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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2016

    What scriptural passages teach the doctrine of the Rapture? Well, there are really three different passages in the New Testament which are the basic foundational passages for the whole doctrine of the Rapture of the Church. The first one is in John 14:1-3. Jesus has gathered with His disciples in the Upper Room. It’s the […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

      Is Islam mentioned in Bible prophecy? This question continues to be discussed among Christians and others interested in what connections may exist between today’s current events and the last days. To be clear, Islam began several hundred years after the New Testament. Therefore, the New Testament could not mention Islam except if it was […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    We previously looked at some of the passages with regard to the Rapture, so we have al­ready seen from the Scriptures that the believers who are removed at the Rapture. But what about passages that are talking about who will be removed, who will be left, at the Second Coming of Christ after the Tribulation […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg / Dr. Renald Showers; ©2004 The word “rapture” does not appear in our English Bible, so where did the word come from? What does it mean? What do Christians anticipate will happen to them at the rapture?   What is the Meaning of the Word “Rapture”? Dr. John Ankerberg: Where do […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    Yes, there are people who claim to believe in God who do not live consistently with this belief. However, this does not erase the power of the many other people who have believed in the God of the Bible and whose lives have turned from an opponent of the Christian faith to a person willing […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2004 Does the Bible indicate that it’s possible for the Lord Jesus to return even today to rapture His Bride the Church out of the world? I’m convinced that it does indicate that. The New Testa­ment teaches the imminency of the Lord’s return, and that means that Christ could return at […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    According to Daniel 9:27, “and he [referring to the Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week”—literally for one seven. Now, there is an interesting implication of this. Many have thought that the event which will actually start the seven-year Tribulation period—or if you want to call it the seven-year 70th week of […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Dr. Jimmy DeYoung; ©2008 Step by Step Through the Book of Revelation. – Question and Answer Bonus Material Today one out of every four Christian adults believes Jesus could return in their lifetime. The book of Revelation is God’s message to all of us who are concerned about the future. It contains Jesus Christ’s […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2005 War, pestilence, famine and wild beasts all come into play when God reveals His wrath against sinful earth. Contents 1 How Will God Express His Wrath Upon the Earth? 1.1 Who is it that is breaking the seals in Revelation 5 and 6? 1.2 Doesn’t Revelation 6:12 indicate that the […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2006 Some claim that the great multitude from every tongue, tribe and nation whom John sees in Heaven are the Church. Dr. Showers explains why he disagrees with that notion. Contents 1 The Great Multitude The Great Multitude In the second half of Revelation 7, John said that he saw a […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2004 In 1990 a new view concerning the Rapture of the Church began to be published. In this article Dr. Showers presents some of the basic teachings of the pre-wrath rapture view, and explains the problems with those teachings. Contents 1 The Pre-Wrath Rapture View 1.1 Teaching 1 1.1.1 Problem 1.1.2 […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2004 Dr. Showers explains this phrase from 1 Thessalonians 1:10, and examines what Christians need to know about it. Contents 1 What is “The Wrath to Come”? What is “The Wrath to Come”? In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 we read, “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2006 In Malachi 4:5 God said, “And behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” Is God telling us that Elijah the prophet must come before the Day of the Lord? If not, what does this passage mean? Contents […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2006 Since similar cosmological signs are found in both Revelation and in Matthew 24, does this indicate the Second Coming of Christ and the Day of the Lord’s wrath take place at the same time? Dr. Showers explains. Contents 1 What Cosmological Signs are Found in Revelation and Matthew 24? What […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. William Varner; ©1999 Dr. Varner examines the biblical evidence to find out how the “restrainer” is described, and who fits the description. Contents 1 WHO or WHAT IS THE “RESTRAINER” in 2 THESSALONIANS 2? WHO or WHAT IS THE “RESTRAINER” in 2 THESSALONIANS 2? The beginning of 2 Thessalonians 2 makes it clear […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2005 In Revelation 6 we have the record of the Lord Jesus beginning to break seals from a sealed scroll. And when you compare the first four seals with what Jesus called the beginning of birth pangs in Matthew 24, you will find that they are referring to the same thing. […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    With the first four seals being in the first half of the 70th week, an issue we have to grapple with is, do those first four seals involve an outpouring of God’s wrath upon the world, or are they just man’s wrath? Why is that so critical to answer with regard to the timing of […]

