Who Is the “Israel of God” in Galatians 6:16?

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  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2018 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.”   (Galatians 6:15-16) – 15 For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation! 16 And all who will behave Read More …

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John 14:3 Leaves no Room for a Millennial Kingdom

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Premillennialism teaches that there will be an earthly, millennial kingdom, where, upon His return, Christ will rule as King over the world. However, Jesus Himself reveals that there cannot be such a kingdom:   (John 14:1-4) – 1 “Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 There Read More …

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Does God Bless America Because It Blesses Israel?

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Whenever Israel comes under attack from one of their enemies (as is happening as I write this), you will see Christians on social media encouraging others to pray for Israel, or to pray for the peace of Israel. Why? Not that this isn’t a good thing. Of course it is. But why do they request Read More …

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How to Interpret the OT in Light of the NT — [Isaiah Chapter 2]

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A reader wrote to me wanting to know the “true events of the last days,” and asked for my interpretation of Isaiah 2. What follows is the substance of my reply. I’ll sum it up this way: To start with, I don’t agree with the idea that the return of Christ is “imminent.” I don’t Read More …

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

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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 …

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Identifying the Age to Come

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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 …

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The Kingdom of Christ According to Paul

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  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 …

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Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 22]

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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 …

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Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 21]

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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 …

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Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 20]

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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 …

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Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 19]

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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 …

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Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 18]

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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 …

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Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 17 ]

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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 …

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Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 16]

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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 …

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Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 15 ]

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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 …

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