Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 24 (Luke 17) “thoroughly inverts some popular understandings of the end times,” the popular “left behind” concept of the Rapture.
Why are dispensationalists so vulnerable to datesetting? I believe that their eschatological system breeds datesetting. They see God’s plan for the world as subservient to his great plan for saving national Israel.
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, â€œI shall not be shakenâ€ because the Lord â€œgives me counsel â€¦ [and] he is at my right handâ€ (Psa 16:7-8).
Recent events in the Middle East, however, has some of the most popular â€œprophetsâ€ thinking about Libyaâ€™s Moamar Gadaffy as the newest candidate. But what proof do they have? I have the more solid evidence…
There are, therefore, more than five points and … there cannot be such a thing as a “five-point Calvinist” or “five-point Reformed Christian” who owns just those five articles taken from the Canons of Dort and who refuses to accept the other “points” made by genuinely Reformed theology.
Our text concerns the sixth seal, in which demonic forces assemble at the place called Armageddon. Two great forces, Satanic forces and Godâ€™s holy people, meet here for the final battle on the great day of God. And like the persecuted Christians in the first century, we who are Christâ€™s soldiers are warned to watch and always be prepared for this God-appointed battle.
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.
The Conference on Theology in Manila featuring Dr. Michael Horton enlightened many Filipino believers on what exactly are these Reformed “doctrines of grace,” and how these are different from evangelicalism’s doctrine of salvation.
No earthly promise to Israel remains unfulfilled, contradicting the claim that God’s promises to Abraham still have to be fulfilled in a future millennial reign.
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The temple was a part of the Old Covenant and is obsolete.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.
Do you think Satan could be literally bound by a chain? Do you think he could be locked up for one thousand years in a “bottomless” pit? Is there really such a thing as an infinitely deep pit? Why not? Read more…
A rapture fan(atic) speculates that if President Obama’s peace timetable is set at 7 years, we might as well flee to the mountains and wait for the Rapture, because he is surely the Antichrist who signs the 7-year peace treaty with Israel.