This book (forwarded by Earl D. Radmacher) is a recent composition regarding end time events. Simpson is dispensational, pretribulational, and orthodox in his basic eschatology. His point of view here is that the antichrist, though coming out of the European revived Roman Empire, will be an American, most probably the president. He sees the little horn of Daniel’s prophecy as being transplanted from among the ten horns and yet controlling and ruling over them. He sees the fourth beast of Daniel as a mechanistic end-time power that will rule by might, hence, the United States. Simpson also believes that the believing generation alive before the rapture will be able to discern who the antichrist is though he won’t be revealed to the world until later. Simpson (writing about a year ago) believes that President Obama could (but not must) fulfill this prophecy and that all the players on the stage are in place and even moving! The view of the United States is plausibly interesting and, I think, is valuable in keeping the U.S. in its proper place as a gentile nation, but Simpson’s confidence that we are definitely in the life-time of the antichrist may or may not be the case. Imminency is good but can sometimes be too adventurous.
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Will The Antichrist Be Muslim?June 4, 2015
One of the difficulties for Christians in apologetics is that they have to know a lot about many religions and cults, but the religions and cults only have to know about Christianity. The growing threat from Islam reminds the Christian of this very thing. That is why I was glad to receive a book exposing […]
The Coming Battle of Gog & MagogJanuary 27, 2015
Recently I overheard someone talk about the good old days of prophecy conferences when we used to fear Russia and communism. Aren’t we even closer to the Lord’s return today than we were back then? I have often said myself how those preachers from a generation ago could not have conceived a world like we […]