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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Comparison of Theologies

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  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 …

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Fulfilled Israel & Spiritual Israel

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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 …

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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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What if Israel Had Recognized Jesus as their Messiah?

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  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 …

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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 14 ]

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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 Chapter 13 discusses the nature of the Church-age beast, while chapter 14 discusses the judgment of this Read More …

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Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 12]

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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 Church is composed of believing Jews and believing Gentiles. Throughout most of this chapter the focus Read More …

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Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 11]

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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’ve pointed out many times in this commentary, the persecution of Christians is central in this book. Read More …

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Commentary on Revelation — [chapter 7]

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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 7 (Rev 7:1) – 1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of Read More …

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Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 5]

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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 5 (Rev 5:1) – 1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on Read More …

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