Chuck Missler (and RB) on the excitement of eschatology

First published as Not Many People Know This… the day after I’d launched this blog in November 2011, this item was repeated on the home page over subsequent years. It alerts followers and visitors to the acceleration in fulfillment of biblical prophecies, as shown in the closing links to some of those events:

As you may have gathered from my Welcome, I’m into eschatology – the theological study of the destiny and judgement of nations and all people, even angels!  You may know it as ‘The Last Days’ or, more popularly, as ‘End-Times’. The origin of this term is in the ancient Hebrew Torah’s description: Acharit Hayamin, ie. ‘Last of the Years’.

Let me take you for a very brief visit into one of my favourite classes where Dr Chuck Missler is asking his students, “Why Eschatology?”.:

“It is very practical”, he answers himself and explains:

“Apparently, we’re being plunged into a period of time about which the Holy Bible says more than any other period – including the time when Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee!

“Now that’s a preposterous statement – and I challenge you to challenge my statement! To do so you need to do two things:

1 – Find out what the Bible itself says about this and – this is a bit harder,

2 – Find out what’s really going on – but you won’t get that on the ten o’clock news!

“Fortunately, thanks to the internet, the alternative press and to talk-radio you can do some homework and find out what really is going on. The more you do those two things the more you’ll understand why many scholars are extremely excited about the horizon we’re moving into – because it all deals with the return of Christ to rule earth.

“It really is remarkable how controversial this topic is, but there are:

  • over 1800 references in the Old Testament to this event – 17 Old Testament books give prominence to the event.
  • over 300 references in the New Testament – 216 chapters in 23 of its 27 books give prominence to this primary issue: the return of Jesus to rule on earth.

“You may not believe what the Bible says, but what’s utterly astonishing is that so very many claim to believe in Jesus yet have no grasp of the idea Christ is to literally return and rule!”

I respect Chuck for frequently stressing that we shouldn’t take what he says as ‘Gospel’ but always do a ‘Berean check’ per Acts 17:11; that is, to search the scriptures to find out whether or not his ideas line up with them. Also, I admire his public apology for admitting that, having long taught about an anticipated Middle Eastern war from some scriptures, he’s gained a better understanding from other passages. So Chuck explained why he’d changed his mind.  For more information visit his website at Koinonia House.

What are we to do when mainstream news (eg. Bigoted Brainwashing Corporation, the once impartial BBC) doesn’t help?  To find out, read Not on the 10 o’clock News…

Footnote:  some of many eschatalogical developments:

6 thoughts on “Chuck Missler (and RB) on the excitement of eschatology

  1. I’ve been a Missler listener, especially when he speaks of science and Bible. But I think the real tragedy of modern Christianity – or at least one of the greatest – is that we don’t really believe that Jesus incarnated, crucified, and resurrected to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth. He changed human DNA once and for all. Of course, it’s all too plain that the world is still largely unchanged… and sadly so is much of Christendom. But He “infected” humanity once and for all. The Kingdom disease is just not yet fully established. Do we meditate and pray over the sermon on the mount daily? Do we drink His blood and eat His flesh believing that we are being changed from the inside out? Do we ask Him to help us to know what it means to love our enemies? Do we understand that God the Father is fully revealed in Jesus as a God of LOVE and not fear and wrath? Is it really important to dwell on current events that only turn our insides sour? Is our empire really so much better than the Roman empire? Or is what Jesus taught about the Kingdom – an upside down reality where the meek and not the proud are in charge – still valid? Humble blessings to all.

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    • Good to hear from you Franco and thanks for taking time for a thought-provoking comment.

      The KIngdom is so different to the world and what most churches are like and I look forward to its full establishment on earth. As Jesus told us what to watch out for we cannot but notice nauseating events and thus be assured it’s not long now ’til His return. Hence, I cover those distasteful issues occasionally and to highlight what scripture teaches, especially for readers to whom it’s unknown or new.

      Even after two decades I’m stilled amazed at His love in saving me. When His spirit of the fear of the Lord hit me I was instantly aware of the truth of my future judgement, that I was at the point of death and descent into hell. Yet in His grace he rescued me from the clutches of the evil one. Praise His Name. His kindness does lead to repentance, yet we need to realise ‘grace teaches us to say ‘No!’ to sin’ and to avoid its consequences by staying out of it.

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