Glaring Omission — What Holly Thinks

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A great number of Christian “prophets” claim to speak for God today. See many of them here at The Elijah List. Yet, my question is, if they truly are prophets, then why don’t they ever have anything to say about the end-time Bible prophecies?

No, I’m not saying they never talk about the end time. They talk about it a lot. But the end time they talk about bears little resemblance to the end-time prophecies given by Jesus and the Bible’s prophets and apostles — prophecies about the revived Roman Empire, the Antichrist and the False Prophet.

The prophecies they do give about the end time are usually about a group of super-Christians who are going to gain great authority, supernatural power and wealth and build God’s kingdom on earth. See the ad for an upcoming conference sent out by the Elijah List today. This is a very different picture of the end time than the one painted by the Bible — of Christians being persecuted and hunted down by the leaders of an evil world system. This is a glaring omission.

Search through the database of prophecies at The Elijah List, and you’ll see what I mean. But not only do these “apostles” and “prophets” ignore end-time Bible prophecies, many actually discourage Christians from focusing on them — like “apostle” C. Peter Wagner, a leader in the New Apostolic Reformation movement. In his book Changing Church, Wagner says:

[E]nd times theology is a battle I no longer care to fight. If anyone asks me whether I am a premillennialist or an amillennialist or a postmillennialist, I really don’t know. At that point I usually tuck my tongue into my check and say, “I’m a panmillennialist.” When they give me a curious look I say, “Sure. I believe everything’s going to pan out all right!”

So I ask, would a true apostle or prophet discourage his followers from paying attention to the prophecies given by the Bible apostles and prophets?

— Holly Pivec
10/01/08