Today, in the high schools and colleges, the students are taught the investigative approach in the physical sciences. They are taught not to accept without evidence any ideas or one needs to examine the evidences to see, “Is there really a God?”
In my experience most people are uncomfortable with change. How many of us have a pew we sit in almost every Sunday morning? Most of us have favorite songs we want to sing over and over again in our worship assemblies. Like many people, you might have a favorite preacher or passage you want to hear. We all seem to be creatures of habit.
This is the longest section of the book of Revelation. It describes the visions of John regarding a series of catastrophic events that God would use to judge the earth before the end of the age and the triumphant second coming of Christ.
Imposters claiming to be the Messiah (Christ in Greek). Jesus associated the appearance of messianic pretenders with the fall of Jerusalem (Matt 24:23-26; Mark 13:21-22). Jesus warned His followers to be skeptical of those who point to signs and omens to authenticate their false messianic claims. Jesus also urged disbelief of those claiming the Messiah was waiting in the wilderness or was in “the inner rooms” (perhaps a reference to the inner chambers of the
The most fascinating of Daniel’s several prophecies involves Nebuchadnezzar’s “forgotten” dream. In the dream, a statue cast in five layers of material represents the Babylonian empire and the four world empires to follow. The rock that crushes them all represents the kingdom of Jesus Christ, which overcomes all secular authority and vindicates the rule of God.