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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.

UPDATED: Once a Date Setter, Always a Date Setter

May 23, 2011
UPDATED: Once a Date Setter, Always a Date Setter

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.

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).

Gadaffy the New Antichrist?

March 17, 2011
Gadaffy the New Antichrist?

Recent events in the Middle East, however, has some of the most popular “prophets” thinking about Libya’s Moamar Gadaffy as the newest candidate. But what proof do they have? I have the more solid evidence...

Reformed: More Than the 5 Points of Jesus and the Apostles

January 31, 2011
Reformed: More Than the 5 Points of Jesus and the Apostles

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.

Armageddon: Mother of All Wars or Mount of Assembly?

November 9, 2010
Armageddon: Mother of All Wars or Mount of Assembly?

Our text concerns the sixth seal, in which demonic forces assemble at the place called Armageddon. Two great forces, Satanic forces and God’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 Christ’s soldiers are warned to watch and always be prepared for this God-appointed battle.

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.

A Big Post-Conference Question

February 5, 2010
A Big Post-Conference Question

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.

Will the True Israel Please Stand?

January 25, 2010
Will the True Israel Please Stand?

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.

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.

The Millennium: Not Just in Revelation 20

August 29, 2009
The Millennium: Not Just in Revelation 20

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...

Obama’s Peace Plan: Daniel’s 70th Week?

May 21, 2009
Obama’s Peace Plan: Daniel’s 70th Week?

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.

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