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.

Believer’s Response to a Rebellious Society

June 6, 2017

By Merrill Olson The Reverend Gary Hall, the Dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., announced from the pulpit some months ago, in fact last year 2016, that “it is a sin to oppose homosexuality.” What is pertinent about that statement is that the Bible makes it clear that a sign of a society…

The Church’s Part In Bringing America Into Chaos

May 19, 2017
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By Merrill Olson The present chaos in many different avenues in America did not come overnight. It has gradually been occurring over a period of time. Its moral dilemma where people are no longer discerning in regard to common sense decency is evident. For example, people have become so politicized by even gender issues that…

The Coming of the One World Religion

April 28, 2017
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By Merrill Olson Biblical prophecy predicts that the Church in the end times will be characterized by apostasy. This, however, is a strong and negative note to begin with. Yet, prophetic Scripture does not soften the warnings regarding the apostate Church. On the other hand, it gives encouragement to those who are born again believers…

A World Leader Will Emerge

April 12, 2017
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By Merrill Olson Someone said, “A world crisis will produce the Antichrist.” Therefore, we can ask, “Do we see a world crisis today?” Without hesitation, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” As we view the world scene on television and by other means, there should be no doubt in our minds that each day this…

The World’s War On Truth

March 19, 2017
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By Merrill Olson Our present age is troubling because the world is influenced by distortion, deception, and lies in different areas that confront us each day. Unless we have discerning spirits, we will find ourselves succumbing to these destructive influences. However, the tragedy is that many people have surrendered to them. In fact, they have…

Facing Perilous Times

March 3, 2017
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By Merrill Olson The Bible says that “in the last days perilous times will come” (2 Tim. 3:1). It is also translated “difficult.” The Greek word Clelepos carries the idea of perilous, grievous, or dangerous. In Matthew 8:28, it speaks of “two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs.” It says that they were “exceedingly-fierce.”…

One Future State for Israel Without Occupiers

February 19, 2017
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By Merrill Olson There is much conflict today regarding the nation of Israel. This tension involves dividing the land whereby a Palestinian state can be established that includes the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Western Wall, and the Temple Mount. Defying the Word of God, the recent resolution in the U.N. Security Council depicted that…

Piercing The Perils Of Current Times

February 3, 2017
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By Merrill Olson A lot has happened in recent days that reveal the arrogance and willful disobedience for what is good and right. Much of what has taken place lurks in the realm of evil. People have protested by destruction, defying police, carrying vulgar and degrading signs, and demanding that things be done their way.…

The Domain Of The Unsaved After Death

January 17, 2017
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By Merrill Olson In recent months the world has experienced a number of deaths of well-known people. They have ranged from actors to politicians to singers and others from different walks of life. Except for people like Fidel Castro, most of the deceased are treated as though they have gone to heaven. Even television personalities…

God’s Plans For Israel Will Not Be Thwarted

January 4, 2017
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By Merrill Olson In spite of what has recently happened with President Obama’s decision to divide the land of Israel, this will not deter God’s ordained plans for this nation. They are clearly revealed in the pages of Scripture. These plans began with Abraham and God’s unconditional covenant with him (Gen. 12:1-4; 13:14-17; 15:1-21; 17:1-8).…

God’s Justice Will Be Satisfied

December 16, 2016
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By Merrill Olson Since the election, there has been an onslaught of evil in words and actions. Sinful human nature continues to spew out its hatred. There are those who no longer desire to do what is right but to do everything to thwart the votes of people. Without any longing for unity and peace,…

The World’s Problems Involve The New Birth

December 1, 2016
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By Merrill Olson The majority of people in this world have no clue about the importance of Jesus’ declaration: “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again’” (John 3:7). These words, spoken by the eternal Son of God, are not an option but a requirement for entering “the kingdom of…

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