Are these the last days for ‘end times’ teaching?

Posted: August 22, 2008 in Denominational Fun, Keep it real, Networking, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture, Testify
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According to this story from and famed eschatologist and acclaimed augury author (nice, huh) Tim LaHaye, “possibly”.

“Today, we have some subtle teachers who have gone to secular colleges and have been brainwashed into secular humanism,” said LaHaye. “And because they have these degrees and they are Christians, many individuals are brought into seminaries and Bible schools. “[A]nd [sic] in the process they give the secular idea that we ought to allegorize prophecy, or we ought to spiritualize it,” he adds.

I get that. In Daniel, we read that life consists in 70 weeks of somesuch. In Matthew, wars and rumors of wars are discussed. And who hasn’t heard about the “Four Horsemen”… no, NOT THEM. As in “…of the Apocalypse.” Silly rasslin’ fans. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Eh-hem. [COUGH]. Sorry.

Anywhoo, with theories ranging from pre- to post-millennialism, the Tribulation to Armageddon, it’s easy to understand how some of those can get a little milquetoast. Damp, at the very least?!

The Bible’s truth is inerrant, yet so many “experts” have varied pontifications and diverse ruminations. Personally? A HiScrivener Hot Spiritual Opinion would be people are may getting slightly scared.

As much as charismatic folk can get “rapture happy,” we still have a life to live here – with marriages to enjoy, children to raise and destinies to fulfill. Every TRUE Christian loves Jesus but wants to experience him here before the rapture.

It’s obvious Jesus is thinking about saddling up on his steed. Look at the news – people are nowhere near afraid of repercussion from God (hence the reason of this lovely weblog). A glimmer of those prophecies seem to be coming true, but then again, people have been saying, “Jesus is coming back” since… well, he came back the first time.

Without a shred of doubt, heaven is going to be without superlatives. You can’t describe how amazing it will be, but some people actually believe they can experience the blessings and the Zoe life of God here on earth, if even for a while.

So, MEMO to Drs. LaHaye and Jenkins: I understand your lives are set because of the prophecies of a few, but think for a minute that some people may want a taste of what you already have… and they don’t have a book to write, but a life to live.

Wall Watchers, read the story. I would love to hear what you think.

  1. paul martin says:

    Do you know who painted the picture of the second coming you are using here?

  2. hiscrivener says:

    Thank you very kindly for your post… and proving my point.

    Most eschatologists throw out the soothsaying and doomsday with numbers, scriptures and factoids beyond laymen comprehension. Just because I get it – and you obviously do as well (nicely done, BTW) – doesn’t mean the masses do.

    I think that was the appeal with the “Left Behind” series. It dumbed it down but still made it so far to reach that it seemed like science fiction. It’s not. It’s very real, but is it tangible to someone that just walked an aisle and gave his or her life to the Lord.

    This is news he or she needs to know, but will it scare the bejeebers out of them without someone who has the ability to condense the equations into story problems?

  3. Daniel 9:24 – Seventy WEEKS, as it is Written –

    All end time Biblical prophetic time frames are in actual (literal) time, in other words, a day is a day, a year is a year, an hour is an hour, as it is “written”

    Daniel 9:24’s Seventy WEEKS are just that – 70 weeks x 7 days per week = 490 DAYS.

    The 490 (literal) DAYS will be fulfilled/completed at the Seventh Trumpet (1 Thess.4:16-17).

    Seventy WEEKS (Dan.9:24 below) are determined upon thy people (within thy holy city, Jerusalem – Zech.14:2 below) AND upon thy holy city (Jerusalem), to FINISH the transgression (against the saints of the most High – Matt.24:9, Dan.7:21, Dan.7:25, Dan.8:24, Re.12:17, Re.13:7, Re.13:15, Re.16:6, Re.17:6, Dan.12:6-7), and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy (Dan.8:17, Dan.8:26, Dan.10:14, Dan.11:35, Dan.12:4, Hab.2:3), and to anoint the most Holy.

    The most Holy (Dan.9:24 below) are the remnant (144,000) seen in the city at Revelation 11:13 ( below) giving glory to God just prior to the ascension.

    Dan.9:24 Seventy WEEKS are determined upon thy people AND upon thy holy city, to FINISH THE TRANSGRESSION, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and TO SEAL UP THE VISION AND PROPHECY, and to anoint the most Holy.

    Zech.14:2 For I will gather ALL NATIONS against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and HALF the city shall go forth into captivity, and THE RESIDUE OF THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT BE CUT OFF FROM THE CITY.

    Re.11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

    Patricia © Bible Prophecy on the Web
    Author of the self-study aid, The Book of Revelation Explained © 1982

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