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…

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…

The Faith Of Abel

  Among the numerous saints which Paul mentions in Hebrews 11, as being noted for their faith, Abel occupies a special place.  He was the first of the line of faithful servants.  In contrast to Cain, Abel’s mode of worship and praise was acceptable to God, and so he obtained a blessing.    From the time of Abel onward,…

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 7– Rev. 1: 17- 1: 20)

(1: 17) “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as one dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:”  John, upon seeing the resplendent glory of Christ, falls down at His feet.  This reminds us again of Daniel’s vision, which caused him…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 3- Rev. 1: 4- 1: 6)

 (1: 4) “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace unto you, and peace, from Him Which is, and Which was, and Which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne;”  The inscription of vs. 1-3 is followed by a salutation (vs. 4-6), which indicates to whom the…