End Times Edginess
Updated: Feb 21
Why are so many churches hesitant to teach eschatology?
The end times message of the Bible paints a beautiful picture of Jesus. It's about grace, forgiveness, and love. Sadly, many churches won't touch this topic with a ten foot pole. Why? It's because the world has distorted this message with politics, conspiracy theories, and false claims that are made to support any number of human agendas. Prophecy-centered online ministries often do the Bible no favors either. Instead of glorifying God, they become intent on casting a negative light on various people groups. There are also many heated debates out there concerning when the rapture will occur. It's almost as if the book of Revelation has become taboo.
What I find heartbreaking about this is that the end times message flows throughout Scripture. When we shy away from it, we're not just glazing over a couple of books. We're discarding one of the central messages of the Christian faith. In the absence of sound teaching, many are turning to conspiratorial media and false teachers who are more interested in "decrypting" verses of the Bible than they are glorifying God. In the same way that my children can offer no feasible excuse for putting food in our kitchen sink, we've no excuse for omitting any portion of the Bible—especially one whose importance is reverberated from Genesis 1 to the very last verse in Revelation.
My friends, the end times message IS the Bible. Let's not just teach it. Let's teach it completely. Because God is glorified when do, we should seize this opportunity with excitement and amazement over God's love, which is what the end times message is all about.