The president of the largest Bible translation organization in the world says that more people than ever before can access the Bible in their own language, that translation programs for every native language in the world will be underway in twelve years, and that work to translate the Bible into every tongue brings us closer to the return of Jesus to earth.
"More people have access to scripture than at any other time in history," Bob Creson, president and CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. On Thursday, Wycliffe announced that 4.9 billion people can now read the Bible in their native language. Creson declared that by 2025, there will be "translation occurring in every community that needs it." Only 1,919 language groups still lack access to the Bible, and Creson expects that to drop below 1,900 soon.
Creson states that "the last translator for the last Bible translation is alive somewhere in the world today." He told CP why he believes that. "Thirty years ago, the average New Testament took over 20 years to translate," Creson explained. Today, it takes about 8 years. more >>
The Dutch chapter of Christians for Israel has invested just over $30,000 to make a 36-feet-tall Star of David topped with a menorah – the nine-candle symbol of the Jewish holiday of Hannukah – which it claims will be Europe's largest menorah, to show solidarity with the Jewish community in what they believe to be the End Times.
Christians for Israel established the menorah "to show to the Jewish community in Israel and worldwide that they have friends who are praying for the restoration of Israel," Sara Van Oordt, the organization's head of communication & activities, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. She also added that current events are signs in scripture "that the Messiah will soon come – that Jesus will come again."
"For two thousand years, there hasn't been the state of Israel, and now everything is coming to fulfillment," Van Oordt added. "I really believe that this is one of the signs of the End Times." more >>
Many alleged men of the Lord have tried to predict the return of Jesus, and have failed.
These are a few of the most recent ones.
1) Harold Camping more >>
A mining company based in Pennsylvania has been sued by an employee who claims that the biometric hand scanners used by the business was the "Mark of the Beast" described in the book of Revelation.
Late last month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on behalf of an employee of CONSOL Energy and Consolidation Coal Company of Canonsburg.
Beverly R. Butcher Jr., a longtime employee with CONSOL and self-professed evangelical Christian, alleges that the recently installed biometric hand scanners at work prompted him to retire. more >>
Nicolas Cage, star of such films as "National Treasure," "Adaptation" and "Face/Off," was photographed on the set of the new "Left Behind" movie in which he portrays Captain Rayford Steele — and the award-winning actor was not only caught on the set in character, but also goofing around.
Cage, reprising the role played by Brad Johnson in the previous "Left Behind" movies, was caught in the cockpit looking very dramatic:
Cage also found the occasion to photo-bomb a shot of producer Paul Lalonde's daughter: more >>
Much of the inspiration for the FOX network's new show "Sleepy Hollow," a modern-day police drama twist on the classic short story by Washington Irving, was drawn from the Bible, specifically the Book of Revelation and end times, the show's producers said in a recent interview.
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, executive producers of "Sleepy Hollow," said in a recent interview that they took the plot of the original "Sleepy Hollow" short story and added biblical themes to create their drama adaptation for the FOX network.
The original "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was written by American writer Washington Irving in 1820 and follows the protagonist Ichabod Crane, a Connecticut school master who is seeking the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a wealthy farmer in rural New York, in marriage. Crane, who is in competition with Abraham Van Brunt for Van Tassel's hand, is eventually scared out of town by a headless horseman ghost riding in the night. more >>