END TIMES TERRORISM EXPLAINED IN THE BIBLE--How Terror Fit Into End Times Prophecy And The Christian Response. As we open to Revelation 6:2, I wonder if most of us remember what directly precedes the launch of the Tribulation? The way that Jesus, Paul, John & Daniel all describe the start of the Tribulation is not with disasters, wars, famines, and pestilences. The Tribulation begins, according to the Bible, with global peace, safety, and prosperity.
For decade after decade we in Christ's church have been well taught about the inexorable slide our world is in, heading towards the final war. Armageddon and the apocalyptic events associated with it are even part of secular media reports. We hear regularly of the dangers of nuclear war, bio-terrorism, pollution, and global warming. It seems like every day we are seeing more and more of what the Bible talks about with our world plunging deeper into chaos, ethnic conflicts, horrific acts of terrorism and aggression, and what seems like more and more natural disasters. God's Word warns of all these plagues, quakes, and famines. Do all those conditions mean that the Tribulation is close? The real question to which we need to find the answer from God's Word is:
Which Comes First: Global Peace or Global Holocaust?
Is Earth sliding straight down the slope into the fiery destruction, demon hordes, solar scorching, and global holocaust as described in Revelation? In other words, will things get darker and darker, and disasters amplify until the Tribulation scene bursts into view? The answer God's Word gives may surprise you.
Ultimately all those disasters will hit, but temporarily, God says a time of unprecedented prosperity and
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...