Over the many decades that I have enjoyed my love affair with the Bible, I have had the marvelous benefit of many great teachers. But I also would like to let you in on a precious secret. The greatest personal growth I've ever witnessed occurred in a home Bible study. The fellowship of those intimate home groups, where people can interact, ask questions, and hold one another accountable, was the place of growth for all of us -- teacher and student.
Dr. Chuck Missler was the Founder of Koinonia Institute and Koinonia House. It was Chuck’s vision for this ministry that brings us together. His aim was always to stimulate us to dig into the Bible ourselves because he knew that as we study there is a real opportunity for us to encounter the God of the Universe. Chuck passed away in May, 2018.
For many years we have been following the conventional view of Ezekiel 38 and 39. With the growing tensions between Iran and Israel, these passages are the subject of much current debate. However, the conventional view still leaves a number of puzzling inconsistencies and contradictions. Ezekiel 38 indicates that Israel is dwelling safely and ''without walls.'' Yet, with walls being built and missiles landing each day Israel is hardly dwelling in peace.
This leaves us with a puzzling anomaly: the players listed in Ezekiel seen to exclude any of the bordering nations:
"Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened:"
If we were reading this in 1860 - before the Civil War - we would have a difficult time anticipating that "all flesh" could wipe itself out with muskets and bayonets! But today a potential nuclear cloud hangs over every geopolitical decision on the Planet Earth.
As diligent Bible students, most of us are familiar with the emergence of the empires that were profiled in Daniel 1 and Daniel 7; the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman empires. However, many of us are probably a little hazy about the tide of events subsequent to that period.
Find out what is really going on in the Middle East.
The Bible contains 8,362 predictive verses about 737 different matters and yet prophecy is one of the most neglected subjects in the Church today. Understanding prophecy is an essential and fundamental issue for every serious Christian. But where do we start?