By Dr. Manfred E. Kober; delivered during the MRBF Bible Conference October 2, 2009
It appears that at the beginning of the 21st century, we are surrounded by numerous signs of the times. Devastation, earthquakes, deadly tsunamis, destructive hurricanes and dreadful terrorism prompt many believers to question whether we live in the last days. Discerning students of prophecy realize that between now and the rapture, when Christ returns for Church Age believers and takes them to the Father’s House (John 14:1-4), no specific prophecy needs to be fulfilled. The rapture could occur at any moment. However, as one observes the natural catastrophes, religious alignments and political upheavals in the world today, it becomes apparent that events and condition, predicted for the seven-year tribulation following the rapture, already cast their long shadow today.