May 20, 2017
From time to time, this column on Endtime events revisits the subject of the “image of the Beast.” Recently I was looking at a photo of a gold-plated colossus of a recently deceased dictator, and it got me thinking. It seems dictators really like having giant statues of themselves erected, and it looks like the worst tyrant the world will ever know is going to follow in the tradition of his predecessors.
January 6, 2017
According to the Bible, the struggle between the forces of good and evil will climax in a cataclysmic battle known as Armageddon. The word “Armageddon” comes from the Hebrew har megiddôn, “hill (or height) of Megiddo,” a reference to a site in northern Israel, east of Haifa. This mount overlooks the Valley of Jezreel and the Plain of Esdraelon.
Just the thought of living through the traumatic era referred to in the Bible as the Great Tribulation, the "time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time" (Daniel 12:1), is enough to make most of us uneasy, to say the least. And if we didn't have God on our side, it would be a most frightening prospect. But the fact of the matter is that if you are a believer, then you do have God on your side.
December 30 2016
One of the biggest problems many poor nations face today is the so-called "debt crisis." They unwisely borrowed billions of dollars from the richer nations, thinking that these loans would enable them to produce more goods and make more money and then they'd pay back their debts, but the rich who loaned them all of this money surely must have known that the poor countries would never be able to pay them back.
July 25th, 2016 was the passing on of Tim LaHaye, the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries and founder of the Pre-Trib Research Center. The books he wrote with Mr. Jenkins, the “Left Behind” series, had sold approximately 62 million copies. There were also three movies made on the Left Behind Secret Rapture.
Joseph Candel and Scott MacGregor
According to Bible prophecy, the event that will clearly mark the start of the Antichrist’s seven-year reign is the signing of a pact or “covenant”: “He [the Antichrist] shall confirm a covenant with many for one week [seven years]” (Daniel 9:27a). The covenant appears to be a peace accord, as well as some sort of religious pact--possibly one that tackles the thorny issue of coexistence between Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Middle East, and by which Jerusalem could be declared an international city with free and equal access guaranteed to people of all faiths. (Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:28,30)