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Pre-Trib Rapture—A False Doctrine

Rapture

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The roots of dispensationalism are found in works of the British clergyman, John Nelson Darby (1800-82), whose teaching greatly influenced Cyrus I. Scofield, an American. Scofield was so impressed with Darby’s doctrine that he developed his own reference Bible (The Scofield Reference Bible) in 1909 (revised 1917) using Darby’s notes on the same pages as the Biblical text. The result was the Bible became very popular in the United States, in that it was one of the few Bibles containing chain references and Biblical commentary as footnotes beneath the Biblical text. In so doing, Scofield successfully spread the doctrine of dispensationalism among many unsuspecting Bible students, who, otherwise, may not have ever even thought of the doctrine, let alone embrace it as the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Is ‘Oops’ in God’s Vocabulary?

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I have been involved in an eschatological study of Jesus’ Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33-46). In it Jesus tells a story of wicked vinedressers who kill the servants of the lord of the vine, finally slaying his son in an effort to steal the vine for themselves. The parable depicts the Jewish authorities as the wicked tenants or vinedressers, and Jesus as the son of the lord of the vine, and the lord is God and the vine is his Kingdom (Israel). Jesus’ point was the Kingdom would be taken from those wicked tenants (the Jewish authorities listening to Jesus) and given to a nation that would produce the fruits (Matthew 21:43), which clearly depicts a 70 AD fulfillment. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Understanding the Parables

Parables of Jesus

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It has been said, “If a parable has to be explained, it loses much of its force, just as a joke does when someone doesn’t get it and needs an explanation.”[1] The problem with accepting this analysis is that the reasons Jesus gave for his speaking in parables was, first of all, to hide the mysteries of the Kingdom of God from those who had hardened hearts toward the word of God (Matthew 13:10-15), and, secondly, to reveal those mysteries to the elect or those who had ‘ears to hear’ (Matthew 13:9, 16-17, 34-35). Moreover, sometimes even the disciples didn’t “get it” and the parables had to be explained (Luke 8:9; Matthew 13:36). Far from being akin to telling a joke, the parables are the keys to understanding the New Testament mysteries (Matthew 13:35). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Gospel v/s Dispensationalism

Dispensationalism

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According to dispensationalists, the prophecy of the union of the two kingdoms of Judah and Israel, symbolized by uniting the two sticks in Ezekiel 37, and the New Covenant, as described in Jeremiah 31:31-34, has not been fulfilled, but will be fulfilled in the millennium. During that time, there would be a physical Temple in literal Jerusalem, and physical Temple worship, which includes animal sacrifices, would be in place. Physical circumcision would be commanded, and gentile nations would need to make pilgrimages to Jerusalem during the annual Feast Days (according to Zechariah 14). In fact, this would represent two different redemptive plans: one for Israel and the other for gentiles who believed the Gospel during the Gospel age, which by the time of the millennium, the Gospel age and apparently the Gospel, itself, would cease to exist: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Does Spiritual Foreshadow Physical?

Jesus' Coming - 1Recently, I’ve begun a series of studies that discusses the nature of Jesus’ Second Coming and what was to be established at that coming. I’ve shown that the Jews looked for the establishment of a Messianic kingdom that would destroy their enemies, and, in the context of the first century AD, rid them of the oppression of Rome. In other words, they looked for the Messiah to establish a physical kingdom on earth, in Jerusalem, ruling from a physical throne. Jesus totally, and emphatically rejected that idea (John 6:15), which, on its face, seems to disqualify the dispensational point of view that the offer of the Kingdom was postponed due to the Jews’ rejection of Jesus. However, Jesus rejected them, and their idea of a kingdom, before they rejected him (cf. John 12:34). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2018 in AD 70 Eschatology

 

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False Teachers

john-darby

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Have you ever wondered what life would have been like had the Jews not rejected Jesus? For example, would there be a need for a Second Coming? Would Christ, today, be reigning out of Jerusalem, and would the world be at peace? This seems to be the position taken by the dispensationalists, because they expect Christ to return sometime in the future and do exactly that. In fact, according to the father of modern Dispensationalism, John Darby, the Cross was the work of Satan. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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