You are technically right, but what a shame that you don’t hear preaching like this in most Sabbath-keeping churches. People need a warning and this satisfies a real need. The theology can get sorted out later if people will read teh Bible and not follow a man which is too easy to do. We should be like the Bereans who “searched the Scriptures whether those things were so,” Acts 17:11.
Jesus said: “When you see these signs, lift up your head and rejoice. Your redemption draweth nigh.” Simply stated: The King is coming! Get ready! Planet earth is about to become the playground for the Anti-Christ and his New World Order. The church will be raptured before the Anti-Christ appears; and I believe he could be introduced in Europe at any time. Pray up! Pack up! We’re going up…and very soon. I’ll chat with you next week!
The remainder of the book consists of fairly standard presentations of a pretribulational view of last things, and here Hagee does well in not trying to pinpoint contemporary persons and events as the definite fulfillments of the biblical passages. In this section he provides a helpful chart which contrasts the Lord Jesus with the Antichrist (136).
Bundy and his family ranched in Nevada’s Gold Butte for almost 70 years before the blm even existed. The Bundys, like many other ranchers, were induced to settle the area with the promise of free grazing land with no fees or limitations. It was part of the government’s plan to develop the West—and the Bundys did their part. It was a win-win situation.
Though I agree with most of what Hagee says concerning Tribulational events, his confusion of passages that concern the rapture of the church with passages that speak of the Tribulation and revelation of Christ mars chapters 6 and 7 (101-30). He quotes 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 right alongside Matthew 24, not recognizing they are speaking of different events. 1 Thessalonians 4 explains the nature of Jesus’ coming for His church and the translation of the church into His presence. On the other hand, Matthew 24 tells of events that transpire prior to the coming of the “Son of Man . . . with power and great glory” (Matt. 24:30). The 1 Thessalonians 4 passage speaks of the church meeting Christ in the clouds in their resurrection bodies. The coming of Christ in Matthew (24:27) is a very visible coming in judgment, and we know from elsewhere in Scripture, to the earth.
I thank you for praying for me, I do need your prayers and I will keep you in mine, along with many other Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Messianic and Orthodox Rabbis and even New Age gurus. I can’t convince, nor do I want to. Trying to talk religion to people who have YHWH figured out is like trying to tell a Green Bay Packer fan that he’s got the wrong team.
When you see Russia (the king of the north) and China (the king of the east) and Iran along with the Islamic nations (the kings of the south)…when you see Europe and America (the kings of the west)…on the world stage at the same time, GET READY! The Anti-Christ is coming to produce a one world government, a one world religion and a one world currency.
True Christians need not worry about their own destruction, however. For they will be saved by the rapture. “Jesus will come in the air, catch up the Church from the earth, and then return to heaven with the Church,” states raptureready.info, which cites as proof the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians (1 Thess, 4:16-18): “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel. … Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. …”
You will enjoy this series by Pastor Matt as he explains the true meaning of the word “apocalypse” and how it affects us today. God is waiting to unveil a mystery in your life, the thing that concerns you most. Find out how close we are to the rapture and who will be deceived by the Antichrist. Consider the signs of the times in our current society. Our modern culture, economy, political structure and spiritual outlook could cause a chain reaction that would bring the world as we know it crashing down, setting the stage for the Antichrist. We may be closer than you think!
The New King James Version is clear and relatively straight-forward, if not quite as literal a translation as the NASB. As far as NKJV Study Bibles go, thus far this is the only one that is as equally outstanding as the now out-of-print "Believer's Study Bible" which is also a real gem - in my opinion the Prophecy Study Bible & the Believer's Study Bible are both "must-buys". Well worth looking for copies of each of them.
