Interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

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  (Taken from my commentary on Revelation)   Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 I don’t deal with all the details of this passage, but I do cover all the major points.    (2 Th 2:1) – 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto Read More …

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Two Key Chapters in Revelation That Unlock This Book

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  There are numerous keys that unlock our understanding of the book of Revelation. But there are two chapters within the book itself that bring the whole book in proper perspective. Those two chapters are 13 and 17. These two chapters are related to each other. Both reveal the timeframe that Revelation deals with. Both Read More …

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Key Verse in Revelation That Disproves a Millennial Kingdom

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  There’s a verse in Revelation that I believe reveals convincingly that there is no earthly millennial kingdom: Revelation 15:1 – 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.   Here we see that God’s Read More …

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Does Premillennialism Really Make Sense?

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  Have you ever wondered why, in the Old Testament there is so much direct judgment from God upon people and nations? We see God’s judgment many times. That’s because the world at that time was not in the age of grace under the New Covenant of Christ like it is now. The judgments of Read More …

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This Verse Settles It. No Earthly Millennial Kingdom!

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  Introduction Acts 3:21 is our key verse. The whole context is Acts 3:18-25, as well as Acts 2:29-36. Both passages are spoken by Peter. He preached the first part on the day of Pentecost. The second part he preached on another occasion (healing of the lame man at the temple), but both are part Read More …

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

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  (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 in accordance with this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on the Israel of God.  (NET) (Galatians 6:15-16) – 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means 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 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 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 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 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 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 Read More …

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