Sept. 23 came and went and there was no rapture, no apocalyptic event and no major calamity, despite the claims made by some that a prophetic event would potentially unfold.
With all that said, though, there’s still quite a bit to consider when it comes to eschatology (the study of the end times).
Pastor Phil Hotsenpiller author of, “One Nation Without Law: The Rise of Lawlessness, the End Times and the Power of Hope,” recently appeared on “Pure Talk” to discuss the Sept. 23 predictions as well as end times theology more generally.
While he said that failed predictions that involve date-setting and other such antics are damaging and a distraction, he also explained why he believes that humanity is marching faster toward the end of days.
In fact, Hotsenpiller pointed to one event in particular that he believes is a major signal of prophecy unfolding before our eyes.
“I really believe we have [entered the end times] and I believe the signal of that was the founding of Israel in 1948,” he said, noting that the event, in his view, set in motion a prophetic clock. “We’ve been waiting a long time prophetically, biblically, historically for that to happen.”
Watch Hotsenpiller discuss prophecy below:
Is the world ending tomorrow? #PureTalk panelist Billy Hallowell (Faithwire) interviews end-times expert Phil Hotsenpiller to discuss what's truth, what's hype, and how Christians should respond. https://hubs.ly/H08K0qh0 #EndTimes
Posted by Pure Flix on Friday, September 22, 2017
Indeed, some have long looked at verses in Isaiah and Ezekiel as prophesying the reforming of Israel.