I’ve been listening to an interview that Brannon Howse had with pastor and author Andy Woods about his book The Middle East Meltdown. He, like so many prophecy writers today, believes Ezekiel 38 and 39 are about modern-day Russia and nations surrounding Israel in a war that will lead to the deaths of billions of people. […]
Christian parents wonder today why the majority of their children today leave the church when they become teenagers and never come back. I’ll tell you why. A big part is due to the nonsensical hounding upon Rapture and End Times by most Christian pastors, teachers, and parents. You’ve heard the phrase, “The economy, stupid.” The […]
Almost daily I get questions about prophetic topics. In most cases, I’ve already dealt with them in my books Last Days Madness, The Early Church and the End of the World, Why the End of the World is Not in Your Future, and 10 Popular Prophecy Myths Exposed and Answered. When I point people to […]
Through the years there have been many theories on the identity of “The Antichrist“. The common belief held by many Christians today looks quite different than what you actually find in the Bible. How important is it to have a correct eschatology and does it really matter?
In today’s episode, host Gary DeMar is joined by Dr. Gary North, noted speaker and author of the most extensive commentary on the Bible as it relates to economics. They will be taking a look at Wayne Grudem’s book “Politics According to the Bible”, particularly the section addressing economics.
Predictions of Armageddon and impending world destruction have the same effect as the boy that cried wolf, weakening the gospel message to unbelievers. Should we be so focused on predicting the end or focused on taking dominion of the world God has given us as commanded by Him?
End times “gurus” are pointing to the recent flotilla raid in Israel as fulfillment of the gog and magog prophecies. Gary examines these claims in today’s episode and exposes them in the light of scripture.
In today’s episode Gary takes a look at the crippling effects of incorrect eschatology and how dispensational premillennialism keeps Christians from impacting the world for the Kingdom of Christ.
Christians are becoming more and more active in culture, yet there are many still that believe the end of the world is just around the corner and we need to give up since there’s no point to trying. Gary refutes this wayward thinking and reviews the Apostle Paul’s words to the first century Church in relation to “the ends of the ages.”
A recent poll claims to show “that 24 percent of Republican respondents agreed with the statement that the president might be the Antichrist, and 38 percent thought he was ‘doing many things Hitler did.” Many people throughout history have been accused with this charge, but what does the Bible have to say on the subject?
Many end times “prophets” seek to pull out individual verses from the Bible and base all their eschatology on that one verse, ignoring the historical and biblical context. Gary DeMar discusses the errors in this way of interpreting the Bible and how to avoid it.
End times’ speculators look to the Bible for signs and wonders of the last days, then predict that the end is near because we experience the kind of natural disasters the Bible mentions. Earthquakes have always been happening—practically everyday. What make the earthquakes of the end times unique is what Gary DeMar sheds light on in today’s show.
"The Early Church and the End of the World" by Gary DeMar and Francis Gumerlock asks this fundamental question: "What did the earliest of the early Christian writers actually believe about prophetic events?" We can only answer this question by studying what they wrote. Unfortunately, we do not have a complete record of the period. Many of their surviving works are only fragments of larger works no longer available to us. To make an historical investigation even more difficult, there are translation issues. Many of the works of those who wrote just before the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and beyond have not been translated into English.
Interest in Bible prophecy is picking up again among Christian eschatology enthusiasts. The integrity of the Bible is at stake when Christians make assumptions about the end times making the claim the Bible supports them. When students, unbelievers, and the Church at large are watching to see whether Christians will rightly discern the truth, Christians […]
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In 1977, D. S. Russell warned that end-time theorists might create the very situation which is being described [in their prophetic writings] so that the interpretation given brings about its own fulfillment.
While it’s difficult to deal with the middle portions of Revelation without establishing its historical context (the judgment upon Jerusalem), the time element (Rev. 1:1, 3; 22:7, 10, 12, 20), and interpretive methodology (Scripture with Scripture), what follows are some things to consider when looking at the above questions.
John Hagee’s “Christians United for Israel” held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., last month (July 2007). Supporters of CUFI are looking forward to Armageddon. Of course, they believe they won’t be around to experience it.