The First Mark against Eschatos Ministries
Prewrath eschatology is not the mainstream popular view out there in churches. I do not believe it ever will be by virtue of its message, even though it is being embraced by more sober-minded pastors. And that is encouraging!
Its main message is a threat against many professing Christians: the last generation of the church will have to suffer its worse, unimaginable persecution under the Antichrist. This fear—and that is what it is—has caused many interpreters to explain away this consistent biblical message. So for that reason, Eschatos Ministries will never be a popular Christian ministry. And that is fine, because, as the last seven years have shown, I have been faithful, uncompromising in this truthful message that the church needs to hear. Prewrath eschatology is an eschatology of participation—we are not spectators being tantalized about future events.
The Second Mark against Eschatos Ministries
This is two-fold. First, I address biblical topics and texts. Many Bible prophecy ministries keep the Bible at . . . well . . . the peripheral. Their Middle East section of the newspaper is their primary source of material for their ministry followers. It sells well. Trust me, that is not an overstatement.
Second, I address biblical topics deeply. I don’t believe in treating topics and texts at a surface, shallow level. I go deep. This is a killer for many Christian ministries because it turns off their readers and listeners. They want sound bites. It also sells well. But treating God’s Word with shallowness and tradition is disrespectful. Going deep and learning more and more is what Eschatos Ministries is about.
What Does This Mean?
These are reasons why Eschatos Ministries will never have thousands of supporters. I am not involved in Eschatos Ministries because of my health or because it is a hobby or I have some extra time on my hand or I find it a fascinating topic. It is a calling for me. The time is short and the message needs to get out, soon. I have so much I need to respond to as well as advance prewrath eschatology in areas that have not been addressed before.
But I have to be brutally honest with you: I need time to work it, to be freed up. And time takes financial support. We would like to go full-time by the end of this year, 2018. We have some faithful, consistent Eschatos Partners that I am utterly grateful for. To go full-time, however, we need more. We would like to raise 100 Eschatos Partners this year. How much a month should you give? I leave that up to each individual. So I have put out this plea so you know my concern and the urgency in my heart to see this message received by believers. Please consider prayerfully in joining. Let’s make this move together and get the message out.