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 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…

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…

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