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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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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The Gospel and the Kingdom of Christ – (How to Share the Message) – [2 of 2]

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Introduction Why is it important to preach the gospel within the context of the Kingdom of Christ (Kingdom of God)? The Apostle Paul had his reasons for doing so, and so did Philip the Evangelist. Most importantly, Jesus Himself. They’re our examples. When we present the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Kingdom of Christ Read More …

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The Gospel and The Kingdom of Christ — [1 of 2]

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Is the gospel message we preach a gospel of true substance? Is it entirely biblical? Does the listener really understand the message? Does it result in genuine conversions? In many cases, I believe that the gospel message that is commonly preached from the pulpit, taught in books, and shared by individual Christians, is a gospel 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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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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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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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 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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