Category: John N. Darby

THE THEOLOGICAL BASIS FOR WHY ISRAEL SHOULD MATTER TO CHRISTIANS

Anti-Semitism Arises Once Again – What is the Biblical Basis to Oppose it? It’s quite unusual to find a Christian author or teacher that favors Israel who isn’t also a dispensationalist.  And it is difficult to find a dispensationalist who isn’t also a Christian Zionist.  Nevertheless, in Gerald McDermott, we have an Anglican theologian, Israel…

THE SEPTEMBER 23 SIGN IN THE HEAVENS – WILL THE RAPTURE HAPPEN THEN?

Considerable speculation exists that Revelation 12:1-2 prophesies a unique and significant sign that will appear on the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah (aka The Feast of Trumpets), this Fall.  To be precise, the event transpires on September 23, 2017.  Many speculate that because this arrangement of constellations and “wandering stars” (i.e., the constellation Virgo, the…

Just One Verse to Prove the Pre-Trib Rapture?

JUST ONE VERSE TO PROVE THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE? The Family Squabble Has Gotten Out of Control Allow me to begin this article with one heartfelt word:  *Sigh* There is so much debate right now between the various camps holding differing positions on the timing of the rapture, an outsider would look at the situation in the…

PRE-DARBY RAPTURE ADVOCATES, IMMINENCY, AND THE GREAT TRIBULATION

Introduction Some time ago (I can’t determine exactly when), Dr. Thomas Ice, a staunch proponent of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, wrote a paper that I recommend to everyone interested in eschatology.  I finally got around to reading it carefully this past Sunday morning.  It is my misfortune I had not read it months ago!…