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13 Summary Points About the Second Coming of Christ

May 26, 2017
13 Summary Points About the Second Coming of Christ

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 Thousand Years: Where’s That Again?

June 4, 2013
The Thousand Years: Where’s That Again?

  CLICK PICTURE TO ENLARGE Adapted from a chart by Clarence Larkin. All Scripture references are from the Rapture Study Bible, co-authored by John Darby and Francisco Ribera, S.J., and C. I. Scofield. Download this chart in PDF form. The belief a “secret rapture” and a literal 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth is a […]

Left Behind? LaHaye, Jenkins, the Rapture and the New Testament

March 6, 2013
Left Behind? LaHaye, Jenkins, the Rapture and the New Testament

The Book of Revelation is to be understood cyclically and figuratively. That is, its symbols remain symbols, and the judgements are reinforced by repetition. If we take the book chronologically, then we reach the end of the story at 11:14-18.

The Church as God’s Unplanned Plan B: “A Secret Rapture?”

March 4, 2013
The Church as God’s Unplanned Plan B: “A Secret Rapture?”

The [dispensational] methodology itself prevents the interpreter from looking at all the data with any semblance of objectivity. Carried through in other instances, this would ... force us to argue that because the Bible reveals that there are three persons called God in the Scriptures, there must be three Gods.

Prayers at the 9/11 Memorial: Theistic or Therapeutic?

September 8, 2011
Prayers at the 9/11 Memorial: Theistic or Therapeutic?

Is prayer an act of worship directed to a particular deity, or is its value psychotherapeutic, to "find solace and healing," "relief and repose," and to "cope with the loss of loved ones"?

Is 9/11 a Wake-up Call for God’s People?

September 6, 2011
Is 9/11 a Wake-up Call for God’s People?

It is the height of American arrogance to claim that 9/11 was a wake-up call for the church, as if the United States is God's holy people, and God is only concerned about Americans.

So you don’t want to be left behind, but taken away?

June 22, 2011
So you don’t want to be left behind, but taken away?

Jesus' teachings in Matthew 24 (Luke 17) "thoroughly inverts some popular understandings of the end times," the popular "left behind" concept of the Rapture.

Stand Firm Against Deceivers Concerning the Second Coming

March 24, 2011
Stand Firm Against Deceivers Concerning the Second Coming

Do not fear when others proclaim the end of the world is near, because of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan and the war in Libya. All of these are part of God's unshakable plan for the eventual redemption of his elect from sin, death, and Satan. As David says, “I shall not be shaken” because the Lord “gives me counsel … [and] he is at my right hand” (Psa 16:7-8).

Epicenter: Gog-Magog Alliance Against Israel Today?

March 2, 2010
Epicenter: Gog-Magog Alliance Against Israel Today?

Ezekiel 38-39 is a prophecy of the Assyrian invasion of Israel in the 8th century B. C., and this invasion is typological--a foreshadow--of the great persecution of Christians by unbelievers throughout this present age until Christ returns.

Will the Real Temple Please Stand?

January 21, 2010
Will the Real Temple Please Stand?

The New Testament says that Christ, the Church, and every believer fulfill the Old Testament temple today. The temple was a part of the Old Covenant and is obsolete. There is no temple in heaven; therefore, there is no temple in the age to come.

12 Reasons Why “2012” is Another Delusional “(D)upiter Effect”

November 6, 2009
12 Reasons Why “2012” is Another Delusional “(D)upiter Effect”

Another waste of time and money watching another dumb doomsday delusion by Roland Emmerich, who's exploiting the gullible Rapture crowd, then laughing all the way to his bank.

God with His People in the Cloud and Trumpets

June 17, 2009

The loud trumpet sound will be the universal call to the elect—from all nations and all ages, living or in their graves—to gather to the Glory-Cloud of Christ. This is the final Feast of Trumpets and Feast of Ingathering, when the harvest is full and the time has come to separate the wheat from the weeds, the good fish from the bad, the sheep from the goats.

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