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Agreeing to Disagree in an Agreeable Way

Agreeing to Disagree in an Agreeable Way

“I’m okay; you’re a heretic.” That sounds like the title of a humor book. In reality, these words reflect how some Christians treat other Christians who hold to a different view of Bible prophecy. A popular Christian radio personality recently charged that...

God’s Prophetic Pattern

God’s Prophetic Pattern

One of the greatest “in-house” debates among believers is the timing of the rapture. Simply put, there are three primary positions: pre-trib, mid-trib, and post-trib. The first meaning that the rapture will occur before (pre) the seven-year tribulation period. The...

What Will Happen This Upcoming Year?

What Will Happen This Upcoming Year?

Every time a new year approaches, the supermarket tabloids are filled with headlines that proclaim what “experts” predict will happen over the next 12 months. Almost always, these guesses are wrong. The few times that they are correct or appear to be such, it’s...

Christmas: A Celebration of Bible Prophecy

Christmas: A Celebration of Bible Prophecy

When we celebrate Christmas, we are celebrating God’s perfect track record of fulfilling every single Bible prophecy pointing to Jesus’ first advent. In the Old Testament, there are more than 100 prophecies related to Christ’s first coming. They reveal specific clues...

The three views of the Millenium

The three views of the Millenium

Soon after becoming a Christian, I stumbled across a couple of radio preachers who seemed like they knew their stuff, so I trusted what they said about the end times, not knowing there were other points of view to consider. My preconceived notion about the Lord’s...

A door of biblical discernment

A door of biblical discernment

As we continue to witness stage-setting prophecies developing before our eyes, we must also develop the ability to “understand the times, with knowledge of what [we] should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). It was this very ability to understand and navigate life that...

The phases of the second coming

The phases of the second coming

Much confusion exists among Bible readers regarding the second coming of Christ. Of central importance is whether Jesus will return once or twice. There are clearly two phases to the second coming, no matter what one’s view is of the timing between them. Jesus is...

Christians Will Be Saved from the Wrath

Christians Will Be Saved from the Wrath

Not only will “the year of the lord’s favor” (Isaiah 61:2 NIV), or the church age, come to a distinct end, to be followed by the “day of God’s wrath” (the unfulfilled period of seven years), but God has given His church ample evidence in Scripture that it will not go...

How Should We Pray in These Last Days?

How Should We Pray in These Last Days?

Martin Luther, one of the most influential figures in the Protestant Reformation, had the right perspective about prayer when he wrote, “Prayer is the mightiest of all weapons that created natures can wield.”...

Persecution

Persecution

Persecution, in varying degrees and forms, is coming. If it doesn’t, then Jesus and Paul were wrong. The question is not whether it’s coming, but rather how we will respond to it when it does. Some will undoubtedly give in and compromise, and in the process, deny...

Spiritual Warfare and End-Time Prophecy Collide

Spiritual Warfare and End-Time Prophecy Collide

The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. —Romans 13:11-12...

Keeping God at the Center of Bible Prophecy

Keeping God at the Center of Bible Prophecy

When it comes to studying Bible prophecy, it is easy to get buried in the details about what will happen in the future—to the point that we fail to focus on who Bible prophecy is all about: God. Yes, it’s natural to want to understand what will happen and when. In...

A Preview of what is to come

A Preview of what is to come

The more I study the book of Revelation, the more I love it. It’s like the movie Back to the Future. When we read it, we go back in time to a moment when God Himself revealed to us the future He has established for this world. What we read is not what might happen or...

Anchored to the Rock

Anchored to the Rock

Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the...

Why Are Some Churches Reluctant to Teach Bible Prophecy?

Why Are Some Churches Reluctant to Teach Bible Prophecy?

When we consider the large number of passages in the Bible that talk about the end times and the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, it’s remarkable that there are so many pastors and Bible teachers who prefer to avoid talking about Bible prophecy altogether....

What’s “Prophetic Peace”?

What’s “Prophetic Peace”?

For well over a year now, our world has been quarantined in a constant state of crisis and uncertainty. Billions are asking, “What’s next? What new thing will once again disrupt our lives, sending us into yet another season of confusion and chaos?” It’s as if the...

Eight Ways We Benefit from Bible Prophecy

Eight Ways We Benefit from Bible Prophecy

The Bible says all Scripture is useful for instruction and for equipping believers for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). That includes Bible prophecy, which is often overlooked as an essential part of every believer’s spiritual knowledge and growth. Nearly 28...