More than 17 million Seventh Day Adventist Christians around the globe are still praying for the end of the world as we know it. And next month, as they celebrate a 150-year-old tradition they hadn't expected to last this long, there are some who are disappointed that Jesus hasn't returned yet.
"I would love for Him to come this second," said Janice Maitland, a member of the Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church in Manhattan, N.Y., who has been a member of the denomination since 1996, to The Christian Post. "That's always our desire because once He returns there will be less suffering. We will be restored back to our perfect way, so that's always our desire. It always has been and always will be," she added.
A recent Religion News Service report noted, however, that as the world's more than 17 million Seventh Day Adventists, of which 1.2 million are in the United States, get ready to commemorate the 150th year of the organization's existence on May 21, there's not a whole lot of cheer to go around. Not even for all the good they have accomplished through their faith across the world while they wait for deliverance. more >>
Pro wrestler and WCW legend Steve "Sting" Borden stars in a new Christian film about the end times titled "Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End."
The film touches on prophecies found in the book of Revelation and hints towards the end of this age during the events in the film. The main character Josh McManus, played by David A.R. White, travels throughout the U.S. as an arms salesman.
While traveling through a west Texas town, McManus gets held up by a vicious gang of bikers during a potential sale. Borden plays one of those bikers, and his character attempts to enact revenge on McManus for killing some of his gang members. more >>
Bestselling author and Christian minister David Platt will be teaching on the end times in the upcoming Secret Church meeting that expects to virtually gather anywhere from 50,000-60,000 Christians in over 50 countries in a six-hour simulcast scheduled for Good Friday, March 29.
The theme of the upcoming Secret Church global gathering is "Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World," and will have Platt speak to the confusion, fear and hope among Christians and non-Christians who may be unsure of what the Bible says about the afterlife. The Birmingham, Ala., preacher argues, however, that what is most important is what the Bible's eschatology, or end-times teaching, says about the Christian's life and purpose in the here and now.
The Secret Church Simulcast, led by Platt and hosted by LifeWay, is described as "six intense hours" of teaching and prayer primarily focused on the persecuted church. It was the minister's experience with underground house church leaders in Asia that inspired the first event in November 2006, which was held at Platt's The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham and attracted more than 1,000 people. more >>
As the College of Cardinals continues to determine the next bishop of Rome, some are looking toward the prophecies of Michel de Nostredame as indicators that the church leaders will be electing the last pope.
According to believers in Nostredame, whose latinized name is Nostradamus, the 16th century French physician and soothsayer, wrote that the second to last pope would "flee Rome in December when the great comet is seen in the daytime."
According to Carol Grisanti of NBC News, this astronomical phenomenon can be connected to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. more >>
If seeing is believing then the teaser poster released by Stoney Lake Entertainment for its "Left Behind" movie reboot should settle once and for all any doubts about actor Nicolas Cage taking on a role in the film based on the 16-part Christian book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
The movie poster, shared with The Christian Post by Stoney Lake Entertainment, the newly-founded production company behind the film, shows Cage dressed in a ragged suit and torn tie. Behind Cage, in the distance stands a downed passenger plane, its nose buried in debris and flames. Farther back is a cityscape, overshadowed by dark clouds and billows of smoke. It's difficult to tell for sure, but the poster shows Cage either standing on sand, or walking on water.
Unlike the first Left Behind book, released in 1995 by Tyndale House Publishers, and its 2001 movie version, this adaptation begins hours after the rapture, or the spiriting away of Christians from Earth to heaven. "It will not cover everything that the first book includes, but will be more specifically concentrated on those first few hours and the chaos of the world in the wake of millions of people vanishing with no explanation," according to the official website for the film, scheduled for a 2014 release. more >>
As Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation, many look to the prophetic writings of a twelfth century Irish saint who was said to have predicted the exact number of popes before the end of the world.
Saint Malachy of Armagh, a Roman Catholic bishop who died in 1148, was said to have had a vision while on a pilgrimage to Rome wherein he learned the exact number of all the popes who would rule from his time to the Apocalypse.
Rather than give their names, Malachy gave each of these future pontiffs Latin mottos, which believers in the Medieval saint's prophecies claim bear a strong resemblance to the figures they described. more >>