by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Print #30, CT #1814


Jim McKeever was recently interviewed in Christian Life Magazine.
McKeever is a man who has done a lot of study on the Second Coming of Jesus
Christ and has also written several articles and books on how Christians can
prepare for the end time. Believing that there will be a very difficult period
of time in world economics as we near the return of Christ, and how Christians,
waiting for the coming of Christ for the Church can exist in that time.
In the interview by Christian Life, the question was asked: "What
makes you and others think that this age is soon coming to an end?"
McKeever answers: "One of the things I have observed as I travel
all over the world, meeting Christians in Hong Kong, England, Europe and
Latin America, is that the Holy Spirit seems to be giving a sense to
Christians everywhere that the present age is coming to a climactic end.
Not the end of the world, but the end of this age. And I don't see any
human teacher who is effectively propagating this message, therefore, I
attribute it to the Holy Spirit"
Christian Life asks: "Have you arrived at this conclusion because
of what the Bible says, or for some other reason?"
McKeever: "I would hesitate to answer 'Yes,' or 'No' to that
question. The Bible says that the end of this age will overtake those in
darkness as a 'thief in the night.' But that it should come as no surprise
to Christians. When Jesus was on earth, He told the disciples in Matthew
24 that when we see certain signs, we will know that the end is near.
So, as I read Matthew 24, I see that many of the signs are beginning to
occur. I'm not saying that Christ is coming back in this generation like
a thief in the night, but I believe the Holy Spirit, for a definite reason,
is giving us a sense of the nearness of the Lord's coming. For examp ...

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