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…

Does Preterism Lead To Atheism?

I’ve been reading more and more comments recently, to the effect that “I used to be a Christian, but am now an atheist. But before I left Christianity, I was a Preterist.” This naturally raises the question of whether there is something within Preterist theological understanding that inclines towards skepticism and/or infidelity. Of course, I…

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…