Great Tribulation

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

2014 Almost Here – Happy New Year??? Substantial changes are coming to America, and perhaps this would be a good time to sit down and meditate for a few minutes on these changes from a Christian perspective. Storm clouds have darkened the horizon. A "perfect storm" (I call it "Brutus") is swirling offshore with tremendous…

Suffering

Where Was God in Aurora?

A day or two after the Aurora, Colorado massacre on July 21, 2012, Stephen Prothero, a religious blogger at CNN, teased CNN readers by transposing Pope Benedict’s 2006 question from, "Where was God during Auschwitz?" to "Where was God in Aurora?" A few days later, Prothero indicated on his blog that seven basic answers could…

Prayer

Should We Test the Lord for Answers?

Recently, I received the following question about prayer which many people share: "Last year, my wife and I were offered an investment opportunity that really caught our attention. The opportunity was not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. It appeared to be a legitimate situation that came about on its own merit. We discussed it and…

Suffering

Fear Monsters

1 John 4:18 According to a Greek legend, there was a courtier named Damocles (dam-o-clees) who served a tyrant. King Dionysius II (di-o-nee-see-us) was lavishly self-indulgent, incompetent and immoral. Dionysius had obtained the throne through subterfuge and mutiny, and his subjects despised him for it. The king employed Damocles primarily because he was witty and…

Faith

Facing Two Tomorrows

"Dear Mr. Wilson: Do you still think the Great Tribulation will begin in 2011? More and more, I feel uneasy about world conditions and my fear of the future has changed my way of life. My wife also believes the end is near, but she wants to hurry up and do everything that she has…