Sunday, August 30, 2020

"Time’s Running Out" - Romans 11:25-27

Tom Drion makes some interesting comments about Martyn Lloyd-Jones in this sermon...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Church & the Day of the Lord

Here's a thoughtful essay by Daniel Goepfrich (Theology is for Everyone). Click on the First Link to read the PDF article.

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Angel of the Bottomless Pit

Dr. Paul Henebury has been writing a series of articles on the Angel of the Bottomless Pit. There are more installments to come.

This was an interesting observation - one that I've been thinking about for some time. Does it have merit?

Are not Matthew 24:29 and Revelation 6:12-13 describing the same events?  I do realize that some scholars teach that there are five end times “blackouts” (e.g. Fruchtenbaum, Footsteps of the Messiah, 220-221).  Still, even if one allows this for sake of argument, just how many times do the stars fall out of the sky?  This is one reason why I hold that Revelation 6 runs through the entire 70th Week from year 1 to year 7.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Where is the Ark of the Covenant?

Where is the Ark of the Covenant? Does anyone really know? Is it even important? 

Like many of my friends, I've always been fascinated by the different speculations. Of course, while it's fun to speculate, we can end up lost in the rabbit warrens if we don't watch out. 

Many years ago I was halfway through reading Graham Hancock's book discussing the Ark. At one point after totally misreading the intent of an OT text, Hancock admitted that he started with an assumption and discarded anything which contradicted it. I stopped reading right there. If I remember correctly he thought the Ark of the Covenant was hidden somewhere in Ethiopia. 

Recently I came across David Mitchell's website Bright Morning Star. Mitchell has two interesting articles on the Ark of the Covenant. I thought they were a good read.

The interesting thing is that I tried to post links to Mitchell's articles on Facebook. But for some reason Facebook repeatedly rejected these attempts. I kept getting notifications from them saying the articles contravened their "Community Standards." 

You can't share this link Your content couldn't be shared, because this link goes against our Community Standards. If you think this doesn't go against our Community Standards let us know.

So, as per its protocol Facebook invited feedback as to why I might think this is incorrect. And so I, on several occasions, provided detailed feedback. To date, Facebook has ignored me. But I guess they're very busy monitoring all that False News going round.

I can only guess why Facebook blacklisted the entire website. And of course I might be wrong. But I have to wonder whether it has anything to do with Mitchell's premise that the Ark of the Covenant might be under the controversial Temple Mount. 

Perhaps one day I'll get an explanation...and pigs will learn to fly. Pardon my cynicism. 

The offending article:

Some people will tell you that the Ark of the Covenant is lost and gone for ever. And, to be sure, over the last two thousand years, many have sought it in vain. Some even claim that it will never be found. Yet it is not so much lost as well hidden. And the place where it lies is not beyond our power to deduce. Want to know more? It’s all here. (But don’t imagine you’ll be able to turn up and see it any time soon.)...keep reading

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tolkien and Lewis on Virtue: ‘On the Shoulders of Hobbits’

I'm currently enjoying re-reading this book by Louis Markos at bed time. Paul Henebury reviewed it HERE

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

By the way, they will not listen to you!

For personal reasons I found this Cripplegate article encouraging. Click Here

Monday, August 3, 2020

Dr. Michael Svigel on the "Mark of the Beast"

Theology 101: Look, no matter how you read Revelation, there’s NO scenario in which you will inadvertently receive the “mark of the beast.” If you’re striving to worship and serve Christ alone as Lord—and refusing to worship and serve anyone or anything else as Lord—you’re safe. ~ Michael Svigel (Twitter)