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….

The Morning Star

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father. And I will give him the…

Zechariah 14: Preteristic Or Pre-Millennial?

   Whenever I deal with Preterists, and get to engaging in a discussion of theological differences, I always bring up Zechariah 14. This is to my mind one of the most important eschatological chapters in the Bible, illustrating as it does what will happen when Christ returns to the Mount of Olives from whence He…

J.C. Ryle- The Chief Articles of My Prophetical Creed

(1867)    I.  I believe that the world will never be completely converted to Christianity by any existing agency, before the end comes.  In spite of all that can be done by ministers, churches, schools and missions, the wheat and tares will grow together until the harvest; and when the end comes, it will find the…

Essays On Chiliasm (Part 8)

   And so, when Jesus Christ comes to Mount Zion to establish His glorious reign over all the earth, there will be a “regeneration,” and “times of refreshing from the presence (not absence) of the Lord” (Acts 3: 19).  Satan will be cast into the bottomless pit and a seal set over him, that the…

Essays On Chiliasm (Part 5)

   I cannot stress too highly the importance of learning the real nature of last things by going back to the first things.  For these first things, when properly discerned, may serve as a key to unlocking the true import of last things.  And indeed many have already figured this out.  But since so many…

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…