A group of Christian scholars representing a "new Christian Zionism" seek to distance their views from the "wild, crazy, popular apocalypticism" with which Christian Zionists have often been associated.
Eleven speakers, mostly theologians, presented at the April 17 conference, "People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism," hosted by the Institute on Religion and Democracy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Most of the talks were based upon a chapter for a book expected to be published sometime in the next two years.
While the group does not agree on everything, they are united in the belief that God's covenants with Israel were not displaced by Jesus Christ and the Church. In other words, while Jesus is central to salvation, God will remain faithful to the promises He made to the Jewish people. How, exactly, that works itself out will continue to be a matter of study and debate. more >>
Former U.S. congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed that the "rapture of the Church" is looming and will be brought to reality due to the foreign policies of president Barack Obama, and added that God will punish the United States for disobeying His will.
As previously reported by The Christian Post, the 59-year-old Minnesotan recently spoke with Jan Markell on the "Understanding the End Times" radio program and labeled Obama's foreign policy — specifically his desire for a nuclear deal with Iran – as being "pro the goals of Islamic Jihad." She added that Obama's foreign policy will lead to the coming of the Islamic Messiah (Mahdi) and the return of Jesus Christ.
This past weekend, the second part of Bachmann's interview with Markell aired and Bachmann again asserted that the second coming of Christ is right around the corner. But in part two of the interview, she also weighed in on the impact that abortion and gay marriage have on God's view of the United States. more >>
Former congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has accused President Barack Obama of being "pro the goals of Islamic jihad," which she explains includes welcoming the "hidden imam" to bring on the apocalypse.
In appearing on the "Understanding the End Times" radio program with Jan Markell last weekend, the 59-year-old Minnesotan bashed the president's foreign policy goals as being aligned with the goals of Islamic extremists, who she argues have the ultimate goal of bringing about the end of the world and paving the way for the Islamic Messiah.
"Our president, who is as consistent in his foreign policy world view, which is to be anti-Israel and pro, and I'll say it in my own words, pro the goals of Islamic jihad, because that is what we are seeing," Bachmann asserted. "These are the goals of Islamic jihad." more >>
Actor Nicolas Cage starred in the remake of the wildly popular "Left Behind" movie last year and with a sequel recently announced, he may or may not return to reprise his role as pilot Rayford Steele.
David Heimbecker, the Vice President of Marketing at Cloud Ten Pictures, the studio responsible for bringing "Left Behind" to the big screen discussed the possibiliy of him returning in a recent interview with The Christian Post. more >>
A distribution deal for the sequel to the recent "Left Behind" movie that starred Nicholas Cage has been struck and a producer of the film says it will stick closer to the books and will be aimed specifically at the Christian audience.
The film's pre-production was confirmed Wednesday and will be released through Cloud Ten Pictures in the summer of 2016.
David Heimbecker, who works for the studio, commented on the original film's reception and what they might do differently the second time around. more >>
The producers behind 2014's "Left Behind" remake have announced that there will be a sequel to the Bible Apocalypse movie, with the story picking up after the Rapture.
"We are living in the last days and if the Rapture were to happen today, there are a lot of people who just aren't ready," Paul Lalonde, "Left Behind" producer and CEO of Cloud Ten Pictures, said in a press release shared with The Christian Post.
"This is why we need to complete the story as soon as possible beginning with LEFT BEHIND 2. But, if we want to keep control of our story, we will once again have to fund the movie independently. We have all seen what happens to Christian, Bible-based stories when the Hollywood studios take control. They change the fundamental meaning of God's Word and make a mockery of the Christian faith. With the help of campaign supporters we won't let that happen to LEFT BEHIND 2." more >>