A Former Arminian at Peace

For most of my life I was an Arminian Christian. I wrote and taught Arminian theology for many years. But I was not merely an Arminian, I was passionately against Calvinism. No one wrote against Calvinism with more passion than I did. I even prayed against Calvinism. I think it would be accurate to say Read More …

Literally a 1000 Year Kingdom? – “No Compelling Reason” To Doubt It?

I appreciate the Got Questions? website. I think it’s very helpful in answering a lot of questions about the Bible. However, as an Amillennialist, I disagree with their Dispensational Premillennial position. In one of their articles titled, “What is Dispensationalism and is it Biblical?,” they make the following statement about the thousand years of Revelation Read More …

Identifying the Age to Come

Introduction Is the “age to come” a millennial kingdom, where upon the return of Christ, He sets up His kingdom on this present earth and rules this world as its King? Or is the “age to come” the Eternal Kingdom (eternal state) of the “new heaven and new earth” (Rev 21:1-2), which we enter directly Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 22]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Verses 1-5 continue the description of the eternal city, the New Jerusalem of the New Earth (see Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 21]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction The “holy city,” the “New Jerusalem,” is both the Church and the actual eternal city, or Eternal Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 20]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Dispensational Premillennialism: This is the most popular eschatological position. I talk about this now because we will Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 19]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotes are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction The description of the end of the world and its whole world system (chapter 18), is followed Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 18]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Many Bible teachers view “Babylon the great” in this chapter as a literal city, such as a Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 17 ]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Identification of terms: The Great Harlot / Babylon The Great City – The world system Many waters – Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 16]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction As I discussed in chapter 15, it seems certain that all the bowl judgments of this chapter Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 15 ]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 15 (Rev 15:1) – 1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 14 ]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Chapter 13 discusses the nature of the Church-age beast, while chapter 14 discusses the judgment of this Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 13]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction This may be the most talked about chapter in the book of Revelation. We have the beast Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 12]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction The Church is composed of believing Jews and believing Gentiles. Throughout most of this chapter the focus Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 11]

Commentary on Revelation (covers all chapters from 1 thru 22, including Introduction) Copyright © 2019 by Steve Sewell, Theology First. All Rights Reserved   All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. Introduction As I’ve pointed out many times in this commentary, the persecution of Christians is central in this book. Read More …