Monday, February 20, 2017

REVIEW: The Coming Apostasy by Mark Hitchcock

About the Book

Are we on the verge of a great apostasy in the church?"For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths." --2 Timothy 4:3-4Jesus Christ is coming back. It is certainly a Christian's greatest hope during these difficult times. The Bible warns us that the last days will be tumultuous--wars and rumors of wars will spread (Matthew 24:6). In our age, the world seems to be spinning out of control, creating fear, confusion, and uncertainty. In addition to violence, pestilence, and epidemics, the Bible predicts a great "falling away" from God in the end times. Bible teachers call that "the great apostasy." Are we seeing evidence today in the church of this massive rejection of sound and wholesome teaching? Mark Hitchcock, former lawyer and popular Bible teacher, examines the evidence from the teachers of our time. Are today's teachers allowing people to follow their own desires by telling them what they want to hear, as the Bible clearly predicts? Are major portions of the church ready to abandon sound and wholesome teaching?Mark explores the writings of church leaders in America and is stunned by what he discovers. The great apostasy is coming, but is it closer than we imagine? What does that mean for the future? Let Mark Hitchcock be your steady guide to the difficult days ahead.

My Review

The Coming Apostasy is all about the coming "falling away" within the Church. The book exposes what the church is becoming. A lot of compromise. Which we are seeing quite a lot of these days in the American church. I also appreciate the fact that the author isn't just giving his opinion, but he is giving Scripture to prove his points. Not to mention his use of multiple versions of Scripture. If you enjoy books about biblical prophecy and the end times this is a book you'll want to read.

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