A.D. 70 Dispensationalism: The Messengers And Their Mission

From Christ’s ascension into heaven, the Divine stopwatch started ticking. This partly accounts for the extreme urgency noticeable in many of the New Testament writings. In a real sense, the kingdom was “at hand” from the time of John the Baptist’s ministry to the final days of Jewish commonwealth. But we see it start to…

In Search Of The Real

  A few months ago, I did myself one of the biggest favors of my life, by retiring from the stormy and wind-tossed world of “apologetics.” I had long gotten sick and tired of all the bickering and strife indulged in by apologists, and had marked James 3: 13-18 as a text worthy of deeper study.  But I had…

Hope’s Anchor

     In my last article, I talked about the typology of Noah’s Ark, and mentioned how that once a person is regenerated, he/she enters into safety with Christ, Who is the antitype of the Ark.  True Christians know that once this happens, the entire sphere of one’s daily life shifts from earth to heaven.  No longer…

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…

Irenaeus- Christ Is The True Knowledge

“True knowledge, then, consists in the understanding of Christ, which Paul terms the wisdom of God hidden in a mystery, which “the natural man receiveth not” (1 Cor. 2: 14), the doctrine of the Cross; of which if any man “taste” (1 Peter 2: 3), he will not accede to the disputations and quibbles of…

J.C. Ryle- The Triumph of Christianity

“The religion of Christ must have been from heaven, or it could never have prospered and overspread the earth as it has done.  It is vain for infidels to attempt to answer this argument.  It cannot be answered.  A religion which did not flatter the rich, the great, and the learned,–a religion which offered no license…