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 …

Case for “Lordship Salvation”

Introduction Is it Christ the Savior who saves us? Or is it Christ the Lord who saves us? Or is it both? Who is it that we are really trusting for our salvation? What is our understanding of who Christ is when we place our faith in Him? What characterizes that faith? Here is where 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 …

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 …

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 …

Are Church Vows Biblical?

Introduction My wife and I had an experience that stirred and energized my thinking about church membership vows, which we took at a particular church. It awakened some new insights regarding the implications of vows in general, but especially as it relates to church membership and church leadership. I now believe that they are not Read More …

Election Prayer 2020

  I’ve been praying along the lines of this prayer for a while, but I got a little more detailed here. I wrote this prayer out today, on election day. I’m no prophet, so I don’t know how God will intervene in this election. But this is my perspective, and I pray according to this 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 …

Christ — The Authority of All

  As creator, God and King, all things are subject to Christ. We live in a world where Christianity is hated—because they hate Jesus and all that He stands for. They hate the authority that He is recognized for by His followers. They hate the idea that He is their authority too. All over the Read More …

Head Coverings — [1 Corinthians 11]

  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.”   The subject of head coverings came up in our family one day, and I wrote down what I believe Paul is addressing in this passage. I decided Read More …

Spiritual Enlightenment — [Evidence of Salvation]

  Those who have truly been “enlightened” (Eph 1:18) via regeneration, will grow in their ability to see the truth and the kind of life we’re to live from God’s point of view. They will grow in their understanding of God Himself. They will move forward, not backward. True enlightenment does not lead one to Read More …