Pope Francis released his long-awaited encyclical on climate change this week – and it is causing quite a stir. In it the Pope embraces the notions that climate change is irrefutably and absolutely real – and that mankind is responsible for the problem – and can fix it. In fact, he sees it as a political problem affecting the entire globe that must be addressed on not just the individual level but more importantly on the political one.[i] Success in this fight will take a “bold cultural revolution.”[ii] While correctly arguing against some of the more egregious environmental evils of modern life such as deforestation and the monopolization of water rights, the Pope’s position takes the leftist position that would close down all debate on the subject. [This despite the revelations of just a few years back that saw massive amounts of climate data purposefully fudged to achieve the ‘proper’ result - and the fact that global warming has stopped over a decade ago.] So what’s going on ... [More]


The Verdict of Reason Last time, we began to just brush the surface of events that proved the accuracy of Old Testament prophecy. Today we’ll move to another category: The Messianic Prophecies; those concerning the coming of the Messiah. These were all written hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus, yet in their precision and detail they can unmistakably refer only to the life of Christ. Some have suggested that Jesus, being a man with a ‘messiah complex’, arranged his life to have fulfilled these prophecies in order to prove he was the promised Savior. While it is true that he may have been able to have arranged some of his actions to conform to the predictions of scripture, so many more were entirely out of his control. Grant Jeffrey, writing in Jesus, The Great Debate conservatively figured the probability of anyone fulfilling just seventeen of the prophecies at one chance in 480 billion x 1billion x 1 trillion. This was not some easily arranged feat. The specificity of the ... [More]


Over the course of these last several months, this series has been steadily building the case that the Bible contains the key to understanding the times in which we are living. It is a very specific and precise book that tells us not only who we are now, but lays out for us our future destiny. Read in context it gives us a blueprint of events to come. At some point we will see the Rapture of the Church. Taking out the timing of that event we’ll also see: The Psalm 83 War, an Interlude of Peace, the War of Gog & Magog, the Return of All Jews, the Entrance of Antichrist, the Abomination of Desolation, the Great Tribulation, the Battle of Armageddon #1, the Return of Christ, the Judgement of the Nations (sheep & goats), the Millennial Reign, the Battle of Armageddon #2, the Great White Throne Judgement, Eternity. That’s what the future looks like. More importantly it reveals to us identity and character and much of the plan of the very God of the Universe. I tell you truthfully, ... [More]