“Now frankly it’s too late for John Calvin to fix his work, although he is now a premillennialist in heaven.” Talking about slandering Calvin.
There are many misunderstandings and false teachings about the Second Coming of Christ. What then are the basic teachings of the Bible about the Second Coming?
The holy city in the new heaven and new earth in Revelation 21 has 12 gates inscribed with the names of the 12 tribes of Israel, and 12 foundations inscribed with the names of the 12 apostles.
“According to sources close to Hagee, the pastor also made several phone calls to make sure his estate was in order, ‘just in case this is it.'”
“The Bible teaches that though there are different aspects involved, they are all part of one event—the blessed hope—when Jesus Christ will come again.” ~ Kim Riddlebarger
“The devil is bound throughout the whole period, from the first coming of Christ to the end of the world, which will be Christ’s second coming. . . He is not permitted to exert his whole power of temptation, either by force or by guile to seduce people. . . ”
“Historical Protestant teaching is that no one has ever been justified except by faith in Christ crucified. [Dispensationalists] are not just disagreeing with Covenant Theology; they are also disagreeing with Protestantism as a whole. And in that light, you see why it is impossible to harmonize the two systems.”
These early [church] critics believed that chiliasm [premillennialism] represented an approach to biblical religion that was sub-Christian, essentially failing to reckon with the full redemptive implications of the coming of Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah. They saw it as an under-realized, a not-fully-Christian, eschatology.
If Isaiah 17 is about Syria today, then America is Babylon or Assyria. If Isaiah 17 is not about al-Assad, Obama and Netanyahu, what is it for us today?
The Old Testament prophets and the New Testament writers did not forget America.They were not even concerned about America. They were concerned only with the election, calling, justification and glorification of God’s people.