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Five Surprising Lessons of Bible Prophecy

By Tim McHyde / May 4, 2013

We study Bible prophecy expecting to understand what’s going to happen along with hopefully some idea of when. Yet along the way, there are several discoveries you won’t expect or maybe prefer not to find. For example, God’s special place to protect us from the Great Tribulation is not in heaven and how we get there takes a bit more than professing Jesus. Disappointing, for some, is the constant failure of date setters. Yet there are still good timing clues available, enough to raise the prospect of having to wait way longer for the Second Coming than anyone dreamed. Perhaps most surprising is why it’s OK if you don’t study (or understand) Bible prophecy at all?

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Post-2012 Doomsday Blues? 4 Lessons or Benefits

By Tim McHyde / February 7, 2013

Although many were relieved when December 21st, 2012 passed without any of the predicted disasters, some instead were confused or even depressed after. They wondered why they did not see through it like most people did (who may be saying “I told you so.”) Certainly it is easy to negatively judge the 2012 hysteria and those who spread it as malicious or make them wrong. Yet, there is actually a silver lining to 2012 and hysteria like it. Understand four easily overlooked benefits and lessons from doomsday date hysteria to help you get past the post-doomsday date blues or the temptation to judge those who participated in it–even if that includes yourself.

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6 Wrong Ways to Face the End Times (& One Right)

By Tim McHyde / September 10, 2011

Bible prophecy says that bad things are coming. Conspiracy theories found on the Web only confirm this. In light of this warning, what should we do to prepare? Shall we leave the city or even the country? Move to Israel? Stock up on food and water…or even guns and ammo or at least gold & silver? Trust Jesus to protect us wherever we are? Find out the reassuring answer from Bible prophecy on where to put our time and effort to be ready and saved when the end time events come upon us.

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Jubilee Year Cycle (49 or 50?)

By Tim McHyde / December 21, 2008

The Jubilee Year of the Bible is important to understand properly if you want to understand the Biblical Calendar, and with it Bible prophecy and what it holds for the future. But few people do. Some think it is 50 years, some 49 years. Find out the truth now.

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Hear God’s Name Pronounced

By Tim McHyde / October 1, 2008

How do you pronounce God’s name? It is hotly debated. Opinions vary depending on the evidence used, mostly evidence external to the Bible such as results in the popular but wrong Yahweh “scholarly guess.” But based on the remaining unerased vowel points in the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, the Leningrad Codex, we can get the most close possible today without a prophet. Listen to a recording of it below.

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Global Warming

By Tim McHyde / July 2, 2006

Is Global Warming real? Are greenhouse gasses causing it? More importantly Is it a real threat to our civilization as the movie The Day After and An Inconvenient Truth depict?

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Why Preterism is False

By Tim McHyde / June 26, 2006

Preterism holds that prophecies such as the destruction of Jerusalem, the Antichrist, the Great Tribulation, and the Day of the Lord were fulfilled AD 70 when the Roman general Titus sacked Jerusalem and destroyed the Jewish Temple. Can you see what’s wrong with this picture?

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