I’ve been following Jack Van Impe off and on through the years, because although I don’t agree with all of his interpretations of the bible, he is so sincere and has learned so much from his personal studies and is truly a good man. He has learned much from reading information on the Catholic faith and he has a great knowledge of the bible. I, too, believe and pray that someday he will receive the fullness of the faith. I saw the same program you did and I ordered the DVD about Pope John Paul II because I was so curious of how much he has studied about him and his interpretation of what Our Holy Father has given us. No, I’m not one of those people who worry about the end times, I believe we always need to be prepared because God could take us at any time, perhaps today. But I keep openminded enough to observe God’s signs.
For instance, was 9/11 a wake up call for us to stop abortion? We call the terrorists murderers and we murder our own children and call that our “right”. Christ said whoever is sinless, cast the first stone. I say we are both sinfull. I pray for the terrorists everyday as much as I pray for those who accept and promote abortion.
Some of us need wake up calls from God and perhaps Jack Van Impe has a part to play in that and if he gradually comes to understand the true faith, he could do an even greater service to God with his ministry. I’m sure whatever happens, God will have a special place for him in Heaven.