Dr. Andy Woods
Dr. Andy Woods became a Christian at the age of 16. He graduated with High Honors earning two Baccalaureate Degrees in Business Administration and Political Science (University of Redlands, CA.), and obtained a Juris Doctorate (Whittier Law School, CA), practiced law, taught Business and Law; In 1998, he began taking courses at Chafer and Talbot Theological Seminaries.
He earned a Master of Theology degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Bible Exposition (2009) at Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2005 and 2009, he received the Donald K. Campbell Award for Excellence in Bible Exposition, at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Woods is a professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston and teaches bible and theology, and he is the senior pastor of Sugar Land Bible Church in Texas.
We welcome back to the program, Dr. Andy Woods, author of the book, The Middle East Meltdown: The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel.
Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:11-14
Here are some of the topics covered and some of the questions to Dr. Andy Woods from today’s interview:
*On the back cover of your book you say this: “Given the choice, there is not a time period in history that I would rather be living in than now.” Why so?
*You are also a Pastor—and one thing we discuss on this show is how churches either seem to ignore the teaching of biblical prophecy—or almost obsess exclusively on it. How do you approach teaching it at your church?
*Could you spend some time addressing “Replacement Theology” and giving us your biblical perspective—and also might this belief be a reason that biblical prophecy and Israel aren’t discussed in a lot of churches?
*On page 59 of your book you say “It is important to realize that Islam itself furnishes the motivation for the coming Ezekiel 38 and 39 invasion.” What is that motivation?
*Jerusalem or Zion is used more than 1,000 times in the Bible and it is clear it is very important to God; Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Quran, yet Islam claims it to be a “holy city” and one that must be returned to them. What is the Islamic obsession over Jerusalem?
*Your book discusses the 2000 Camp David Accords when Bill Clinton tried to bring peace to the Middle East. Yasser Arafat received virtually all he asked for—yet walked away from the agreement…an agreement where Israel agreed to meet every request of the PLO.
*Chapter 3 of your book discusses the various theories of WHEN the Ezekiel 38 war will happen. Can you take some time to review the various theories on this and what conclusion you have reached?
*Ezekiel prophesies using a lot of ancient weapons in his prophecies—can we make any correlation to these ancient weapons compared to what we see today—nuclear weapons, attack helicopters and the like?
The book concludes with Seven Points of Applications:
- Prophecy is proof of Biblical Inspiration
- It has a calming effect on the believer
- No need to fear rising Islam
- Reminds us of God’s faithfulness
- Keep your eye on Israel
- Support Israel
- Remember we are living on borrowed time
Mike also shared some thoughts on the interview with Dr. Woods as well as some new information in his book, The Death of Christian Thought, available now from Aneko Press.