Peter did not describe the end of this world. 'St Peter speaks only of the conflagration of Jerusalem, the destruction of the nation, and the abolishing the dispensation of Moses'...John Lightfoot
Are you aware the 'Battle' of Armageddon doesn't appear in the Bible? This is one of Dispensationalism's seldom challenged assumptions.
Although Dispensationalism's 'The Antichrist' is not actually mentioned in the Bible, he has been a huge money-spinner for Christian 'end times' fiction writers.
When studying the Epistles it is crucial to understand we are reading someone else’s mail. The 1st century Church suffered great tribulation during the 'last days', hence the need for the Epistles.
Luke traced Christ's lineage to Adam, how did he do that if Adam never existed? I will attempt to explain from the Scriptures why I believe Adam and Eve were not fictitious characters.
If Jesus had only spoken more clearly concerning His 'end times' prophecies the believer’s life would be much simpler! In my opinion, He couldn't have been more precise and the problem lies with us.
This is a short parody about a day in the life of Searchinsany. He loves to study the Scriptures, and since his retirement he is able to spend more time waiting on the Lord.
Most Christians agree that Jesus defeated Satan 2000 years ago. So why are believers so pre-occupied with continuing the war on a subjugated force?
Greek mythology has had a detrimental effect on Christianity over the centuries. Let us remove the myths surrounding the Doctrine of Hell by examining in context what Jesus actually said.
The Lord Jesus Christ has many descriptive titles. Not only would ‘The Branch’ build the temple; He would be both High Priest and King.
In my opinion, the spiritual temple described by the Lord Jesus Christ and the New Testament writers is suffering neglect due to Christian infatuation with the building of a temple in Jerusalem.
To insist on Ezekiel’s temple being erected in the millennium, with the re-introduction of animal sacrifices, Levitical priesthood, circumcision, separation of Jew and Gentile, is beyond the pale.
Only through the perfect and sinless sacrifice of 'God the Son' can we obtain salvation. Contrary to popular opinion, Jesus clearly proclaimed His divinity.
There is a popular misconception in Christendom today that God has two separate 'peoples '. In my opinion, God has one people, the Israel of God.
The Gap Theory was a vain attempt to harmonise the Scriptures with Science. However, problems arose when scholars took Scriptures out of context in an attempt to prove their theory.
In my opinion, many scholars have misconstrued Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 in an attempt to explain the origin and character of Satan.
Why should believers return to a type and shadow while possessing the reality? Jesus is the anti-type of the Sabbath; He is the Lord of the Sabbath.
On numerous occasions, I have read articles and heard sermons proclaiming Jesus was smitten of God. After investigation, I was shocked to discover the opposite was true!
For Dispensationalism to teach the re-establishment of animal sacrifices during a millennium reign of Christ on earth, is totally contrary to the Scriptures.
Why do many today believe that the New Heavens and a New Earth will arrive at the end of the millennium? Peter wrote this event would take place at the return of Christ...2 Peter 3:11-13.
Many believe Jesus must return 'in like manner' to His ascension, yet in the Scriptures His return is described dramatically different.
Prior to His ascension, Jesus spent 40 days teaching the disciples more on the Kingdom. Yet, during His ministry He never mentioned a millennium reign on earth, or a 2000 years delay. I wonder why!
Did the 1st century Church hold the same beliefs about the Resurrection and the Day of the Lord as mainstream Christianity today?
So much emphasis is on current events surrounding 'earthly' Jerusalem that it is detrimental to our understanding of New Jerusalem.
Although 'The Revelation' is the last book in the Bible, it does not mean it was the last book written. It is important to take this into consideration when studying the 'last days'.
Studying Daniel's '70 Weeks' prophecy without the baggage of preconceived ideas or unsubstantiated concepts, many may find it is not as difficult to comprehend as first imagined.
If Elijah was 'raptured' to Heaven around 852 BC, how did he write a letter to King Jehoram whose reign did not begin until 848 BC?
Many believe Elijah will return in these so-called ‘last days', but this view is contrary to the Scriptures. Jesus said 'Elias is come already, and they knew him not'...Matthew 17:12.
Do you believe Jesus when He said, 'whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die'? Yet Christians have continued to die over the past 2000 years!
By no other means but grace, through faith in Christ, are sinners reconciled to God. This article explains the reason why.
The prophets of the Old Testament used metaphorical language to describe Day of the Lord judgement. Jesus also used prophetic language when He described His return!
There are many theories as to the identity of Babylon in the Book of Revelation. The Lord expected the 1st century Church to understand the Revelation, so why should it be so difficult today?
Jesus often used 'this generation' when warning His evil generation. Many teach that on one of those occasions He referred to a generation thousands of years in the future, but is it true.
Jesus lived during the 'last days' 2000 years ago! The biblical 'last days' applied to the Old Covenant Age prior to the 'Church Age'. So why do people believe we are in the 'last days' today?
Are you 'rapture ready'? Paul told believers to wait diligently for the 'day of the Lord', which is the return of Christ. Why, if he believed the 'rapture' would occur seven years earlier?
Jesus preached the Kingdom of God was 'at hand' 2000 years ago, did He get it wrong? Of course He didn't! The Kingdom has come and Christ is on His throne. So why do many today teach otherwise?
By reading this parable in context, we may be surprised by its simplicity.
Many commentators claim the Kingdom of God is spiritual, while the Kingdom of Heaven will be a future kingdom on Earth. In my opinion, there is one spiritual Kingdom.
All the New Testament writers mentioned the imminent return of Christ. Jesus said the time was 'at hand', should we therefore conclude Jesus got it wrong?