Curing the Bible Prophecy Blues

By Stan Guthrie

One of my prophecy authors of choice interpreted Jesus’ statement that “this generation shall not pass away until all these things take place” to mean that Christ would come no more than 40 years after the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1947. When 1987 came and went with no Second Coming—or even a Rapture—I could feel my theological balloon going flat. Was the Bible wrong after all . . . or was I?

I had the Bible prophecy blues.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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