Zechariah 14: Preteristic Or Pre-Millennial?

   Whenever I deal with Preterists, and get to engaging in a discussion of theological differences, I always bring up Zechariah 14. This is to my mind one of the most important eschatological chapters in the Bible, illustrating as it does what will happen when Christ returns to the Mount of Olives from whence He…

A Simple Exposition of Romans 11: 25

   In the 11th chapter of his epistle to the Romans, Paul unfolds some blessed truths regarding the nation of Israel. Sadly, the church has often misunderstood these truths. It is the habit of Protestant commentators to appropriate all the Old Testament blessings to the church, while leaving all the curses to the Jews.     Then, too, there are many students who would relegate…

Zechariah 14, Daniel 12, & The Great Tribulation

By comparing the many prophecies that speak of last-days events, we may form a tolerably clear picture of what will be happening on this globe when Christ rends the heavens and comes down (Isaiah 64: 1), to execute judgment on the wicked and give rewards to His faithful servants. Will it be a time of…

The Eschatology Of The Lord’s Supper

   The ordinance of the Lord’s supper is a sacred institution.  Like baptism, it contains deep truths regarding salvation and eschatology.  The more we study, the more we begin to understand how the plan of Christ’s salvation is fulfilled.  It is a mistaken notion that “all things” may be fulfilled in a very short period. …

Reformed Chiliasm (Part 20)

   Unfortunately, there has been a lack of material written concerning the Gog and Magog invasion. Perhaps this is due to the obscurity of the predictions themselves.  After all, there are very few interpreters who see the events described by the prophet as transpiring after the Millennium.  Before tackling any interpretation, the reader must pause,…

Reformed Chiliasm (Part 17)

   Having cleared up those more abstruse issues concerning the First Resurrection, let us discuss what the world will be like during the times of the Millennium.  What will be the conditions of living?  We’ve already spoken of the glorious, personal return of Jesus Christ, at which time He shall punish the “host of the…

Reformed Chiliasm (Part 13)

   Before launching into those details concerning the “First Resurrection,” it remains for us to discuss one important element of the time-period we are considering, and which is connected in a special manner with the salvation of God’s elect.  We speak of the long-awaited national conversion of the Jewish people.  As we’ve written, Antichrist will arise…