Just before he was murdered, the Apostle Peter wrote two amazingly hopeful biblical books. What was the secret to his living hope?
Don’t be too sure you know! Many professing Christians sincerely believe they have been “born again”—but do not understand what Jesus meant by those words. The true answer is not only surprising—it is startling!—the most important truth you can know, here made so plain you will understand!
The Apostle Peter was crucified around A.D. 67-68—some two or three years before the A.D. 70 holocaust in Jerusalem. That disaster was only a type of the coming Great Tribulation, about to explode on the world scene today. Peter knew that he was going to be crucified shortly after his epistles were written. Paul had been killed about a year or two before Peter’s death. Other apostles had also been killed. There was a storm of persecution. As Peter wrote his book they were entering into the darkest of times. Still, it was only a type of the worst time of suffering ever on Earth, which is descending upon us today. In spite of all this bad news, Peter had a message filled with hope. He wanted God’s people to be in an attitude of hope so they could continue to grow spiritually. The last verse of Peter’s epistles (2 Peter 3:18) emphasized that crucial issue. We have no future if we aren’t growing spiritually.
Right after Jesus Christ defeated Satan in the titanic battle of the ages, He made an interesting statement: “The Kingdom of God is at hand.” It’s been almost 2,000 years. God’s Kingdom still hasn’t come. What did Christ mean?
Your Bible is full of prophecies about this present evil world coming to a fiery, destructive end. How can you receive God’s protection from this fate?
Good music provides many benefits for your mind, body and spirit. Music is also central to God’s plan.
In all of history, only one human has possessed the authority of both a king and a priest. You need to know who this man is, because he is a sign of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
God’s one true Church on Earth forcefully delivers the most astounding and inspiring truth imaginable. The power source steadfastly backing God’s Church is the formidable, roaring Lion of the tribe of Judah.
The Bible is a book about Israel. Yet its message is a universal one for all nations. God has a purpose for Israel, and all mankind can become a part of this unique nation.
What is the Day of the Lord, and how will it affect you? The books of Revelation, Joel and Zephaniah explain this prophecy—one of the most misunderstood in the Bible.
The book of Daniel prophesies about an end-time ‘king of fierce countenance,’ who will shake the foundations of this world. That king is on the scene now—and we think we may know who he is.