Q. Why do we have prophecy in the Bible?
A. God does not want to keep us in the dark about the future. The only way we can know the future is through the prophetic Word in the Bible. Fulfilled prophecy is also the great evidence that the Bible is the Word of God, and that God presides above history.
Q. Is the Antichrist alive today?
A. It is true that a dreadful world ruler will appear â€śwho opposes and exalts himself above all that is called god, or that is worshiped, so that he as god, sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is godâ€ť (2 Thess. 2:4). Many related signs of the end time indicate the strong possibility that we face the consummation of history. With this in mind, it is entirely possible that the Antichrist is now alive. Indeed, we are moving from the possible to the probable.
Q. Who is the false prophet?
A. He is the one described in Scripture as â€śanother beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the power of the first beast (the Antichrist) before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healedâ€ť (Rev. 13:11,12). The false prophet will help the Antichrist bring together a global religion, a vast, ecumenical â€śchurch.â€ť His ultimate fate is that he, with the Antichrist, will be â€ścast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstoneâ€ť (Rev. 19:20).
Q. What is reconstructionism?
A. It is generally the view that the mandate of the Church is to â€śreconstructâ€ť the social structure and bring to pass a greatly improved world. It will be a world fit to be the one to which Jesus Christ returns. Reconstructionists being, in effect, utopians, are certainly troubled by such verses as â€śbut evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceivedâ€ť (2 Tim. 3:13). The world will not be reconstructed, it will be destroyed by fire (2 Pet. 3:10). This will then make way for the promised â€śnew heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more seaâ€ť (Rev. 21:1).
Q. What is the mission of the Church?
A. In whatever else the Church may involve itself, its core mission must be to bring to the world the â€śhope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world beganâ€ť (Tit. 1:2).
Q. Why are there so many cults?
A. The basic reason is because there are so many cult promoters and so many weak, acquiescent people who will believe anything. Even churches and denominations can move from Christian to cultic. Many have! The way of protection against the cults is to read and believe the Bible. We invite anyone to write for The Marks of a Cult from Christian Destiny.
Q. I hear that we will one day receive new bodies. Is this true?
A. Yes, thank God, it is true. The Scripture says, â€śFor our citizenship is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himselfâ€ť (Phil. 3:20-21). What will these bodies be like? The Scripture says, â€śBeloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He isâ€ť (1Jn. 3:2).
Heaven will be a place which is wonderful beyond description. When we go to heaven, we will be given glorified, magnificent bodies so that we can properly appreciate the magnificent joys which will be ours when we arrive at our heavenly home.
Q. Many Christians have many moral shortcomings in their lives. How can this be changed?
A. This can be changed when the Church begins to preach on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Speaking about His appearing, the Scripture says, â€śAnd every man that has this hope in Him purifies himself, even as He is pureâ€ť (1 Jn. 3:3). When we believe that Christ may come at any moment, we will be very careful about what we say, do, believe and with whom we associate. We need to quit singing â€śKum Bah Yahâ€ť and sing again â€śJesus May Come Today.â€ť
Q. I have a very troubled heart, what can I do?
A. Begin by trusting the Scripture, which says, â€śTherefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christâ€ť (Rom. 5:1). When we are truly saved, then we can avail ourselves of the promise: â€śBe anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesusâ€ť (Phil. 4:6,7).