A.D. 70 Dispensationalism: The Forerunner

John The Baptist was the last of the Old Testament prophets.  He was the great herald sent to Israel to prepare them spiritually for the Dispensation that was about to commence.  His ministry was one calculated to level spiritual pride and proclaim the insufficiency of man (Isaiah 40: 3-8).  This leveling was needed, for the…

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…

Q&A: What Is Meant By The “Restitution Of All Things” (Acts 3: 21)

Question: What did Peter mean when he spoke of the “restitution of all things” in his second sermon to Israel? Answer: The Greek word translated “restitution” is apokatastasis, occurring only in Acts 3: 21, while the verb form is found in Acts 1: 6. It means bringing something back to a former state or condition….

J.C. Ryle- A Literal, Visible Return

“The plain truth of Scripture I believe to be as follows.  When the number of the elect is accomplished, Christ will come again to this world with power and great glory.  He will raise His saints, and gather them to Himself.  He will punish with fearful judgments all who are found His enemies, and reward…

Essays On Chiliasm (Part 2)

   Now I think it is fair to say that, in order to understand any teaching contained in the Bible, we must be willing to maintain the meaning of language.  For instance, when the Scriptures speak of something occurring “on earth,” then we have no right to give it a celestial meaning. This, however, is…