Will a False Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Lead to War Between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

Many smart people in the know are rightly worried that war may be inevitable in the Middle East. They are right to be worried, as this time it will not be a proxy war. This one will be a direct conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia for Muslim supremacy of the region. But this is not about two nations. It […]

Why Middle East Violence is Not Evidence the ‘Rapture’ or the End of the World is Near

Once again, the Bible is being interpreted through the lens of current events. The Christian Post reports: “Nearly eight out of 10 Evangelicals say they believe the ongoing violence in the Middle East is an indication that the rapture is on the horizon, a new survey released Friday shows. “Research conducted by the Brookings Institute’s […]

Michele Bachmann Claims Iran Deal is the Fulfillment of End Times Prophecy

Earlier this month, former Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, declared “that the nuclear agreement reached between Iran, the United States and five other world powers is nothing more than the fulfillment of End Times prophecy found in the Bible, and added that the world will likely see the ‘strong right arm’ of the Lord strike […]

Another False Antichrist Flag

Any time some new political figure comes on the scene, the prophecy pundits come out with their speculations on whether he might be the antichrist. Have these people learned nothing? The number of antichrist figures is legion. The latest antichrist candidate is the new Greek Prime Minister Alexios Tsipras: “Alexios Tsipras has been prime minister […]

Is the Rise in Natural Disasters a Sign that the ‘End Times’ are Upon Us?

A report by the Public Religion Research Institute reports that nearly half of Americans “believe that the recent surge in natural disasters is the result of biblical ‘End Times’ and not “climate change, and more than two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants hold this belief, according to a new study.” The premise is false. If history […]

Is Ebola a Sign of the End Times?

“People were surrounded by traumatic death. And they didn’t have any idea how far it would go. Was it going to kill everybody? . . . Could this be the end of the world—is this Armageddon that the street corner ministers are preaching about?” (Influenza, 1918) As expected, with attention being given to Ebola, end-time […]

Why the Left Behind Film is Not Biblical

The reboot of a film version of Left Behind has turned out to be a commercial flop even though it has some big named-actors in it. The Left Behind book series is a revival of other end-time novels that have been plaguing the Christian publishing world for nearly 90 years. The first end-time Christian novel […]

Don’t Blame the Loss of Religion on the Internet

There’s a new study out that is giving the impression to some people that the loss of religion is the result of the Internet. The UK Daily Mail article does not make a causal relationship, but some Christian sites give the impression that it does.  Allen Downey, a computer scientist at the Olin College of […]

Liberals Love It When Billy Graham Claims the End is Near

In a recent article on the WND website, I found the article “Billy Graham Sounds Alarm for 2nd Coming”: “Just as Noah did in ancient times, world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham is sounding the alarm that the Second Coming is ‘near’ and signs of the end of the age are ‘converging now for the first time […]