One of the fun things I get to do in my study of Bible prophecy is connect with friends who are on the cutting-edge of research. As a matter of fact, far from being the wild-eyed fanatics that critics allege, most of the people who look to the Bible for answers about the future are reasonable and wise. They are, to use a phrase the center-left Christian community loves, “careful thinkers.”
A host of Bible teachers and pioneers in prophecy will gather July 22-24 in Branson, Missouri. “Future Congress” (www.futurecongress.com) is being called the “Woodstock” of prophecy conferences, although it promises to be much more than that. Indeed, a keynote speaker will be G. Edward Griffin, author of the landmark book, The Creature From Jekyll Island, an investigative piece into the Federal Reserve.
Chuck Missler, arguably the most popular Bible prophecy teacher on the circuit, will also headline, along with dozens of other speakers, including biblical archaeologist Randall Price.
I am privileged to call several of these speakers personal friends, including Tom Horn, David Hitt, and Terry James.
David described for me how the planning has gone for Future Congress:
“Two aspects of planning Future Congress really caught us by surprise. First, we’re been amazed at the availability and willingness of so many experts in so many fields to free up their schedules to speak at the conference. Second, It’s been a challenging exercise scheduling all of the featured presentations and workshops so participants can not only get a good smattering of exposure to a range of subject areas but also be able to delve deeper into niche topics that particularly fascinate them.”
Besides provocative talks such as Hitt’s “A Time to Lose Faith” (it is genuinely fantastic!), to topics on “preparedness” and the paranormal (don’t miss Jeff Patty’s presentation on this!), Future Congress is much more than a Bible prophecy conference, where the subject matter is usually tightly focused.
Horn and others who have been involved in the planning recognize the significance of such a gathering.
“Future Congress was conceived as a result of numerous veteran leaders within ministry, finance, geopolitics, and sociology, witnessing a growing chorus of questions from people concerning the short and long-term aspects of the future of society. From banking and finance to conspiracy, from new technology to the supernatural, from prepping to prophecy, people are concerned about how to adapt and thrive in the days ahead.”
I can’t wait for this conference! Besides speaking twice, I am able to help host a few friends, since I live not far from this tourist “mecca.” Branson has an international reputation as a family destination, so think about coming on out to see us. Registration is still open, and I will also report in detail on the conference when it wraps.