Modern prophecy “experts” claim that the restoration of Israel in 1948 is the “Super Sign” that the end of the age is upon us. Prophecy writers such as Hal Lindsey used the events of 1948 to predict, erroneously of course, that the end of the age would occur in 1988. Despite this kind of embarrassment to the Christian community, evangelicals Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Tim LaHaye, Thomas Ice and others, continue to point to 1948 as a sure sign that Israel remains God’s chosen people and that we are living in the last days.
The “fly in the ointment” is that in 1948 “Israel” was, and remains, a largely secular, even atheistic nation and without question adamantly opposed to faith in Jesus Christ.
The question therefore is, did God bless Israel, atheistic, rebellious Israel, by returning them to their land? Authors such as LaHaye, Ice, Fruchtenbaum and others claim that in reality, God did promise to return Israel to her land, in a state of unbelief! This question should trouble and challenge all students of the Bible and history as they examine the claims about Israel 1948!
Don K. Preston’s book Israel: 1948, Countdown to No Where is a careful, Biblical examination of the prophetic significance, or non-significance, of 1948.
Did God ever offer to bless Israel, in any way at all, while she was in a state of rebellion?
Preston answers with a barrage of Biblical passages that all resoundingly say, “NO!” 1948 carefully examines every passage offered as proof for a return in unbelief, and shows that, amazingly, they say the exact opposite of what the prophecy experts claim!
Preston’s 1948 has been called the most devastating critique of modern dispensational claims that is available today. The book is not lengthy, but power packed with information that positively refutes the Dispensational claims concerning Israel as a nation, and the prophetic significance of 1948.
Preston proves beyond doubt that the events of 1948 have no prophetic application whatsoever, and that the millennial claims are in fact false.