISRAEL OF GOD ©R. Scott Clark 2003 (rev. 2012) All Rights Reserved. Introduction There is much more to "end-times" or ultimate things (Eschatology) than what we say actually happens in the last days. We say what we do about eschatology because of what we think God is doing in history. At the center of the debate is the question of "the Israel of God" (Gal 6.16). Of course, this is not a new question. During our Lord's earthly ministry and after his resurrection and before his ascension, the disciples asked him repeatedly, "Lord, are you at this time going...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - August 19th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    08/20/2012 3:23:36 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 19, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - August 19th, 2012 Pastor JD argues from scripture how, with a certainty, we can know this is the final generation alive at the rapture of the church.
  • And the Reason Is...

    08/18/2012 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Begona's Hope ^ | 8/18/2012 | BegonaB
    Most people agree that in the battle of Gog and Magog a confederacy of Islamic nations will attack Israel. There are some arguments about it, but again the majority of scholars seem to believe that this confederacy will be led by Russia. My question was, why would Russia want to attack Israel? Why would it ally itself with Islam? It just didn’t make much sense to me. In 2009 the Tamar natural gas field was discovered some 50 miles off Haifa’s coast, well within Israeli waters. With an estimated 250 billion cubic meters, it is large enough to meet all...
  • Turkey's Fate...Islam In Prophecy pt 15

    The modern nation of Turkey is an important player in the events leading to the Day of the Lord. Though it is a Muslim nation at present, in the earliest centuries of the new testament church, it was in the Turkish region that the gospel first flourished beyond the borders of Judea and Samaria. The apostles took the gospel to what then was refered to as the Roman province of Asia, within decades of the resurrection of Jesus. Paul taught there for two years as recorded in Acts 19.The original letters of the Apocalypse were addressed to churches in Ephesus,...
  • PLATONISM’S INFLUENCE ON CHRISTIAN ESCHATOLOGY

    07/24/2012 4:50:47 PM PDT · by wmfights · 43 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D
    IMPACT OF PLATONISM ON ESCHATOLOGY Randy Alcorn has specifically addressed the impact of Platonism on Christian eschatology. In doing so he has coined the term, Christoplatonism. As the title suggests, Christoplatonism is a philosophy that “has blended elements of Platonism with Christianity.”46 But as he points out, this merger is not a good thing since this mixture of Platonism with Christianity “has poisoned Christianity and blunted its distinct differences from Eastern religions.”47 According to Alcorn, Christoplatonism’s pervasive influence 41 Blaising, “Premillennialism,” 162. 42 Russell D. Moore, “Personal and Cosmic Eschatology,” in A Theology for the Church, ed. Daniel L. Akin...