Peace, Prosperity and the Coming Holocaust: The New Age Movement in Prophecy

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9780890813317: Peace, Prosperity and the Coming Holocaust: The New Age Movement in Prophecy

Planet Earth is on the brink of an incredible change...but for good or evil? Will there be total economic collapse followed by nuclear holocaust? So begins the dust jacket copy to Dave Hunt s 1983 bestseller. Twenty-five years ago, this title stood unique on conservative bookshelves crowded with doom and gloom predictions for the future US economy. Though the Reaganomics of President Ronald Reagan (1980-1988) withstood the test of time, the economic turnaround of the 1980s and the prosperity it generated for years to come has since been recast as a decade of greed by those in power who now seek to spread the wealth around. Now, more than two decades later, the stock market crash, subprime mortgage crisis, and trillion-dollar bank bailout of 2008, along with job shortages combined with a multitude of other social ills, have caused many to agree that the doom and gloom of the 1970s and 80s are being fulfilled and that the worst may be yet to come. Once more, both rampant speculation and dire circumstance are causing a growing number of Christians and non-Christians to dust off God s Word in search of answers to anxious questions:
 
Are capitalism and free enterprise dead?

Will a new economic world order be established prior to the reign of Antichrist?

Will Marxism prevail as our next form of government?

Are the current geopolitical and economic signs of the times indicators of the prophesied Last Days and the soon return of Jesus Christ for His church?

What s next on the prophetic calendar?

 
In this timely reprint of Dave Hunt s classic 1983 work, the author holds a remarkably steady balance between history and biblical prophecy that has withstood the test of time. The Bible declares that one-world government and universal New Age religion are coming. When we take God s Word seriously, says noted author and cult expert Dave Hunt, a door swings open to fascinating new insights...provided only that we take into consideration certain factors that most experts on the future both Christian and non-Christian have overlooked. This is no ordinary doom and gloom forecast but a startling revelation of facts not commonly known. Readers will gain valuable insight for today and tomorrow from this fascinating perspective Dave Hunt calls a contrary scenario.

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Dave Hunt ministered worldwide for nearly forty years, encouraging millions of believers to diligently study God's Word and leading many to Christ. A prolific best-selling author, international lecturer, and Bible teacher, his writings have been translated into at least 50 languages. More than four million copies of Dave s books have been sold, which include: The Cult Explosion, The God Makers, The New Spirituality, The Seduction of Christianity, Global Peace and the Rise of Antichrist, Occult Invasion, A Cup of Trembling, A Woman Rides the Beast, In Defense of the Faith, An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith, Seeking and Finding God, Judgment Day!, Yoga and the Body of Christ, What Love Is This?, Psychology and the Church, and Cosmos, Creator, and Human Destiny. For nearly a decade, Dave also co-hosted a weekly radio program, Search the Scriptures Daily, broadcast on over 400 stations in the U.S. and worldwide.

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Peddling gloom and doom has become a huge and prosperous business. Investment advisors have made fortunes frightening millions of people with their solemn warnings about the “death of the dollar” and the “collapse of the world financial system.” Self-proclaimed “experts” at peering into the future, from psychic seers to social scientists and Christian fundamentalists, warn of spreading famine compounded by the population explosion and the alarming loss of farming land by erosion and pollution. We are told that cataclysmic upheavals of the land and oceans will soon change major coastlines, wiping out large cities at the cost of billions of dollars and millions of lives. Even the CIA has gotten into the act, predicting that capriciously changing weathers patterns will so disrupt production of major crops that the end of this decade could well see hordes of starving people marching across continents in search of food.

Ecologists add their dire predictions to the thickening gloom: that our oceans and lakes are dying and even earth’s atmosphere is being polluted beyond remedy. Scientific studies warn that earth is running out of potable water and that complete ecological collapse could come with surprising suddenness. According to some experts, the only thing that may save us from completing the gradual destruction of planet earth is a nuclear holocaust. This horrifying prospect is persuasively presented as all but inevitable by the dual argument that: 1) no hope remains to stop the daily and insane continued production and deployment of more and more nuclear weapons (said to be a million times more destructive than the Hiroshima bomb), in spite of the fact that we already have enough to destroy the earth ten times over; and 2) humanity has never failed to use any major weapon it has developed.

The only question among the gloom-and-doomers seems to be whether a nuclear or economic holocaust will hit us first. As to the latter, there is almost unanimous agreement that the world is headed for a repeat performance of the Great Depression of the 1930s, except that this one will be far worse!

[However...] the obvious seldom happens. Could it be that the disasters everyone fears and talks about will never materialize? If so, does the future actually hold something even worse? Or could it be very good? Under the present conditions, optimism seems a fool’s dream. Yet there is a growing sense that good times lie ahead, and this contrary opinion is held by a number of very perceptive observers. They reject the almost-unanimous consensus of doom—not out of a commitment to optimism but based upon careful research.

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