Q. What are some major signs of a church falling into apostasy? I ask because I fear the church my husband and I have been attending for over 7 years may be slipping in the Emergent/Seeker Friendly category. Most classes are now being taught from books associated with contemplative prayer and meditation. We have also introduced a class on intercessory prayer being taught from a book by a known false prophet. My husband’s class is taught by a man that claims Eve was not the first woman God created, that it’s okay to gamble, that what we secure for ourselves in this life is what we’ll have in heaven… etc.
Q. The destruction of the northern invasion’s troops and allies with obvious supernatural intervention is said to show the Lord’s greatness and make Him known among nations (Ezek. 38:23), but apparently, this is not the same as the kind of acknowledgment that Zech. 12:10 speaks of (after Armageddon), with Israel turning to Jesus as Messiah as a nation?I don’t understand how Israel could proceed to follow the anti-Christ if they had turned back to the Lord after the Ezek. battle. Ezek. 39:22 says: “The house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God, from that day forward”.
How can they know that and then proceed to follow the anti-Christ? Is Jesus as Messiah still out of their minds until the second coming and instead, Israel thinks that the anti-Christ is the messiah until then, and they are following Yahweh without Jesus by building the temple? The timing doesn’t fit the whole picture otherwise.
A. I think you understand it pretty well. At the beginning Israel, and indeed the whole world will be astounded by the things the anti-Christ will be able to accomplish. (Rev. 13:3-4)
And since the Jews have always believed that the Messiah will be just a man like King David was, they won’t see the problem with him until the middle of the 70th week when he proclaims himself to be God. Then many of them will have the same issue with the anti-Christ as their ancestors had with Jesus. This is why he turns on them during the Great Tribulation.
Then at the end, those who’ve survived and haven’t already recognized that Jesus has been their Messiah all along will have their eyes opened just before the 2nd Coming as Zechariah 12:10 says.
I know a lot of prophecy scholars use the general life span of 70 years for the countdown for all end time prophecy to be fulfilled which leads us to 2018 or 2037. So many people swore the end of this age would come by 1988 due to a generation lasting 40 years. They were obviously wrong. So what if 2037 passes?
I read that Russian Pres. Putin has ordered Russian forces to a first strike alert status over the Kosovo situation. He has said that Russia will not permit the Serbian province of Kosovo to declare independence as the West intends. Is all this true?
Can you speak about the current events in Pakistan how they might play out in the Ends Times with regards to the War on Terror?
Re your thought that “the coming Moslem leader al Mahdi could be the AC”–I thought he was dead. Do you think through Satan’s power he will be resurrected and become the AC?
Why do so many Christians avoid the Bible’s end time prophecies? From reading the Olivet Discourse, I understand that the Lord WANTS us to know the signs of the times…to be watchful. Is it fear?
Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
Are the signs in the heavens trying to tell us something?
I have read with dismay several news articles this week suggesting the possibility of PM Ehud Olmert giving away the Temple Mount to the Palestinians. My question is this: From a Scriptural, prophetic viewpoint, would the LORD allow the temple mount to be given away?
I was wondering what you knew about the secret meetings of the North American Union. I heard on a Christian radio program a guy was talking about how the NAU and the other Unions around the world could make up the 10 horns?