truth on end times

Bible study on end times and all things "end of world" generates a tremendous amount of air time and page space.  Search under the category of "end times" on Billy Graham's site and you will get over 230 articles.

"End times" shares company with words like "signs" and  "mystery" and "apocalypse".  It's possible the human mind's fascination with solving mysteries and knowing "things hidden" is at work here.  At the very least we see imagination running wild.  But what if all the hype was just that - hype?

Maybe the greatest and most direct way of how Scripture interprets Scripture is the New Testament writers' interpretation of the Old Testament prophets' prophecies.

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Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

In a previous time God spoke to man through the prophets, but now (“these last days”) He has spoken through His son, Jesus Christ. Additionally, God appointed Him heir of all things and through Him created the world.

Opening to the letter of Hebrews, written to Jews that had believed and obeyed the gospel.  The writer is beginning his argument and evidence for why everything is better in Jesus by pointing to the prophets (and angels) that had, in times past, delivered God’s message.

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  • First resurrection in Revelation

    What is the first resurrection in Revelation?

    The first resurrection in Revelation is peculiar indeed. Of course, the Bible makes mention of many resurrections at different times, not the least of which is the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. However, only once is the "first resurrection" mentioned and it occurs in the book [more]

  • What happens next in the Bible

    What happens next in the Bible?

    Many in this world speculate about what happens next. Religious leaders are busy pondering the "end times". They have elaborate expectations about what happens next in the Bible. For example, a search on "end times timeline" reveals countless charts, documents, and presentations that have been put together to illustrate what [more]

  • Did Jesus accomplish all

    Did Jesus accomplish all that He came to do?

    There is a belief among some that Jesus did not accomplish all that He came to earth to do. On the surface, the suggestion that God could fail and that Jesus did not accomplish His mission seems absurd.  Yet, this seems to come primarily from some premillennial thought and teaching [more]

  • Jesus establish His kingdom

    When did Jesus establish His kingdom?

    The idea of Jesus establishing His kingdom comes from Jesus Himself, but was Jesus' kingdom established when He walked on earth in the first century? The question of "When?" regarding Jesus' kingdom is debated. Some even say that Jesus came to establish His kingdom but he failed. What will [more]

  • Thousand year reign

    Will Jesus reign 1000 years?

    Many believe that Jesus will reign 1000 years when He returns (the doctrine of "millennialism"). In fact, the Bible says that, "they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him [Jesus] for a thousand years." (Revelation 20:6) However, it's just one verse. Could it [more]

  • Land Promise Fulfilled

    Was the land promise fulfilled in 1948?

    God's land promise was originally made to Abraham in roughly 2,000BC. The Bible first tells of the land promise in Genesis 12:1-3 and it is repeated several more times to Abraham and descendants Isaac and Jacob (aka Israel). As a result, the "Promised Land" became the great quest [more]

  • Will King David return?

    Will King David return to reign again?

    A literal return of King David is a tenant of much of the modern religious thought today. Purveyors of premillennial doctrine, such as David Jeremiah, teach that King David will return in the flesh to rule alongside Jesus during the thousand year reign on earth. The prophets have much to [more]

  • Will Elijah return

    Will Elijah return?

    Central to this question of will Elijah return is a prophecy given by Malachi. Elijah was a prophet who lived during the final days of the judges, just before the first King Saul was installed over the twelve tribes of Israel. He lived roughly seven hundred years before Malachi, yet [more]

  • Kingdom of God

    What is the nature of the kingdom of God?

    Leo Tolstoy Understanding the kingdom of God is fundamental to understanding much of God's revealed word. How and what one understands the kingdom of God to be will impact their understanding of such monumental events as Jesus coming to earth, His promised return, and the final judgment! Leo [more]

  • Who is the Antichrist

    Who is the Antichrist?

    So much is made today about the Antichrist (capital "A"). A search on YouTube for prognosticators about "Who is the Antichrist" - his appearing, his personality, his birthplace, etc. etc. - will garner videos with hundreds of thousands, even millions of views. We've linked one such purveyor here.The doctrine [more]

  • Christian Last Days

    When are the Christian last days?

    The phrase "last days" is a common one throughout Scripture, especially with the prophets of the Old Testament. They often speak of the "last days" and other derivative phrases such as "days are coming" or "latter days" or "in/on that day". The Hebrew words for "last/latter" and "days" can [more]

  • Jesus Return to Earth

    Will Jesus return…to earth?

    The awaiting of Jesus' second coming and Jesus return to earth are synonymous. (Of course, just like some false teachers taught in the first century, some believe Jesus has already returned.) Our emphasis here is the "to earth" specifically. This is the unchallenged position of many Christians today. It's [more]

  • Literal one thousand year reign

    Will there be a literal one thousand year reign (Revelation 20:6)?

    A literal one thousand year reign of Jesus on His throne. There are many that believe Jesus' return is for just that - a literal one thousand year reign (millennium) on earth. It is widely taught and even passed down as "church doctrine." It is a teaching that comes from [more]