Have you ever heard people talking about the antichrist, the mark of the beast, a one world government, the rapture, etc., and felt unsure as to its Biblical significance or even the way in which these issues may affect you? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then you are in good company. Unfortunately a lot of churches plainly avoid teaching eschatology (the study of the last days) for numerous reasons, which creates a problem since 26.8% of all verses in the Bible are prophetic1. The problem is that if we espouse a Biblical worldview, we need to consider the full counsel of God in order to form a coherent worldview, instead of only considering 73.2% of Scripture (which will lead to an incomplete and skewed Biblical worldview).
After teaching His disciples about the last days (Luke 21:10-33), Jesus warned them not to be unaware of such things. We therefore encourage you to prepare yourself for Christ’s return by being aware of what the Bible teaches us about the last days, as well as how the current global events should be viewed from a Christian perspective.
“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”Luke 21:34-36, ESV
Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills recently embarked on a foundational series in Eschatology, for new and mature believers in the Lord alike. The series is called Futures. If you are seeking a better understanding of prophecy in general, or the events leading up the Jesus’ return specifically, we encourage you to follow this series. We have embedded the first part of the series below.
For more information on Pastor Jack Hibbs’ ministry, please read our blog post entitled Real Life with Jack Hibbs.
- Ger. S., Couch, M., Fruchtenbaum, A. & Price, R. 2007. The Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary: Understanding the Meaning of Every Prophetic Passage. Irvine, CA: Harvest House Publishers.