Gary discusses David Jeremiah’s new book, which is essentially repeating the same message about being “near to the end."

Christians have always had disagreements over theology. The letters of the apostles to the first-century churches were designed to clear up doctrinal confusion, error, and heresy. The letters are well-reasoned, and, of course, they are truthful. Scripture and history are not perverted by these men just so a doctrinal point could be won. The apostles were after truth. Disagreements about what the Bible teaches still abound. The problem, however, is with us, not with the Bible. The Bible speaks clearly while we see through a glass darkly (1 Cor. 13:12).

Christians should not shrink from debating other Christians. Efforts to remove error from the Church of Jesus Christ is a lifelong process. We should always be pursuing “sound doctrine” (1 Tim. 4:6; Titus 1:9). Contemporary Christians who disdain debate are not familiar with New Testament Christianity or the early Church apologists and councils which gave us the great creedal formulations of Nicea (A.D. 325) and Chalcedon (A.D. 451), or the later confessions of Westminster (1643-47) and Savoy (1658).

But there is a proper way to debate: (1) Represent your opposition’s position accurately; (2) tell the truth about your own position; (3) present the facts of both Scripture and history reliably; (4) do this all to the best of your ability.

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In this authoritative book, Gary DeMar clears the haze of ‘end-times’ fever, shedding light on the most difficult and studied prophetic passages in the Bible, including Daniel 7:13-14; 9:24-27; Matt. 16:27-28; 24-25; Thess. 2; 2 Peter 3:3-13, and clearly explaining a host of other controversial topics.

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Gary discusses David Jeremiah’s new book, which is essentially repeating the same message about being “near to the end.” He also begins talking about another book written in 1989 after the failed prophecies of a prior book by Hal Lindsey. The discussion ran long so we cut decided to break this one into two parts.

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