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“The End” is Here!

I’m very excited to announce the publication of my newest book, The End: A Comprehensive Overview of Bible Prophecy and the End of Days (Tyndale, 2012). Here’s the preface to the book. It expresses my purpose in writing it.

“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.”

To accomplish this purpose The End explains the foundational issues of biblical prophecy (such as the interpretation of prophecy, the biblical covenants, and key prophetic passages), main events, important players, and chronology of end time events. After the foundation is laid, the end times are unfolded chronologically. The various views of the rapture and millennium are discussed, and the pre-millennial, pre-tribulational views are presented and defended. Whether you agree with every view and interpretation I adopt or not, I hope you’ll find it to be a helpful resource. I had a great time writing it, and I pray that it can be used to bless others and glorify our sovereign God who holds the future in His Hand.

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The Mayan Apocalypse

I’ve had the privilege of writing over twenty non-fiction books on end time biblical prophecy. Over the years, many people have asked me when I was going to make a foray into fiction. My standard response has been that I am waiting for the right idea. And as you can see, I believe the Lord has given me the right idea and the right person to work with me. After writing 2012, the Bible and the End of the World, it seemed natural to write a novel on this fascinating topic that’s gaining so much attention and will continue to escalate as 12/21/12 approaches.71527290 It’s my prayer that the Lord can use this book to bring the truth of the end times and the end of the world to even more people.

I’m so grateful for Alton Gansky. He’s a veteran author with many fiction titles under his belt. He did a wonderful job bringing the story to life. If you love end time prophecy and good fiction, you will enjoy this book. I recommend reading 2012, the Bible and the End of the World along with The Mayan Apoclaypse. It will give you some more indepth background information about the 2012 phenomenon.

This is my first novel but hopefully won’t be the last. I had a great time working with Alton on this project.

Here’s a link that will give you some more information.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvjxx5swa_8

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The Amazing Claims of Bible Prophecy

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Almost everywhere you go today it’s there. Deep-seated fear.  A brooding sense of uneasiness. Fear about the future, pandemic plagues, the economy, war, monstrous natural disasters, nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands and even the environment. The world today is headed for continuing crisis in the Middle East and probably here at home. No one knows exactly what form the crisis will take, but as always, people will begin to ask the big questions—Is this the end? Are we approaching Armageddon? Are there any real answers? Is there a reliable guide to what the future holds? Is there any way for certain to know what the future holds? Is there a sure word about tomorrow? Is there any possibility of hope or are we all doomed?

Modern man is asking questions about the future as never before. They are solemn questions; they are searching questions. The Bible is certainly the best place to look for answers. Many biblical prophecies have already been fulfilled with stunning accuracy and others are coming true right before our eyes, or at least the stage is being set for their fulfillment. Even the most skeptical person can put these prophecies to the test by noting the literal, precise fulfillment of past prophecies. For this reason, biblical prophecy is being discussed more than ever before. In these prophecies it’s possible to probe for clues to find where we are in God’s program and the predicted events that may occur in our lifetime. Prophecies, which in the past were sometimes brushed aside as too incredible are now being studied again.

Unlike the self-proclaimed prophets of yesterday and today, like Nostradamus, Edward Cayce, or Jeanne Dixon, Jesus and the biblical prophets did not peddle vague and general predictions that could be adjusted to any situation. The prophecies recorded in the Bible are detailed and intricately interwoven.

Most people have probably never considered the fact that more than one-fourth of the Bible was prophetic at the time it was written. The Bible is a book of prophecy. It contains about one thousand prophecies, about five hundred of which have already been fulfilled down to the minutest detail. With this kind of proven track record of 100 percent accuracy with five hundred prophecies, we can confidently believe that the remaining five hundred yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies will also come to pass at the appointed time. Someone has well-said, “we don’t believe in prophecy because it’s contained in the Bible, but we believe in the Bible because it contains prophecy.” Prophecy is the most credible proof of the uniqueness and divine inspiration of the Bible. Its importance can hardly be overstated. Fulfilled prophecy validates the Bible and all the precious truths it contains. Think about it. If hundreds of biblical prophecies have been meticulously, accurately fulfilled, then it stands to reason that what the Bible has to say about other things—such as the nature and character of God, creation, the nature of man, salvation, and the existence of heaven and hell—are 100 percent accurate as well. It also demonstrates that the Bible’s content is not man-made but rather has its origins outside our own time-space continuum.

