But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
The Duration of the Thousand Years: Literal or Figurative?
I come to my last comments on my study of Revelation 20.
My series of posts on the subject has argued that the exegesis of Revelation 20 cannot sustain the Reformed, Covenantalist hermeneutic utilized by amillennialists and postmillennialists who interpret the vision to be describing the
So I saw on Facebook’s news feed that Tim Tebow’s girlfriend, a former Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, broke up with him because he refuses to have sex with her.
My immediate reaction was, “good for him! Way to stand up against temptation and sin.”
Speaking as a red-blooded male here, given that she is, in the currently popular Red
So I had the privilege of being interviewed by the hosts of one of my absolute favorite podcasts, The Bible Thumping Wingnut. We talked about a lot of fun stuff, but focused upon the issue of King James Onlyism.
We did a Google Hangout, and then it was posted up on You Tube. If you watch the You Tube version, you
Next week will be a light week, it being Thanksgiving and all. The family is running around in Phoenix and the AZ desert, so besides from twittering, I’m not going to have anything on the blog.
A couple of years ago, I did an exposition on the books of Judges and Ruth for my volunteers. Doing a detailed study of the book caused it to become
So we homeschool.
That’s right. We’re one of THOSE families.
When we pull up to Chic Fil A, we disgorge from our minivan like it’s a nauseated clown car. You get the picture.
Like many homeschooling families, we have converted one of the rooms in our house into a makeshift classroom. In our case, it is the room that would otherwise
A Physical or Spiritual Resurrection?
I have taken up a brief, exegetical study of Revelation 20:1-10. With this post I want to consider the subject of the First Resurrection.
Is the resurrection written about by John a physical resurrection of the saints from the dead, or does the Apostle mean to convey the idea of spiritual resurrection, as in
From the Hip&Thigh Archives
When I was a kid, my family lived in the little Missouri town of Salem, population (at the time) of roughly 4,200 people. On occasion, my family would travel to Rolla, a bigger town, population (at the time) of about 8,500, about half an hour northwest of us.
Rolla had a McDonalds, so after we endured my
From the Hip&Thigh Archives
So. In order to prevent folks from thinking Christian doctrine is only believed by hicks and I cannot offer good answers to those statements in my last post, see HERE, I will respond to each of them in turn. The original comments will be in Blue Bold.
To believe your bible in any translation(or original
from the Hip&Thigh archives
Found in my in-box,
I accidently [sic] ran into your internet site and read your article about an inerrant Bible.
I won’t go into the area of screwed up translations.I will copy and paste some of your
Back in October 2005, the first year I began my blogging adventure, I stumbled upon a list of so-called proofs for the existence of God. Oddly, the list had been created by an atheist group, and they had posted it as a means to mock Christianity.
A Christian blog, maintained by a handful of amateur BIOLA
The Binding of Satan: Present or Future?
Continuing with my series on eschatology, I am moving along with my exegetical study of Revelation 20. My contention is that the typological hermeneutics amillennialists and postmillennialists employ when reading Revelation, especially chapter 20, does not handle the exegesis of the text, and thus does not
Several months ago, I stumbled upon this post over at a blog called, Faithful Thinkers written by a fella named Luke Nix, a Reasons to Believe fan,
It is meant to be an “apologetic” corrective to the sloppy thinking of young earth creationists, particularly the folks over at Answer
Recently on Facebook, I read this screaming head line,
It links to a story about a hysterical mother in Bakersfield, CA, (about a 90 min. drive north from where I live) who believes creeping sharia is overtaking the schools.
Troubled that her son had to do an assignment that
Revelation 20: Recapitulation or Sequential?
With this post I come specifically to the text of Revelation 20:1-10, the source of the main disagreement between the various millennial positions. Even more to the point is whether this passage is referring to a future millennium or is it describing the conditions present now during the age of the
Editors Note: Beginning with this post I am announcing a change in strategy with my reviews. As I read ahead in the book, the chapters only continue to become a tedious hodge-podge of out of context citations from evangelical leaders that are accused of compromise with their views of Scripture. Examples of what I mean will be highlighted
King James Only apologists insist that the KJV is the most accurate and concise English translation in print. However, when confronted with the reality of archaic, out of use words that make no sense to today’s reader, the apologists will reluctantly admit archaic words do exist in the King James, but then claim there are no words so
Apocalypticism and the Book of Revelation
One final area I need to discuss before moving into Revelation chapter 20 is the genre of the book of Revelation.The English title of the book, the Revelation, is translated from the Greek word apokalypsis and it simply means “to unveil,” “to disclose,” or “to reveal.”
I haven’t posted a video in a long time, but saw this on Facebook and thought it was awesome. Kudos to those guys who put so much time and effort in building their model.
Worth all 7 minutes of your time.
Once you finish watching, remember Psalm 8:3-5 and 104:5.
On a Facebook group, a fellow posted a list of questions he had for apologists Matt Slick of CARM and Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity ministries. The questions were primarily directed at those two men and specifically centered around the systems of Dispensationalism and Covenantalism.
I asked if I could take a shot at offering my answers
I recently had the privilege of watching the documentary Jerusalem’s King. I got word of the film through Andy Olson of Echo Zoe ministries, who helped with the production
along with being featured in it as a traveling tour guide of the land of Israel. Correction: Andy tells me that was the actual film maker giving the tour, not
The Millennium in Church History
Having briefly surveyed the three main eschatological systems, I want to turn my attention to a study of Revelation 20 where the disagreements between those systems are focused.
However, before I move to addressing Revelation 20 specifically, it is important to lay a little preliminary background.
Let me begin by
I wish to return to my continuing series on the study of eschatology. I have turned my attention toward reviewing the three major millennial systems: amillennialism, postmillennialism, and premillennialism.
Why the Lord didn’t preserve the original autographs
I return once again to my review of Jack McElroy’s KJVO book, Which Bible Would Jesus Use? I will briefly provide summary of the chapter and then a review and response.
In his fourth chapter, McElroy derides the notion of the original manuscripts. He begins his
If you run in my social media circles, you know that Sunday, August 16th, a self-appoint, spiritual narcissist, by the name of John O’Neill, jumped up on the platform at Grace Community Church when John MacArthur was greeting the congregation and telling about his summer. I was so totally bummed that I was out of town and had to miss it.
Chapters 2 and 3
Two “dirty little secrets” of modern textual criticism
Proof — Prominent textual scholars believe God made mistakes when he wrote the Bible
I continue with my review and rebuttal of Jack McElroy’s book, Which Bible Would Jesus Use? With this post I’d like to review chapters 2 and 3 together
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