The Kingdom of Christ is Not of This World

  The Kingdom of Christ is not of this world, as Jesus Himself reveals:   (John 18:35-36) – 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom Read More …

Comparison of Theologies

  Comparison of Theologies Below you will find a few links that compare the differences between Dispensationalism (DT), Covenant Theology (CT) and New Covenant Theology (NCT). In brief, the major difference between Dispensationalism and the other two, is that DT views Israel and the Church as completely separate from each other. DT teaches that God Read More …

Fulfilled Israel & Spiritual Israel

Introduction A common belief among Christians is that God still has a plan for the nation of Israel, a plan that is distinct from the Church. In particular, that there will be a millennial kingdom upon the return of Christ, where God once again turns His attention to Israel (Dispensational Premillennialism – DP). But is Read More …

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 …

What if Israel Had Recognized Jesus as their Messiah?

  It’s tragic that Israel didn’t see the fulfillment of their own religion when Jesus revealed Himself to them. That is why God destroyed them in AD 70 via the Roman armies. If they had (as one people) recognized Jesus as their Messiah, today they would be viewed in the context of Christianity, not in 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 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 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 Dispensationalism teaches) is a major mistake when you consider that the persecution Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [chapter 7]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 7 (Rev 7:1) – 1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind should blow on the earth, or on the sea, or Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 5]]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 5 (Rev 5:1) – 1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back, close sealed with seven seals.   This continues the scene in Heaven Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — (3:7-13 ) – [Philidelphia]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   About Philadelphia “Philadelphia” – (Gr. filadelfeeah – 5359)   The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon: Philadelphia = “brotherly love” a city of Lydia in Asia Minor, situated near the eastern base of of Mount Tmolus, founded and named by the Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — (2:8-11) – [Smyrna]

  Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise indicated.   About Smyrna City of Smyrna: Modern day Izmir, Turkey It’s interesting that only in the book of Revelation is Smyrna (and its church) mentioned (Rev 1:11; 2:8-11). So all that we know about this church from the biblical record is right Read More …

Fulfillment Theology — [“Peddlers of Deception?”]

  I’m a proponent of Fulfillment Theology, which teaches that Israel has it’s fulfillment and continuation in Christ and His Church as a spiritual people and a spiritual nation (1 Peter 2:4-10). [Fulfillment Theology is a component of Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology. I fall more in line with NCT]   Dispensational Theology teaches Read More …