I don't know how or when, but sometime over the past 5 years or so I became interested in prophecy in scripture. Specifically, end time prophecy as told to John in the book of Revelation. Having read all of the Left Behind books, I was interested in finding out what was truth from scripture. If you've never read Revelation, or if you have given up reading certain parts of the book because it is too confusing with all the bowls, trumpets, and what-not, then you were probably as confused as I was digging into the scritpure farther than I had ever done before. A couple of years ago, I found a book called "Revelations: Hearing the Last Word" by David Levy, and I promptly used this book as one person's reference for interpretation as I read and re-read Revelation. As I began to put the pieces in Revelations together, I knew that there was so much more to Revelation than what was being made known in churches and other Christian public forums. That book is promise to God's people- us- and how he was going to come again to claim this world and everything in it as his. How powerful!
I continued to read other books about interpretations of Revelation, and each and every one of them had the "Futuristic" point of view that so many Christians have: all of a sudden, Christians will disappear, and an Anti-Christ will rise and rule the world, and there will be 7 years of tribulation before Jesus sends his army sweeping to victory in the battle of all battles, Armageddon. This view is based on the fact that all end time prophecy will be fulfilled in the future. I wondered while reading this interpretation "So there has been nothing going on since the days of the Bible that is according to the last days as proclaimed in Revelation? That's weird. "
Enter the world of Steve Wohlberg and his "End Time Delusions" book. After reading Revelation, every Christian should read "End Time" word for world, page by page, and have their Bible open and ready to cross reference what Wohlberg brings to light. I didn't realize how there are 3 major prophetic schools that different Christian churches preach about, or that the Christian reformers were murdered in by the Catholic Church because they were considered "Historics" who wouldn't preach "futurism" (the Christians vanishing into thin air, 7 year tribulation teaching). Historics see the book of Revelation as actual events that occurred throughout the history of Christianity from the time of John until the return of Christ.
This blog is getting pretty long, but I encourage everyone to check out the website www.endtimeinsights.com and let me know what you think, if anything, about prophecy. Also, if anyone wants to borrow "End Time Delusions" I will be more than happy to lend it out.