Why Amillennialism Isn’t Biblical

Amillennialism views the millennial kingdom as a present reality, while acknowledging that some elements associated with the millennium are still future. Thus, amillennialists view the age between the first and second advents of Christ as fulfilling the prophecies of both the tribulation and the millennium. Typically they view Satan as having been bound at the … Continue reading Why Amillennialism Isn’t Biblical

An Overview of Rapture Theology

The rapture refers to Christ’s return for his Church, when he will resur­rect the dead in Christ and transform the bodies of living saints into their glorified form, instantly calling his Church out of this world and into Heaven; it is an event that is to be completely without warning or signs.[i] While the Bible … Continue reading An Overview of Rapture Theology

Why There Must Be a Future Kingdom of God on Earth

The Old Testament concept of an earthly kingdom emerges first from the Abrahamic Covenant, and is then expanded upon in the Palestinian, Davidic, and New Covenants. These four covenants shape the Old Testament idea of the visible kingdom of God, both in its millennial and eternal aspects, which as we will see is inseparably tied … Continue reading Why There Must Be a Future Kingdom of God on Earth

What the Bible Actually Says About the Future

Does the Bible tell us what the future will be like? Most Christians believe it does, but differ widely as to what the Bible’s promises and prophecies mean. In the following paragraphs we will look at what the Bible actually says about the future. After all, until we know what the Bible actually says about … Continue reading What the Bible Actually Says About the Future

What the Bible Actually Says About The Origin of the Universe

This is only an introduction to the complete article, which can be found here. A Brief History of Biblical Cosmology One of the very interesting areas of biblical studies is creation. This didn’t used to be a hot topic, but in modern history several things have happened to bring this issue to the forefront. Years … Continue reading What the Bible Actually Says About The Origin of the Universe

Calculating the Prophecy of Daniel’s 70 Weeks

This post is only a summary. To view the complete article click here. The key to understanding the prophecy of Daniel's 70 weeks is to properly calculate the end-point of the 69th week.  We should first notice that the prophetic data is given in integers (whole numbers).  Although the 7 years/week x 69 weeks x … Continue reading Calculating the Prophecy of Daniel’s 70 Weeks

John Calvin and a Lesson from Sudoku

Sudoku has become popular in the last few years. Almost everyone has seen people sitting in coffee shops or fast food restaurants penciling in the numbers. Since I am an early riser, and since I usually take my breakfast at a local restaurant, I have become an avid “Sudoku spectator.” I say “spectator” because I … Continue reading John Calvin and a Lesson from Sudoku

Part 1: How Do We Know the Bible Is the Word of God?

The Bible is a unique book, even though it’s not uncommon to find religious writers, even theologians, who minimize the uniqueness of the Bible by placing it on an equal plane with the literature of other religions. So, is the Bible just another “holy book"? Let’s take a look. There are essentially five major groups … Continue reading Part 1: How Do We Know the Bible Is the Word of God?

Hosea: The Story of God’s Unfailing Love

If God gave you the assignment of marrying someone you knew would be unfaithful, what would you think? What would you do? This actually happened to the Old Testament prophet Hosea. Of course there’s some background we need to understand to appreciate his story, and I’m only going to give you the abbreviated version. Ready? … Continue reading Hosea: The Story of God’s Unfailing Love