Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. (Luke 12:37)Ever since Hal Lindsey’s The Late Great Planet Earth debuted in 1970, interest in Bible prophecy moved out into the mainstream American culture with a roar. It spawned a whole new generation of teachers, broadcasters, pastors, and writers who would go on to carry the torch of Pre-Millennial Dispensationalism into the last decades of the 20th century.
Along with this newfound passion of the American evangelical, came a whole new host of critics citing everything from ‘sensationalism’ to ‘Darbyism’ to those who held to a literal, grammatical, historical understanding of Scriptures.