Miscellaneous

A Quick Way to End Religious Dialogue

In a small group Bible study I was once leading, someone mentioned how glad he was that the Rapture would soon take place. Surely the world is moving towards Armageddon. The world has to be coming to an end. There is too much bloodshed and violence in the Middle East. ISIS is on the rise.… Continue reading A Quick Way to End Religious Dialogue

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Church, Culture & Society

Four Letters that Changed the Church

Four times in the history of the church, a single letter has helped to shape her doctrine and destiny. There was controversy over the letter “s”, spoken about in Galatians 3. “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And… Continue reading Four Letters that Changed the Church

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Church, Culture & Society, Dispensationalism, End Times Issues, Prophecy

Being Caught Up

Being Caught Up  The “Harpazo” (Rapture) of the Church In any discussion it is important to define technical words, lest there be misunderstanding. After 1830, a new word was introduced into the consciousness of the church that needs to be defined. That word is the word, rapture. Why this particular word has found so much… Continue reading Being Caught Up

Biblical Doctrines, Culture & Society, Dispensationalism

What Difference Does It Make?

I received a phone call from a friend in Sebastian, Florida. He had been listening to a former prominent Baptist pastor in Tennessee teaching about prophecy. He knew that I hold a historical perspective on the Revelation and wanted to talk about it. As we discussed the various positions on the Revelation he eventually asked,… Continue reading What Difference Does It Make?

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Culture & Society, Dispensationalism, End Times Issues, Faith

Listen to the Suffering Saints

In 2011, Gene Gurganus published Islam: Past, Present, Future in which he stated, “In the sphere of Biblical revelation, seven empires have come and gone: Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Media-Persian, Greece, Roman, Islamic (Ottoman).” In October, 2013, Michele Bachmann stated, “I believe the battles in Syria are all part of the prophecies of the Book of… Continue reading Listen to the Suffering Saints

Dispensationalism, End Times Issues

Come the Conquering Heroes

There is a theological construct called “full preterism” which teaches that many events spoken of in the New Testament have been fulfilled. The fall of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Temple, and the second coming of Christ have been fulfilled according to this position. Also included in this position is the resurrection that Jesus promised… Continue reading Come the Conquering Heroes