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What on Earth Is Happening?
With all the turmoil in today's world, more and more people are searching for spiritual answers. Yet religious philosophies so often contradict each other. To whom can we turn for reliable information?
Against the chaos of the current religious landscape stand the authoritative teachings of Jesus. In His Olivet discourse, recorded in Matthew 24-25, Jesus described the climax of world history. He warned His disciples of the coming Antichrist, who would lead multitudes astray with his false religion.
At a time when so many prefer to speculate and sensationalize, What on Earth Is Happening? offers a rational approach to Bible prophecy. Christ's message about the end of the age has never been more timely or relevant.
The Olivet Discourse sounds a bit stodgy to some—too scholarly for other people. Well, imagine if you had a private tutor (who also happened to be a best-selling author) who would sit down with you over a cup of coffee and explain Christs words in everyday language. Thats exactly what Ray Stedman has done, bringing the mysterious realm of end-times theology down-to-earth. In 13 chapters, youll explore the prophetic words of Matthew 24 and 25 in a whole new way.
About the Author
Dr. Ray C. Stedman (1917-1992) grew up in the rugged cowboy country of Montana. Abandoned by his father when he was a young boy and emotionally cut-off from his mother, Ray had a ruggedly independent upbringing. Yet, through faith, he matured into one the great pastors, expositors, and spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. Todays church is filled with pastors and leadersmen like David Roper, Charles Swindoll, and Luis Palauwho consider him their mentor and lifelong friend. Ray was a mans man, who ended up being the father of four daughters. He and his family lived through the turbulent era of the 1960s and the Jesus Movement, a time of turmoil and heartache for Ray and his wife, Elaine, and a remarkable time of growth and expansion in his own ministry. Biblical teaching (exposition) was Rays calling and his passion, and he motivated people by the power of the preaching of the Word of God. He also inspired and taught many through the written word. With over nineteen books to his credit, from Spiritual Warfare to his insightful commentary Adventuring Through the Bible, Stedmans published works span the experiences of Christian life. His book Body Life had tremendous impact on the church in the twentieth century. Ray Stedmans preeminent goal was to be a faithful steward of the gifts God had given him. (Taken from the cover of Portrait of IntegrityThe Life of Ray C. Stedman by Mark S. Mitchell)