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Can We Still Believe in the Rapture?

Christian Fiction… or Biblical Fact?

Today, the hope that all believers on earth will be “caught up” to heaven is being challenged in new waves of criticism. Is the rapture really taught in the Bible? Can we really expect Jesus to gather up His followers before the Antichrist is revealed?

In this well-reasoned and thorough defense, prophecy authors Mark Hitchcock and Ed Hindson examine the concept, context, and consequences of the important and long-expected event known as the rapture. Discover the answers to such questions as…

  • What is the rapture—and is there any historical precedent for it?
  • Why do some believers object to the idea of a rapture?
  • Does the timing of the rapture really make a difference?

As you explore what Scripture says about the end times, you’ll get a grander glimpse of your glorious future and the deepest hope of every follower of Jesus.

 

Russia Rising: Tracking the Bear in Bible Prophecy

Russia, again, is on the move. The news headlines proclaim it. Georgia was first. Then, Ukraine and the invasion of Crimea. Meddling in the elections of the United States followed. For the fourth straight year, Forbes has ranked Vladimir Putin as the world’s most powerful person―even above the president of the United States. Like it or not, the world has descended into a new Putin-led Cold War 2.0. As the storm clouds gather, America sleeps.

Russian’s hand in Syria and its closer ties to Iran are especially alarming to those who know Bible prophecy and the book of Ezekiel. Putin is poised right now on Israel’s northern border―an ominous sign of our times.

What does the Bible say about our troubling times?

In Russia Rising, Mark Hitchcock, popular speaker and Bible prophecy expert, explores the history of Russia and its current military moves. He will explain the biblical prophecies related to Russia, the Middle East, and the end times. The tracks of the Russian bear lead to the Middle East and Israel. Are we on a collision course with Russia?

 

Iran and Israel: Wars and Rumors of Wars

The nuclear standoff between Iran and Israel continues to build. The two nations have engaged in a shadow war since 1979, but it threatens to break into open war that could escalate into a regional or even global conflagration. To complicate matters even further, Iran’s mullah regime holds to an apocalyptic, genocidal ideology that justifies the annihilation of Israel and believes it can hasten the coming of its Messiah (the Mahdi) by destroying Israel and the U.S. Questions abound. How close is Iran to getting the bomb? Will Israel carry out a preemptive strike against Iran? What will happen? What will Hezbollah and Hamas do? Will the U.S. be dragged into the conflict? What could happen to world  oil supply? Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? What does the future hold? Iran and Israel is an up-to-date look at these questions and many more that will help you make sense of what’s going on in our world today and where it’s all ultimately headed.and delivery? Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? What does the future hold?

 

 

The End: A Complete Overview of Bible Prophecy and the End of Days

In 1958, Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost published his doctrinal dissertation from Dallas Theological Seminary in a monumental book titled Things to Come. This book is an exhaustive study of Bible prophecy and has served as the standard for end time prophecy for fifty years. I had the great privilege to study under Dr. Pentecost and hold him in the highest respect. My goal is for The End, in some small way, to provide for my generation and the ones following what Dr. Pentecost did for his. While no book can or should replace his work, I would like for this book to serve as a comprehensive resource for a new generation interested in biblical eschatology. There has never been a time when it is more important for God’s people to understand the prophetic word and look for His appearing. People everywhere today have sobering questions,  searching questions, about what the future holds. God’s Word is the only place we can find sure answers. Yet, at the very time when serious study and preaching and teaching about prophecy is most needed, its importance has diminished in many churches and in the lives of many Christians. I pray that this work can play some small role in sparking a renewed interest and passion for the blessed hope.

 

 

The Late Great United StatesThe Late Great United States: What Bible Prophecy Reveals about America’s Last Days

Is it possible the United States, a superpower without peer in history, might not be a key player as the world makes its way down the road to the Battle of Armageddon?

This is the central question explored by prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock in The Late Great United States, a fascinating behind-the-headlines look at numerous current events and how they relate to what the Bible says about the last days.

Americans are accustomed to seeing their country center stage as a world power, but as Hitchcock carefully details, this may not be the case in the final scene. Based on extensive research of the Bible and other sources, The Late Great United States provides compelling and often surprising answers to questions like these:

  • Does the Bible say anything about America in the last days?
  • How could the U.S. fit into God’s prophetic plan?
  • Will America survive?
  • Might the anti-Christ come from America?
  • Could America’s addiction to oil be her undoing?
  • Will America be destroyed by a nuclear attack?
  • Could America fall from within as a result of moral corruption?
  • Is America still a “blessed” nation?
  • How should individual Christians respond to a world in chaos?

Regardless of America’s final fate and the outcome of dire events at the end of the age, Hitchcock urges us to find our hope in a God who will not forsake us–no matter what cataclysms we experience on earth.

 

 

101 Answers to the Most Asked Questions About the End

For many believers, the subject of the End Times stirs confusion, apprehension, and dread. No longer! This user-friendly manual answers 101 of the most frequently asked questions about everything from the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, the Antichrist, and Tribulation to the Second Coming and the Millennium. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock offers a biblically authoritative resource for understanding God’s plan and a reason for peace instead of anxiety about each believer’s role in it.

‘The End Is Near!’

Or is it? The Antichrist is alive and well today! Or is he? The church is about to be raptured and will certainly escape the tribulation…. right?

When it comes to the End Times, there’s so much confusion. Preachers with elaborate charts share their theories about Revelation and other prophetic books of the Bible. “Ah, Babylon stands for the United States ,” they say. But then other teachers share their theories: “No, Babylon stands for the Roman Catholic Church, or the European Union, or the literal Babylon rebuilt in Iraq ….”

Would somebody please shoot straight with me?

Finally, someone has. Gifted scholar and pastor Mark Hitchcock walks you gently through Bible prophecy in an engaging, user-friendly style. Hitchcock’s careful examination of the topic will leave you feeling informed and balanced in your understanding of events to come…in our time?

 

Other Publications:

Cashless: Bible Prophecy, Economic Chaos, and the Future Financial Order

2012, The Bible, and the End of the World

The Apocalypse of Ahmadinejad: The Revelation of Iran’s Nuclear Prophet (Multnomah, September 2007)

Iran: The Coming Crisis: Radical Islam, Oil, and the Nuclear Threat (Multnomah, July 2006)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (2004)

What Jesus Says about Earth’s Final Days (2003)

Seven Signs of the End Times (2003)

Is the Antichrist Alive Today? (2003)

The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel (2002)

Is America in Bible Prophecy? (2002)

What On Earth is Going On? (2002)

Could the Rapture Happen Today? (Multnomah, 2005)

55 Answers to Questions About Life After Death (MMultnomah, 2005)

The Truth Behind Left Behind (with co-author Tommy Ice, Multnomah, 2004)

The Second Coming of Babylon (Multnomah, 2003)

The Complete Book of Bible Prophecy (Tyndale, 1999)

After the Empire: Bible Prophecy in Light of the Fall of the Soviet Union (Tyndale, 1994)

Contributor:

End Times Controversy, ed. Tim LaHaye and Thomas Ice

The Gathering Storm, ed. Mal Couch

Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible

The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy

The Left Behind Prophecy Club Newsletter, Contributing Editor