It seems as if the world is getting more and more troubled. There are wars, famines, earthquakes, new diseases; there are increases in corruption, immorality, and violent crime all over the world. It is no wonder that many ask if we are living in the Last Days, if the end of the world is near.
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The Bible is the only book that accurately predicts the future. It is worth noting that two-thirds of the Bible is prophecy. One-half of these prophecies have already come to pass. No other world religion has a book that does this.
The basic test of the true God, the true faith, the true prophet and . . . Read more ›
We are living at a time when Bible prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes. We watched the dramatic changes that have taken place in Eastern Europe with the collapse of communism. We have seen the emergence of the European Community as a major economic power, while the United States has . . . Read more ›
According to the Bible, there is a generation that will not see death (Mark 13:30). Instead, they will be removed from the face of the earth in what is known as the rapture of the church.
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed—in a moment, in the . . . Read more ›
Let’s consider some of the effects of the rapture on each of us:.
The rapture means no death.
As I said earlier, there is a generation that will not see death. Are we that generation? I cannot say with certainty that we are, but if we are not, I believe that we are very close to His return . . . Read more ›
Paul wrote practical words on how the truth of the rapture should affect our lives in 1 Thessalonians 5:1–9.
“Peace and safety”
Today this is the great cry of humanity. We hear so much about a global family, and the only thing that is really lacking is a leader. The world is ripe for . . . Read more ›
Have you ever really been homesick?
For those who come from wonderful homes, the old saying, “There is no place like home,” rings true. On the other hand, those from miserable homes sometimes enjoy their time away. Regardless, there is one home waiting for us that we all should . . . Read more ›
Two significant events will take place in Heaven after the rapture of believers:
The Judgment Seat of Christ
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
These two events will precede our return to earth with the Lord in the Second Coming of Christ. If you are a believer, you will be present at both.
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You might have thought that only nonbelievers would be judged. They will be, but that occurs at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20). That is the final judgment, and it takes place to show the nonbeliever why they are rejected from God’s presence in Heaven. (They rejected . . . Read more ›
The Bible describes many crowns we will receive at the judgment seat of Christ.
The crown of rejoicing (or a soul-winner’s crown)
“For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?” (1 Thessalonians . . . Read more ›
There have been quite a number of cults (Heaven’s Gate, the Order of the Solar Temple, the Branch Davidians, and the followers of Jim Jones, for example) who have sought to leave this world in search of a better place by means of suicide.
Other preachers and teachers have publicly announced . . . Read more ›
Hard times for planet Earth
Revelation 6:1–17 shows that planet Earth is headed for some hard times.
Ecological disaster on a scale never known to man.
Unprecedented famine, disease, and possibly nuclear war will sweep the planet, culminating in the war to end all wars—Armageddon.
More than one . . . Read more ›
Some have confused the rider of the white horse in verse two with Jesus, but the rider is actually the Antichrist.
For following the appearing of the rider is not a kingdom of righteousness, but a time of wickedness and sorrow. Masquerading as the true Messiah, he wears a crown, while Jesus wears . . . Read more ›
Social unrest, violence, immorality, political and economic instability—all these are but signs of the times. If the Antichrist is getting close, then the return of Jesus Christ for His people is even closer.
The Antichrist cannot be revealed until after the church is removed. Are you ready for that . . . Read more ›
“We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.” —Gen. Omar Bradley, Armistice Day Speech 1948
The problem with world peace
Now that we are some . . . Read more ›
Revelation 19 is a description of the war to end all wars. The Great Tribulation Period will be the hardest and most devastating time this planet has ever seen. In fact, Jesus told us that if He didn’t return to end this tribulation period, there wouldn’t be anyone left alive!
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In Revelation 6:1–8 Jesus shows the apostle John the beginning of the end by describing the planet’s coming horrors through descriptive pictures of four successive horses and their riders.
The White Horse
The White Horse symbolizes the coming Antichrist, masquerading as the Messiah, who . . . Read more ›
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces. . .And I . . . Read more ›
Will believers experience the Great Tribulation?
In any instance where God’s wrath was poured out, He delivered His people. Noah and Lot are good examples. Noah and his family were rescued from world judgment while Lot and his family were rescued from the destruction of a city.
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The return of Jesus Christ is described in Revelation 19:11–21.
Like the rapture, there are specific elements to Christ’s second coming. But, unlike the rapture:
Christ will come with judgment
Christ will come back with His people
Everyone will see Christ’s return
A joyous time for . . . Read more ›
The defeat of Satan
At this point in time, the Antichrist has come, established himself as head of a ten-nation confederacy, and has led them into the bloodiest battle of all time, Armageddon! At the end of this horrible massacre, Jesus Christ returns, and He throws both the Antichrist and the False . . . Read more ›
God is no respecter of persons. Whether a pauper or a prince, no one will be exempt from the Great White Throne Judgment, except believers. The Bible states, “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of . . . Read more ›
“One God, one law, one element; and one far off, divine event to which the whole Creation moves.” —Inscription in the Dome of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
The great unknown
Many people are uncomfortable with the thought of dying. Why? Because we are afraid to die. The Bible . . . Read more ›
The Bible describes Hell in several different ways.
Hell is like a garbage dump
The word that is often translated “hell” in the New Testament is Gehenna. This was a place where the garbage was dumped in New Testament times. Every kind of garbage was thrown there, including the corpses of . . . Read more ›
Because God is a God of love and justice, He created Hell for Satan and his fallen angels. It was not made for people! In fact, God took radical measures to keep us out of Hell. Jesus prayed, “I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My . . . Read more ›