Predictions of the End of the World, Yet We’re STILL HERE

Harold Camping, founder and owner of the large Christian radio network Family Radio, died at 92 years of age on December 16, 2013. He had predicted that the world would end and Jesus would return on May 21, 2011. But the next day we were STILL HERE.When I won my first pro golf tournament on the PGA Tour--the Kaiser International in Napa, California, in 1968--I listened to Family Radio the entire time while driving to and from the Silverado Country Club and my motel in St. Helena, thirty … [Read more...]

Interactive Map Shows Genetic Makeup of Populations

The University College of London has a Genetics Institute. It's website says it is "a world-leading centre to develop and apply bio-statistical and bio-informatics approaches to genetic research.  Its major, although not exclusive, remit is to focus on clinical and human population genetics."Last week, the UCL Genetics Institute and the University of Oxford made public for the first time its "interactive map" which shows the history of genetic mixing of ninety-five current populations in … [Read more...]

The Bible Predicts Future Metal Scarcity

Two days ago, USA TODAY had an article by Ray Locker entitled "Western militaries risk losing access to resources." It begins as follows:"Western militaries may lose access to critical materials needed for weapons and other systems, because of the growing demand for new technologies, questionable supply lines and production in unfriendly or dangerous countries, NATO documents show."'Key strategic materials are those that are crucial in the manufacture of sophisticated military hardware … [Read more...]

Was Jesus Original in Telling Nicodemus To Be “Born Again”?

During the time of Jesus, the Sanhedrin ruled the religious life in Israel. It was a council of seventy members. They consisted of Sadducees, Pharisees, chief priests, and elders. One of the chief priests was the high priest who presided.One of the members of the Sanhedrin was Nicodemus. For the Fourth Evangelist tells us, "Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews" (John 3.1 ESV). The last phrase likely indicates that Nicodemus was also a member of the … [Read more...]

Tunisia Leads Arab Spring In Fulfilling Bible Prophecy

In 2011, the North African nation of Tunisia started Arab Spring. You may recall that it began by a depressed street vendor protesting unjust business conditions by setting himself on fire and thereby dying from suicide. It sparked a revolution, in which the people rose up and overthrew their dictator. This revolution then spread to other North African countries, included the heavily populated Egypt. Most of the nations of the Middle East and North Africa had been ruled by dictatorships for … [Read more...]

Israel and the Church: From Heresy to Truth

Jews--"He [Jesus] practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy" (Sanhedrin 43).George Bernard Shaw--"All great truths begin as heresy."Jesus--"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants" (Matthew 13.31-32 NIV).God--"They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are … [Read more...]

Arab Spring in Bible Prophecy

It seems that the Middle East is always in the news. But in 2011, something really big began to happen in that part of the world. Arab Spring began in 2011. It started in North Africa and moved eastward. Recently, it's been mostly about the civil war in Syria. Now, it's Egypt again. What is Arab Spring? It's democracy coming to North Africa and the Middle East. In the scheme of world politics and political history, Arab Spring is big news.When Arab Spring came to Egypt, beginning in January, … [Read more...]

Jacob a Type of Jesus’ Two Advents

God always tells his people about anything important he is going to do with them. Isaiah states this principle by quoting, “I am God, and there is no one like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done” (Isa 46.9-10; cf. 48.3-5). Amos echoes it, saying, “the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets” (Amos 3.7).God does this mostly with prophecy. But he also does it with types, which are obscure. A type is a perso … [Read more...]


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