On ABC’s “This Week,” the Rev. Franklin Graham was wrong when he said that earthquakes, wars and famines are occurring “with more frequency and more intensity.” The preacher, who is the son of the Rev. Billy Graham and president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, discussed the prophecy of Armageddon with host Christiane Amanpour during a special Easter edition of the Sunday talk show.
Alas… why dispensationalism is so widespread is such a mystery. It is utterly without biblical foundation and nothing more the wild imaginings of a 19th century guy who wasn’t much of a biblical scholar by any stretch of the imagination. The biblical dictum ‘they prefer to believe a lie’ is certainly true when it comes to most people and their understanding of eschatology.
So it’s not at all surprising that Graham (and all those dispensationalists who believe as he does) is just dead wrong.
Graham, April 24: I believe we are in the latter days of this age. When I say “latter days,” could it be the last hundred years or the last thousand years or the last six months? I don’t know.
But the Bible, the things that the Bible predicts, earthquakes and famines, nation rising against nation, we see this happening with more frequency and more intensity.
And FactCheck notes
On all three counts, the preacher is wrong. Today’s famines and armed conflicts are fewer and relatively smaller than those in the last century, and the frequency of major earthquakes has remained about the same.
Do read the whole- and if you’re a dispensationalist, for the love of truth, toss out your Hal Lindsay, your Tim LaHaye, and all the other mind numbing spiritually deceptive trash of that ilk. They’re just dead wrong.
[Link via Irene Hahn on FB]