“They Call Themselves Apostles,” by PJ Hanley is now available on Amazon.
Preterism is the view that all of the prophecies concerning the end of the age occurred in 70AD and there is no End-Time events on the horizon. Everything in the world is getting better until it is all Christianized. This view of Scripture was compiled by a Jesuit Priest (Jesuit Luis de Alcazar 1614) during the Counter Reformation, to combat the claims of the Protestants who believed the Pope was the Antichrist. It is being made popular today, particularly in the Revival Movement, by people like Jonathon Welton and many others. However, it’s a very bizarre twisting of Scripture, that undermines the authority of the Bible, and sets believers up for serious deception. Yet, one does not have to be a scholar to see how foolish it is. In this article I have listed 12 reasons it cannot be true. I could have listed hundreds, but there is no need. Just one of these points shows that it is seriously flawed. Read More
By PJ Hanley
An article just appeared in Charisma titled, “Why Christians Should Stop Looking for the Rapture.” It was written by JD King of the World Revival Network. Of course, I recognized this article immediately as having appeared in Charisma last spring. It was hard to forget since it so incensed me the first time. However, the average reader is unaware that Charisma regurgitates these articles over and over again to push their agenda. Some may say that they publish all different points of view, and of course they do, since they thrive on promoting confusion. But if they are really balanced, where is the rebuttal? Where is the scholarly article written to support the rapture? Read More
For the past twenty years or so a new movement has been sweeping the church. It comes to us in many trendy packages and teachings designed to convince us that social transformation is the mission of the church. And sadly many are falling into its deception, especially the so called “millennials,” who want to be radical in their generation but lack the background and teaching to discern delusion. Some of the common themes associated with this movement are; “Kingdom Now,” “Taking the Seven Mountains for God,” “Dominion Theology,” “World Revival,” and of course “Transforming Culture.” Its leaders are big shot celebrities who live in a sort of Christian conference bubble that convinces them everything is getting better. Indeed, the predictions and decrees issued at these “apostolic centers” would suggest this transformation of the planet is well underway. Consider the following:
“The world is on the verge of massive change, and even though it looks very dark in some ways, God has a plan! We are in the birth pangs of a new world. 2012 is the year of shifting governments, as the church rises to take her place on the world stage, bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth.” (1)
A recent article in Charisma entitled “Eschatological Core Values” makes the most bold and astonishing statements I have ever heard. The piece was written by Kris Vallotton of Bethel Church in Redding California, and in it he absolutely forbids Jesus to come back any time soon. Indeed, if we follow his logic, it doesn’t look like the Messiah will ever need to make the trip. Are you serious? Really????
As I try to gather my composure from the shock of such proclamations coming from such an influential person, I can only wonder if anybody else heard what I heard. I realize that most dear saints are just longing for Jesus’ appearing, as the Bible tells them to be, and are not privy to the strange eschatological teachings of the church’s dark days. They have no idea what Preterism is. They have never heard of Dominion Theology. Nevertheless, most should be able to detect that there is something wrong with this article – something flawed in its reasoning. And after all, what authority does he have to announce, “I won’t tolerate,” and “I won’t allow?” I realize that some of you will think I am overreacting or jumping to conclusions. Therefore, I would like to look at each of the clearly stated “Values” and explain the bankrupt and hopeless eschatology behind them. Read More
There has been significant confusion in the church over the years regarding the End-Time scenario. But now a new movement is sweeping the Charismatic and Pentecostal churches that challenges the very idea that we are in the End-Times and that Jesus is coming soon. They call it “Apostolic Eschatology” but it is just a new spin on an old error Read More