The Christ in Prophecy Journal

The Mockery of Bible Prophecy: Hostile Witnesses

Jan Markell

The mockers of Bible prophecy continue to increase their attacks on the doctrine of Eschatology, just as Jesus Christ forewarned!

On our television program, Christ in Prophecy, our guest Jan Markell made a shocking presentation concerning Christian mockery of end time Bible prophecy. Jan is a Messianic Jew who is the founder and spokesperson for Olive Tree Ministries in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She has a weekly radio program called Understanding the Times that is carried on over 800 radio stations located all across our nation.

Jan Markell

Hostile Witnesses

Rick Wiles is a very popular online broadcaster. He is a conservative. He’s also, as far as I can tell, an evangelical. He talks about the Lord a lot. But, when you read what he’s saying about Bible prophecy, well, he’s causing lots of damage to our people out there in the Internet world. A click of a mouse spreads his bitter message around the world literally in seconds.

Rick Wiles TruNews Clip

Rick Wiles: The secret Pre-Trib Rapture story and Christian Zionism is a two headed monster. It is a two-headed freak monster. Okay. They come together. Both of them come together because they were started by the same people. The Christian Zionists started the Pre-Trib Rapture doctrine.

Doc Burkhart: And this was a seed planted decades ago, but it came into full fruit within the
last 30 years.

Rick Wiles: That’s right! They had to create the Pre-Trib Rapture doctrine to justify Christian
Zionism. That’s where it all came from. But, isn’t it interesting that in the recent decades where the American Evangelical church has been taken over by Christian Zionism, that the American Evangelical church has lost its flavor.

Doc Burkhart: Yes.

Rick Wiles: It has lost its saltiness. It is of no use anymore to God in this country.

Doc Burkhart: Right. In fact, things are worse off now than they were 30 years ago.

Rick Wiles: We’ve become a pagan nation.

Doc Burkhart: We’re Babylon.

Rick Wiles: We’re Babylon, and it happened on the watch of the Christian Zionist. I’m laying it on your doorstep, Christian Zionists! You are the cause of America’s decline.

Doc Burkhart: Those are strong words there.

Rick Wiles: They are strong words, and I mean it. They took control of the churches in America, the Christian Zionist. They changed the Gospel. They took Jesus off the cross. They replaced the cross with the Star of David. They took the focus off God, and holiness. They put it all on a piece of land in the Middle East. And, America has gone to hell. America has gone to hell. We’ve become a pagan, heathen nation because the Christian Zionists have taken our eyes off Jesus.

Frankly, I wish Christian Zionists had that kind of influence, but we don’t.

I know you’ll all remember Francis and Edith Schaeffer, those wonderful people who founded the L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. They wrote some wonderful books and had a great ministry. Their son, Frank Schaeffer, in the 1970’s and 80’s was making some wonderful movies. Somewhere along the way he went sideways. He is now doing damage to the Gospel. The message of the King is coming is being compromised.

The following an excerpt of an interview with Frank, or Frankie, Schaeffer on MSNBC.

Frank Schaeffer Interview

Frank Schaeffer: You have to understand that the Evangelical Christian movement in America latched on to a 19th Century concept that was hatched by someone called John Nelson Darby, who said that Jesus could not come back until Israel had been restored as a nation, peopled by Jews, with Jerusalem as the capital. This is not traditional Christian teaching, going back into the ages, even of the Protestant Church. This was not a concern of Martin Luther, or any Roman Catholic, or the Greek Orthodox, or anyone else.

If you update to the present, when I was a kid with my parents and their ministry of L’Abri we had a number of Christian leaders come by, and one of them had written Hal Lindsey who had written a book called, The Late Great Planet Earth, in which he predicted the end times coming in 1980’s. He said it is now possible because Israel has been restored. And then others came back and said, “No, no, Jesus can’t come back yet because Jerusalem is not restored.” Fast forward to the 16 books and 4 films that you had that came out of the Left Behind series written by a friend of mine, Jerry Jenkins, and his sidekick co-author that wrote it with him. And you’ve got 60 million copies sold that essentially are total fiction.

I am going to give you an analogy. This is as if The Twilight Zone had been taken as gospel by some religious group and they were going back through old episodes and basing an entire cultic kind of religion on it.

Okay, so now what Premillennialists believe is cultic?

So, you put all of what these supposed Christians have been saying altogether and see that the damage has been done. The glorious message — the Good News message — has been marginalized, compromised, and made fun of. Of course, all of that is actually fulfilling Scriptures, such as 2 Peter 3, as well.

Resource

The rest of this hard-hitting presentation by Jan Markell is available on our 2018 conference DVD, titled God’s Prophetic Voices to America.

2018 Bible Conference DVD Album

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Assoc. Evangelist and Web Minister for Lamb & Lion Ministries, reaching out to the nearly three billion people accessible over the Internet with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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