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.
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?
Papers of Isaac Newton have surfaced that show that he predicted the end of the world would take place no earlier than the year 2060, exactly 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire.
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.
I just received a book notice from Moody Press for a new commentary on Revelation by John MacArthur with the title Because the Time is Near.