Last Days

Armageddon

Three fifths of the world’s population killed. Two thirds of the Jews annihilated. The earth ravaged with horrible conflagrations, pestilence, and famine. The worst conflict the world has ever seen. It will make WWI and WWII look like a "picnic." It is the holocaust of Armageddon: and it is not far off…or so we are told. But is it? What…

Continue Reading

Last Days

Are We Living in the Last Days?

The website of the Left Behind organization, founded by Tim LaHaye, co-author of the popular book series Left Behind, has been running a poll. It should be noted that the Left Behind books, although they say they are fictional, state that the authors believe we are indeed in the last days. On the website, LaHaye informs us that the survey…

Continue Reading

Last Days

Are the"End Times" Quickly Approaching?

The August 2 Daily Ardmoreite carried a column by syndicated columnist George Plagenz with the title above. Plagenz recounted the current fascination with the "Left Behind" books, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, and the theology behind them. Plagenz says, "Christianity has always taught that the days of the world are numbered," and that prophecy students throughout the ages have…

Continue Reading

Last Days

And Behold, A Carp Shall Lead Them!

You may have seen the recent story. In a New York fish market, a man was getting ready to kill a 20 pound carp, when all of a sudden, this carp supposedly started speaking in Hebrew, saying that the end of the world is at hand! The worker, understandably panicked, ran out of the room shouting "It’s the devil!" The…

Continue Reading

Last Days

The Age to Come

One of the cardinal doctrines of eschatology is that of "the age to come." The age to come was to be the time of the Messiah, the kingdom, and salvation. It was the anticipated goal of Israel’s prophets. The purpose of this article is to take note of a recent article by dispensationalist Thomas Ice. In the publication “Midnight Call,”…

Continue Reading

Last Days

Signs of the End

Those who claim the end of the age will occur in or around the year 2000 insist that we see today the predicted signs of that event. Jesus however, said that the signs of his coming, and his coming, would occur in "this generation" (Matthew 24:34). That was his generation. Yet those who hold that Jesus’ coming has not yet…

Continue Reading