“This is what the LORD says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.” Isaiah 44:6 (NIV)
Thanks to the full-fledged, long-term efforts of Answers in Genesis and ministries like theirs, Christians are slowly coming around. Where churches once refused to take Genesis 1-3 literally, Creation Science is now making converts.
“Converts to what?” you ask. Converts to actually believing what is in the Bible. There is a long way to go, but, despite a constant diet of evolution propaganda, thankfully more brothers and sisters are trusting God’s account of the beginning.
Pre-wrath rapture ministries such as ours must expend similar amounts of energy persuading Christians that Jesus is coming soon. The lie that attacked Genesis—particularly the creation account—has also infected the church’s view of the end times. It is shocking how many dismiss Bible prophecy. While foretold events appear in the news, most remain stuck in a rut. A secular-influenced or non-literal view of Scripture, coupled with a mentality of escapism, will not allow some to take God’s Word seriously.
Often, when presenting Biblical support for an imminent day of disaster followed by Great Tribulation for God’s people, I’ve heard the response “I don’t believe that!” I’m sure Ken Ham at Answers in Genesis encountered the same reaction when he took his stand on a literal Adam or Noah’s Flood. Christians who think they can pick and choose what to believe in the Bible’s first book, Genesis, or in its last book, Revelation, will be in for a rude awakening.
“Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.” (Revelation 22:7 NIV) “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Rev. 22:12-13 NIV)
Whose words are these? They belong to “the True and Faithful Witness”. We better believe them!