Brad Alles

Dr. Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University Nebraska, his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago, and his Ed.D in Leadership, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University Wisconsin.

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Jesus and the future: The Antichrist (Part 4)

Our discussion of the future according to the Bible continues with information on the Antichrist.  In 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-3, Paul also warned that the “man of lawlessness” will be revealed. Another term for him is the Antichrist. “Antichrist” literally means “in place of Christ,” so this individual will be both a substitute and opponent [&hellip

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Jesus and the future: The Tribulation Age (Part 3)

Matthew 24:9-14 deals with a time called the Tribulation Age—a time of worldwide persecution of Christians. Jesus said, “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray [&hellip

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Jesus and the future: The New Testament Age (Part 2)

Let’s continue to look at the future according to Jesus as found in Matthew 24. To begin, Jesus described signs that occur every day. They are commonplace in a sinful world inhabited by sinful people, but are not indicators of the last days. This is called the New Testament Age (or Church Age), the era [&hellip

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What did Jesus say about the future? (Part 1)

In the Christian worldview, history is a linear recording of past events, with Creation, the Fall of Man, and the Resurrection of Jesus being the most noteworthy. These three are significant because they explain our origin, morality, and rescue. Ultimately, history’s line will come to a terminal point: Judgment Day. The eternal states of heaven [&hellip

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What is Islam’s vision of the future? (Part 4)

Islam desires that all submit to Allah.  This can be done via conversion or coercion.  Jihad is used by a minority of Muslims, yet it is a deadly minority.  Yet terror and violence are not the only weapons. Other groups have the same agenda, just different means. University of Delaware professor Muqtedar Khan writes, “I [&hellip

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What is Islam’s vision of the future? (Part 3)

This series continues, looking at the future according to Islam.  In this worldview, all of the Earth will be turn to Islam either by conversion or coercion. How pervasive is this desire for jihad to bring about an Islamic world? The Heritage Foundation reported fifty terrorist attacks in the United States alone in the ten years [&hellip

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What is Islam’s vision of the future? (Part 2)

This blog series continues with the future according to Islam.  The real solution to humanity’s problem is Jesus Christ, the Savior from the world’s sinfulness.  However, different worldviews have solutions to make life better on planet Earth.  These worldviews will be explained so you can understand your world better.   (For more, see my book Starting at the End.) In [&hellip

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What is Islam’s vision of the future? (Part 1)

Thus far we have seen three visions of the future that involve global government: a secular one, a communist one, and a spiritually evolved one. The fourth worldview also has global government as a goal, but it’s Islamic in nature. Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated this clearly: “With the guidance of Allah and [&hellip

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What is a New Age vision of the future? (Part 4)

Even though the number of New Age adherents may be small compared to Christianity or Islam, its teachings permeate the world around us. Television shows, films, schools, and even global institutions like the United Nations display this worldview. Carl Teichrib explains the danger of being ignorant or apathetic of the New Age: Unfortunately, many Christians [&hellip

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What is a New Age vision of the future? (Part 3)

This blog series continues with the future according to New Age (or Cosmic Humanism).  The real solution to humanity’s problem is Jesus Christ, the Savior from the world’s sinfulness.  However, different worldviews have solutions to make life better on planet Earth.  These worldviews will be explained so you can understand your world better.   (For more, see my book [&hellip

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