Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Bearing the Cross – In Response to “What the Bible says about Nuclear War”

Bearing the cross lime 300KENTUCKY (11/25/12) – This is a special edition of “Bearing the Cross” that I am writing in response to a column that was featured on our site involving what the Bible says about nuclear war which was written by Dr. Jack Van Impe. My position is that the Bible doesn’t say anything about nuclear war. Let me explain why.

Mr. Impe made the statement that the Bible talks about humans using atomic bombs during the “tribulation period.” Let us first establish that Revelation is not talking about a tribulation period, like so many believe, but it is talking about judgment coming upon the entire world and that those who follow Christ will not be conquered by that judgment. Impe uses Revelation 8:7 and 9:18 to support this view that atomic warfare will be used in the last days. These verses do not say anything about atomic bombs unless you read your own theology into it. This speaks of fire. And this book is about judgment, not a tribulation period. Take out your theology about this being about the future and you will have no case for this being about a tribulation period.

Impe goes on to quote 2 Peter 3:10 in saying that it is referring to nuclear war destroying the earth. I have to disagree here too. This is talking about the day of the Lord which is when Jesus returns. This is referring to the consummation of the world as Christ redeems it through his holiness and takes it back to the state of Genesis 1.

Impe then states that Zechariah 14:12 is talking about atomic warfare because of the description of what happens to people as their bodies are destroyed. But once again, Zechariah is talking about the coming of Jesus and the judgment that will come with it. Jesus will conquer all who follow Satan instead of God.

Impe speaks of Christians not going through this “tribulation period.” He is referring to the idea of the rapture of the church, but he quotes Revelation 3:10. This passage is, first of all, written to Christians at the church of Philadelphia, not to us. Secondly, Jesus is not telling this church that they will be raptured from the world. It’s been 2000 years. The people in this church are dead. He is telling them that when judgment comes on the world, they will survive it because they follow Jesus. They will conquer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony (Revelation 12:11).

Impe is doing what people have done throughout all of history. They apply Biblical prophecy to their time period. All of those people have been wrong. What makes this any different? Sure, there will be a time when Jesus does come again, but it is as folly to try to predict it as it is for someone to believe the Mayan 2012 end of the world prediction.

While it is a noble effort to get people to come to Christ, trying to scare people to salvation through end of the world predictions is not going to lead people to genuine conversion. They must encounter Jesus themselves and be transformed by him. All we know about the end of the world is that Jesus is coming and judgment comes with him.

Aaron Frasier
Bearing the Cross
www.twitter.com/aaronjfrasier
http://discipleslife.wordpress.com


Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
button classifieds

In Other News...

Henderson County Traffic Advisory

HENDERSON, Ky. (1/24/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict southbound traffic to one lane on the… Read More

Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (1/25/15) ― Two people are dead and two others injured after a two-vehicle collision last night on… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

January 19, 2015 8848

Two-Year-Old Child Dies after Being Struck by…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul Ray
January 19, 2015 8738

UPDATE - Lady Mustangs Fall to South Warren

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
January 23, 2015 7269

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 6767

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 20, 2015 6553

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 23, 2015 5318

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5166

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 21, 2015 4664

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 22, 2015 4529

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 18, 2015 4151

Single Vehicle Injury Collision On Cleaton Road

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Stu Recke, KSP

Stories Trending Today

January 23, 2015 1854

School Board Hears Public Comments Regarding…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 1760

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 24, 2015 1494

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Chris E. King
January 24, 2015 1277

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Hopkins County

in Hopkins News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
January 24, 2015 1119

Kentucky 2014 Highway Fatality Figures Released

in General News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 25, 2015 1099

Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 24, 2015 1076

Spelling Bee Contest Winners Announced

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Joyce Riggs
January 24, 2015 1074

PSC Bars $54 Million in Kentucky Power Fuel Cost…

in General News For All Sites by Andrew Melnykovych
January 24, 2015 1023

Keeping the Faith - 'What It's Good For'

in General News For All Sites by Ronnie McBrayer
January 24, 2015 965

Busting the Myths of Leadership

in General News For All Sites by David Taylor

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss