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.
If Jesus had only spoken more clearly concerning His 'end times' prophecies life would be much simpler! In my opinion, He couldn't have been more precise, the problem lies with believers
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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?