1 Thessalonians tells us about the Rapture from the perspective of the relationship between the experience of those who have already died and the experience of those who are living when it happens. We learn based on the authority of God's Word that the dead rise from the dead first and then the living are caught up to be with Christ from then on forever. We are encouraged to exhort each other with comfort based on this truth.
Today, on my 30th birthday, I would like to offer some personal and theological reflections on my first 30 years of life, especially my Christian life. I share about my salvation, my early years, my years of struggle, and my years of growth. I conclude with my hopes for the future.
Balance can be a concept that is used to justify unbiblical belief and practice, but it is still needed. We must know, proclaim, and live all the Word of God. We must be balanced in all our doctrine and life. This is what it means to have a truly Biblical worldview.
Balance in doctrine and life is shown to have been taught by the greatest voices for traditional dispensationalism since the mid-1800s.
Premillennialism contributes some distinctive and BIblical truths to tells us what the Blessed Hope will mean for those who are saved and for those who are lost. This post offers four reasons why Premillennialism matters.
If you like reading and are like me, you may struggle with reading books--in that you have too many of them to read! Well, I thought I would just share a quick post about some books on my reading list. On top of this, I am doing an in depth study of 1 and 2 … Continue reading What I am Reading – November 2016
"The Lord sends a message against Jacob, And it falls on Israel. And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart:'The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace … Continue reading Isaiah 9:8-13: Pride After a Fall and God’s Sovereignty
A fundamental of the genuine Christian faith have always been a defense of Scriptural authority. This concept can involve more than one idea, let me just throw out some key ideas. First, the saying sola Scriptura, the concept of Scripture alone, referring to the exclusive nature of the Bible's authority. Second, the concept of the … Continue reading Thoughts on a Self-Authenticating Bible
This blog post is the second in a two-part post of studies in 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16. Last post, we learned about Bibliology from Paul's comments about the Thessalonian response to his message. Today, we will look at what Paul said regarding the Jews in this passage, and thus learn some lessons about Israeology, the study … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 2:15-16: Israel’s Sins and God’s Wrath
Paul's description of the Thessalonian response to his message demonstrates that the words of God's messengers are truly the words of God even while being the words of the human messenger.