For many years now, a large segment of God’s people have been taught the imminent return of Jesus. The idea that Jesus is coming at any moment has led to fanciful speculation and date setting. One date setter was a Baptist farmer and lay-preacher named William Miller. Based on his understanding of Daniel 8:14 "Until … Continue reading Rejecting the Rapture Hoax
In a small group Bible study I was once leading, someone mentioned how glad he was that the Rapture would soon take place. Surely the world is moving towards Armageddon. The world has to be coming to an end. There is too much bloodshed and violence in the Middle East. ISIS is on the rise. … Continue reading A Quick Way to End Religious Dialogue
Jude 3 “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” The Meaning of Harpazo Those who believe in Dispensational Theology appeal to … Continue reading The Rapture Theory and Harpazo
Four times in the history of the church, a single letter has helped to shape her doctrine and destiny. There was controversy over the letter “s”, spoken about in Galatians 3. “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And … Continue reading Four Letters that Changed the Church
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
I received a phone call from a friend in Sebastian, Florida. He had been listening to a former prominent Baptist pastor in Tennessee teaching about prophecy. He knew that I hold a historical perspective on the Revelation and wanted to talk about it. As we discussed the various positions on the Revelation he eventually asked, … Continue reading What Difference Does It Make?
In 2011, Gene Gurganus published Islam: Past, Present, Future in which he stated, “In the sphere of Biblical revelation, seven empires have come and gone: Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Media-Persian, Greece, Roman, Islamic (Ottoman).” In October, 2013, Michele Bachmann stated, “I believe the battles in Syria are all part of the prophecies of the Book of … Continue reading Listen to the Suffering Saints