The abandoning of Bible eschatology

by Mike Oppenheimer

Latter Rain adherents believe in a last day’s revival unlike any other in history taking place today. This view is an outgrowth of the “kingdom now” restoration movement. It wrongly applies eschatological passages for Israel to the church today. To many, the nation of Israel is no longer an integral part of God’s end time plan and rejected, despite the warnings in Romans 11:18-29 and Genesis 12:3.

Some have fully rejected the idea that Christ is coming to take His people out of this world (called the rapture/resurrection) as he pours out judgment on a Christ rejecting world,. Many have ridiculed the hope of being taken to heaven replacing it with a new hope, a kingdom built by the church that will take over the world before Christ comes back. The Church is to be empowered like Jesus and is now to solve the world’s social and political problems even though we can’t solve our own.

Take back dominion from Satan that we supposedly lost in the garden and control the world for Christ. The church reigns or as some say Christ reigns through the church. Instead of looking for our coming savior, we now look to ourselves to solve the problems of planet earthbefore He returns. But this is not how events transpire in the prophetic Scriptures. Dominionists often use biblical truths and distort them to reinforce their justification for building the kingdom here on Earth today. This is all part of the falling away, it diminishes our preparing and staying awake, watching for His coming as the events He forewarned transpire.

One may ask Is Jesus coming soon anymore?

Nowhere does Scripture teach that things will get better and better before the return of Jesus Christ, instead they get worse and …

Source: Let Us Reason

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