Category Archives: Eschatology

The Gunpowder Plot

Reformation.org on the attempted Jesuit takeover of the papacy and the U.S. This fits with the interpretation of the woman on the beast in Revelation 17 as the Jesuit order trying to control the international political order:

Beginning with the new millennium, the Militia of Satan opted for a new 3-pronged strategy:

      • Install a Jesuit White Pope in the Vatican.
      • Install a Jesuit Chief Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
      • Install a Jesuit President in the White House...

Read more: http://www.reformation.org/gunpowder-plot.html

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Daniel 9:27 Grossly Mistranslated in Modern Versions

James Arendt:

I used to believe that Daniel 9:27 will be fulfilled by the Antichrist being processed by Satan during a final 7 year reign on earth just before the return of Jesus Christ. Imagine my surprise to learn Daniel 9:27 was considered a Messianic prophecy by all Protestant Christians before the 19th century! They believed it was fulfilled by Jesus Christ 2000 years ago! I came to this realization from December 2014 after holding the popular but mistaken interpretation for 40 years. It was thanks to a dear brother in Christ, David Nikao, who opened my eyes by his website: http://70thweekofdaniel.com/

Read more: http://www.jamesjpn.net/eschatology/daniel-927-grossly-mistranslated-in-modern-versions/

All Prophecies of Daniel 11 Fulfilled!

Bryan T. Huie via James Japan:

The longest continuous prophecy in the Bible is found in the 11th chapter of Daniel. It details events affecting the Jews from the 5th to the 1st centuries BCE. According to the internal dating of Daniel, it was compiled during the mid-6th century BCE. However, the prophecies found in Daniel (especially chapter 11) have caused some liberal Bible scholars to assign a much later date to the book of Daniel…

Read more: http://www.jamesjpn.net/eschatology/daniel-11-fulfilled-before-christ/

Seven Events Evangelicals Incorrectly Believe Will be Fulfilled in the Endtime

James Arendt:

  1. There is no seven-year countdown to Armageddon – prophesied in the Bible. The Scripture used to support a final 7 years is Daniel 9:27: And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week… Protestant Christians up to the 19th century used to teach the seven year confirmation of the Covenant was fulfilled in Christ and His Apostles up to the stoning of Stephen…

Read more: http://www.jamesjpn.net/basic-bible/seven-events-evangelicals-think-will-happen-but-wont/

Reflections on the Hitchcock-Hanegraff Debate on Revelation

Read an interesting discussion here:

https://puritanboard.com/threads/reflections-on-the-hitchcock-hanegraff-debate-on-revelation.96390/

Neither Repented They Of Their Sorceries

Revelation 9:21: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

“A new photograph collection, ‘Major Arcana: Witches in America,’ explores the idea of who identifies as a witch today – and there are no pointy hats, warts or green skin anywhere to be seen…”

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6337627/Hedge-witches-mass-hexing-Stunning-new-photos-reveal-faces-modern-witchcraft-America.html#comments

“Witches are sharing their magical teachings and talents with the masses using Instagram, and the most popular accounts have scored thousands of followers…”

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6334669/Meet-witch-influencers-Instagram.html

Europe in Bible Prophecy

Shaun Willcock of Bible Based Ministries:

Ever since the European Union arose on the world stage, decades ago now, gradually increasing in power and strength, Futurist interpreters of prophecy have seen in the EU a fulfilment of the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation which speak of the “ten kings”, symbolised by “ten toes” and “ten horns”.  They have correctly understood that these refer to ten European nations; but thereafter their interpretation descends into error, for they claim that these prophecies will be fulfilled by modern European states eventually giving their support to some future, political individual, whom they identify with the Antichrist.  Futurism, by definition, assigns a future fulfilment to biblical prophecies.  Certainly, many Futurists would say that the future is now here, and that we are living through the early stages of the fulfilment of the prophecies; but when I say that Futurism holds to a future Antichrist, a future tribulation, a future “united states of Europe”, I mean that Futurism scoffs at the notion that many biblical prophecies were in fact fulfilled in past centuries, or that some of them started to be fulfilled centuries ago and have continued to be fulfilled to the present day.

