Being Caught Up The “Harpazo” (Rapture) of the Church In any discussion it is important to define technical words, lest there be misunderstanding. After 1830, a new word was introduced into the consciousness of the church that needs to be defined. That word is the word, rapture. Why this particular word has found so much … Continue reading Being Caught Up
It has been suggested, by at least one Dispensational teacher, that there are six raptures taught in Scripture. If the Latin term, “raptura”, is used in a literal, and narrow sense, meaning “to take”, “to seize”, “to snatch”, “to translate”, “to ascend”, “to be caught up”; if the term is made to be synonymous with … Continue reading Are there Really Six Raptures in Scripture?
Genesis 11 1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. The account of the time when all of humanity was united by a common language is preserved, not only in Scripture, but in Sumerian literature in the epic, Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta (c. 6500 – 4000 BC). The … Continue reading The Story of the Tower of Babel
There are two beasts spoken of in Revelation 13. The Beast from the Sea. Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. … Continue reading The Foolishness of Four Blood Moons
“His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself” (Rev. 19:12). “Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne. Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own. Awake, my soul, and … Continue reading The Present Royal Reign of Christ
In the providence of the Lord I was recently encouraged to read a small work published in 2011 by Gene Gurganus titled Islam: Past, Present, Future. What Every Loyal American Needs to Know. The first twenty-four pages of the book are very helpful as the author provides a brief overview of Islam (lit. submission) and … Continue reading Is Islam in Biblical Prophecy?
Civilized people agree that shooting to death two radical Muslims in Garland, Texas on May 2, 2015, by a security officer was justified on legal and moral grounds. The Muslim men were attracted to a free speech event in order to murder as many people as they could, manifested by the assault weapons they bore, the extra … Continue reading Why do so Many Muslims Want to Kill?