The prophetic scenario for the last days is generally built around several key issues. Certainly, one of those issues is whether Bible prophecy comprises predictions concerning future events or simply proclamations illustrating spiritual truths.
In some cases, the former sends us into unwarranted speculation while the latter may drive us into contemplative introspection, sometimes bordering on being self-absorbed. We must find a balance. The passionate inwardness that Kierkegaard identified as true faith must be balanced with the doing of social good as an expression of works of faith extolled by James. (James 2:20)
REVELATION 12 TEACHES SEPARATE DESTINIES FOR THE CHURCH AND ISRAEL
There are other magnificent discoveries hiding in the book of Revelation about which the reader may not be aware. One of the most referenced passage during 2017 was Revelation 12:1-5. The passage was interpreted as a sure sign that the rapture of the Church was destined to occur on the day when this sign appeared to be fulfilled in the heavens on Rosh Hashanah, September 23, 2017. Of course, that didn’t happen.
As I wrote beforehand in articles for both Prophecy in the News Magazine and in the Southwest Radio … Read More
THE DEATH OF CHRIST GUARANTEES OUR GLORY AND THE RESTORATION OF THE CREATION
Christians reject the notion the creation is evil. Instead, we believe an originally good creation was cursed because our sin (originating from humans and not God) altered what was initially made good. Ultimately, both ‘the sinner’ and the creation are slated for full redemption by the Creator. In other words, the death of Jesus did more than pay the penalty for humankind’s sin; it legally set the creation free to be made right again once Christ returns in glory.
These things comprise Paul’s argument in … Read More
A short version of this article appeared this month in the Prophecy in the News Magazine. This is the longer version. Hope you enjoy learning about the incarnation, the debate over “how God could become a man,” and how the various formulations were at fault for the great schisms in the Church.
CHRISTMAS, THE INCARNATION, AND THE CHALCEDONIAN CREED
“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14)
The True Meaning of Christmas Divided Christianity 1,500 Years Ago