Has your congregation dedicated any degree of time and effort into investigating the meaning of the Book of Revelation, beyond the first three chapters? Has your preacher expounded upon other prophetic books, such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel or Daniel? When was the last time you heard a sermon on the meaning of Zechariah Chapter 14? … Continue reading The Death Blow to the Amillennial Claim of a Present-Day Millennium
In order to make sense of the worldwide pandemic happening right now, one must first know the Chinese have been speaking about the development and use of biological weapons for a very long time. They have also been talking about their over-population problem. A “soft” pathogen, which does not kill most who contract it, but … Continue reading Xi Jinping’s Biological Weapons Attack on the West – Is There More to Come?
Growing up in Churches of Christ and receiving instruction at two preaching schools affiliated with our brotherhood, I never heard any viable explanation regarding reward. Even as a full-time preacher, it was a muddled and confusing topic for me. I believed that salvation itself is the only reward we receive through obedient works, but the … Continue reading My Escape From Amillennialism’s Fictitious Works-Based Salvation
There can be no doubt that American society has become increasingly intolerant. I do not mean that we are seeing a rise of prejudice against non-white races, minority religious groups, women in the workplace, or people with disabilities. All of these are celebrated and honored in our society. Nearly everyone embraces the racial diversity, gender-inclusiveness … Continue reading America’s War on Tolerance
As Christians, our great expectation is the return of Jesus Christ to this earth. From Scripture, we know this involves two essential phases. First, Jesus will come for his church to collect us to himself and rescue us from death and the tribulation (this event is commonly known as, “the rapture”). Jesus describes the rapture … Continue reading Answering the Root of Rapture Rejection (Part 1 of 2)
As of the writing of this article, the epidemic known as Coronavirus (COVID-19) has officially claimed the lives of 1,523 people with an estimated 66,492 infected in a relatively short period of time and the numbers are rapidly growing. All but three of these deaths have taken place in Mainland China but the virus has … Continue reading Is Coronavirus a Warning of Far Worse to Come?
Thanks to a widespread appreciation for the literal interpretation of Scripture and the popularity of the Scofield Bible, many Christians of the mid-19th century began adopting a doctrine called, dispensational premillennialism. One of the key tenets of this theological system is the pretribulational rapture of the Lord’s Church (usually known simply as, “the rapture” or, … Continue reading The Pretribulational Hope of the Early Church
Have you ever considered that no Hittites are still with us today? There are no Philistines, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, or Amalekites. These ancient peoples of Bible times have been absorbed into present-day nations and their cultures destroyed. At one time, the Mesopotamians (the people Abraham was called out of), were the most advanced civilization on … Continue reading The Regathering of Israel – Supreme Evidence of God’s Faithfulness
Astonishingly, as the U.S. and other western nations deteriorate into extreme ungodliness and intolerance for Christian teaching, the rest of the world is flocking to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Middle East, for example, Muslims are converting to Christianity in droves. A missionary for a Church of Christ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, … Continue reading Christianity Thriving in the East, Dying in the West
No study of the Book of Revelation would be worth its salt without a discussion of the seven churches of Asia. These churches are listed in 1:11 and later referred to as “lampstands” by Jesus himself. The Lord explicitly identifies the lampstands as the seven churches in 1:20. He also explains the seven stars are … Continue reading The Angels of the Seven Churches are not Angels?