eschatology

Was the Restoration of Israel in 1948 Prophetically Significant?

Was the Restoration of Israel  in 1948 Prophetically Significant? Dispensationalists point to the “restoration of Israel” in 1948 (which was not the restoration of Israel since Biblical, Abrahamic Israel simply does not exist today, or in 1948!). Far too many Bible students – who are not even Dispensationalists – seem to think that the events of 1948 were prophetically significant.…

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A Fatally Flawed Hermeneutic – #4

We are examining the flawed hermeneutic of the futurist apologists. When debating with one another, they both utilize this flawed hermeneutic, and then condemn it, when it is used by their opponents! Inconsistent? To say the very least!   See the previous articles in this series  #1 – #2 – #3. The Dominionists condemn the Dispensationalists for arguing that since the…

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A Fatally Flawed Hermeneutic – #3

In our first two articles #1 #2 on this issue we have noted how futurists argue with one another and seek to condemn each other by appealing to a fatal hermeneutic. A brief refresher. The Dispensationalists claim that since the word “church” is not found in Revelation 4-22 that these chapters must be dealing with Israel and not the church.…

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A Fatally Flawed Hermeneutic- #2

In our first article on this issue, I shared how Amillennialists, Postmillennialists and Dispensationalists all resort to what is commonly called an argument from silence. To illustrate, the Dispensationalists claims that because the word “church” is not found in Revelation 4-22 that the subject cannot be there. In response, Dominionists such as Kenneth Gentry, Gary DeMar and others (seemingly) reject…

Articles

Guest Article: Dallas Burdette: Is Your Faith Real?

Dallas Burdette is an excellent writer, and produces some devotionals that are challenging and very helpful. I am glad to share one of his recent articles. Is Our Faith Real        The church of Jesus is a worldwide movement for the advancement of God’s kingdom. Unfortunately, divisions exist within the Christian community that tarnish the unity for which Jesus prayed…

eschatology, Fulfilled Prophecy

Acts 3: The Imminent Restoration of All Things– #5

The Restoration of All Things– Acts 3– #5- The Imminence of the Parousia Be sure to begin reading this series of five articles here: A careful consideration of what Peter affirms shows that he believed the parousia was at hand. If “the restoration of all things” was related to the work of the Immerser–and this cannot be denied–then the imminence…

eschatology, Fulfilled Prophecy

The Restoration of All Things– #1- A Study of Acts 3:19f

As Peter and John entered the Temple area the crippled man implored them for alms (Acts 3). Unable to give that, they gave him a far greater gift, his health. The excitement generated by this miracle gave rise to one of the most stirring promises, and theologically significant sermons, in scripture. “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may…