About Me

Mike Beidler is a commander in the US Navy. A Naval Aviator for 15 years, he was redesignated in 2007 as a Foreign Area Officer (military diplomat) for the Central Command (CENTCOM) Area of Responsibility. He currently works at the Pentagon and serves on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.

He received a BA in Political Science (1992) from the University of Michigan, an MS in Global Leadership (2005) from the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration, and an AA in Persian-Farsi (1999) from the Army’s Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.  He is a lifetime member of the NCSE: National Center for Science Education and a full member of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA).

In addition to being an executive producer for The 77s and Michael Roe, he is an editor for Fulfilled! Magazine and served as an editor for Brian L. Martin’s Behind the Veil of Moses: Piecing Together the Mystery of the Second Coming.  He also served as an editor for Timothy P. Martin and Dr. Jeff Vaughn’s Beyond Creation Science: New Covenant Creation from Genesis to Revelation and the inter-service Foreign Area Officer Association’s FAO Journal.

Mike lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife and three children.

DISCLAIMER:  The thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are solely my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the American Scientific Affiiliation or the NCSE: National Center for Science Education.

2 Responses to About Me

  1. Irv Spielberg

    Hal Lindsey’s Pretrib Rapture “Proof”

    Is Hal Lindsey’s proof for a pretrib rapture “100 proof” – that is, 100 percent Biblical?

    In “The Late Great Planet Earth” (p. 143) Lindsey gives his “chief
    reason” for pretrib: “If the Rapture took place at the same time as the
    second coming, there would be no mortals left who would be believers” –
    that is, no believers still alive who could enter the millennium and
    repopulate the earth.
    We don’t know if Lindsey’s amnesia is
    voluntary or involuntary, but earlier (p. 54), while focusing on
    chapters 12 through 14 of Zechariah, Lindsey sees “a remnant of Jews in
    Jerusalem” who are mortals who will become believing mortals at the
    second coming and then become repopulating mortals!
    During the
    same discussion of Zech. 12-14 Lindsey overlooks some of the final
    verses in Zech. 14. They reveal that some of the tribulation survivors
    “of all the nations which came against Jerusalem” will refuse to go
    there “to worship the King, the Lord of hosts.” Here’s what will happen
    to those “heathen” rebels: “upon them shall be no rain.”
    So the
    facts about the repopulating mortals, in unbelieving as well as
    believing ranks, cancel out Lindsey’s “chief reason” for opposing a
    joint rapture/second coming – the ONLY rapture view to be found in
    official theology books and organized churches prior to 1830!

    (See historian Dave MacPherson’s “The Rapture Plot,” the most accurate
    and most highly endorsed book on pretrib rapture history – available by
    calling 800.643.4645. Also Google “Pretrib Rapture Stealth,” “Pretrib
    Rapture Pride,” “Pretrib Rapture Secrecy” and “Pretrib Rapture
    Dishonesty.”)
    Although Hal Lindsey claims that his “Late Great”
    didn’t set a date for Christ’s return, many of his followers – including
    copycats Bill Maupin (“1981”) and Edgar Whisenant (“1988”) – did view
    Lindsey as a date-setter, and his later book “The 1980s: Countdown to
    Armageddon” (the sort of title that date-setters and their ga-ga
    groupies love) became another fizzle – unless we’re still living in the
    1980s!
    In Old Testament days false prophets were stoned to death. Today they’re just stoned!

    / Hi Mike. The preceding was spotted on the net. Enjoy. /

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