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For many believers, the subject of the End Times stirs confusion, apprehension, and dread. No longer! This user-friendly manual answers 101 of the most frequently asked questions about everything from the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, the Antichrist, and Tribulation to the Second Coming and the Millennium. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock offers a biblically authoritative resource for understanding God's plan and a reason for peace instead of anxiety about each believer's role in it. This eBook contains links to online charts for viewing and printing.
Four thousand years ago, amid tragic suffering and death, Job asked the question of the ages: "If a man dies, will he live again?" Since the dawn of history, the subject of death and the afterlife has been the great question of human existence. It's a subject that everyone wonders about. What lies behind the veil of death? Is there really life after death? Is there a place called hell? This small yet power-packed book answers, in a very straightforward, reader-friendly format, all the most-asked questions ordinary people have about death, near-death experiences, cremation, purgatory, hell, heaven, and our future bodies. You'll be amazed at what awaits us beyond the grave. Is There Sex in Heaven? It's a fair question! And so are the rest. Go aheadhellip;flip to the table of contents. Discover another one, two, or fifty-four others that are guaranteed to intrigue you. Questions like:Do those in heaven know what's happening on earth?andWill I see my pets in heaven? Because even if you'd rather avoid the topic, death will not avoid you. So fire away! Ask the tough questions, and get the dead-on answers you need. Straightforward and easy to read,55 Answers to Questions About Life After Deathsatisfies that nagging, curious voice whispering from the corner of your mind. Story Behind the Book "Three key experiences in my life have come together to make this book a reality. First, as the pastor of a local church for thirteen years, I have had the privilege of visiting people who are facing imminent death, conducting funerals, and ministering to grieving families. During these times people often have probing questions about life after death. Second, due to my interest and writing in the area of Bible prophecy, I am frequently asked questions about the afterlife at conferences and via e-mail. Third, all kinds of books, TV shows, and groups out there today are fostering unbiblical views of life after death. Knowing that this is a subject of universal interest and great confusion, I have a passionate desire to create a user-friendly, clear, straightforward resource to answer all the key questions that people everywhere are asking about life's greatest mystery. " From the Trade Paperback edition.
He stands only 5-foot-4 and smiles incessantly. But behind that charismatic persona beats the heart of a genocidal terrorist.Meet the World's Most Dangerous ManIn his provocative, well-researched exposé of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock unveils the insidious agenda behind this radical Shiite's regime: Ahmadinejad plans to hasten the return of the Islamic messiah by ushering in his vision of the apocalypse.His ultimate goal-driven by his fanatical ideology-is to bring the Mahdi, or Twelfth Imam, out of hiding. And he plans to do so by arming his country with nuclear weapons, then exporting the Iranian revolution to the world by destroying Israel and the United States. But there's a bizarre twist to Ahmadinejad's nightmarish intentions: This ardent zealot may well be part of God's plan to set the stage for a scenario prophesied more than 2,500 years ago. Hitchcock presents compelling evidence that Ahmadinejad's actions, including his alliances with Russia and many of Iran's neighbors, have placed his nation-and the world-on a collision course toward the war of Gog and Magog.Discover the truth about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his role in biblical prophecy, and what it means for the world-and you. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Writing 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel predicted a Russian-Islamic invasion of Israel in the last days. The third book in Mark Hitchcock's fascinating prophecy series explains the relevance of this prediction to today's world. First, he establishes how the current global scene sets the stage for this event and focuses on the identity of the invading nations (those mentioned in Ezekiel are like a Who's Who of Israel's current enemies). Hitchcock then considers the time and motives for their attack. Finally, he discusses God's dramatic intervention that will pave the way for the Antichrist's worldwide empire.
Get Caught Up in the Rapture! Religious jargon aside, just what is the rapture? Why is it such a big deal among Christians today? Here are the answers. Could the Rapture Happen Today?clearly defines this event and tackles the most commonly asked questions surrounding it. With solid evidence backing his responses, Mark Hitchcock also boldly explores the most controversial and pressing question, When will it happen? With biblically sound, detailed arguments supporting the belief that the rapture will occur prior to the tribulation (pre-trib), Hitchcock tackles the question from every angle. Your nagging questions relieved, this fascinating page-turner will still leave you on the edge of your seat, anticipating Christ's return at any unexpected moment! WRAPPED UP IN THE RAPTURE Pre-Trib Mid-Trib Post-Trib Say what? Scholars debate and theses are written, but you simply want to know,Just what is the Rapture?and,When might it occur?Or maybe you're wondering how the Rapture differs from Christ's return, or whether the destinies of the unsaved can change during the horrifying years of the Great Tribulation. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock tackles your most common questions from every angle. Because-while the exact day and hour cannot be forecasted-biblically sound, detailed arguments state the case for the Rapture occurring prior to the Tribulation. Get the clear answers you need and move boldly forward with peace of mind. Story Behind the Book "The one biblical truth that has affected my Christian life more than any other is the rapture of the church-the belief that Jesus could come at any moment to take His people away to be with Him. It deeply affects how I view my life, this world, and how I live each day. I have always wanted to write a book that clearly explains the truth of the any-moment rapture and how it should affect our daily lives. I'm grateful that the good people at Multnomah have given me the opportunity to share my passion for this blessed hope with others. " - Mark Hitchcock From the Trade Paperback edition.
