Merrill Olson

Merrill Olson

Merrill Olson served as a senior pastor for thirty-four years. He received a B.S. from Minnesota State University-Mankato, an M. Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He is currently involved as an interim pastor along with a teaching and writing ministry. His emphasis is on apologetics and training believers to defend their faith in Christ from God’s Word. He is well versed in Bible prophecy as it pertains to end times. He is a gifted speaker with the conviction that only by the Word of God can people experience inward transformation by the Holy Spirit. He has been married to his wife, Jan, for many years and resides in Minnesota.

The Real Cause For Contention For Jerusalem

January 5, 2018

By Merrill Olson After President Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (article Dec. 6, 2017), the outcry of the United Nations was expected. It was not a surprise to people who support Israel because of God’s promises to her in Scripture. Nevertheless, the present opposition against Israel is not anything new. It has been going…

The Push For Globalism

December 19, 2017

By Merrill Olson I doubt anyone can deny that there is a big push for globalism today in American politics. This is one reason why the globalists and liberals are still upset over the election of a non-globalist as the President of the United States. It really has nothing to do so much with the…

Jerusalem’s Trembling But Futuristically Peaceful

December 6, 2017

By Merrill Olson President Trump has declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He is also seeking to keep a campaign promise of moving the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Yet, in other presidential elections, the candidates have given the same promise. Why has it not happened? The answer is simply that both the…

People Seemingly Have No Fear Of Death

November 8, 2017

By Merrill Olson With those who were recently involved in mass murder and then committing suicide, they were obviously thoughtless as to their own existence afterwards. They apparently felt that death ends it all, no eternal consequences. It is the same type of thinking of an elderly man who said, “When you’re dead, you’re dead…

Apostasy Within the Church

October 13, 2017

By Merrill Olson As one studies prophetic Scripture and current events, there is a sense that we are experiencing the end of the end times. It is as though God is saying, “Wake up!” There are specific things that the world is experiencing that cause one to say, “We are truly close to the coming…

The World’s Savage State

October 4, 2017

By Merrill Olson The Bible says “that in the last days perilous times will come” (2 Timothy 3:1). “Perilous” means hard to bear, violent, vicious, and savage. The word’s only other use is in Matthew 8:28 as Matthew describes two demon possessed men who are “exceedingly fierce.” They are “violent.” Therefore, in 2 Timothy 3:2-4…

The Rapture Debate Of John 14:1-3

September 17, 2017

By Merrill Olson Jesus said that “I will come again and receive you to Myself” (v. 3). Many have taken these words as a promise of the rapture of the church. However, there are others who disagree with this understanding. For those who adhere to a pre-tribulation eschatology, these words are a precious assurance from…

The Rapture Debate Of 2 Thessalonians 2:1

September 2, 2017

By Merrill Olson The phrase “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him” (v. 1) has been an issue of debate over the years regarding the Lord’s return. There are those who believe that it teaches one event: the Second Coming. And, there are others who strongly emphasize that it…

The Making Of A Future Cashless Society

August 14, 2017

By Merrill Olson Every time a person opens up a computer and buys something online, it may be simply pointing to a future cashless society ruled by an evil world dictator (Dan. 7:23-25). Many people know that just about everything can be purchased by a mere click of a button. This includes food, clothing, groceries,…

Everyone Will Face One Of Two Judgements

July 18, 2017

By Merrill Olson As the whole world continues its deep slide into willful sin and rebellion against God, many people fail to realize that everyone will face one of two judgments. This goes against the common belief regarding a general judgment for all humanity because the Scriptures never mention such a thing. In spite of…

End Times Intrigue

July 7, 2017

By Merrill Olson For over 2000 years people have questioned the events of the end times and wondered when the Lord Jesus will return. Terms such as Antichrist, tribulation, 666, mark of the beast, and the millennium have even appeared on supermarket tabloids. There is, therefore, an end-times intrigue regarding future eschatological events. In the…

The Rapture Question

June 14, 2017

By Merrill Olson The Pre-Tribulation Rapture has been argued by many that it is not a biblical doctrine. This has caused a number of seminary professors, pastors, and others, over the decades to sneer at anyone who believes in it. On the other hand, there are also a great number in the same group who…

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