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    By: Dr. William Varner; ©1999 Dr. Varner follows the term Messiah through the Old and New Testaments to find out what was promised, and how the prophecies can be applied to Jesus. Contents 1 PROPHECY and the MESSIAH PROPHECY and the MESSIAH The term Messiah is a translation of the Hebrew word mashiach, a verbal […]

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  • By: Dr. John Weldon; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg / Dr. John Weldon; ©2004 There are many different opinions regarding when the rapture of the Church will occur. In this article the authors describe some of the questions that each position must answer in order to defend their view. Contents 1 The Rapture: Determining Which Position is Right and Which […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2004 Are the Rapture and the Second Coming separate events? Dr. Showers explains why he thinks that’s what the Bible teaches. Contents 1 Does the Bible Teach Two Separate Comings of the Lord? Does the Bible Teach Two Separate Comings of the Lord? Does the New Testament actually at least infer, […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

      When Will the Day of the Lord Take Place? When will the “Day of the Lord” take place? Is there anything in the Scriptures that indicate this? Yes. When we go to Revelation 16, John is recording what will happen in the world when the sixth bowl is poured out. Now, let me explain […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2005 What does the Parable of the Dragnet (Matthew 13:47) teach us about the order of events at the Second Coming of Christ? Contents 1 What Is Meant by the Parable of the Dragnet? What Is Meant by the Parable of the Dragnet? Last time we saw that the believers who […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    What is Meant by the Biblical Expression “The Day of the Lord”? There’s going to be a future period of time here on planet Earth that will be an unparalleled time of God pouring out His wrath upon planet Earth. The Bible uses a particular title for that future period of time. It’s called “the […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2005 How will God use the Antichrist, wars, and famine to accomplish His purpose with the nation of Israel? Contents 1 What Does the Old Testament Teach about God’s Wrath? 1.1 Would God cause nations to wage war? 1.2 Would God ever use famine as an instrument of His wrath upon […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    According to 1 Corinthians 15, “the last trump” will be sounded and then, according to Matthew 24, there will be the sound of a great trumpet when the Lord Jesus comes out of Heaven in His glorious Second Coming. Some say, look, you obviously have a trumpet blown at the Rapture. It’s the trump of […]

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    By: Dr. William Varner; ©2000 Ezekiel 36:24 says “I will take you from among the heathen,…gather you …bring you into your own land.” Dr. Varner explains what this means for the nation of Israel, and why this has been such a problem for many scholars, skeptics and politicians through the years. Contents 1 THE PHYSICAL […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Ice, Thomas; ©2000 Thomas Ice explains why this passage in Zechariah must be referring to events which are yet future, rather than having been fulfilled in the first century A.D. Contents 1 Preterism and Zechariah 12—14 1.1 Contrasts Between Luke 21:20–24 and Zechariah 12—14 1.2 Luke 21:20–24 1.3 Zechariah 12—14 1.4 Conclusion 2 NOTES […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

      According to the Bible, this seven-year period called the Tribulation will be basically divided into two halves. In the first half, Antichrist appears to be the great benefactor and protector and friend of Israel, but in the middle of that seven-year period he will turn against the people of Israel and begin desolating it […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. William Varner; ©1999 Wars, earthquakes, floods, famine, peace treaties…. As more and more news stories focus on these and other events, Christians ask, “Are we nearing the end times?” Dr. Varner explains how he answers this question, and why. Contents 1 HOW NEAR THE END? HOW NEAR THE END? If there is one […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    The Book of Revelation By: Dr. Robert Thomas Many Christians are afraid of the book of Revelation, considering it too obscure for the average person. In this article Dr. Robert Thomas, the author of a commentary on the Book of Revelations, begins to open up the message in terms the average Christian can understand and […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Jimmy DeYoung; ©2006 What or who is a Palestinian? The media often uses the term “occupied territory” in reference to Palestine. What does that term mean? Contents 1 Questions About Palestine 1.1 What or who is a Palestinian? 1.2 The media often uses the term “occupied territory” in reference to Palestine. What does […]

