A.D. 70 Dispensationalism: Law Vs. Grace

The Old Testament is the record of the ruin wrought by the Fall.  The New Testament is the record of the restoration wrought by Christ.  The law is the plumbline showing where the natural man stands in relation to God. Unfortunately, Israel’s whole history was a record of failure to keep the law. Nevertheless, through…

An Examination Of Gary DeMar’s “Limited Geography” (Part 1)

(Note: This article was originally published on 12/4/2008, but was recently revised. Part 2 is also under revision to be published shortly. Although DeMar’s original article is no longer available, he is still using the same presuppositional arguments to support his Preterist view).  In his article, “Limited Geography and Biblical Interpretation,” Preterist teacher Gary DeMar…

Q&A: What Is The “Great Mystery” Of Ephesians 5:32?

Question: What is Paul talking about when he says “this is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church“? Answer: Paul had just been speaking of the married life of Spirit-filled believers as illustrating the affection of Christ towards His church. What he is saying, however, goes deeper than any mere analogy….

How The Scofield Bible Preserved America

By the close of the 19th century, Christianity was being preyed upon by liberal academics. Following the textual revisions of Westcott & Hort to the inspired Scriptures, Christians were being urged to accept these changes as authoritative, put away their KJV Bibles, and start accepting the theories of higher criticism that were leaking into America…

The Scoffers Of 2 Peter 3

    Perhaps the most interesting epistle in the New Testament, at least from an eschatological standpoint, is 2nd Peter.  Although this epistle has been bitterly attacked throughout the centuries  —  some denying its apostolic authorship, and others disallowing its place in the N.T. canon  —  it remains a fruitful field of study for those who truly love Christ and…

The Eschatology Of Noah’s Ark

     For some time, I’ve been wanting to write an article discussing the eschatological significance of Noah’s Ark.  This is a timely subject.  For among professing Christians today, there seems to be a deal of confusion regarding the precise significance of the ark, and what it stands for.  I even fault myself for hitherto not…

The Basis of Our Expectation

   When most Christians think about the parousia of Christ, at which time both the dead and living in Christ are to be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thess. 4: 16-17), they think of it as an imminent expectation.  That is, the rapture and resurrection of believers…