Saturday, August 1, 2015

The SIN of Equivocating on Eschatology

I have been a serious student of Bible prophecy since my Bible College days in the early 1970s. I held my first prophecy seminars in 1973, and sold books and tapes on prophecy subjects since those days. I have followed a long parade of prophecy teachers over the last 45 years, reading hundreds of books on the subjects.

I am agonizingly aware that there is a VAST cacophony of contradictory INTERPRETATIONS of Bible prophecies.

I am AGONIZINGLY aware of the countless contradictions!

Virtually every prophecy preacher of any notoriety holds a various opinion from the next. I have no doubt that a primary reason why people are skeptical and distrusting of the entire field of Bible prophecies is the confusion and endless contradictions that it has perpetrated.

There is simply a WORLD OF CONFUSION about what God is going to do in the LAST DAYS.

So... the end result of that confusion is that there is a PREVAILING CONSENSUS in Christianity that Bible prophecies are INEXACT and UNKNOWABLE with any degree of certainty.

The most universal opinion you will find pertaining to Bible prophecy is this:

"Let's just AGREE to DISAGREE!"

Agree to disagree? What wisdom or dignity is in that position? Agree to disagree?

That essentially relegates the entire field of Bible prophecies to INDIVIDUAL interpretations, such that anybody and everybody who is engaged in that field can hold his very OWN PRIVATE INTERPRETATION with no more or no less standing than the next man's.

Think about it. Is there ANY LEGITIMACY in such a state? Since when was the BIBLE a book that any man can interpret any way that he wants to interpret it?

Can it really be true that Almighty God never intended for those hundreds and hundreds of prophecies to ever be taught with any CONCRETE meaning?

Is it really possible that Almighty God is truly satisfied with hundreds of conflicting teachings about coming events in the last days?

Countless interpretations. Is that acceptable? Does God endorse that pretext? I think not.

Error is error. Truth is truth. Right is right. Wrong is wrong.

Now we enter into the shark-infested waters of Biblical equivocation, or Biblical equivocating.

One person teaches this, and another teaches that, and still another preaches something else. What is the possible outcome of such a state? CONFUSION! Utter confusion. And "GOD is not the author of confusion," 1 Corinthians 14:33.

No wonder that we have tens of thousands of self-proclaimed prophecy experts teaching everything from A to Z. Their conjecture runs from here to eternity.


Once a picture is cut into a thousand pieces, there is only ONE WAY it can all be reassembled to produce an accurate picture. ONE piece out of place has the potential of spoiling the entire picture. It is easy to believe that nobody wants to see a puzzle where the pieces have been forced into the wrong places.

The same is true with Bible prophecies. Nobody wants to hear a thousand different and conflicting versions of Bible prophecies about the Last Days. That is undoubtedly why so many people, including preachers, refuse to even deal with the subject. They have come to the erroneous conclusion that nobody CAN know the true meaning of all these prophecies, and that is best to just IGNORE them!

In spite of the perceived "complexities" of understanding all the Bible has to say about the Last Days, the stark reality is that there is ONLY ONE TRUE INTERPRETATION of those prophecies.

The dissension springs from the multiplicity of viewpoints about how Bible prophecies are interpreted.

I accept the fact that many viewpoints are inevitable. But I do not accept the proposition that no one CAN or SHOULD claim to be absolutely right about their interpretations.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect,
throughly furnished unto all good works,"
2 Timothy 3:16-17.

THAT includes EVERY PROPHECY pertaining to the LAST DAYS.

You can try to tell me that it is presumptuous and arrogant to claim to be right about end time prophecies. You can slam me as hard as you can with charges of arrogance and whatever else you can think of. But I am not going to budge from this:

1. Bible prophecies are MEANT TO BE CORRECTLY INTERPRETED and PREACHED without hesitation or equivocation.

2. Bible prophecies ALL AGREE WITH EACH OTHER, and must be assembled in a way that ALL of them create a large and complete picture. (Many people have wonderful, elaborate, and "proven" theories about certain elements of Bible prophecy, but they simply do not fit or agree with other elements of equal or greater importance.)

Therefore, it is necessary to attain to a challenging level of mastery of hundreds and hundreds of scriptures before being able to accurately interpret those prophecies. Novices and unstudied voices must be heavily discounted, if not fully silenced.

3. It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO ACCURATELY UNDERSTAND Bible prophecies in order to be appropriately prepared for the LAST DAYS. If your beliefs about Bible prophecy are inaccurate, it could literally cost you your LIFE, and possibly your eternal SOUL in the end.

4. It is no less important to interpret prophecies correctly as it is to interpret doctrines correctly. EVERY LIE is a hazard, a deception, a stumblingblock, and a threat to spiritual and physical life.

5. God INTENDED FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THESE PROPHECIES in the last days. When they are MIS-interpreted, we are NOT getting the message God intended. When they are MIS-interpreted, we are getting the WRONG message.

"For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound,
who shall prepare himself to the battle?"
1 Corinthians 14:8.

They are literally MISREPRESENTING the message that God intended for the last generation to hear and understand!

6. TRUE interpretations serve as accurate, effective and powerful WARNINGS of things to come. FALSE interpretations are NOT accurate, effective, or powerful, but are misleading, dangerous and damnable!

Therefore, Almighty God ordains and requires that His ministers should PREACH the TRUTH about Bible prophecies. If you are teaching FALSE interpretations of prophecy, you are preaching HERESY.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO PREACH or TEACH PROPHECY, you had better be RIGHT!! If not, you will answer to God for your errors!!

That is why I adamantly and diligently preach


That is an ominous and overwhelming fact that every true child of God must come to terms with. DENIAL is a tragic and destructive state of mind, and RESISTING or REBELLING against the truth of the matter can never do you any good. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and willful ignorance or rejection of the truth can literally cost your eternal soul.

If the scripture clearly teaches that the CHURCH will absolutely GO THROUGH THE GREAT TRIBULATION, and you continue to assure people that the Rapture will take them out BEFORE the Tribulation, you are not only doing them a great injustice, but you are misleading them, and causing them to have FALSE COMFORT, and to believe in a LIE, and causing them to be mentally, spiritually and physically UNPREPARED for things that God has CLEARLY warned us about.

I URGE YOU - yeah, BEG YOU - to reject all equivocation and compromise on the subjects of Bible prophecies pertaining to the LAST DAYS. You need to know ALL the facts. ALL the truth of the matter. God is SPEAKING. Do NOT reject His message!

"Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation,
in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
When your fathers tempted me, proved me,
and saw my works forty years.
Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said,
They do alway err in their heart;
and they have not known my ways.
So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) 

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you
an evil heart of unbelief,
in departing from the living God. 

...While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice,
harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
For some, when they had heard, did provoke:
howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
But with whom was he grieved forty years?
was it not with them that had sinned,
whose carcases fell in the wilderness? 

And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest,
but to them that believed not?
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief,"
Hebrews 3:8-19,

Here are several resources that you should diligently study until you come to a full understanding of things which the BIBLE says we will soon see, encounter and experience, prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

ARTICLES and VIDEOS on this subject:

When Will The Rapture Take Place?
Does It Matter? Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, or Post-Tribulation Rapture?
What Prophetic Events Should We Be Bracing For?
Jesus Taught That The Rapture FOLLOWS the Great Tribulation
The Day of Wrath
Saints in Tribulation
I Declare Holy War on the "Pre-Trib Rapture" Heresy

YouTube Videos:
Post-Tribulation Rapture Explained in 10 minutes
The SOUL Harvest: Gathering the Wheat and the Tares
The Kingdom of God is Coming!
Where Are We Going? How Will We Get There?

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