A.D. 70 Dispensationalism: The Forerunner

John The Baptist was the last of the Old Testament prophets.  He was the great herald sent to Israel to prepare them spiritually for the Dispensation that was about to commence.  His ministry was one calculated to level spiritual pride and proclaim the insufficiency of man (Isaiah 40: 3-8).  This leveling was needed, for the…

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…

Preterism & The Problem Of Evil

Man needs to be saved not only from SIN, but from his SINS. This will require a change in his very nature. It is through Christ’s work on the cross alone that this salvation is effected. Although “salvation” is an all-inclusive word that embraces every redemptive process from regeneration to eventual glorification, the end result…

Should Christians Engage In Social Media?

The question is a very blunt one, and gets straight to the point. Perhaps it is too blunt and needs to be approached in a more roundabout way. But like the elephant in the room, it is an issue which one must acknowledge eventually. Should Christians engage in social media? In order to the answer…

A Few Words On The Growing “Ex Christian” Atheist Movement

In all eras of church history there have been defectors from the faith. It was not until recent years, however, that “movements” have become increasingly popular. Nowadays, one can easily find blogs and videos by people who have renounced their Christian faith and are “living it up” in a state of luxurious unbelief. While this…

In Search Of The Real

  A few months ago, I did myself one of the biggest favors of my life, by retiring from the stormy and wind-tossed world of “apologetics.” I had long gotten sick and tired of all the bickering and strife indulged in by apologists, and had marked James 3: 13-18 as a text worthy of deeper study.  But I had…

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…