It starts on Oct. 11.

   It’s on people’s minds. Millions of books have been sold—too often with the truth left behind. Social media is filled with people sharing and re-sharing conspiracy theories about it. As ongoing wars rage across the world, and hurricanes, and tornadoes and floods rock the planet on a regular basis, people around the globe are asking, “Are these the last days?”

    Starting Oct. 11, during The Appearing, the Crookston Seventh-day Adventist Church will explore that topic by studying what the Bible has to say about the Second Coming of Christ.

    In addition, you’ll take a closer look at the ancient prophecies of the Bible and piece together a startling but undeniable picture of last-day events that may come as a surprise to many people.

    This series, hosted by Voice of Prophecy Speaker/Director Shawn Boonstra, will take a documentary-style, Bible-based approach to this topic.

    This series will address questions such as:
    • What does the Bible say about the battle of Armageddon?
    • Did the Bible predict the storms, wars and political unrest we see today? • What will it actually be like to experience the Appearing of Jesus?
    • What does the Bible say about a “secret rapture”?
    • What are the signs that point to the Appearing?
    • What will heaven really be like?

    Crookston Seventh-day Adventist Church is thrilled to be hosting this series. The Appearing will involve both documentary-style and live elements, featuring local moderator Bob Pickle.

    All are welcome to attend this free event, and attendees will receive a copy of Boonstra’s new book, The Appearing.

    “Each session highlights key Bible passages that dispel many of today’s most popular myths about the last day, and then reveals a future of hope,” said Boonstra.

    Topics will include: “A Planet in Upheaval,” “The Abomination of Desolation,” “The Appearing,” “Prophecy Interrupted,” and “The Battle of Armageddon.” The Appearing begins Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Crookston Adventist Church located at 707 4th Ave. NE in Crookston. It will continue Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.

    For more information, call (218) 456- 2568, or visit