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….

The Morning Star

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father. And I will give him the…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 18– Rev. 5: 8- 5: 14)

 (5: 8) “And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.”   Now we see what transpires upon the Lamb’s taking of the seven-sealed book from…

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…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 6– Rev. 1: 14- 1: 16)

(1: 14) “His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire;”   This reminds us of Daniel’s description of the Ancient of Days: “Whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool: His throne was like the…

Behold, He Cometh With Clouds

   When reading prophetic passages, we must oftentimes ask ourselves the old question: “Is this literal, or is it figurative?”  There are some theologians who interpret everything in a strict literal sense.  Then there are others, no less strict, who would see in every verse of the Bible some allegorical enigma–which, of course, only they…

Reformed Chiliasm (Part 21- Conclusion)

   John, after describing the final punishment brought upon the heads of the wicked, and the casting of Satan into the lake of fire, then proceeds to paint a graphic picture of the Final Judgment.  He writes: “And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth…