Dr. Couch, what is going on?
ANSWER: I've mentioned often before, it's the apostasy prophesied in Scripture! I believe we're moving into the first stages. But there is one good thing coming out of it: I've never seen such unity of opinion among believers as is now taking place. This is giving me much hope that we can somehow, those of us who are seeing what's happening, bring the message of warning, the gospel, pointing out that there is no humanistic hope. We only have the spiritual message of salvation in Christ. I have no hope in what the world may do.
Many Christians simply want "peace" and think that we'll avoid what is happening. They make everything positive and syrupy: "God has a dream for you. He is going to change the world through you!" How dumb!
I'm certain that the church will be taken out of here by the premillennial rapture before the Day of the Lord, the Tribulation, but we may face the gathering storm, the winds of destruction (that Paul calls "the difficult times to come" [2 Tim. 3:1]), which arrive just prior to that awful seven year time of world-holocaust!
By the way, it's mainly premillennial/dispensationalists who are united by what they are now seeing coming upon the world. They read the Scriptures and are far more knowledgeable than the Covenant guys who deny the prophesied future events given in the Word of God! Guess who is going to be right?
Thanks for asking.
Dr. Mal Couch