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

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 …

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

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 …

A Gospel With an Empty Tomb, But With an Empty Throne

Distorted Gospel (Galatians 1:6-9) — 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But Read More …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Identifying the Age to Come

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 …

Serving Our King According to the Power of God

  As Christians, we serve a new Master. We dwell in a new kingdom and serve a new King (Col 1:13). However, we have not been left to serve in our own strength. The “power” to serve has been given to us in Christ. The Apostle Paul talks about this in Ephesians:   (Ephesians 1:19-20) 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 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 …

Key Passage that Disproves a Millennial Kingdom — [Eph 2:5-6]

  Introduction Before we begin commentary on chapters 4-22 of Revelation, I think it would be helpful to take a close look at a passage that I believe provides an unmistakable interpretation of the “thousand years” of Rev 20:1-7. As we go through this book, we must always keep in mind that this is a Read More …

Commentary on Revelation 20:1-10 — [Interpreting the 1000 Years]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Premillennialism: This is probably the most popular eschatological position (Dispensational Premillennialism (DP), in particular). I talk about this now because we will be dealing with the only passage in the entire New Testament that gives us the idea of Read More …

What is the 1000 Years of Revelation 20?

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 20:4-6 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, Read More …