Grant R. Jeffrey and his wife Kaye have been in full-time ministry since 1988. Jeffrey is the chairman of Frontier Research Publications, Inc., a leading publisher of books, tapes and videos. His 18 best selling books are printed in 23 languages throughout the world and have resulted in more than four million sales during the last thirteen years. He often appears on TV and radio as a Bible prophecy expert.
Jeffrey is passionate about research and has acquired a personal library of over 7,000 books on prophecy, theology, church history and biblical archeology. After studying at Philadelphia College of the Bible, before going into full-time ministry, Jeffrey entered the business world where he worked as a financial planner for 18 years. During that time, he acquired a Chartered Life Underwriter degree, in 1982, as a part of the University of Toronto Extension Program. Approximately ten years later, he earned his Masters Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University. As his doctoral dissertation, Jeffrey tackled the project of editing the Marked Reference Prophecy Study Bible, the most comprehensive Prophecy Study Bible ever published (Zondervan Publishing Corporation).
Among his eighteen best selling books are: Armageddon: Appointment with Destiny, (Frontier Research Publications, reprint 1997); Heaven: The Mystery of Angels, (Whitaker House, 1998); Messiah, Apocalypse: The Coming Judgment of the Nations, (Bantam Books, reprint 1997); and Signature of God (Word Publishing, 1998).
Jeffrey’s prophetic novel, By Dawn’s Early Light (Word Publishing, 1999), received the respected Christy Award for the Best Prophetic Fiction novel of 1999. The emphasis of this book is the glorious hope that Christ will soon redeem His Church and return with His resurrected saints to redeem the earth and establish His kingdom on earth forever. By Dawn’s Early Light encourages the reader to study the deep truths of the future of prophecy while resting in the promises of God. While there is much to be admired about Grant Jeffrey, he has become the proponent of some perplexing and disconcerting theories that can possibly cause some people to question his credibility. His support and even promotion of the Bible code fad was very much a distraction from his superior works. Signature of God and The Mysterious Bible Codes attempt to prove that remarkable new computer technology has discovered compelling codes hidden in the text of the Bible. Jeffrey claims that these codes uncover the details of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as hundreds of other prophecies that prove the Bible to be infallible and supernatural. The problem is that these “codes” are far too easily disproved and are only “discovered” after the fact.
Jeffrey also spent way too much time and effort speculating and focusing on the so-called Y2K disaster, which obviously did not warrant concern. In his book, Millennium Meltdown, Jeffrey attempted to document proof that as the new millennium began, millions of computers throughout the world would begin to crash. The lights would go out where the computers that run the electric power grid failed to make the transition to the next century. Jeffrey explained how the Y2K crisis was to be the most expensive and damaging crisis in history and how it could certainly set the stage for the rise of the antichrist and the tribulation period. These beliefs were common for that time and, while they held hints of paranoia, they were not inherently wrong, just a waste of time.
In his last three books, Surveillance Society (2000), Journey into Eternity (Inner Traditions International, 2000), and Triumphant Return (Frontier Research Publications, 2001), Grant Jeffrey appears to have returned to being the credible and reasonable scholar whom studiers had come to depend upon. Surveillance Society, “examines fascinating predictions that are setting the stage for the rise of the Antichrist and world government in the last days.” This book uncovers the secret plans of NATO and the U.N. that will propel the world toward creating that one world government very soon. Freedom issues are also discussed by proving that previously unheard-of surveillance technology is already in place and that e-mail and internet usage is currently being recorded and is available to be viewed. This is a great book for the skeptic who will not accept the truth about the current state of this world and particularly, this country.
On his website, www.grantjeffrey.com, Jeffrey keeps his readers up-to-date under the heading, Intelligence Reports, with articles about current events and prophecy as well as what to look for in the near future. Jeffrey further addresses the fast-growing concern about personal privacy in his article, “Technological Advances that Threaten our Freedom and Privacy.”
“How do you feel about government officials, the police or other inquisitive individuals knowing every private detail of your life? The complete record of your travel destination, your choice of books, newspapers, movies, your pay TV choices, your traffic tickets, your medical tests, and every purchase you make is now electronically recorded and "on file" for anyone who can access your computer data file. The technical capacity of the government to monitor every aspect of your life far outweighs your ability to protect your privacy. Despite the growing public concern with the issue of privacy of our computer records, the governments of the United States and Canada have totally failed to protect their citizens from the massive intrusion into their private lives by both government and private intelligence agencies… The truth is that privacy is now an illusion. If someone truly is determined to monitor your activities, they can do it.”
While he may have some dubious beliefs and may have suffered some credibility for them, Grant Jeffrey truly is an expert in the field of Bible Prophecy. None of his theories are heretical and each person should decide for themselves whether or not those theories should carry any weight in their personal studies.
By: Nicole Balnius