99 Reasons Why No One Knows When
Christ Will Return
by B. J. Oropeza
Published by InterVarsity Press ©1994
- Fascinated by the End Times A summary of the things which
motivate our interest in Bible prophecies.
- Reasons Why No One Knows the Date Through Scripture A
survey of Scriptures which have been twisted into predictions and
justifications for predictions.
- Reasons Why No One Can Get Around
Matthew 24:36 and Related Passages
Excuses used by date-setters and reasons why they still violate
- Reasons Why No One Can Decode a Secret Date for the Second Coming
How numerology is used to twist the numbers in Scripture into
predictions of the end.
- Reasons Why No One Knows If the Millennium Will Start in A.D. 2000
Several year 2000 theories and why they aren't rational. (The book
was written before the Y2K scare, but the principles are transferrable.)
- Reasons Why No One Can Know the Date Through the Signs of the Times
A study of current famines, wars, earthquakes, and other signs and
how they are not worse now than at any time in world history.
- Reasons Why No One Knows the Date Through Current World Affairs
More misinterpretations of Scripture regarding current events and
a host of things we don't know yet about what will happen.
- Reasons Why No One Knows the Date Through Modern-Day "Prophets"
The claims of some who have already been proven false in their
predictions and some examples and guidelines for recognizing false
- Reasons Why No One Knows the Date Through Sources Outside the Bible
A variety of ancient texts are examined as well as some new-age
and occultic predictions and found to invalid as far as date-setting goes.
- Reasons Why No One Knows the Date Through Rumors A list of
common rumours which cause most non-believers to think of Christians as a
bunch of paranoid idiots. These rumours are investigated and found to be
- Reasons Why No One Yet Knows Who Is the Antichrist Some of
the candidates for position of antichrist are examined and rejected for
lack of evidence.
- Reasons Why No One Has Yet Decoded the Mark of the Beast
Things that are not the mark of the beast: VISA cards, UPC symbols, your
TV or computer, as well as others. (Again, written in 1994, there is no
mention of the Safeway Card, which also is not mark of the beast.)
- Reasons Why No One Should Set Dates for the Second Coming
Some very good reasons for not setting dates which Christians would do
well to heed.
- What We Can Know About the Future A lot less than
you might think. Some helpful tips on studying prophecies.