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  • Left Behind?: Part 1

    The Truth about the Rapture

    David Brandt Berg

    June 2016

    Matthew chapter 24 is quite clear on the subject of Jesus' Second Coming, when He is going to return to gather all those who have received Him as their Savior and take them with Him back to Heaven--an event commonly referred to as "the Rapture." The rest of the Bible is also clear on when this happens. That's why for nearly 1,800 years practically every Christian believed Jesus would come back after the period He refers to as "Great Tribulation"--three and a half years of intense persecution.

  • Left Behind?: Part 2

    The Truth about the Rapture

    David Brandt Berg

    June 2016

    A lot of Christians who are expecting to get “raptured” (gathered into Heaven at Jesus’ Second Coming) before the Tribulation are going to get the shock of their lives, because that’s not going to happen. Jesus said so Himself: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days... they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:29-31).

  • The Final Judgment

    Joseph Candel

    June 2016

    Many people confuse the final Great White Throne Judgment at the end of the Millennium with the judgment seat of Christ, which occurs 1,000 years earlier after the Rapture. The Judgment Seat of Christ is an entirely different judgment in which the saved, those who have received Jesus as their Savior, are judged by Christ and are rewarded according to their works. The Bible tells us that when the kingdoms of this world became the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, He rewards His servants the prophets and the saints, and those who feared His name, small and great.

  • Endtime Survey: Post or Pre -Tribulation Rapture?

    Joseph Candel

    May 2016

    A friend of mine sent me a Christian news article from a survey that was done regarding various, endtime events dealing with Jesus’ Second Coming and the Rapture. The survey was compiled by Bob Smietana, entitled "Facts and Trends" and published by Christianity Today.

  • Signs and Seals

    Scott MacGregor

    March 2016

    I've read both Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 many times, but it wasn't until recently that I was struck by how the events foretold in those two chapters of the New Testament run in parallel.

  • The Spark of Life

    Richard Johnston

    February 2016

    Abiogenesis is a term that was apparently coined by Thomas Huxley in the 1860s. Commonly referred to as "Darwin's bulldog" for his aggressive promotion of Darwin's theory of evolution, Huxley attempted to patch the most obvious and fundamental hole in the theory by stating that life arose from non-life—that it was the result of the process of abiogenesis—in the long-distant past of the earth's primeval existence by some natural reaction that was possible then but impossible now.