For decades, the National Enquirer and other tabloids have published predictions about famous people and events. Few people ever go back to check on their accuracy. Here are a few from 1996:
Some readers get upset any time I point out how modern-day prophecy writers misrepresent the Bible. My critics don’t seem to mind that Hal Lindsey has been wrong over the years in an area of study that has made his reputation and so much of Christendom has embraced as “gospel.” I’ve pointed out a number of these “miscalculations” in previous articles and books. It was amazing to see how people defended Lindsey even though I quoted Lindsey’s own words that he would be a “bum” if his 1948-1988 rapture scenario did not come to pass as he claimed it would.
With America’s self-conscious move toward unfettered socialism and fascism, some Christians will undoubtedly rev up the prophecy presses and inform the world that the end is near-again! History is a sober teacher of such foolishness.
Books on Bible prophecy are getting crazy. And what’s even crazier is that a legitimate news site is promoting them. There’s David Flynn’s Temple at the Center of Time: Newton’s Bible Codex Finally Deciphered and the Year 2012. The latest end-time speculative prophecy book is Thomas Horn’s Nephilim Stargates: The Year 2012 and the Return […]
Why does a Biblical worldview ministry that teaches people about America’s Christian heritage take on the controversial subject of Bible prophecy? What does Bible prophecy have to do with America’s history? The answer is quite simple. What people believe about the future impacts how they live today.
If there is one prophetic section of the Bible that is repeatedly turned to for support that our world is on the eve of destruction, it’s Ezekiel 38 and 39. M. R. DeHaan, writing in 1951, identified the sign of Gog and Magog
Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis(AiG) sees the newly opened Creation Museum contributing to the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophetic words in Matthew 24:14:
In the ongoing debate over Bible prophecy, a number of issues keep coming up. One of the biggest disputes is on the dating of Revelation. Was Revelation written prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 or nearly 40 years later?
Paul N. Benware’s revised and expanded edition of Understanding End Times Prophecy includes a chapter on Preterism.
John MacArthur laid down the gauntlet on the issue of prophecy in his opening talk at the 2007 Shepherds’ Conference.
American Vision is often asked why we deal with the controversial subject of Bible prophecy. After all, shouldn’t we just focus on America’s Christian history or even the Gospel? Great question.
Despite the clear teaching of this verse and others in the Bible, many Christians hold a warped view of Christ and Satan. Somehow they have bought into the idea that Christ and Satan are really co-equals battling through the ages for control of planet earth. But this is not what the Bible says at all. Jesus tells in Matthew 12:29 that he has bound Satan:
Most Christians believe this is referring to the Second Coming of Christ. But is it? Jesus is actually quoting directly from Daniel 7:13-14, which reads:
I’ve received a number of emails in response to my series of articles on the Kingdom. Most are positive, but I would like to take the opportunity to respond to a critical comment from one of our readers. I believe it will help us begin to understand the progressive nature of Christ’s Kingdom. He writes,
Despite this clear teaching throughout the Bible, I am surprised at how many Christians don’t really believe it or try to explain it away with fancy charts and graphs. Many of these well-meaning brethren try to correct me and say that the Kingdom is a future reality that is exactly 1,000 years from start to finish.
If you want to know when an event in the Bible is to happen, look for time indicators. Some of them are very specific: after three days, in 40 days, after 40 years, at the completion of 70 years.
The “great prophetic disappointment” of 1988 and the fizzle of the Left Behind franchise doesn’t mean formerly “rapture-ready” Christians have abandoned a belief in the return of Christ, but it has led to a fundamental reassessment of the interpretive methodology that has been used to make repeated dogmatic arguments for an imminent end-time event.
The Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins demonstrates that there has been a large appetite for end-time books, even after a long history of failed predictions made with certainty – from Oswald J. Smith (1889-1986) who in 1926 predicted that Mussolini was the dreaded antichrist.