Jesus Christ is the center of and the key to understanding Bible prophecy end times. He alone is the center of all and all things move in relation to Him. Much of what is written on this topic today centers on Israel, the Anti-Christ, the Beast, and other topics rather than on Jesus. No wonder there is so much confusion today. It is turned into a huge sensationalistic money machine with little or no regard to the Truth. Modern end times prophecy teaching reduce the Holy Scriptures to the level of the weekly tabloids proclaiming "Doomsday" and "End Of The World" in large letters. If I were looking in from the outside I would take much Bible prophecy end times teaching as seriously as the headline I saw in a tabloid "WWII Bomber Found On The Moon." It even had pictures! Of course, the Christian doomsday prophets have their charts which are supposed to lend credibility to their claims.
One of the unfortunate results of this "end of the world" perspective is that fear has been brought into the Christian community through an unbiblical understanding of Bible Prophecy including the topics of the Beast, the Anti-Christ, doomsday, etc. Christians have been deceived into defeat and tricked into handing the world to the devil since they expect to be raptured out of it at any time. But it is because God so loved the world that He gave His Son...
Some of the Christians who fall for this are merely trying to escape their God-given responsibilities for this physical world or are seeking present "chills and thrills" at the expense of the Word of God. God is not fooled nor will He except excuses.
Yet many sincere disciples of Jesus Christ are caught up in a false understanding of Bible prophecy. They have only heard one view on Bible prophecy end times and related topics. Their studies of the Scripture on Bible prophecy end times have unintentionally been bias. They are the ones who will read these pages and think and study for themselves. They will be led by the Holy Spirit into Truth - which is not complicated.
Read the reports below on Bible Prophecy End Times [and take the related e-mail courses]
and judge for yourself.
Also see our video series, Moments In Revelation.
Are "end times" prophecies being fulfilled now or did Scripture have something else in mind? When are these "last days?"
Many evil men throughout history have been proclaimed by sincere Christians to be this villain. Without exception these powerful men have failed to become the evil world ruler many Christians teach and believe this person will become. So who is this person and how can we positively identify him?
In order to discover who this prince is [and therefore who his people are], we will have to gather clues from the context. If we know what time these things will happen then we can search for a qualifying 'prince'.
The heinous Beast of Revelation prowls through the last Book of the Bible. Many people have tried to explain who or what is this Beast of Revelation. We will turn to the Holy Scriptures to see the clues it offers us.
There are strange but popular theories going around today about this question and the events which are to happen within the seventieth week. Let's go to Scripture with an open mind to see what the Holy Spirit is saying.
The Great Tribulation is mentioned by Jesus [once] and John [twice]. Debate rages as to when Christians exit the world in relation to this tribulation: pre-trib [Christ returns before], mid-trib [Christ returns half way through], post-trib [Christ returns after].
It is interesting that the millennium - the 1,000 year reign of Christ - is mentioned in only one place in Scripture and yet tends to be the defining point in end-times beliefs...
Both Ezekiel and John use these two names, Gog and Magog, to represent the enemies of God. The fact that these two Divinely inspired authors do not use the term in exactly the same way reveals they use it as a symbolic term to describe different events.
If we do not start with the right date of Revelation, we will misunderstand and misapply most of what Jesus is saying through John in Revelation...
Is God's plan really broken up into different ways of dealing with people at different times? This is a dangerous assumption to make because it means that God is unpredictable.
What then was the purpose of Israel? Why did God choose them? How does what God did in the Old Testament impact the Jews of today? If they were God's special people then, are they still so day?
As we look at the real signs of the coming of Christ for the second time, some of you may say, "That's not secret. Why do you call it secret signs?" The answer is simple. I call it secret signs because most of the popular expounders of "end times" doctrine have missed or misapplied them...
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