The testimony of these special women who were the first to know of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead is the founding tenant of the Christian faith.
“He is risen, just as He said!” the angel told Mary Magdalene and the “other” Mary (Jesus’ aunt) as they hunted for His body once the Passover Sabbath passed. They didn’t understand it yet, but they had been with God’s Passover lamb during Passover in God’s Passover city, and the life changing epoch of the New Testament had just commenced.[continue reading...]
A new dark age is on the horizon, and its current day proponents masquerade as “intellects.” Their “God is dead” campaign of the ’70s tunneled into the institutional “God is irrelevant” campaign of today…
Eschatology and the Kingdom of God Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The Bible speaks of a coming thousand year period when Satan and his evil influence will be banished from the earth. The Book of Revelation teaches this predicted millennium of peace will begin
Isn’t it interesting how Jesus says in Matthew 6:8 that our Heavenly Father knows what we need before we ask Him, but that we are to ask anyway. …Jesus invites us to receive God’s promises from Him through asking, seeking, and knocking.
When Adam walked with God in the cool of the day in His image (Imago Dei), he was immortal in a form that perplexes any who contemplates it. When Moses was cautioned to hide himself in the cleft of the rock before Jehovah passed by (Exodus 33:18-23), it was for his protection…
Matthew 24:36-44 36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking,
Before Jesus Christ’s return to the earth, the Bible predicts a resurrection and a rapture. Why? And what are they? This is a perplexing question the Bible answers fully.
The Second Coming of Christ has thrilled and given great hope to the church since the angels told the disciples who watched the resurrected Jesus ascend, snatched heavenward (harpizo), raptured, that He would return “in just the same way [they] watched Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:6-12). The disciples had just spent a month and a half with the resurrected Christ, then watched him ascend into heaven.
This is part two of a three part follow-up series to interpretive articles, “Interpreting the Rules of Revelation” and “The Rapture”. We recommend that you select and read them both if you haven’t already. Then read “Hunting for Key Words the Inductive Way” before continuing with this rapture critique. The hermeneutic principles contained in all
I like Peter’s writings better than any New Testament contributor because he’s so much like me before the Holy Spirit’s change. Babbling Peter said whatever he wanted, whenever he felt it, just like so many Christians and nonChristians do every day. …Following his conversion, it was Peter who preached on Pentecost, causing great revival (Acts 2). It was Peter who healed in Jesus’ name the lame man while passing by for afternoon prayer in the temple, causing great revival…Iraq in Prophecy?
In light of the Russia-Syria-Iran alliance In Iraq and today’s breaking news of the al-qaeda factioned army fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, and with Sunni allies in Iraq, we could be witnessing the reunification of ancient Persia prophesied by Ezekiel as a major last-days ally of Gog”s infamous battle foreseen in Ezekiel 38.Interpreting the Rules of Revelation
Bible prophecy. Can the ordinary every day pew warming Christian understand these passages of Scripture that make up one third of the Bible’s text? “No,” so many prophetic “experts” seem to say. Their allegorical commentaries that have flooded Christian airwaves and bookstores over the years read and sound like parroted last-days Rapture squak. “Go away, don’t
My first impression of hermeneutics in a Ph.D.’s structured college class wasn’t very good. I’d just finished two years of Charismatic institute studies before relocating with my wife Alisa to L.A. for Bible College, and the purely mental regiment of it all just cut across the grain. My historic and contextual understanding of the Old
Is there someone or a situation right now in your life that has you worried or unsettled? Possibly someone at work said or did something to insult you. Maybe you said something wrong to another that has you tossing a bit in bed. Paul said in Romans 12:8, “…if possible, as far as it depends
Some teach the “great city” the Babylonian harlot represents will be a physical metropolis such as Amsterdam or New York to receive the judgments and plagues described in John’s prophetic text. But a studied hermeneutic of her vision reveals there is more to the harlot’s coming than a central locale. In fact, if you look closely, you will realize that she is not a central place, and that she is already here.2014 Prophetic Year in Review
For those of us watching possible fulfillment of prophecy in 2013 and 2014, eyes on Russia and Iran were particularly fascinating. Ezekiel 38 speaks of a “Gog” led last-days Israel invasion that will include Persia, the modern nation of Iran, and most of the current middle east. I cite two possibilities of who the Eschaton’s
To most in the Realm of Drugolin, Dark Forest lore lingered as mysterious legends best suited for late night hearths. On rare occasions one might hear of strange visitations. Some of huge, radiant beings bearing aid and guidance. Others of dark, evil creatures summoning dread and death. All were a part of Drugolish legend, but few
I’m still not sure how I got the nod to chair our little church’s pulpit committee last summer. When I asked what led to my choice, I was simply told, “It’s God’s will.” I’d been at our little two hundred member congregation three years and served on the board a month. I really liked Pastor