Eschatology & End-Time Prophecy

The Top Reasons People Believe in the Pre-Trib Rapture

30 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 30 APRIL, 2017 reproduced from The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism The following is a list of twelve common reasons why many people believe in the pre-tribulation rapture. These reasons are those which have been most commonly given to us by website readers over the years who are pre-tribulationists. Their order primarily indicates the frequency of us hearing these arguments. As you should notice, some of the reasons listed seem somewhat absurd, some pose legitimate theological questions, and others pose some serious concern regarding the character of our Heavenly Father as He is perceived by some people. “I believe in the […]

Eschatology

The Great Apostasy

21 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

originally posed 07 August, 2008 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? Thinking about or contemplating the topic of apostasy is not necessarily the most positive thing that someone could be doing. The Biblical and historical record both indicate that apostasy against God—a denial of Him and His ways—has been present with us since the very beginning (which should hopefully relieve at least some of the anxiety we may have about this). Yet, sometimes we need to have our consciences pricked regarding what the apostasy is, especially as we survey some of the things going on in the religious world […]

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The End-Times: What Should We Expect?

26 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

revised edition originally posted 12 May, 2004 reproduced from Introduction to Things Messianic When a person becomes a new Believer in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) and embarks into his or her own study of the Scriptures, the individual has questions and is searching for answers, especially in regard to the end-times. A critical question asked by many who are searching is: “What should I expect?” One may confide is his or her friends or Bible teachers with various questions and inquiries, and in many cases may accept their views at face value. But after further examination, though, a Bible […]

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Eschatology & End-Time Prophecy

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Are We Really Ready for the End-Times? J.K. McKee originally posted 07 May, 2007 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? The Babylons of Revelation 17 & 18 J.K. McKee posted 01 January, 2005 The Changing Face of the European Union J.K. McKee posted 01 July, 2003 The End-Times: What Should We Expect? J.K. McKee revised edition originally posted 12 May, 2004 reproduced from Introduction to Things Messianic The Great Apostasy J.K. McKee originally posted 07 August, 2008 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? The Hastening of Righteousness J.K. McKee originally posted 06 July, 2008 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? Is […]

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Millennium Madness or Prophecy Awareness?

24 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

posted 15 July, 1999 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? As we move further into the Twenty-First Century, three categories of Believers are rising to the surface. Each has a definitive view of end-time Bible prophecy, and many in each category unfortunately criticize or slander the other. The first are those who believe that major events will happen at literally “any moment.” The second are those who believe prophetic events can happen. The third are those who believe nothing will occur. It is a definite possibility that end-time events foretold in Scripture may occur in our lifetimes, but there […]

Eschatology

Is Being “Taken” Always a Good Thing?

24 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 1

revised edition originally posed 05 October, 2005 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? What is truly meant in the Scriptures by “one will be taken, and one will be left” in what many consider to be “rapture” passages? Is this being “taken” a good thing, or a bad thing? Is it a being “taken” into the clouds to meet the Lord, or is it a being “taken” to judgment? The Verses to Discuss The primary verses to discuss in relation to “one will be taken, one will be left,” are Matthew 24:37-42 and Luke 17:34-37. These verses are translated […]

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The Hastening of Righteousness

23 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 06 July, 2008 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? It seems like every year our family has been a part of the Messianic community, we have witnessed that we are confronted with yet another teaching or prognostication about why we are nearing the End of the Age, or why we must be the last generation. Now, being a political science undergraduate, I am the last person who is going to say that we should not be paying attention to the goings on of today’s world. We should! Unfortunately, though, a great deal of fear is present throughout […]

Eschatology

What is the Mark of the Beast?

22 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

posted 01 September, 2000 “And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred […]

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The Babylons of Revelation 17 & 18

16 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

posted 01 January, 2005 There are many beliefs and opinions as to what end-time Babylon comprises among those who study and examine end-time prophecy. They range from believing that Ancient Babylon will be rebuilt to that Babylon is a religious system to even that Babylon the Great is the United States of America. Some believe that Babylon represents a system, while others interpret it as being a literal city. Some of the views are somewhat odd, and others are Biblically sound (at least in their own right) and have points of validity. In light of current events and the various […]