And how do those perspectives line up with Scripture? In this book, readers will discover what they can know for certain.
The End of Days: A compelling new understanding of end time biblical prophecy
And as they consider the things that still remain uncertain, they will gain a renewed trust that God knows what He is doing. His plan is perfect, and it will unfold in His timing. An easy-to-understand resource that provides much-needed clarification about the end times. Written by Bible scholars but created for everyday readers and Bible students, this volume makes it possible for users to expand their knowledge of prophecy in ways unmatched by other books. But most of us don't focus 27 percent of our personal Bible study on prophecy.
We're confused. You can also read the American Vision Collection along with your Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of other Bible study tools in your digital library. For decades, popular prophecy writers have emphatically insisted that our generation is the terminal generation, the last generation before the rapture of the church. First, we were told that was the end date. Then it was the turn of the millennial clock. Next it was The end keeps getting pushed farther in the future.
As a result of many failed predictions, many Christians are beginning to take a second look at a prophetic system that they were told is the only one that takes the literal interpretation of the Bible seriously. Gary DeMar has taken on the task of exposing some of the popular myths foisted upon the public by prophetic speculators:.
Written in the style of a law reference guide, Biblical Law is a layman's compendium of the Bible's applications to all manners of contemporary society. With topics ranging from war and taxation to contracts and loans, from marriage and hospitality to welfare and husbandry, Clark's expositions are as practical as they are scriptural.
In the so-called marketplace of ideas, Christians face countless attacks on and challenges to their faith, many of which engage in subversive rhetoric and logic in order to undermine the whole counsel of God. Whether coming from skeptics, atheist, leftists, cults, or even other Christians, poor logic and dubious reasoning deserve exposure and correction.
In his new book, Biblical Logic , Joel McDurmon returns to God's Word to recover logic and critical thinking from the hands of the enemy, and to expose the fallacies of unbelief and unbiblical ideas. But is the Bible really the place to turn for logic? Is not logic the domain of scholars and philosophers? Long ago, the British philosopher John Locke answered this common misconception: God has not been so sparing to men to make them barely two-legged creatures, and left it to Aristotle to make them rational.
In other words, logic existed and people reasoned and used the critical faculties of their minds long before any philosopher came along to teach about it. God created logic and reasoning as He created man, and He created it for man, and therefore we should find it reasonable that God's Word has something to say—if not a lot to say—about logic, rationality, and good judgment. Christ has made us priests and kings Revelation He has determined that His saints shall judge the world, and even judge angels 1 Corinthians , and He has thoroughly equipped us to perform these tasks.
God's Word sets the standard of reasoning and law by which we shall judge, and the Bible teaches us this standard—a standard we must follow and to which we ourselves must give account. Biblical Logic returns to God's Word to find that standard, and to recover the God-given directives for faithful logic and critical thinking. By this standard, and by this example, God's saints you can indeed discern and judge the world as God has commanded. Joel McDurmon is a staff writer and researcher at American Vision.
A popular lecturer at conferences across the nation, Joel maintains a weekly column for the American Vision website and preaches regularly at Christ Church in Branch Cove, Alabama. His works focus on apologetics, theology, and history. Joel and his family reside in Dallas, Georgia. Sample Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. God's Law is Christianity's tool of dominion. This is where any discussion of God's law ultimately arrives: the issue of dominion. Ask yourself: Who is to rule on earth, Christ or Satan?
Whose followers have the ethically acceptable tool of dominion, Christ's or Satan's? What is this tool of dominion, the biblically revealed law of God, or the law of self-proclaimed autonomous man? Whose word is sovereign, God's or man's? Millions of Christians, sadly, have not recognized the continuing authority of God's law or its many applications to modern society. They have thereby reaped the whirlwind of cultural and intellectual impotence.
Why is end times Bible prophecy so confusing?
They implicitly denied the power of the death and resurrection of Christ. They have served as footstools for the enemies of God. But humanism's free ride is coming to an end. This book serves as an introduction to this woefully neglected topic. Greg L. Bahnsen — was once described as "the man atheists fear most. Jesus was warning Jerusalem to repent and to accept its new King Jesus or else fall under ultimate condemnation of God.
And when we misunderstand it, we misapply it. The section of Luke covered in this commentary requires this understanding. The parables Jesus tells during His final journey to Jerusalem Luke —, and beyond almost all pertain to the rebellion, faithlessness, judgment, and coming destruction of Jerusalem, and the salvation of a tiny remnant of His elect people. He also serves as a lecturer and regular contributor to the American Vision website, joining their staff in June of The end is here.
A World In Transition
At every calendar milestone, self-proclaimed modern-day "prophets" arise to stir up a furor rivaled only by the impending apocalypse they predict. This doom-and-gloom prognostication is not only spread by a few fanatics, but millions of Christians, including some of the most recognized names in mainstream Christianity who are caught up in the latest "last days" frenzy. If the word was not spread so that the people would have known He was coming, why was Daniel given the prophecy? This is an example of confirmation and recognition over prediction.
As scholars over the centuries realized what had happened, that news started to spread. Today, it is being spread to more people every day than in long periods of time in the past.
This is an extremely compelling argument for Yeshua being the true Messiah. For end times prophecy, we know that we must be watching. Most of the world will be deceived by the son of perdition because he will come in the name of peace. He will unify the world. He will bring something to the table that will appear to be wonderful.
His deception will be so good that had it not been for the prophecies, he may have been able to deceive almost everyone. This is one of the biggest reasons that end times Bible prophecies are obscure. They give us everything we need to know in order to recognize as the events take place. This is why I get so annoyed with all of the videos setting dates and declaring what events are coming. Most of the world will turn away from the Bible. They do this based upon a spirit of antichrist that has deceived some and appealed to greed of power for others.
Some of the most popular spiritual leaders in the world have deceived the masses into following false doctrines and into believing in future events that simply do not come. To understand how this is happening, we have to remember that the adversary has been plotting the downfall of man since the Garden of Eden. Satan has placed stumbling blocks in the hearts and minds of people to compel them to pull away from the Word of God. He has laid traps and prepared for our demise in ways that we cannot comprehend.
As Jude points out, Satan is formidable for even the most powerful of angels. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.