Sunday, June 25, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Geoff Thomas Sermon Archive

 A Geoff Thomas Treasure Trove HERE

Living in Light of the End Times: Ian Hamilton


Friday, June 16, 2023

PRETRIB: Examining the Foundations of Pretribulation Rapture Theology (a review)

Here's Shawn Willson's brief YouTube review of Alan Kurschner's book, PRETRIB: Examining the Foundations of Pretribulation Rapture Theology. While I haven't read the book, I intend to add a few comments about the essential observations from the review at a later time. I can already hear some of the objections.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Ariel Ministries on the Pre-Wrath Rapture

Given the allotted space, I thought this was a decent summary of the pre-wrath rapture view by Ariel Ministries. More could have been said regarding the PW position on Matt 24:22. The entire system hinges on a particular interpretation of that passage, yet Scripture is explicit in a number of places that the length of the Great Tribulation is three-and-a-half years. Moreover, the PW reasoning for the shortening of the GT is untenable on closer examination. Read the Ariel article HERE.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

The "You" in Matthew 24

From Mike Vlach's blog...

On many occasions in the Bible “you” refers to people who are contemporaries of the person making a statement. For example, when God asked Adam, “Where are you?” (Gen 3:9), the “you” specifically referred to Adam. But on certain occasions “you” is used in a “trans-generational” way concerning national Israel that encompasses people beyond the current generation of Israelites living at the time.

To be more specific, a “trans-generational you” occurs when God addresses Israel as a nation with implications that what is said also applies to generations of Israel beyond the current generation. Knowing this can help us understand God’s purposes. The following are examples of the “trans-generational you” concept...continue reading

Friday, June 9, 2023

Matthew 19:27-30 and Jesus' Coming Kingdom

An explanation of rewards associated with Jesus' coming kingdom with implications for the renewal of the earth, David's throne, the restoration of Israel, and physical blessings. All from Matthew 19:27-30.


On That Day and Hour

The ‘when’ - the day and the hour of His [Christ's] Coming - was to remain hidden from men and Angels. Nay, even the Son Himself - as they viewed Him and as He spake to them - knew it not. It formed no part of His present Messianic Mission, nor subject for His Messianic Teaching. Had it done so, all the teaching that follows concerning the need of constant watchfulness, and the pressing duty of working for Christ in faith, hope, and love - with purity, self-denial, and endurance - would have been lost. The peculiar attitude of the Church: with loins girt for work, since the time was short, and the Lord might come at any moment; with her hands busy; her mind faithful; her face upturned towards the Sun that was so soon to rise; and her ear straining to catch the first notes of heaven’s song of triumph - all this would have been lost! What has sustained the Church during the night of sorrow these many centuries; what has nerved her courage for the battle, with steadfastness to bear, with love to work, with patience and joy in disappointments - would all have been lost! The Church would not have been that of the New Testament, had she known the mystery of that day and hour, and not ever waited as for the immediate Coming of her Lord and Bridegroom. ~ Alfred Edersheim

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Pride Month Activism

In their "almighty wisdom" Google Blogger removed a piece on "Pride Month" by Dan Phillips of Pyromaniacs. See HERE and HERE (links to Twitter).

No doubt someone flagged the article and a techie flicked the switch. It is Pride Month, after all!

Here's what Scripture (God) says:

Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. Rom 1:24-27 

But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 1:5-7

See Peter Goeman's article How Can Same-Sex Relationships be Wrong?

Also see Alan Shlemon's Jesus Didn’t Say Anything about Homosexuality

See THIS for context. You can now read Dan's post HERE.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Thursday, June 1, 2023