Archive for September, 2010
By Dr. Kelly Nelson Birks
In this review, I have chosen to respond to Ed Stevens latest work called “Silence Demands a Rapture”, by approaching the subject in a commentary type format so as to best analyze Mr. Stevens view as to how he arrives at his present position regarding the so called “Rapture” of the church. Read the rest of this entry »
1 THESSALONIANS Chapter 4:13-18
By Rick Rapanos
In order to do a proper commentary on these passages, or any portion of scripture for that matter , it is without question, important to use proper Biblical Hermeneutics. In regards to Thessalonians, we need to ask some questions first:
- Why is Paul writing to the Thessalonian church?
- Who are the Thessalonians?
- What is the 1st Century setting that Paul is writing in?
- What is the context of the passages? Read the rest of this entry »
True this concocted theory by the dispensationalist is devoid of true scriptural basis. It is pure fiction and scripturally objectionable to a true person born again of water and the spirit, John 3:5. The scripture plainly teaches that Christ came to earth to bring the remedy and resolve the sin problem and save the elect, John 1:29. Matt. 20:28. It was planned in the scheme of redemption well before the foundation of earth, 1 Cor. 2:7,8. God chose us before the foundation of the earth to be holy and acceptable in His world, Eph. 1:4. Read the rest of this entry »
On the night before his crucifixion Jesus of Nazareth told his followers, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me… if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself” (John 14:1,3). Jesus assured his closest friends that he would come again, saving them from Israel’s greatest trama. Today millions of Christians envision Christ’s Second Coming in our time, Read the rest of this entry »
The Book of Enoch (154 pp, pb) - R. H. Charles, translator
Fine example of the “apocalyptic” style of writings commonly read in the synagogues and churches of the first two centuries BC and AD. Jude quotes from it as if it was both well-known and useful. The highly symbolic language used in Enoch is almost identical to that found in such Biblical books as Daniel and Revelation. Helps one understand this style of writing and interpret it.
To buy the book IPA
To read the book online
- The Book of Enoch (Vol. 1-5) html at http://www.ccel.org
- The Ethiopic version of the book of Enoch (1906) Author: Charles, R. H. (Robert Henry), 1855-1931
PREFACE Read the rest of this entry »
Chapter – SEVEN
Pages 87 – 95 4th edition ©1996
D. James Kennedy
ANALYZING THE GOSPEL PRESENTATION
In the introduction you found out what the person is trusting in for salvation. Equally important, he has found out. Until you helped him clarify it, he probably wasn’t aware of what he was trusting in for eternal life. We begin now to tear down this inadequate foundation. Now we are about to show the “product” and show the prospect that he needs it. Remember, you put the value on your product by the way you speak about it. It will seem as valuable to your prospect as it does to you. Think about what you are saying. Talk about God’s Good News in a manner befitting the greater story ever told! The expression on your face may be far more important than the words on your lips. Start thinking about heaven before talking about it! Read the rest of this entry »
No apology is necessary for engaging in the investigation of the subjects, which are briefly treated of in the following sheets. These matters are of deep interest to every inquiring Christian; and the character of the Scriptures, in the view of the world, is in no small degree concerned with them. Unbelievers reproach us with giving credit to a book which is full of enigmas, and allege that every one interprets it according to his own fancy, and so as to support his own particular opinions. Nor is this all. They even Charge ambiguity upon the Scriptures themselves; and they are apparently moved to do this, by the ever varying, discrepant, and sometimes even opposite conclusions of expositors, No book, they say, which is plainly and honestly written, could possibly afford room for such diversity of opinion. Read the rest of this entry »
Many Christians believe it’s wrong to argue to reason through a point with believers and non-believers. It’s not. To argue—to reason critically—is to use the God-given faculty of reason and apply it to God’s Word as a search light for truth elsewhere. The Bible tells us to “test the spirits to see if they are from God” (1 John 4:1). Read the rest of this entry »
A Commentary on the Book of Daniel
While engaged in writing my Commentary on the Apocalypse, I found myself so often remitted to the book of Daniel, for the sake of illustration, that I of necessity was obliged to study that book with more than ordinary care and diligence. It was natural for me, in the course of an often repeated study of the book, to contract a fondness for it, or at least to take a deep interest in it. When I had completed my apocalyptic labors, and acquitted myself of some engagements which followed them, I began the study of Daniel anew, and with a view to the writing of a Commentary on it. The labor was severe; for very much has been written upon the book, a considerable portion of which has much more of chaff than of wheat in it. Just as I had completed the exegetical part of my work, a typhoid fever took strong hold upon me, and brought me near to the grave. For two years and six months it was utterly beyond my power to write another paragraph. Toward the close of January last, I began slowly to mend, and after a while I ventured to resume my labor. But for several weeks subsequent to this, I could not venture beyond the effort of studying an hour in a day. The opening Spring brought some further relief; and thus I have been able to complete my original design. Read the rest of this entry »
THE ABC’S OF MATTHEW 24–1 THESSALONIANS 4-5–1 CORINTHIANS 15
BY MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN
Hermeneutics is defined as “the study or science of interpreting the Scriptures.” The Westminster Confession of Faith correctly states that, “The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture, is the Scripture itself; and therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly.” J.I. Packer understands this to mean “that we must give ourselves in Bible study to following out the unities, cross-references and topical links which Scripture provides.” Read the rest of this entry »