Articles, eschatology

Dispensational Dominionism- #1

In my recent debate with Joel McDurmon (July 2012) of American Vision, (the book of the debate is forthcoming) McDurmon made several arguments about the Abrahamic Covenant promises and how they must be fulfilled literally and physically in the future. The gist of his argument was this: God promised the land to Abraham personally, not just to his descendants, but…

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Prophetic Double Fulfillment and Postmillennial Double Talk- Part 1

In July, 2012, Dominionist Joel McDurmon espoused (in our formal debate) the multiple fulfillment of prophecy. He argued that prophecy is fulfilled over and over again. What is so inconsistent in this is that in 2011 McDurmon condemned the Dispensational view of prophetic “Double Fulfillment” saying it is without scriptural warrant. His lesson was  entitled something like “Double Fulfillment, Double…

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The “Second Birth” of Jesus Part 2

THE LIMITATION OF SERVICE OF JESUS’ FIRST BIRTH Be sure to read part 1 to set the context for this second article. Being born into the Old Covenant world of Israel had a definite restricting element in regard to Jesus’ work as Messiah. The Messiah was to be king and priest on his throne (Zechariah 6:12-13). Jesus was of the…

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1 Peter and the Dating of Revelation

The dating of Revelation is critical to a proper understanding of eschatology. The most popular view of the day is that Revelation was written late in the first century, under the emperor Domitian, who was supposedly persecuting the church. This is increasingly being challenged as non-historical. Nonetheless, take a look at this chart 1Pet-Rev which is a comparison between 1…

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eschatology, Fulfilled Prophecy

Acts 4: An Ignored Eschatological Text #2

Be sure to read part one of this two part series. THE REJECTED STONE Peter (Acts 4:11), quotes from Psalms 118:22: “The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” The “Stone” motif in scripture is very significant, and especially in the way Peter calls it to mind. To appreciate the power of Peter’s citation, we need to…

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eschatology, Fulfilled Prophecy

Acts 4: An Ignored Eschatological Text- #1

It is an understatement to say that Acts 4 is not the focus of intense eschatological debate. Seemingly, it is considered by many to be just “filler” between the highly significant, and intensely debated, chapter 3 and the great temple speech of Stephen in Acts 6-7. While Acts 4-5 is sometimes quoted, it is seldom cited as eschatologically significant. Most…

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eschatology

Guest Article: Rod MacArthur on Isaiah 5 #3

Be sure to read the other two articles in this series by Rod MacArthur. Number one is here; Number two is here. This is the final article in this series, and explores the Messianic nature of Isaiah 5. Great Stuff! Be sure to get a copy of Don K. Preston’s book: The Last Days Identified, for more information on the…

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