In your article “The Four Horsemen, al Mahdi, and the Magnetic Polar Reversal” you state that the antichrist might come out of the religion of Islam. Even though I think it’s highly possible my problem is this. If the Gog/Magog war precedes the Tribulation like you believe (and so do I) and the Moslem armies are destroyed, wouldn’t that make Islam become irrelevant?
I can’t see anybody from that point forward thinking that the religion of Islam has any credibility left. Why would Allah cause his believers to be annihilated only to come back and see the Jewish temple rebuilt? I could see all Islamic peoples losing faith and seeing the true power of the God of Israel. That’s the point of the war, to make everybody see that the God of Israel still exists. This doesn’t mean they come to see Christ as savior, only that the God of Israel is the true God.
I’m still leaning toward the false prophet coming out of the House of Israel and the Antichrist coming out of the Gentile Romans. How do you think it might work out that the Mahdi might be the Antichrist or that this figure embraces Islam considering they lose the war? I would think this would put Judaism at the top of its game.
I just recently discovered your website. You have helped me to really understand Bible prophecy. I have very much enjoyed reading your articles, until I came to “The Watchman.” I have been a Christian my whole life, but I am also a staunch animal rights activist and environmentalist and was very insulted when I read your comment about “pagan environmentalists.” How dare you make a sweeping generalization of this nature! There are many people like me who are concerned for the environment and all of its inhabitants and are also Christians.
Why is it “pagan” to be an animal rights activist and environmentalist? Do you really think that God approves of the way that humans have treated the land and the animals that he gave us? Were we not told to be the stewards of the animals? I love all of God’s creatures, and I am no more pagan than you are. I will continue to fight for animals and the environment until the Rapture happens, or I die. You might want to refrain from making generalizations like that, you could actually lose some people to whom you are ministering — isn’t that also what racists do?!!!
I have been a born again Christian for over 20 years. I have always believed in the rapture, and my studies lead me to a pre-tribulation view. While I hope everyday that it could happen “today’! I have two children ages 5 and 9 that I assume would be raptured along with us. Is there a scripture to support this view?
I’m interested in your perspective on the “emerging church”, and “new Christianity”, etc, that has come out of the ‘seeker friendly’ church movement. I believe that what is ‘new’ is not true and what is true is not new. My question is, do you see this movement tied to the end times? Is it one of the seven churches of Rev. 2-3? Or is it just a distraction that will soon fade away?
Q. I recently read on your site that you believe that sin is what gives Satan access to us and that we need to confess often to keep him at bay. My question, then, is what gave Satan access to Jesus? I know our Lord was sinless, so are you saying that sin in general gives Satan access to each of us (i.e. Adam’s original sin), or are you saying that our individual sin gives him access to us, or both?
My question today is about generational curses. I myself do not agree that generational curses are scriptural; I know that in Exodus 20:5 it states “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;” Preachers/Teachers have used this scripture to build this doctrine, but they always leave out the part about “of them that hate me;”… When I put Ezekiel 18:20-22 together with this scripture to me it is clear that generational curses are not Biblically sound, what are your thoughts?