A Christian must be CAREFUL when watching secular programs- yes, even the History Channel. For instance, last night the History Channel showed the premier of Revelation, The End Of Days, followed immediately by a program that suggested the great flood of Noah was caused by aliens. A Bible believing Christian would say this was truth followed by fiction. The following is a synopsis of Revelation, The End Of Days, Part I. I did not watch the following apostate teachings concerning Noah:
The two hour presentation was fast paced, and filmed like a documentary with the camera often shaking during movement. Bible verses, primarily from Revelation, but also from Matthew, Ezekiel and Daniel were quoted throughout. The book of Revelation was followed verse by verse. Revelation 4:1 was the first one mentioned, and that verse represents when the Lord takes His bride the church home to heaven, and the tribulation period commences shortly thereafter in Revelation 6. The following Bible doctrine were all represented incredibly well: The rapture of the church at the trumpet sound, the tribulation period, the second coming, the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the seven headed beast, a war in the Middle East centered on Israel, the Antichrist and a false “peace” covenant with him, the rebuilding of the temple, and Wormwood which most theologians interpret as an asteroid(s) striking our planet. This is absolutely amazing truly Bible based doctrine from a secular source!
Throughout the two hours of part one of this two part series, all hell broke loose, representing the tribulation period. They presented the eschatological point of view of a pre tribulation rapture of the church, which I personally believe to be correct. Here is what was displayed, all scripture based and in fast motion: Severe storms, high waves, sonic boom sounds that represented God’s judgment and the sounds of the trumpet(s) blowing, endless powerful and bizarre lightning, birds attacking people unnaturally, a child Josh of nine disappearing in Pennsylvania during a storm, several major blasts in Jerusalem, one of which eventually destroyed the Wailing Wall, the worst storms in human history featuring 160 mile per hour winds everywhere, hurricanes, super storms, heat in one place and snow blizzards in another, meteor showers and asteroids, children missing en masse, severe disease outbreaks in shelters, huge earthquakes over 8.0, famines, pestilence featuring people with an extreme aversion to light, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe all attacking Israel at once, killer bacteria, martial law in America, and death in the streets. In America, both the president and vice president died from the pestilence, hence another man came to the oval office.
I thought it was extremely good, especially considering the source. Here are two points, however, that did not seem to resonate with scriptural truth:
1)A man in the movie who played the role of an understanding theologian, stated that the “Tribulation was allowed by God to test the limits of mankind.” No, I do not think this was a Biblical statement. Millions of people will die during the Tribulation Period. It will be similar to the flood of Noah and the Bible tells us that no time in human history will be like it, hence we are to pray that the Lord will spare us from this awful time. All hell will break loose. This is not a testing of any sort. This is clear unequivocal judgment from God Almighty on fallen man for rejecting His truth.
2)The rapture doctrine seemed to be solely focused on the children, as they seemed to disappear in storms at various times and not all at once like the Bible says. There appeared to be various trumpet sounds (like sonic booms), each representing children taken at different times. The Bible refers to THE LAST TRUMP. It happens one time. Also, there was little mention of adults disappearing. Consider the following scriptures:
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Luke 21:34-36 KJV