Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Answering the Question Everyone Is Asking
By Mark Hitchcock

OVERVIEW: What can we know for certain about the Antichrist? Curiosity about the Antichrist is running high these days. As more and more people sense that we are drawing nearer to the end times, they're asking who the Antichrist is, what he will do, and when he will arrive. Among the more provocative questions are:
* Is it possible to identify the Antichrist before he rises to power?
*What are the signs that his arrival is near?
*What is the significance of the number 666?
*Will God allow the Antichrist to do whatever he pleases?
*Is the Antichrist alive on earth today?
This question-and-answer guide from prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock provides a fascinating tour of all the Bible's key passages about the Antichrist. You'll learn what you can know with certainty and how it affects your life right now.

AUTHOR: Mark Hitchcock is the author of more than 20 books related to the end times, including Cashless and The Amazing Claims of Bible Prophecy. He earned his ThM and PhD degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and is the senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He also serves as an adjunct professor at DTS.

MY REVIEW: This is a well written book fully documented with Scriptures on a topic of great interest. But if you read the book hoping to be given the name of a person who is the Antichrist, you will be disappointed. When you read the last page you will not be able to jump up and down and declare with great joy, "I know who the Antichrist is, it's __________  ______________." And then you fill in the blanks. It just can't be done. Mark Hitchcock can't do it, you can't do it, I can't do it---nobody can! Not yet!

If you are interested in the end times you will appreciate this book. Mark Hitchcock is the author of more than 20 books on that subject. If you have an interest in knowing as much as possible about the Antichrist this book will be a great help. If you are fearing and dreading the Antichrist and worrying about things related to him, this book will help you find peace by answering many of your questions and fears.

I like the advice from Kim Riddlebarger that is offered as the last words of the book: "Instead of fearing and dreading the Antichrist and worrying about the latest events in the Middle East or whether the number 666 appears on a household product ID, we should be longing for the second coming of Jesus Christ. For Satan and his cronies have already been defeated by the blood and righteousness of Jesus, although for a short time they will run amuck because they know their time is short. Regarding the fate of our enemy, Martin Luther perhaps said it best: "One little word shall fell him." Amen. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus."

(This book was given to me free by FirstWildCard and Harvest House Publishers for this review)