Earthquakes… Signs of the End Times? Part 1 AKA the Pat Robertson Post

What follows is a modified version of the introduction to one of my papers on Mark 13.  You can read the whole paper here: Signs of the Times?: A Study in Mark 13. Read the rest of the series here. (Please note that it was written a week after the earthquake, and that the death-toll [Read More...]

Do You Have the Mark of the Beast? 666: Greg Boyd

Here is an excellent video to ponder on the meaning of Revelation as a whole, and in regards to the Mark of the Beast in particular. Let me know what you think… [Read more...]

Doomsday? Will Earth Be Destroyed? (Olivet Discourse [Other Arguments for Past Fulfillment]) Part 4

There are some basic arguments against a futurist understanding of the Olivet Discourse. Within the context that Jesus spoke, it seems reasonable that he was continuing to pronounce judgment on the old system of Temple worship that he would have viewed as corrupt and void. The judgment of God on the nation of Israel was [Read More...]

Doomsday? Will Earth Be Destroyed? (Olivet Discourse [Apocalyptic Language, Left Behind]) Part 3

The great tribulation, when it is spoken of in our culture, usually has the referent of Hollywood or the best-selling book series Left Behind. This book series argues what is called, premillenial dispensationalism (a form of ‘futurism’). In this system of theology, it is believed that in the future a rapture will occur, followed by [Read More...]


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