Hagee has been described as demonizing Muslims and making false claims about Islam, especially through his rhetoric regarding Islam's intolerant and violent nature. In his book Jerusalem Countdown, Hagee describes how "Islam not only condones violence; it commands it." He has sometimes compared Islam's violent nature with Christianity's loving nature, as when he writes that "Islam instructs its followers to kill their enemies, but Christianity instructs its followers to love their enemies." He has described the Quran as teaching Muslims to kill Jews and Christians: for example, in a September 18, 2006, interview on National Public Radio's show Fresh Air, host Terry Gross asked Hagee if he believed that "all Muslims have a mandate to kill Christians and Jews," and Hagee replied: "Well, the Quran teaches that. Yes, it teaches that very clearly." John Esposito has described Hagee as "among the most hardcore Islamophobes."
Of course, our current system is the equivalent to a months-long smoke-filled room with national TV coverage. The candidates are still selected far in advance by a small cabal of men. Most Americans have bought into the fiction that a great election process is taking place. But it’s still the same old, same old that has existed from the beginning of the “republic.”
Moreover, the matters above also reveal his trust is not in the Bible, but rather in what the "Christian" community is believing. In the answers given, Hagee says, "Christians hold various views" (on creation), "interpreters differ" (on the future), and "people come to different conclusions" (on the holidays). In truth, it does not matter what so-called "Christians" hold to, or what "interpreters differ" on, or what "different conclusions" people come to. What matters is, what does the Bible say? This is what true Christians believe (John 14:23-24). And in regards to John Hagee, and men like him, the Bible says,
OK, now that Hagee's "theory" has been completely disproven, where's his retraction or public apology? Why is the book still on the market? The four blood moons and came and went... and nothing... no surprise, I predicted this in my own book, "End of the World Propheteers: Exposing the Truth about Apocalyptic Predictions and the Blood Moon Scam. Jesus said, "Only the Father [God] knows" the timetable.
I do not trust John Hagee for a second. He is a judiazer. He stated in his book In Defense of Israel, that Jews DO NOT NEED Jesus to be saved. John has a history of date setting. In Jerusalem countdown, (actually it was live on a speaker tour in support of that book) He stated that his secret contacts atthe pentegon told him we will be at war with Iran by March. Of 2007! Wrong.
He was flanked by the Israeli and American flags, two stoic security guards, and two jumbotron-like screens. Beside me sat a Vietnam War veteran who returned to Cornerstone for the first time since 1985, a couple on their second visit, and many of the church’s faithful members. Hagee’s congregation had been warmed up by a half-hour of soulful Christian rock.
In the astounding Olivet prophecy recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, Christ outlined in plain language the seven seals of the book of Revelation. See the accompanying chart for the seven seals and the story flow of the book of Revelation. The Olivet prophecy highlights a summary of world events from a.d. 31 until the return of Jesus Christ. You should read all of Matthew 24:1-31 before continuing this article.
In the 19th Century, liberal theology was habitually downgrading the Bible as scholars dismissed anything miraculous. The exponents of Dispensationalism, despite their faults, were all firm believers in the Bible as God's Word. As the liberal threat continued many people embraced the whole theological package as 'believing the Bible' became synonymous with 'holding to Dispensationalism'.
“For a lot of these mainline protestants, Israel before 1967 was a beleaguered underdog with many survivors of the Holocaust. Once Israel conquered all of this territory, a lot of mainline protestants started criticising it as an imperial and colonial power. From an Israeli side, they see their core support fracture,” Dan Hummel explained to me. Hummel is a Kingdon Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of a forthcoming book on the American evangelical alliance with Israel.
And as [Jesus] sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. – Matthew 24:3-5.
Something dangerous has seized America—far deadlier than people want to believe. The Bible says there is a spiritual dimension to this trend, and you cannot understand these events unless you recognize it. Ultimately, this isn’t about any man or administration: It’s about an evil spirit working to destroy this nation, and why God is allowing it to happen.
Dr. Hagee graduated from Trinity University in 1964. He also attended North Texas State University where he received his Masters Degree in 1966. His theological training was received at Southwestern Bible Institute where he was President of his class and a member of the College Concert Choir. In 1989, Hagee received his Honorary Doctorate from Oral Roberts University and he has served on the Oral Roberts University Board of Regents since that time.