The Kingdom of Christ According to Paul

  There are two positions regarding the Kingdom of Christ. One that is based on a Jewish, Old Testament understanding, and the other that is based on a Christian, New Testament understanding. The first view interprets Israel and the Kingdom of Christ from an OT perspective, which is then used to interpret the NT teaching Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 22]

  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 introduction to chapter 21). The remaining verses consist of closing remarks, promises, and warnings.   Revelation 22 (Rev 22:1) – 1 And Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 21]

  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 Kingdom….just as we call a church building a church, it’s not actually the church, but it’s the people who are the Church. Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 20]

  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 be dealing with the only passage in the entire New Testament that gives us the idea of a thousand year earthly kingdom. Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 19]

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 by a celebration in Heaven, which is covered in the first six verses of this chapter.   This chapter gives us two views. Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 18]

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 rebuilt Babylon, Rome, Jerusalem, or even the United States (if you can believe it). However, that interpretation falls far short of the greater Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 17 ]

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 – The whole physical world Seven Heads – Seven kingdoms or Empires Ten Horns – World confederacy of nations Eight King – Man of Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 16]

  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 take place at the end of the world at the return of Christ. Chapter 15 introduces the events of this chapter. If Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 15 ]

  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 having seven plagues, which are the last, for in them is finished the wrath of God.   “seven plagues” (seven bowls – Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 14 ]

  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 beast. The fact that this chapter is about the harvest of the earth – the judgment of the world – confirms the Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 13]

  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 and the false prophet (Rev 16:13; 19:20; 20:10) and the image of the beast that talks; the great signs of the false Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 12]

  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 is on the believing Jews of the early days of the Church (the Jerusalem church). After that period of history, the rest Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 11]

  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. To limit this book to a mere seven year period (as premillennialism teaches) is a major mistake when you consider that Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 10]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This chapter serves as an introduction to chapter 11 — which is a continuation of the sixth trumpet. We also see the sounding of the seventh trumpet in that chapter.   Revelation 10 (Rev 10:1-2) – 1 And I saw Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 9]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction This is where Revelation starts to get really interesting. From this point forward, this book takes on somewhat of a different look and feel about it. In this chapter we have the locusts and two hundred million horsemen; in Read More …