The Pilgrims named the site Plymouth, not because it happened to be called New Plymouth on John Smith’s map, but because Plymouth in Old England was the last town they left in the native country; and for that they received many kindnessess from some Christians there. “When the worst was over, they had lost forty-seven people, nearly half their original number, and through it all, their hearts remained soft toward God…[continue reading...]
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…
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.
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…
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
When President George H.W. Bush mobilized American forces to liberate Kuwait from Sadaam Hussein’s Iraqi army in 1990 I wrote the President (a thing I rarely do) to thank him for returning the respect to American Armed Forces they deserve…
This site’s teaching article, Apocalypse Now!, shows the key event connections of Jesus’ Matthew 24 eschatology and His opening of the six seals in Revelation 6. When you understand the inductive study method outlined in biblical hermeneutics, you can pick up on the chronological ascent of Holy Spirit’s revelation in Scripture. Here are those chronological connections again…
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.
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
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
What Would You Do if 2014 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
Look “people of earth, look upon this! Look at your destiny! Here are your church age events!” Have you read Parables, Anointings, Visions and Dreams? If you haven’t…tsk, tsk, tsk… please do now so you will be fully equipped to read this article. If John’s revelation of Israel in Revelation 12 presents the best working picture
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
There is a miraculous power revealed in the lives of two peculiar figures in the Book of Revelation, “the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth” (11:4). …Fire spews out of their mouths to devour God’s last-days enemies as they preach God’s Word with miracles following. They are not without scriptural peer, having in common the prophetic traits of Moses, Elijah, and Philip..
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