Most Churchgoers worry only about the Antichrist’s coming persecutions, but Jesus and Paul were primarily concerned about the Antichrist and deception.
In AD 70 the Jews had a problem. Not only had the Romans destroyed the Temple, but in so doing they had fulfilled Jesus’s prophecy that it would be destroyed. Because of this, Jews were coming to faith in Messiah in record numbers. So was the Jewish Calendar changed to hide Jesus’s resurrection and keep Jews from converting?
I’m sure you’ve seen the recent New York Daily News headline that “God Isn’t Fixing This.”
The Daily’s writer, Rich Schapiro, was making a case for gun control and against conservative politicians who offered up prayers for the victims but not Mr. Schapiro’s flavor of gun control. Mr. Schapiro mocked the prayers of the faithful saying, “the prayers aren’t working.”
My article isn’t about gun control or politics. It’s about the not so subtle suggestion by Mr. Schapiro that God is impotent or doesn’t exist. “How can a loving God permit mass murder and terrorism,” he might have asked.