The image of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation 6:1-8 is one of the most vivid and powerful in all the writings of the prophets. Their presence speaks of a coming day of horror - the first four judgments of the tribulation. White, red, black, and pale, they will wreak destruction around the world. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock takes an in-depth look at the horsemen and shows how today's events point toward the prophecy about them. Signs all around us indicate that the four horsemen of the Apocalypse may be ready to mount up and gallop across the earth. T H U N D E R I N G H O O F B E AT S B R I N G WA R , FAMI N E , A N D P L A G U E The image of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation 6:1-8 is one of the most vivid and powerful in all the writings of the prophets. Their presence speaks of a coming day of horror-the first four judgments of the Tribulation. White, red, black, and pale, they will wreak destruction around the world. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock takes an in-depth look at the horsemen and shows how today's events point toward the prophecy about them. Signs all around us indicate that the four horsemen of the Apocalypse may be ready to mount up and gallop across the earth. "Mark Hitchcock packs a wealth of information on biblical prophecy into an excellent 'quick read. ' I highly recommend Mark as a faithful guide to understanding current events in light of God's wonderful plan of prophecy. "-TIM LAHAYE, author, educator, minister Story Behind the Book The four horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation 6:1-8 is one of the most vivid, powerful visions in all of the Scriptures. The apostle John saw a vision of four horses (white, red, black, and pale) galloping across the world in the end times, leaving unbelievable destruction in their wake. The chilling imagery of that vision has gripped believers for over two thousand years. The purpose of the book is to take an in-depth look at these four mysterious horsemen and show how their approach seems to be developing before our eyes, signaling the advent of that terrible seven years known as the Great Tribulation. The four horsemen are symbolic of great movements that will mark the onset of that climactic era in history.
The Past, Present, and Future-Exposed The events wracking the Middle East today are confusing to even the most avid news buff. Now all the answers to your questions are offered in just one resource. Divided into five main sections,Iran: The Coming Crisiscontains the most up-to-date, thorough information available and is complete with maps, charts, and timelines for visual assistance. Iran's past, present, and future are exposed-the country's quest for nuclear weapons and support of Palestinian terror groups, its ability to "play the oil card," and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's apocalyptic beliefs that motivate his actions. You'll discover the truth about today's events, how they relate to Bible prophecy, and what the Bible clearly describes is yet to come. It's a crisis unlike any the world has ever faced. Are We Headed for a Nuclear Jihad? " Israel must be wiped off the map," Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said it himself. He has denied the Holocaust, and his actions are motivated by a dangerous apocalyptic view of Islam. Meanwhile, Islamic extremists are in hot pursuit of nuclear weapons as they stand as gatekeepers to the Persian Gulf oil flow. Closer to home, President Bush has stated that the greatest threat to America is nuclear terrorism. In a prophecy written over 2,500 years ago, Ezekiel 38-39 foretells Iran 's future. Iran , Russia , and other Islamic nations will invade Israel in the end times. Today, the connection between Iran and Russia only grows. How close is this invasion? What will happen? Will America survive? Will the world? Mark Hitchcock , an expert in Bible prophecy, exposes Iran 's past, present, and future with striking clarity. Find maps, charts, and answers to your every question inside. "I highly recommend Mark as a faithful guide to understanding current events in light of God's wonderful plan of prophecy. " Tim LaHaye Pastor and bestselling author Story Behind the Book There seems to be no turning back from the looming crisis in the Middle East. The Islamic and political rulers of Iran are set in their ideology by principle. The West and Israel are headed for some sort of confrontation economically, socially, and likely militarily. Mark Hitchcock 's background as a lawyer, pastor, and expert in Bible prophecy suits him perfectly as a Christian authority on the subject. Timing is critical, and his new book will release as more and more everyday people-Christians and non-Christians alike-realize the gravity of world events and question how they relate to Bible prophecy.
Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock deals with often-raised questions about America's future in this thoroughly researched, reader-friendly resource. Examining three prophetic passages that are commonly thought to describe America, Hitchcock concludes that the Bible is actually silent about the role of the United States in the End Times. He then discusses the implications of America's absence in prophetic writings. Along with Hitchcock's compelling forecast for the future, he offers specific actions Americans can take to keep their nation strong and blessed by God, as well as an appendix of additional questions and answers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Find out what Mark Hitchcock means when he says there is an Antichrist alive today, right now, in this generation! Easy to read and biblically solid, Hitchcock's fascinating resource illuminates what the Bible says about the Antichrist and explains how the prophecies about him strikingly foreshadow today's events: 1) the rise of the European Union; 2) the peace process in Israel; 3) the rush toward globalization; 4) the technology and desire for a worldwide identification system; 5) the movement to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem
Is it possible the United States, a superpower without peer in history, might not be a key player as the world makes its way down the road to the Battle of Armageddon? This is the central question explored by prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock inThe Late Great United States,a fascinating behind-the-headlines look at numerous current events and how they relate to what the Bible says about the last days. Americans are accustomed to seeing their country center stage as a world power, but as Hitchcock carefully details, this may not be the case inthefinal scene. Based on extensive research of the Bible and other sources,The Late Great United Statesprovides compelling and often surprising answers to questions like these: *Does the Bible say anything about America in the last days? *How could the U. S. fit into God's prophetic plan? *Will America survive? *Might the anti-Christ come from America? *Could America's addiction to oil be her undoing? *Will America be destroyed by a nuclear attack? *Could America fall from within as a result of moral corruption? *Is America still a "blessed" nation? *How should individual Christians respond to a world in chaos? Regardless of America's final fate and the outcome of dire events at the end of the age, Hitchcock urges us to find our hope in a God who will not forsake us-no matter what cataclysms we experience on earth. From the Hardcover edition.
The Bible says that Babylon will be rebuilt and become the economic center of the world. Even now the ruins of the ancient city - just sixty miles south of Baghdad, Iraq - are quietly stirring. What does it mean for America? For Israel? For every person alive today? Are we living in the last days of earth as we know it? Find out, from Bible prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock. 1. How the focus of the world will shift back to Babylon 2. How Antichrist will make Babylon his capital 3. How the kingdoms of earth will fade as Babylon rises 4. How the false powers of Antichrist will grow 5. How prophecy will be fulfilled - and Babylon finally destroyed!
Americans are watching the news with expectant eyes, full of apprehension about what will happen next. Is it too early to worry that the times are winding down? Mark Hitchcock, a Dallas Theological Seminary graduate and recognized expert on end times theology, distills the seven essential signs of the end, as foretold in the Bible. In this fifth book of his authoritative series on biblical prophecy, Hitchcock cuts straight to the heart of an urgent topic, providing the information people need as they try to evaluate the state of their world.
With the unparalleled worldwide success of the Left Behind series, both fans and critics are curious about the relationship between Bible prophecy and the events depicted in the novels. Responding to recent works that question Left Behind's biblical accuracy, two respected theologians set forth solid, biblical answers in this reader-friendly resource. Beginning with a clear presentation of prophecy interpretation and dispensationalism, the authors examine specific end times events represented in Left Behind and offer historical and biblical support for each event.The popular Left Behind books are works of fiction. But how seriously can you take their predictions about the end of the world - and you own future? In this reader-friendly resource, two respected theologians respond to recent attacks on Left Behind's interpretation of Bible prophecy, providing clear historical and biblical support for specific end times events described in the novels. Gain a deeper appreciation of these phenomenal bestsellers - and a deeper understanding of earth's cataclysmic final days!Story Behind the BookWith the incredible success of this series, we believe that it would be beneficial to the body of Christ for someone to publish a book that gives solid, thoughtful, biblical answers to the critics of the Left Behind theology. With the questions that are being raised and will continue to be raised, many may begin to wonder if the Left Behind theology is really biblical. Some of the impact of the series could be undermined. This book would set forth substantive biblical points in favor of the various end times events presented in the series.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Two days before He died, Jesus gave His closest followers a sweeping panorama of earth's final days. Responding to questions about the end times, Jesus' great speech on the Mount of Olives described the tribulation and His second coming - and offered several famous parables of practical application for the disciples. In a powerful indication of His priorities, Jesus devoted twice as much time to telling His followers how to live in light of His return as he did to describing the actual event. Readers will be inspired and equipped to live faithfully in expectation of Christ's coming.
As sensationalists and skeptics wreak havoc with the country's emotions, prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock provides a much-needed definition of what is meant by "signs of the times. " Hitchcock discusses the current interest in prophecy caused by the 9/11 attack, presents Jesus' own forecast for the future of the world, and details five major global developments today that discernibly signal Christ's coming. This balanced, concise overview of the real signs of the times will clarify Christ's instructions challenging his followers to be alert in the final days. Readers will easily find and absorb the information they need to prepare for His return. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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