This month’s Prophecy Watchers magazine features an article I just wrote on the spiritual powers working behind the scenes in the current conflict in Syria and ultimately in the long-awaited Battle of Gog and Magog. The article is entitled, “Is Gog Just a Turk?” The double entendre references the fact that there are “princes and powers of the air”–the dark forces of principalities that stir up world events (and empower its leaders), which transcend human agents. It also plays on the current controversy regarding whether Gog from the land of Magog references Turkey and Islamic nations only, or whether Gog … Read More
JUST ONE VERSE TO PROVE
THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE?
The Family Squabble Has Gotten Out of Control
Allow me to begin this article with one heartfelt word: *Sigh*
There is so much debate right now between the various camps holding differing positions on the timing of the rapture, an outsider would look at the situation in the pre-millennial prophecy community and assume we are enemies rather than family. You would think, based upon what has been said recently, we are forgetting that our adversaries are the teachings of antagonistic secular humanists, new age pantheists, and radical Muslims. That is a shame, … Read More
Some time ago (I can’t determine exactly when), Dr. Thomas Ice, a staunch proponent of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, wrote a paper that I recommend to everyone interested in eschatology. I finally got around to reading it carefully this past Sunday morning. It is my misfortune I had not read it months ago! It contains a great deal of vital information for those interested in the timing of the rapture of the Church.
In his paper, Dr. Ice provides a sound analysis of prophetic writings that precede John N. Darby (1800-1882). In fact, some references originated almost … Read More
THE BOOK OF ENOCH—KNOWING THE END AT THE BEGINNING
The word of the blessing of Enoch, with which he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed… Concerning the elect I said, as I began my story concerning them: The Holy Great One will come out from His dwelling, and the eternal God will tread on the earth, [even] on Mount Sinai, and appear in the strength of His might from heaven… And the earth shall be wholly torn apart, and all that is … Read More