The Abandoning of True 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 as forsaken, 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). Many have ridiculed this 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 now to solve the world’s social and political problems. By extraordinary power we are to take back the dominion from Satan that we 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 earth before 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 watching for His coming as the events He forewarned transpire. Is Jesus coming soon anymore?

Here is what scripture says will happen, and is happening

2 Peter 3:2-8 “That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”

It describes certain people in the CHURCH as scoffers, they now have their own desires…

Source: Let Us Reason

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