A short overview of this site and its author, Tim McHyde.
By Tim McHyde
Short Bio: Since 1999, Tim McHyde has researched and answered over 40,000 questions on Bible prophecy from visitors to his website EscapeAllTheseThings.com. By adhering to Jesus' literal interpretation approach (John 10:35), Tim has been able to make sense of the hard passages that other teachers neglect, like "Wormwood" (Rev 8:11). Tim's book Know the Future lays out the entire end time roadmap ahead for believers today, bringing comfort to readers previously scared or confused by Bible prophecy.
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Long version: The reason I began EscapeAllTheseThings.com was to try to separate fact from fiction, truth from error, and to assist those searching after truth in finding purpose and meaning in their lives.
Religions give you lots of instruction on what to believe. They have their creeds, doctrinal statements and theologies. But have you ever been left wondering, "What does God want?" In other words, never mind what we we've been told to believe about God in church, what does he really want us to do—according to the Bible, not theologians?
That's the fundamental question behind all the research I do and share here at EscapeAllTheseThings.com. To do so I depart from typical allegorical or symbolic interpretations and instead uses plain-sense interpretation and reasoning to arrive at the "plainterpretation" as I dub it.
Thus, this site is not only a Bible prophecy site, but an all Bible learning site. It's just that a big part of learning solid answers to this question requires first understanding the whole Bible, including that part we all necessarily must put off till last, the difficult writings of the prophets. But they must not be put off forever. For example, for those of us living in the End Times, we have specific instructions from Jesus in his Olivet Discourse on one of the things that we should be doing now:
Luke 21:36 (ESV) — But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.
If we are to watch and pray for what Jesus prophesied would happen, we must first understand what he described. This requires study into Bible prophecy, especially the books of Daniel and Revelation in conjunction with the Olivet Discourse. And after we study these things and understand them properly they should help us to improve our walk with our God, as Peter said:
2 Peter 3:11 (NIV) — Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives
This ideally is our true aim in studying the Bible and the yardstick by which to measure how well we are doing it.
Tim McHyde lives in Costa Rica with his wife and two sons. He moved there (northwest of the Panama Canal) in 1999 to find a better quality of life through the slower pace of the tropics. Although he supports himself and his family through his profession of computer programming (Bible software), his true love is writing books and articles for EscapeAllTheseThings.com where he can share his discoveries for all to find and enjoy through a simple google search.
“I've been searching all of my adult life for this kind of wisdom! I have listened to Irvin Baxter for 13 years and the Prophecy Club off and on for the same amount of time. I felt like I only had bits and pieces of the big picture. Then I hit the "wisdom and understanding jackpot" the next night when I typed "Prophecy" into a google search and out of all the sights that were available, I clicked on Tim's site first! It was like God pulled a needle out of a haystack for me in answer to my prayer from the day before!”