After the interview with the Atlanta Live television program, each guest was invited to come together for a panel discussion about our differing views on Bible prophecy, the cultural implications, as well as what we have in common. You can view these panel discussions in the video embedded above. I think one thing everyone of us on the program agreed about was the need for Christians to get out their Bibles and actually study these questions themselves rather than merely relying on their “spiritual leaders” to do their study and thinking for them. The Reformers did not spill their blood for the cause of “Sola Scriptura!” so that we could today make a new form of Christian elitism where rather than reading the Bible ourselves we depend upon others to tell us what it says.
[get_product id=”97″ align=”right” size=”small”]In my video series Basic Training for Understanding Bible Prophecy, I go into much more detail explaining the biblical case for post-millenialism and partial preterism that is only briefly alluded to in this panel discussion. We explain in clear language the interpretation of the time texts, The Olivet Discourse, Daniel’s Seventy Weeks, the Book of Revelation, and more. The series comes with a bonus CD-ROM: 120-page study guide with outlines of each lecture, study questions, supplemental readings, and 15 additional articles on eschatology. We challenge you to include these considerations in your biblical study.
The implications of one’s view on Bible prophecy can have broad affect on how they involve themselves in political trends, economic shifts, military action, and of course Gospel proclamation. One of the other panelists in this discussion, Dr. Thomas Slater, Professor of New Testament at Mercer University, made an excellent observation when he said: “When people concentrate on whether or not the world is going to end soon, they stop making the world a better place.”
This TV show was broadcast the same day that Dr. Leila Denmark died. As I mention in the broadcast, she was one whose life overlapped with many different famous people and achievements during the last century. Dr. Denmark was one of the oldest persons living in the world before she died at age 114, and in many ways she devoted the great care and excellence we would hope to see all Christians dedicate to the stewardship responsibilities God has set before them. Whether one agrees with all of her medical conclusions or not, I think we cannot deny that she was one of the humble of servants of Christ on this earth who worked diligently to make the world a better place.