Thursday, 16 September 2010

The Prophecy Answer Book - David Jeremiah

The Prophecy Answer Book by David Jeremiah is essentially a question and answer book about how the prophecies from the Bible explain both past and current events.

Whilst it's plausible to dip in and out i.e. not read it from beginning to end, I did this as some questions lead on from the previous one. Mr. Jeremiah answers a lot of questions such as "How does today's oil situation align with prophecy?" and "What will the false prophet look like?"

I found the answers intriguing but most of what Mr Jeremiah wrote didn't sit quite right with me. Answers surrounding the second coming came across as a little wishy-washy but the answers on the antichrist heightened my interest as its claimed that there will be one powerful man that will lead us all into the battle of Armageddon.

The issue of Islam is covered which made sense, but I think that the questions raised here and the final 'outcome' of this Answer Book is essentially if you're not a Christian you won't be saved from the great war, natural disasters etc and therefore all should convert to Christianity...but at the beginning (of the book) it's stated that there is a nonviolent strategy of Muslims...hoping to repopulate traditionally Christian cultures with their own people.

So, what's the message with these answers to the questions posed? I really don't know, perhaps I've missed the point of this answer book. I found it almost inciting trouble...shouldn't we all be trying to live together harmoniously, with a good tolerance of our neighbors faith? If you're a devout Christian, then perhaps this book will give you the answers that you need to feel redeemed; it certainly didn't 'speak' to me. My faith is in a God that knows who you are, all your faults but still loves you, will accept you into the Kingdom of Heaven if enter it where your heart is pure.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson as part of The opinions written are my own thoughts and feelings.

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