I Will Come Like a Thief

July 29, 2021 // 19 Comments

Once upon a time, in the iron-age kingdom of Lydia, there was a river of gold called the Pactolus River. Whoever controlled the river was rich, and this explains why Croesus was one of the richest kings who ever lived. Croesus, who lived about 550 years before Christ, built a citadel called Sardis to protect his [...]

6 Awesome Things that will Happen when Christ Returns

September 24, 2020 // 23 Comments

From time to time a wave of paranoia sweeps over social media regarding the imminent end of the world and the physical return of King Jesus. Y2K. Mayan calendars. Planets aligning and blood moons. Pandemics, presidential elections, and whatever’s happening in Israel/Iran/Russia. The market for bad [...]

Are We Entering the Great Tribulation?

August 6, 2020 // 58 Comments

This has been one of the toughest years in living memory. At the time of writing close to 700,000 people have died from a disease nobody knew about nine months ago. (2022 update: Make that 15 million!) In many cities there have been riots, looting, and other signs of lawlessness. People are suffering. Some fear [...]

The Sky is Falling! Darkened Suns and Falling Stars

May 14, 2020 // 34 Comments

Pamdemics. Economic collapse. Locust plagues. Murder hornets. Whenever the world goes through a crisis, it’s natural to wonder if we have reached the end of days. “This is it! We’re all going to die!” We turn to social media and YouTube for answers and encounter wacky end time predictions. Some involve [...]

Last day to get your free book

April 18, 2019 // 10 Comments

UPDATE: This offer has now closed. Thanks to all who participated. Missed out? Become a subscriber (it’s free) and be the first to hear next time. This week I was chatting to one of the builders working on our house about the events of Easter in AD70. Like most people, he had never heard the story of how [...]

Will Jesus return this year?

January 10, 2019 // 32 Comments

And so another year kicks off with a certain Christian magazines/websites making gloomy predictions about these last days. (I was going to provide some links here but it was depressing reading and I don’t wish to promote newspaper eschatology. If you’re interested, this stuff is not hard to find.) [...]

Is Jesus Returning Soon?

January 3, 2019 // 58 Comments

Me: “I am coming to your house soon.” You: “Great! When?” Me: “I have no idea. I don’t even know what day.” You: “Um, okay.” Me: “You’ll have to wait a really long time.” You: “But you said you’d be here soon.” Me: “Soon, sure! But it could be centuries.” If I delivered mixed [...]

What is the Sign of the Son of Man in heaven?

October 18, 2018 // 24 Comments

What do you make of these words of Jesus? Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30) What is this prophecy about? And what is the sign of the Son of [...]

The Parable of the Fig Tree (Luke 13:6–9)

October 4, 2018 // 19 Comments

A man had a fig tree, which had been planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, “Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?” And he [...]

The Blood of Righteous Abel (Matthew 23:35)

September 13, 2018 // 18 Comments

Does God punish nations for the sins of their forefathers? Did God punish Israel for killing his prophets? It seems like it when you read these words of Jesus: Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your [...]

Forty Fulfilled Prophecies

August 30, 2018 // 24 Comments

Here’s a quiz question: When Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, was he received as (a) the long awaited Messiah, or (b) a prophet? It might surprise you, but the answer is (b): When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is [...]

Why Flee to the Mountains?

July 19, 2018 // 10 Comments

When trouble comes, you have two choices: fight or flight. Fleeing is the underrated choice. In these days of belligerence and bullying, the temptation is to fight or die. Yet Jesus told his disciples that there would be times when fleeing is the better option: Whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the [...]