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…

A.D.70 Dispensationalism: Synopsis Of Kingdom Truth

The concept of the Kingdom goes back at least as far as the Fall of Adam–and probably farther.  The Bible sheds but dim light on the facts surrounding the original cataclysm of Genesis 1: 2, when “the earth became without form and void.”  It is believed that Satan was placed over the original creation.  Perhaps…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 16- Rev. 4: 1- 4: 11)

(4: 1) “After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was at it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.”  After John received the messages to the assemblies, he was…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 13– Rev. 3: 1- 3: 6)

(3: 1) “And unto the angel of the church in Sardis, write; These things saith He that hath the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.”   Christ claims intimate control over the seven spirits and seven stars. We’ve…

Reformed Chiliasm (Part 15)

   In order to gauge the precise nature of the “First Resurrection,” we must understand exactly what is meant by the term “death.”  In accordance with the uniform teachings of historic, orthodox Christianity, we unhesitatingly aver that by “death” is meant the departure of the soul from the body.  For what is “life,” but the…

Essays On Chiliasm (Part 12)

   The Great Tribulation will be a time of intense persecution for the people of God.  Nevertheless, we have Christ’s promise that for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened.  But should anyone suppose that the events themselves will be unverifiable, we have Christ’s implicit statements that the Tribulation will be accompanied by signs…