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    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2005 What’s the basis for the idea of as seven-year period of time between the Second Coming of Christ and the Great Tribulation? The foundational passage for that seven-year period of time is in the Old Testament, specifically in Daniel 9:27. Contents 1 How Do We Know Daniel’s Seventieth Week Is […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. William Varner; ©1999 If Israel has been chosen to perform a special role in the Divine plan, what promises have been given to Israel that will enable that ancient people to fulfill that role? Contents 1 The Promises to Israel The Promises to Israel If Israel has been chosen to perform a special […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2005 We have been looking at various passages to see who is “taken” and who is “left”. The next passage is from Matthew 24:37ff. Why does the distinction of who is taken and who is left point to the Rapture and the Second Coming as two separate events? Contents 1 Who […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    We looked last time at two passages concerning the “Day of the Lord wrath.” Now, a third passage which is very significant in regard to this is Revelation 3:10 where Jesus is making a promise to Christians and He says, verse 10, “Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Renald Showers; ©2005 What is the “abomination of desolation”? Who are the “elect”? Dr. Showers explains. Contents 1 Does Matthew 24 Refer to the Rapture or to Jesus’ Second Coming? 1.1 The Abomination of Desolation Does Matthew 24 Refer to the Rapture or to Jesus’ Second Coming? Many, many sincere Christians, many of […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    The Book of Zechariah-Part 1 By: Dr. Michael Stallard Dr. Stallard says that Zechariah is “one of the most cited Old Testament books in the New Testament book of Revelation.” This month he begins a series that will help you understand this important book. The Book of Zechariah-Part 2 By: Dr. Michael Stallard This article […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    The Hope of the Ages-Part 1 By: Dr. Michael Stallard Dr. Michael Stallard joins our Biblical Prophecy writing team this month with the first of a series outlining the Bible’s message of hope for the world, the church, and the nation of Israel. The Hope of the Ages-Part 2 By: Dr. Michael Stallard Dr. Stallard […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    Why Future Events?-Part 1 By: Dr. Renald Showers “Why has God scheduled future events for planet earth? Why will there be a period of tribulation, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and a millennial reign of Christ?” Dr. Renald Showers explains that “There has to be a reason for these future events, because God never […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    Different Attitudes of People By: Dr. Renald Showers Many people are opposed to studying biblical prophecy for a variety of reasons. In this article, Dr. Showers, a well-known speaker on prophecy, begins to look at some of these reasons, and explains why they are not valid. Reasons for Studying Biblical Prophecy By: Dr. Renald Showers […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    Millennial Views-Part 1 By: Dr. Renald Showers During the history of the Church three major views have been held concerning the future Kingdom of God. These are the premillennial, a millennial, and postmillennial positions. Dr. Showers explains the premise of each one. Millennial Views-Part 2 By: Dr. Renald Showers Numerous historians have declared that Premillennialism […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    Has Bible Prophecy Already Been Fulfilled?-Part 1 By: Dr. Thomas Ice Preterism (the belief that biblical prophecy was fulfilled by events in the first century AD) is gaining popularity today. Dr. Ice explains why he does not believe this if a valid position to hold. Has Bible Prophecy Already Been Fulfilled?-Part 2 By: Dr. Thomas […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    An Introduction to Dispensational Theology By: Dr. Renald Showers Dispensational theology is “a system of theology which attempts to develop the Bible’s philosophy of history on the basis of the sovereign rule of God.” Dr. Renald Showers begins to explain what that means for the Bible student. Points of Clarification and the 1st Dispensation By: […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    Mankind’s Quest for Meaning-Part 1 By: Dr. Renald Showers Where have we come from? Did mankind originate as the result of a freak accident of nature or of the creative work of a supreme intelligent Being? Why are we here? These are just a few of the questions Dr. Showers addresses in this article. Mankind’s […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Staff Writer; ©2004 Headlines from October 2004 that reflect events in biblical prophecy. Contents 1 In the News Lately… In the News Lately… The Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 14, 2004 (p. A2) “Implantable chip stirs pri­vacy worries” “Medical milestone or privacy invasion? A tiny computer chip approved Wednesday for implantation in a patient’s […]

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