Ice-Cold at the End of the Age—And White-Hot

Ice-Cold at the End of the Age—And White-Hot

I am a historic, premillennial, post-tribulational, evangelical Christian who thinks it is possible that, when Jesus appears visibly and bodily on the clouds to establish his earthly kingdom, the Twin Cities could be 95% born-again, Bible-believing Christians, including the mayors, the city council, and the policemen.

“Lawlessness will be increased, [and] the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). But, meanwhile, white-hot martyr-types will take the gospel to every nation (Matthew 24:9, 14).

These indomitable emissaries of Jesus come from white-hot churches. I see nothing in any prophecy that says Minneapolis (or San Francisco, or Jerusalem, or Mecca) could not be a place covered with such churches and such people, while, say, Atlanta or Seoul is covered with the end-time glacier of unbelief.

John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.