Israel and the Church – [Galatians 3:16; 28-29]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless noted otherwise.   (Galatians 3:16) — Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. (Galatians 3:28-29) — 28 There can Read More …

The New Israel of the New Covenant

  Introduction Dispensationalism is stuck in the darkness of the Old Testament (OT). What I mean is, it doesn’t allow the light of the New Testament (NT) to provide proper interpretation. It doesn’t allow the light of Christ to shine on OT Israel. All truth is Christ-centered. All correct theology is Christ-centered. All truth and Read More …

The “Replacement Theology” of Dispensationalism

  Fulfillment Theology views the covenant promises and prophecies relating to Israel as being fulfilled in Christ and His Church. Christ fulfilled what Israel could not. He alone has the right to be called “Israel.” He is thus, a nation of One. His Church is New Israel of the New Covenant in Him. That Israel Read More …

Earthly Kingdom or Heavenly Kingdom? [Philippians 3]

  All Scripture Quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction I think it’s safe to say that most Christians are taught that we all have an earthly kingdom to look forward to, where upon His return, Christ will reign over this present earth as its Ruler, sitting upon the Read More …

Is the Eternal Kingdom a Giant Heavenly Cube?

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction (This is a commentary on Revelation 21) 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 Read More …

Will There Be a Millennial Kingdom? Writer of Hebrews Says No!

  Introduction Will there be a millennial kingdom on earth? That is, will there be a thousand year kingdom on earth that Jesus will set up upon His return, where He will reign over all the earth from the capital of Israel (Jerusalem)? Will Jesus really reign over a kingdom that has a physical temple Read More …

Why We Know There Will Not Be a Millennial Kingdom

  Since Israel has its fulfillment and continuation in Christ as a spiritual nation (the Church), the Kingdom of Christ also has to be spiritual. This is exactly what Paul taught: Colossians 1:13 — 3 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, Christ’s Read More …

Why We Know God’s Plan for Israel is Already Finished

  Introduction Does God still have a plan for the nation of Israel? Many Christians believe so, because that is the way they’ve been taught. They believe that the people of Israel are still the chosen people of God. But what about the Church? What’s the connection between Israel and the Church? Are there two Read More …

Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (Corp & Indiv) — [1 of 4]

  Four Major Flaws of Arminian Corporate Election (CE) I have a lot of respect for the Arminian view of CE. It presents a scholarly and fairly plausible interpretation of the doctrine of election. There are certain aspects to that position that I agree with. I think it has the right basic idea, but I Read More …

Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (Christ’s Twofold Election) — [2 of 4]

  Two: Arminian Corporate Election (CE) fails to factor-in the two-fold election of Christ, which disallows the idea that we can share in His election. Arminian CE describes election in a manner that only takes in one aspect of Christ’s election. While it acknowledges that Jesus was chosen to be both the Corporate Head of Read More …