When first I became a Christian Hal Lindsey's book, "The Late Great Planet Earth" was all the rage. After reading the book I turned into a prophecy lunatic...OMG, I started reading everything having to do with Christian prophecy teachers...
Today, I discount most of them especially Hal Lindsey and the whole rapture dispensationalism concepts. Please understand I am not putting these people down but I am disagreeing with much of their rhetoric and biblical understanding. Once I reconnected my Biblical understanding to the Hebrews who wrote the Bible my Christian understanding became horribly inadequate (to be brutally honest.)
Sodomize young boys along with their fathers as a form of humiliation, publicly!
When I think about what has now happened to the "Children in Pakistan" as result of the Taliban or this Islamic individual in Australia or any number of terrorist attacks globally occurring, not a thought in my head that the United States Government would down play all of this while leading the pack to Divide Israel.....now swinging wide open the gate to Communist Cuba by our first Black, White, Christian, Islamic, Communist president, Click Here
Interestingly enough, Israel is fighting for the covenant lands surrounded by a sea of Islamic people hellbent on killing the Jews. The Church did not teach me anything about that fight and none of what I have written above was spoken of [now going on nearly forty years later] I was taught that the church would be raptured...I always wondered, what denomination?
The Biblical prophecies when written, did not know about America or the church or...US! Every Christian that I knew back then did not know about Islam and every Pastor that taught me did not teach about what we are now witnessing globally via the descendants of Ismael. Nor did they teach me about Israel or the promises that God made to his people....?