IT SEEMS you can’t tune in a channel on your TV without finding a program about 2012 and the end of the world. Does something wicked this way come?
Tom Horn, CEO of Defender Publishing and co-author with Cris Putnam of the new book Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here, discusses the strange fascination with 2012, the possible occult significance of the so-called prophecies of the end of the age, and how Christians should respond to all of this.
This interview from the Prophecy Summit at Branson is one of a series that will be posted over the next few months. Upcoming guests include Russ Dizdar, Doug Woodward, Gary Stearman, Noah Hutchings of Southwest Radio Ministries, Col. Stephen Bauer, and Chuck Missler.
Video of these interviews will be part of a DVD set that is being produced by Prophecy in the News.
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Excellent interview. Always enjoyable to listen to Tom and I think this was timely. The last 15 minutes or so is extremely important for Christians to hear.
Praise God someone is standing up and saying what needs to be said!!
I appreciate much of what T. Horn has said in this interview, especially that having to do with Dominionism and the church not getting distracted from preaching the gospel.
But I can’t help wonder to whom Horn was referring when he spoke of “discernment ministries” who are “attacking” him and others at the conference. I know of a couple of discernment ministries who have criticized some of Horn’s views; sites such as the Discernment Research Group, Larry DeBruyn, Ken Silva and others. These folks are not “fake Christians” by any means. “Calling the church back to preaching the gospel” (as Horn put it) is something these sites are dedicated to. I wish Horn hadn’t been ambiguous about his targets.
As for “church unity”, the ones who cause division are not those who insist on pure Biblical doctrine, but are those who introduce “destructive heresies” in the first place, and they are also very often the ones shouting the loudest for “unity”!
As I said, I agree with some of Horn’s views, but I sure hope he hasn’t adopted the “don’t touch God’s anointed” defense. In my experience, it’s the last refuge of heretics.
I enjoy these radio shows, but i have a problem with any bible believing truth seeking christian that follows Hal Lindsey. All one has to do is a little research to see what this man is.
I am thankful for the insight from these knowledgeable folks and I am growing and teaching as a result.
You are correct about the Discernment Research Group and Apprising Ministries. I have a great deal of respect for them and their work, although it probably goes without saying that I disagree with their assessment of Tom, Chuck Missler, L.A. Marzulli, Doug Hamp, Gary Stearman, Russ Dizdar, etc. I understand the basis for disagreeing with their interpretation of the Genesis 6 paradigm, but calling them New Agers or accusing them of spreading the old “Serpent Seed” heresy of William Branham falls outside the bounds of legitimate criticism.
Having met with Tom on several occasions and talking with him in depth away from microphones, I don’t think he is taking the NAR line of being “God’s anointed”.
Chuck, Gary, Russ, and Tom deserve a place at the table of Christian researchers and deserve to be treated with the respect we wish to be accorded to ourselves.They deal with subjects most avoid all together and have offered great insight.
Thanks for the reply. I don’t mean to take issue with anyone’s right to disagree with the ministries I mentioned. It works both ways, however. I too wonder if some of Horn’s critics aren’t reading things into what Horn writes that he didn’t intend. But, while some have called Horn’s ideas “crazy”, to my knowledge no one of the critics cited above have called Horn a “fake Christian”, or otherwise called his faith into question.
Maybe both sides need to calm down a bit? Be more careful?
You’re right, we should be careful when it comes to calling out brothers and sisters. I have no desire to engage in flame wars with sincere followers of Christ.
Sadly, it appears as though a few of the discernment watchmen can’t tell the difference between warning against the occult and luring people into it. When my wife is labeled a purveyor of New Age mysticism, the discernment folks have drifted waaay off the mark.
Onefeather, what ever you feel you know about Hal Lindsey, I submit that when we all meet in Heaven one day no doubt millions will be thankful for the love and truth Hal’s ministry offered them on their journey HOME.