“Pre, Mid, Or Post Trib?”

Posted: May 18, 2015 in Bible Prophecy, Daniel, New World Order, Tribulation

Recently, while relaxing in the hot springs, mineral pool just outside of town, I met a man who asked me a question that surprised me at first. He said, “Are you a Pre, Mid, or Post-Trib man?” Not too many strangers have asked me that question. Before answering him, I was curious to find out some things about his background. So I asked him how he came across this information and why he would ask me a question like this?

Persecution. He told me about his religious background and the churches he’d attended and his shock to learn how some religious groups have persecuted others in the name of Christ, Allah, or some other religious leader. Do you happen to know which reformer Adolf Hitler quoted to justify himself for the murder of millions of Jews? Why are the Jews hated by other religions and by many people who call themselves Christians? Why is anti-Semitism growing again? Is there another greater holocaust looming in the near future? Will the Jews who now live in Israel be chased out again? Will they ever inherit the land that God promised to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants? Has the church replaced Israel?

Upside Down. With the world situation exponentially getting worse by the day, where good is being called evil, and evil is being called good (Isaiah 5:20), it makes one wonder what is really happening in our world today. Will things continue to get worse until there will be no return to civility or should we expect a great revival and new world order to come out of the current economic, religious, and political crisis?

Peace. Sane people want peace on earth. But how it is achieved and who will rule over such a world is up for grabs. We have many power hungry and wicked rulers in our world today. God allows them to rule for a time and then brings them down (Daniel 4:17, 25). As has been said, “Power corrupts; Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We must ask, “Is there any human being alive or one to come who should have or be given absolute sovereignty and power over the lives of other people?” Do we need a world dictator? Will we get one whether we want one or not?

N.W.O. The Scriptures tell us about the “New Word Order.” In fact it speaks of two new world orders. There is one that seems to be rapidly rising on the horizon today. The Jewish prophet Daniel predicted this about 2,600 years ago as God reveled to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon the course of future events and the world empires (Daniel 2).

Questions. What world empires did he describe and what is the final world empire over which one man will rule? From what part of the world will he rise? Who will empower him? Who will be his associate with the same power that he has? Do you know what groups will push this man into power? With whom will he have to share the power and for how long will it be before he becomes the single, most powerful human being who has ever lived? What event will thrust him into such a position? Why will people need “the mark of the beast” to buy, sell, or trade? How will he come to his end? Why does his rule need to be cut short and how and when will it be accomplished?

Chronology. Does it really matter what one believes about the future? How would you answer someone who might ask you the question that I was asked recently? Should we give careful consideration to the Scriptures or should we just expect the worst and hope for the best? What is the blessed, comforting, and purifying hope of the true Christian?

Tranquility. Would you be interested in securing not only peace with God once and for all (Romans 5:1) but also in enjoying the peace of  God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6, 7) every day of your life?

Contact. No, we don’t have all the answers to the questions that people have. But we are willing to share what information we have with those who are teachable and willing to change when presented with the truths that are found in the Scriptures. It is a trustworthy source of information and God-breathed (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). You can reach us at 805-238-3549 or visit our website for more information: www.kelseypeach.com.

 

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