(By Gary Curtis) I was recently scanning the spines of some of the books on my shelves dealing with eschatology, the study of the end times or the last days. I happened on a 1997 book titled The End by Ed Dobson.  I didn’t remember I had this book about predictive prophecy and pulled it out to scan and review for a few minutes. I discovered the front cover had a subtitle which “said it all”:  “Why Jesus Could Return by A.D. 2000.”  Now, two decades after the original publication date and nearly the same number of years

past the turn-of-century target date, this projected timing of Christ’s coming and the end of the world can be mocked (along with the other Y2K prognostications). However, these future realities cannot be ignored. With the current bellicose threats from the demented dictator of North Korea and his provocative testing of long-range missiles, which could potentially be fixed with nuclear warheads and reach most countries of the Pacific Rim—including highly populated parts of the United States, the world may be closer to “the end” than ever before.  READ MORE