This is the Historicist understanding of Bible prophecy, and it was once almost universally held among Protestants; but in more recent times it came to be replaced by the Futurist theory.  This is a great tragedy, for in claiming that virtually all Bible prophecy has to do with a brief period of time near the end of the world, and with the Christians alive at that time and no others, Futurism essentially denies that history has fulfilled prophecy throughout the centuries of this Gospel age; and furthermore, it means that for all previous generations of Christians, through two thousand years of Church history, the prophecies of Daniel, Revelation, and elsewhere were essentially useless.  After all, why read and study things which will only supposedly be fulfilled during a short space of time in the future?  Truly, the Jesuit creator of this theory (yes, a Jesuit priest foisted it upon the world![1]) has caused untold confusion within the ranks of Protestantism!

Let us then turn our attention to what Bible prophecy says about Europe. Certainly it has much to say – but not what Futurists would like to force it to say.

The EU Far Exceeds 10

Decades ago, as the countries joining the European Union crept towards the number ten, Futurist prophecy expositors grew increasingly excited.  They saw the fulfilment of these prophecies as imminent!  And sure enough, the day came when there were ten member states of the EU.  Great jubilation in the Futurist camp!  Prophecy being fulfilled before everyone’s eyes!

But wait… the number then climbed to eleven, then twelve, then thirteen, then fourteen.  What was going on?  As it steadily rose higher – and then still higher – various explanations were given, none of them satisfactory.  And where does the number stand now?  At 28!  The EU is today much, much larger than the ten it was supposed to stay at, according to the theory.

But for those who were able to get past this irritating little fact and still see the EU as the sole fulfilment of the prophecies relating to the “ten kings”, they had other things to concern them.  For example: what happens if the EU one day disintegrates?  When the United Kingdom voted to exit the EU in 2016, this possibility became a very real one, and was openly expressed and discussed by the powers that be around the world.

Read more: http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/pamphlets/europe-in-bible-prophecy/

 

The Pretrib Contradiction

Alan Kurschner:

Premise 1: Pretribulationism claims that 1 Thessalonians 5:9 is a promise that exempts Christians from the future day of the Lord’s wrath: “For God did not destine us for wrath but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess 5:9).

(So far so good)

Premise 2: Pretribulationism claims that all the seals in the book of Revelation depict the day of the Lord’s wrath, which includes the fifth seal.

(Not so good)

The Pretrib Contradiction: The fifth seal depicts the death of Christians; therefore, according to pretrib reasoning these Christians experience the condemnation of the wrath of God.

Read more: https://www.alankurschner.com/2018/01/18/the-pretrib-contradiction/

Odd Problems in Dispensationalism

BayouHuguenot on the Puritan Board summarizes arguments made by Vanderwaal in Hal Lindsey and Biblical Prophecy:

Odd problems in dispensationalism: if the church age will end, and if there will be believers in the Tribulation, then the church isn’t the mother of believers. We await another mother, a Jewish one (30).

Another odd problem: One of the weirder problems in Gogology is that many Russians converted to Judaism in the Middle Ages, which means a lot of Jews in Eastern Europe have Russian blood. Now, Israel = Gog!

Read more: https://puritanboard.com/threads/hal-lindsey-and-biblical-prophecy-vanderwaal.95240/

Elections and Earthquakes

A headline from last year showing, once again, that people do not always use the term “earthquake” to speak of a literal earthquake:

An earthquake – and an echo of the 1930s: Historian MARK ALMOND says the German election result puts the stability of the country in question

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4915796/German-election-earthquake-echoes-1930s-Mark-Almond.html

This ties in with the historicist claim that “earthquake” in Bible prophecy often means a major shakeup and not necessarily a literal physical earthquake.  That means this future event is likely not a literal earthquake:

Revelation 16:18: And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.