With a growing number of authors and theologians releasing books about doomsday and rapture predictions, one title that stands out is by the Rev. Gerald Haug, who insists the world is not ending any time soon and that religious leaders teaching otherwise are doing damage to the church.
Haug's book, Ortho-Millennialism: Bringing Order to End-Time Chaos, focuses on analyzing the books of the Bible that might offer clues on the timing of the Rapture, when followers of Jesus will be caught up to meet him in the air – and the reverend says his work dispels all speculation and proves with absolute certainty that Jesus will not be returning to Earth for at least another 100 years.
Haug, a member of the Assemblies of God convention, the largest collection of Pentecostal denominations with some 62 million members worldwide, shared in an interview with The Christian Post that he has spoken about his book to thousands at his assembly and has convinced them of the validity of his work. more >>
Apocalyptic theories, such as the one linked to the Mayans, are forcing some people to think about the future in terms of survival and preparing for the worst – and one company is offering underground bunkers that promise to withstand almost every major catastrophe that may hit Earth. Its founder, Robert Vicino, says Christians relying on the Rapture as their safety net would do well to also make preparations.
The Vivos Project first started almost 30 years ago as an idea in the mind of Vicino, an entrepreneur with a global history of success in manufacturing, marketing and real estate development. The Vivios Project is perhaps the biggest of its kind, as Vicino is preparing for worst-case scenarios the planet could face at any time.
Although the organization’s website features a live clock that counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to Dec. 21, 2012 – the date on which the Mayan Calendar ends and some believe will bring about the destruction of the world – Vicino shared with The Christian Post that the clock is mostly metaphorical. more >>
Theories abound about what, if anything, will happen on Dec. 21, 2012. One documentary seeks to examine not only the natural cataclysms that threaten the planet, but also what the Bible has to say about the end times – as the oft-cited Mayan date could potentially be used to deceive Christians.
Dec. 21, 2012, marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and has stirred much discussion and debate about what that might signify. Some fear the end of the calendar might mark the time of the end of all life; others predict it will be the dawn of a new era. However, André van Heerden, the writer and director of “2012: PROPHECY OR PANIC?” believes it is wise for Christians to be prepared for anything regardless of what actually may happen on that day.
Van Heerden, who is also an executive producer at Cloud Ten Pictures, the production company behind the movie, has worked on a number of Christian-themed films in the past, such as "Left Behind" (2000) and "Revelation" (1999). more >>
Is heaven simply some far off place that Christians go to after they die or is there something they should be actively taking part in while living to help bring heaven onto earth?
Chris Kugler, a theology major studying at a private Tennessee university, tries to answer the question in his first book, Being Christian: A Journey from the Boat to the Shore, Culminating at the Cross. In it he explores the subject of heaven.
Kugler believes the Bible tells Christians that they do have a part in preparing for God’s return, when the earth will become a “new Creation" or “new heaven.” In his book, he writes about other areas of the Bible, but chose to focus on the subject of “heaven on earth” when he recently spoke with The Christian Post. more >>
Harold Camping's Family Radio Inc. (also referred to as Family Stations Inc.) has been undergoing changes as the radio network seeks to shed the non-commercial status of some of its properties, prompting some observers to wonder if these stations will also be shedding their Christian content.
Specifically, it has been reported that the Christian radio network filed a request to have its WFME Newark station converted from a non-commercial to commercial operation on Jan 6.
Experts from NASA say that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know the world won't end in 2012.
The beginning of the New Year is reigniting debate over the prediction of the end of the world, connected to the end of the ancient Mayan calendar.
Space.Com reported last month that the Mesoamerican civilization recorded a 365-day calendar not unlike the modern Gregorian version. The Mayans measured time with a short-count calendar lasting 52 years, and a long-count version completed every 5,125 years. Some believe that the end of the long-count cycle on Dec. 21, 2012 marks the apocalypse given the Mayan calendar stops on that date. more >>