The God of the Bible is so certain that only He can foretell the future that He issues a challenge to any would-be rivals to His place of supremacy in the universe. The basis of the challenge is that only the true God can accurately predict the future. Read what God says about His unique ability to forecast the future.

     Isaiah 41:21-24

‘Present your case,’ the Lord says. ‘Bring forward your strong arguments,’ The king of Jacob says, Let them bring forth and declare to us what is going to take place; As the former events, declare what they were, That we may consider them and know their outcome, Or announce to us what is coming; Declare the things that are going to come afterward, That we may know that you are gods; Indeed, do good or evil, that we may anxiously look about us and fear together. Behold, you are of no account, And your work amounts to nothing; He who chooses you is an abomination.

Isaiah 42:9

‘Behold, the former things have come to pass, now I declare new things; before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.’

Isaiah 44:6-8

‘Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me.

Daniel 2:20-22

Daniel said, ‘Let the name of god be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. It is he who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.

 The simple purpose of The Amazing Claims of Bible Prophecy is to demonstrate the reliability and 100 percent accuracy of the Bible in predicting stunning events that have already come to fulfillment and its reliability, based on this proven track record, to foretell astonishing events that are still future and to give us assurance and hope in these perilous days in which we live.


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The Late Great United States

the late great united statesThe question I get asked more than any other about end time prophecy is “where is America in Bible prophecy”? or “when is God going to judge America?” In January 2009, Multnomah publishers relaesed my book The Late Great United States that addresses all the key issues and questions related to America’s role, if any, in the end times. A new updated, paperback version of The Late Great United States is now available.

With all that’s going on in our nation today, and throughout the world, I think you’ll find this book very helpful in answering the key questions about America in Bible prophecy.

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District 9 and Revelation 9

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“District 9” topped the movie charts this week, giving hope to sci-fi enthusiasts that this genre is making a comeback. Here’s a short synopsis of the movie:

The film is set in Johannesburg, South Africa where for twenty years a large alien spacecraft has been hovering, dormant, over the city. During the course of these two decades, the government has kept the ship’s growing population of nearly two million alien inhabitants, known as prawns, quarantined in a gated section of the city known as “District 9.” This district is basically a slum where a multitude of disturbing and illegal activities take place against the alien refugees.

As you could expect, from there the movie takes some interesting twists and turns. But what caught my attention was the portrayal of the aliens as locust-like or shrimp-like creatures. As I already noted, they are even called “prawns.” If you remember the movie “Independence Day,” the aliens in that movie were like locusts. Other alien invasion movies since that time have picked-up this description, so that now it’s almost standard sci-fi fare for the aliens to look like big, scary insects, especially locusts. What’s the big deal about the locust imagery? In Revelation 9:1-11, the Bible describes a future invasion of planet earth by beings from another sphere. They are graphically portrayed.

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. And he opened the bottomless pit; and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. . . . And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; and they will long to die and death flees from them. And the appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads, as it were, crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. And they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. And they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is the power to hurt men for five months. They have a king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abadddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.

These invading beings during the coming tribulation are clearly demons as they swarm out into the earth from the abyss. In this case, the truth really is stranger than fiction. This bizarre event described in Revelation 9 is well-presented in one of the books in the Left Behind series titled Apollyon. Could it be that all these movies and their portrayal of aliens is setting the world up for an actual invasion of locust-like creatures in the future that are really demons from the abyss? Most people today are totally unaware of what’s coming on this earth in the future. An alien invasion is coming, but not the kind they are expecting. Make sure you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, so you will be delivered from this coming time of horror.