Dr. Ed Hindson is a distinguished Professor of Religion and Dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies at Liberty University. He’s authored a number of books including: Global Warning, Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics and the Zondervan King James Bible Commentary. Dr. Hindson is also a Bible prophecy speaker and host of the King is Coming telecast.
Dr. Hindson describes how Bible prophecy is not written to scare us, but to prepare us; so that we will be ready when the Lord returns. It’s not written to frighten us, but to invite us to give our lives to Christ while there’s time and hope.
His first main point of emphasis was on the idea that time is running out for the world. He pointed to a recent gathering of world leaders; a gathering designed to bring about solutions to the problems of the world. The problems, however, still remain.
From there Dr. Hindson goes to the Word of God, laying more groundwork for the importance of prophecy. He looks at the 16th chapter of Matthew and explains how Jesus challenged the Pharisees and Sadducees who had missed all 109 of the first prophecies concerning his first coming. He then contrasts that text with Luke 21 which describes the signs of the second coming; signs that challenge us as believers today to be ready.
In light of all this he warns how we should watch out for false predictions as he cites numerous examples from the last century. Even today he describes how the New Agers have a prediction, supposedly based upon the Mayan calendar, that on December 21, 2012, the world will either end or we will have the dawning of a great new age.
Dr. Hindson believes we are close to the end of the age. Here are several points he uses to defend his position:
--Israel must be back in their Promised Land. They have been for 60 years.
--Tension in the Middle East; particularly against Israel.
--The failures of worldwide peace attempts.
--The threat of nuclear weapons.