If John’s revelation of Israel in Revelation 12 presents the best working picture of New Testament prophetic symbolism, the best example of key word connection is in Christ’s Matthew 24 prophesied “last days signs” and His opening of Revelation’s infamous seals. There is no more controversial section of John’s Revelation than this one in chapter 6 where he witnesses Christ’s opening of the seals. To misinterpret them at this point of Revelation’s eschatology is to misinterpret the rest of the book.[continue reading...]
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
This is part one of a three part follow-up series to interpretive articles, “Interpreting the Rules of Revelation” and “The Rapture”. I 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 three articles will equip you to better understand this and every other study article posted for your interpretive critique.
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 three articles will equip you to better understand this and every other study article posted for your interpretive critique.
Anyone who dedicates the time to engage a systematic study of the doctrine of the Rapture will come away from the text mentally challenged by the event. Why? That God would choose to reconstruct a spirit-based body like Christ’s for the disembodied spirits of His righteous dead and raise them heavenward, while at the same time snatching and changing immortal His embodied church—is mind-boggling.
To “whom” a biblical passage was directed, “what,” “when,” “where,” and “why” it was said is the inductive objective of the hermeneutic technique. Inductive reasoning involves logical analysis that draws conclusion from observable facts. The Word of God is a report, and God is its writer. So we must take it at face value if we believe what He says.
As I point out in “Searching for Key Words the Inductive Way,” once you focus on the available literal revelation there is in the New Testament’s eschatological record, some free connected interpretations may apply to the event…Worthless Waste of Space or Antichrist Incubator?
When President Woodrow Wilson’s vision for a League of Nations was fulfilled in 1920, his idea of a world body that would protect and take care of the downtrodden and provide a united front against oppressing, bullying nations was pure. But what has happened over the years has fallen far short of his initial intentions.The Truth About the Rapture – Eschatology’s Promise of Deathlessness
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 apostle Paul writes the simutaneous events will happen at the “last” trumpet.What Would You Do if 2016 Were Your Last Full Year on Earth?
How would you fare if your judgment seat was scheduled for some time this year? What would you have to offer God for reward on behalf of your Christian life on earth? Tough question for those who haven’t given their life totally to Him. Hebrews 9:27 27 …it is appointed for men to die once and
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…The Battle of Gog
There is a prophesied end-times war in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel that will once again unleash God’s divine power to utterly destroy an enemy that comes against Israel. Ezekiel says God will turn this enemy about and put a thought in his head to come out of the north to attack…Sword of the Spirit
To most in the Realm of Drugolin, otherly lore lingered as mysterious legends best suited for late night hearths. The westland village of Noy couldn’t afford the apathy of its unenlightened, middleland neighbors. Its enclosing fortress walls stood as a monument to the frightening visitations it experienced, day and night. When the town’s most