The Consummation of The Age

  Of all the phrases in Scripture used to describe a prophetic period, few are more compelling than “the consummation of the age.”  What this term means and how it used in Scripture are essential to an understanding of end-time prophecy.  Also, what practical bearings it has upon Christian faith and practice should be carefully considered whenever we study…

Rev. E.W. Bullinger, D.D.– On The Errors of Preterism

(from “No Millennium Without Christ,” 1887)   Those who think that in St. Matt. and Mark the Saviour refers to the destruction of Jerusalem, are compelled to “interpret” Matt. xxiv. 30, of Titus and his armies:— “They shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” They…

Rev. E.W. Bullinger, D.D.- On Christ’s Two Eschatological Discourses

(from No Millennium Without Christ, 1887)       Now the first three or four verses of both discourses, and of all the three records are almost identical:— Matt. xxiv. 4-8, Mark xiii. 5-7, Luke xxi. 8-11. But here a remarkable change occurs which gives us the key to the right understanding of these prophecies. In Matt. and Mark…

Matthew 24: The Foundation of Preterist Interpretation

  We’ve sometimes dealt with those who place the fulfillment of Christ’s Olivet Discourse in the time frame of the Jewish war (A.D. 67-70).  These folks, most of whom stand in the Reformed/non-evangelical lists, teach that there was a ‘coming of Christ’ at the time of Jerusalem’s destruction by Titus.  This makes a sharp distinction between two schools of theology,…

A Prospect From Mount Olivet

  One of the most important eschatological passages in the Bible is Jesus Christ’s great prophecy concerning “the end of the age.”  This prophecy was issued on two distinct occasions.  The first (recorded in Luke 21) was when Jesus Christ taught the people in the temple (Luke 20: 1), whereas the second (recorded in Matthew 24 &…

Antichrist & The Great Tribulation

     In his messages to the seven churches, John the Apostle warned his hearers of an “hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” (Rev. 3: 10). This same event is also mentioned in Rev. 2: 22 and Rev. 7: 14. It describes a…

Nebuchadnezzar & The Typology of Antichrist

  Much of the confusion arising among Bible-students in regard to New Testament prophecy comes from a lack of grounding in Old Testament prophetic texts.  In order to understand eschatology aright, we must be conversant in the Old Testament prophets, for many of the New Testament predictions contain direct references to prophecies concerning Israel.   In my own studies,…