Time Statements

Time's Almost Up!

On a pre-recorded Trinity Broadcasting program broadcast on March 20, 2003, prophecy teacher John Hagee said the (then) current Iraqi crisis was the beginning of the end, and that the Rapture would likely occur within six months. The host, Benny Hinn, appeared shocked, and asked "Are we that close? Are you saying the rapture could be in six months?" Hagee…

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The New Prophets of Revelation

The May 24, 2004 issue of Newsweek featured stories, again, about the continuing Left Behind phenomenon. The book series has sold over 62 million copies, and spawned movies, and even comic books. Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins are looked upon as the leading experts on Biblical last things by literally millions of people. This is extremely sad. LaHaye says one…

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Leaving the Rapture Behind

The wildly successful Left Behind book series has created fear and expectation in thousands of people. I read just the other day that 59% of Americans (supposedly) believe that the Left Behind interpretation of Revelation is at least "partially correct." According to Newsweek (May 24, 2004), 55% of Americans believe in the Left Behind Rapture concept. The problem is, and…

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Error in the Margins

The desperation of the opponents of Covenant Eschatology becomes increasingly apparent as one reads the attempts to escape the time statements of imminence relative to the Parousia. The purpose of this article is to examine brother Wayne Jackson’s attempt, in the January 1994 issue of the Christian Courier, to explain away Biblical imminence. In the past I have reviewed brother…

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Do Not Be Deceived!

A book by Francis Gummerlock, entitled The Day and Hour, chronicles the history of predictions of "the end of the world." The author lists would be prophets from the second century to the present, including the Millerite/Adventist prediction of 1844, the Mormon predictions that the Lord would come in that generation, Alexander CampbellÍs belief that his work was to bring…

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Can God Tell Time?

Almost two thousand years ago John the Baptizer said "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand," Matthew 3:2. Jesus, Son of God, echoed those words "the kingdom of heaven is at hand," Matthew 4:17. The Prince of Peace sent his disciples out to preach the same message, Luke 10. Jesus clearly said the kingdom, and other events as…

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