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…

The New Heavens And Earth: Literal or Figurative?

 In Revelation 21, the apostle John gives us a beautiful picture of a “new heaven and new earth,” upon which a new metropolis and center of divine worship, the New Jerusalem, descends.  For many centuries the church has interpreted John’s vision as relating to a future reality.  Most Christians today would agree.  They do not believe…

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…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 5– Rev. 1: 10- 1: 13)

(1: 10) “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”  The expression “in the Spirit” probably denotes a spiritual trance or ecstasy, which came upon John as he was in meditation or prayer.  This was a common means of imparting prophetic vision to those chosen by…

The “Kingdom of Heaven”

  Expositors sometimes make a distinction between “The Kingdom of Heaven” and “The Kingdom of God.”  The former expression is used thirty-two times, and appears only in the Gospel of Matthew; whereas in the same Gospel the latter term is used only five times.  In the parallel passages of the other Gospels, the term “Kingdom of God” is…

Reformed Chiliasm (Part 19)

   Now, at the commencement of the Millennium, Satan shall be bound, and cast into the bottomless pit, that he may no longer deceive the nations (Rev. 20: 1-3).  And this accords with the predictions of which we previously made mention, those regarding worldwide peace.  For it is the “nations,” and not the saints, that…

Essays On Chiliasm (Part 3)

   In my last two articles, I have shown that there will be a personal reign of Christ upon the earth; and that this reign constitutes what is known as the Millennium.  I realize quite well that some of my friends and correspondents of past months will be surprised that I have taken this position.  But,…