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Jerry Falwell and the Antichrist

In January, 1999, nationally-known television evangelist, Jerry Falwell, spoke to a "pastor's conference" in Kingsport, Tennessee. One aspect of his speech was picked up by the news media and swirled into a mini-controversy. Falwell asserted that he believed "Christ could return soon," and that "the Antichrist may possibly be alive on the earth today." He went on to suggest that ... read more »

1 John 2:18—Who Is the Antichrist?

Dispensationalism, which is currently the most popular form of premillennialism, has much to say about "the Antichrist." According to these theologians, the Antichrist is a man, now living, who will soon rise to the position of a world-wide dictator. In his book, The Late Great Planet Earth, Hal Lindsey asserts that the Antichrist will come to power just prior to ... read more »

Alan Dershowitz, Jesus Christ, and Logic

Alan Dershowitz is a professor of law at Harvard University. He is regarded as somewhat of an authority in appellate procedure (i.e., appealing a disputed legal decision to a higher court). Perhaps his greatest claim to fame is that he was one of the battery of attorneys employed in the defense of O.J. Simpson. (You remember O.J.-he's the one who ... read more »

The Two “Beasts” of Revelation 13

What do the two "beasts" depicted in Revelation 13 represent? The first comes up out of the sea (v. 1). The second rises from the earth (v. 11). And what is the meaning of not being able to "buy or sell" without the "mark" of the beast (vv. 16-17)? In his commentary, The Book of Revelation, Robert Mounce contends that ... read more »

Testing the Spirits

The power of the public speaker is enormous. Who can forget the swelling pride of the British during their darkest hour as they were led to the battle with the words of Churchill? Or the tremendous impact of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg? Even those who are not great orators wield significant influence over their listening audience. The bumbling Marshal Applewhite ... read more »

A Study of the King of Tyre Prophecy in Ezekiel 28

Does the prophecy regarding the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:11-19 have reference to the "fall of Satan"? Is it a preview of the so-called Anti-Christ? If not, to what does it refer? In point of fact, Ezekiel's prophecy regarding the king of Tyre is not alluding to a "fall of Satan," nor to the alleged rise of a sinister ... read more »

The Little Horn of Daniel’s Sea-beast

In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign over the Babylonian Empire (ca. 603 B.C.), Daniel, a Hebrew in captivity, was called upon to reveal and interpret a dream for the monarch. He told of a great image in the form of a man consisting of four sections. The head was of gold, its breast and arms were silver, the belly ... read more »

Apostasy – A Clear and Ever-Present Danger

The sectarian notion that it is impossible for a child of God to so sin as to be lost eternally is widely believed by a host of sincere people. But the idea is fallacious. It was first vocalized in the Garden of Eden by Satan, who lied to Eve by telling her that disobedience to God would not result in ... read more »

Be Confident of Your Salvation – Studies in 1 John (Part 1)

John writes with this purpose: "These things I write unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God" (1 John 5:13). Similarly, he begins the epistle by saying, "[T]hat which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have ... read more »

A Faith-Building Study From Daniel 11

If we measure the significance of Daniel 11 by the amount of attention that critics give it, then it must be a chapter of great magnitude. Indeed it is. In his work, Daniel the Prophet, E.B. Pusey wrote: "The book of Daniel is especially fitted to be a battlefield between faith and unbelief. It admits of no half-measures. It is ... read more »