No doubt there are dozens (or more) various interpretations of how the end times happen. We call this area of study eschatology and it can be quite complex. Even among true Christians there are many different schools of thought. One might ask, “How can we have so many opposing views when it comes to eschatology?” I have been thinking about this for a while and wanted to give a presentation showing that if we are inconsistent in how we interpret the Bible, the result will be that we can end up almost anywhere we want. One of the easist ways to show this is to simply compare what the Bible says about the regathering of the state of Israel in the last days and then examine that in light of history. Israel became a nation in 1948 and so this is a fact. How did Christians and theologians before 1948 seek to understand those passages? We will see that the more those who sought to spiritualize or make figurative a passage, the more in error they were. Yet if they took the prophecies at face value, they were vindicated.