From time to time, the question is asked “Why doesn’t ETPR feature more articles on prophecy?”
(As events would have it, that very question was asked again today.)
The question, after more conversation, is usually clarified to mean “Why doesn’t ETPR feature more articles providing more DETAILS about prophecy.”
The short answer is that we do feature a LOT of articles about the particulars of end times prophecy.
Because Jesus clearly warned of deception in Matthew 24 (3 times in 24 verses!), that subject figures heavily among the topics receiving our attention. We also feature articles having to do with various particulars of preparing (spiritually) for the end times. Because the apostate Church is such an important part of the end times, ETPR also covers the utter apostasy of the churches.
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
But, after more conversation/correspondence, what the questioner usually wants is more articles of the “This-is-what-happens-when” variety. There are literally hundreds of websites which feature such information (and dozens which also include “prophetic words” from various people associated with a website). Many have charts of when such-and-such will take place. Many have timelines for this-and-that.
A great many regularly discuss the latest topic sweeping the apostate churches; i.e., the Four Blood Moons.
As was mentioned, deception runs rampant–and nowhere is the deception deeper than in the pages of the Modern American Prophecy Industry or among the pews of the American churches.
And one has to admit: the tales spun by the apostates and the prophecy-mongers are mostly entertaining and dramatic (if not totally unbiblical). 7-year tribulations, UFOs and ETs, scary antichrists, giants and nephilim, rebuilt Jewish temples, the paranormal, the red heifer re-discovered, the unexplained and the mysterious, robots, pre-tribulation raptures, half-human hybrids, and the return of the fallen angels make great Hollywood movies and mass marketed pseudo-Christian books.
But they make rotten eschatology.
But it is useless to discuss the details of the end times with someone who is deceived. A deceived person is able to dismiss or ignore all Scripture relating to the end times EXCEPT what deceivers have custom-twisted to fit their schemes. The ability to ignore or dismiss Scripture is one sign that the person is not a Christian, but a tare.
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
So, it would seem that the focus should be on deception, how to recognize it and how to counter it.
God has a way of using the Bible itself to supply all of the right details IF a person is free of deception–especially self-deception. Which is why, from time-to-time, we do feature an article which speaks to the details.
But God also has a way of blinding the minds of those who repeatedly refuse the light of the gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ.
So, for the time being, details are meaningless to a person who has been blinded.
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
—2 Corinthians 4:4
All that having been said, there are articles in various stages of completion which address some of the topics previously mentioned (pre-tribulation rapture, 7-year tribulation, a 7-year “peace treaty” by “the Antichrist,” etc.) The error in the details of popular teachings was always something we intended to address from the very beginning of ETPR.
End Times Prophecy Report will also continue offering articles on end times spiritual preparation.
Because we will be held accountable by God for whatever we write, we always study to show ourselves approved before publishing an article.
So readers would be advised to check back frequently.
[Portions of this article originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 27, 2015.]
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- Third Jewish Temple: The Temple of God part 2
- Persecuted Christians in the Middle East: Why is Jesus Beating His Bride?
- The Mysterious, Unusual and Unexplained: Mystery Solved!
- Demons and the Unexplained: Demonic Mysteries
- Underground Bunkers for the End Times: What does the Bible Say?
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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