Bible prophecy expert Hal Lindsey discussed how current events are shaping up to what looks like 'end times,' which will lead us into a world war or Armageddon. Among the biblical prophecy indicators, he pointed to the increase in earthquakes and superstorms. Wilma, Rita and Katrina have been among the most powerful hurricanes on record, he noted.
The Bible does not name the United States as one of main powers during end times, leading Lindsey to speculate that something catastrophic could befall America, such as an attack by Islamic terrorists. "I believe we're going to get hit again and hard," he said. The Bible does speak of a 10-nation revived Roman Empire, which Lindsey indicated was the original members of the European Union.
Lindsey outlined the path of the Antichrist who he said will be a great political and/or religious leader associated with the EU: He'll receive a mortal wound probably via an assassination, but then he'll come back from the dead, in what is perceived as a miracle. However during this time, he will actually become possessed by Satan and then exhibit extraordinary powers. He will team up with the "False Prophet" and 3½ years into his rise, he'll declare himself to be God. At this point war will break out with Russia joined with a Muslim confederation against Israel.Will Lindsey be around to warn people of a specific Antichrist? No, he explained, as the Bible has predicted that true believers in Christ will be mysteriously taken off the planet in the "Rapture," before the Antichrist is revealed.
First half-hour guest Dr. Paul Pearsall commented on what's being called the world's first face transplant procedure, performed on a woman in France who'd been mauled by a dog.
Bumper music from Wednesday November 30, 2005