The recent interest in the so-called blood moons (lunar eclipses) of 2014 and 2015, have brought the question of the timing of the Apocalypse back into the discussion for many—not just those who study Bible prophecy. The very unusual occurrence of four blood moons within a short interval of time (in this case 18 months), with those blood moons falling on certain very important of the Jewish ‘feast days,’ has given rise to increased speculation about the end of the world. Why is this the case? Because the blood moon portrays a … Read More
The Kingdom of God is a paradox. Jesus’ disciples are asked to embrace the paradox of seeking to convert the whole world even while they remain vigilant waiting for His soon return. Given the irony of the insistence that ‘what the disciples do, they must do quickly’ (in terms of being witnesses), and that Christians have been waiting for two millennia for Jesus to come back, perhaps we should stop asking the question of “when will it happen?” Perhaps we should only ask, “What must we be doing today since the teaching of Jesus to His … Read More
It is Holy Week, also known by its older name, Passion Week. Most of us realize right away when we use that colorful word, passion, that in this context we are talking about the sufferings of Jesus Christ during His last week of ministry on this earth. While it is often debated exactly what day Jesus was crucified (I happen to believe it was on a Wednesday and three and a half days later he was resurrected on or about 6 AM or sunrise, Sunday morning), it is seldom debated that He suffered excruciating anguish and pain. The pain … Read More
All eyes will be in the sky in the wee hours this Tuesday morning (the Blood Moon is scheduled to appear in the sky at about 3.07 a.m. ET on April 15, 2014, but will only last around 30 minutes)… that is 3 hours past midnight Monday night just to be clear. It will even be live streamed if its cloudy where you live (click here).