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 and his wife, Jan, reside in Minnesota and have two daughters and four delightful grandchildren.

The Twisted Thinking Of The Protesters

March 28, 2018

By Merrill Olson Twisted thinking includes the state of being twisted. It has to do with distorted thinking. It is making one’s way in a winding or devious manner to a destination or objective. This type of thinking was evident lately with the warped thinking that led the protesters against gun violence in schools. While…

Israel’s Future Is Secure

March 14, 2018

By Merrill Olson There are many who wonder about the future of Israel because of the hatred that certain nations and peoples have for her. Threats and actions against her are evident. However, will her demise ever happen? No, such a thing will never occur. The reason being is that the Bible is very definite…

Guns Are Not The Problem

March 2, 2018

By Merrill Olson Since the recent tragic deaths of innocent people by gun violence, the whole issue of gun control has surfaced again. There are politicians, popular news personnel, and others who are advocating stricter gun laws. There are also those who are promising that they are going to do everything they can to see…

A Major Cause For The Change

February 16, 2018

By Merrill Olson As we look at America and the recent violence in schools and public places, there are many different ideas that people have suggested. For instance: It has to do with guns. We need more gun control legislation. Others are suggesting the possibly of even taking away all guns which includes those from…

What The Church Is Spared

January 25, 2018

By Merrill Olson Domestic violence is an all-too-familiar thing in our society. It may have happened with family members, neighbors, friends, or co-workers. It may have occurred with someone reading this article. You know what it is like. It has touched you personally. You know the trauma of it. Nevertheless, the experience of it or…

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…

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