A Question I Was Asked:



What is Your Opinion of Tim McHyde?








"I am an evangelical christian who stumbled across an interesting author on the internet. Have you heard of Tim McHyde? He is a former WCG member, and though he discounts some of Armstrong's beliefs, there are certainly some things he still holds to, such as the place of safety, disbelief in the Trinity, and a form of British-Israelism. However, some of the other things he teaches in his book "Know the Future" seem to have a strong biblical basis. His website, Escape All These Things has a glossary where you can learn the basics of his beliefs."


UK Apologetics Reply:

Apart from the aforementioned website, Tim McHyde also has another website which is here. It is of course, the same old premillenialist, futurist hash made popular by such self-appointed prophets and guros as Herbert W. Armstrong, Ellen G. White, William Miller, Joseph Smith, Jim Jones, David Korresh and all the rest. When one reads this stuff one finds this enthusiastic and entirely confused zeal for the "Second Coming" with an endless array of Bible prophecies which are pulled entirely out of context and made to 'force-fit' the various theories; these often silly man-made theories are then upheld as something like "real biblical truth which you ignore at your peril!" I must confess that it saddens me that so many professing believers have such a thin knowledge of the Bible that they are still falling for this sort of thing.

The whole thing is based on taking the 'Futurist' view of the Book of Revelation even when that book itself clearly states that it's various symbols only concern things "soon to take place" (the church age):

'The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place...' (Revelation 1:1a).

The early church did not hold such a 'futurist' view of Revelation at all (that is, a view with a heavy focus on the apocalyptic and cosmic events surrounding the Second Coming of our Lord) and in fact neither did the various major branches of Christianity for over 1,000 years until the 19th century rise of the major cults and sects and of dispensationalism.
All of these groupings insist that most of Bible prophecy has yet to be fulfilled whereas many of those of us who have given much deeper consideration to Bible prophecy believe that the substantial portion is already fulfilled save for such events as the Second Coming, the resurrection and the Great Judgment, although a preliminary form of "second coming" could certainly be said to have occurred on that first Christian Pentecost.

Tim McHyde is a sort of armstrongist with a few modifications here and there, nevertheless, much of our critique of the armstrongism of David C. Pack, which is here, can also be applied to people like McHyde.
Robin A. Brace, April 16th, 2010.


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