The Scoffers Of 2 Peter 3

    Perhaps the most interesting epistle in the New Testament, at least from an eschatological standpoint, is 2nd Peter.  Although this epistle has been bitterly attacked throughout the centuries  —  some denying its apostolic authorship, and others disallowing its place in the N.T. canon  —  it remains a fruitful field of study for those who truly love Christ and…

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 Eschatology Of Noah’s Ark

     For some time, I’ve been wanting to write an article discussing the eschatological significance of Noah’s Ark.  This is a timely subject.  For among professing Christians today, there seems to be a deal of confusion regarding the precise significance of the ark, and what it stands for.  I even fault myself for hitherto not…

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…

What About Jewish National Repentance?

Is Jewish national repentance inseparably connected with Jesus Christ’s second coming? To those who know their Scriptures, the answer is yes! However, Preterists and Hyper-Preterists, in their mania to generalize the teachings of eschatology, lose sight of this important doctrine. In this 35-minute Bible study lesson, Brian Simmons looks at several Old Testament passages which…

Preterism And The Rapture

 Does Preterism preserve the correct concept of the rapture? Although most orthodox Preterists do maintain the reality of the doctrine, Hyper-Preterists go far astray in their interpretation of the rapture as a non-physical event. In this full-length Bible study podcast we examine the doctrine of the rapture, and show that it will occur in the…

“The Time Is Short”

   One of the many “timing texts” which Preterists employ is Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians 7: 29 that “the time is short.” Preterists apparently believe that this points to the destruction of Jerusalem. But as with other timing texts, this is one is wrenched completely from its chronological and historical bearings, and placed in a…