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 …

Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (Christ as the Group) — [3 of 4]

  Three, Arminian Corporate Election (CE) has the erroneous idea that Christ Himself is the group. In close association with the previous flaw (part 2), Arminian CE teaches that Jesus is essentially the group Himself — as the corporate Head of the group. But this cannot be, since the group is the Church, and Christ Read More …

Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (OT Pattern) — [4 of 4]

  Four, Arminian Corporate Election (CE) falls short in its understanding of the connection between Old Testament Israel and New Testament Israel, which results in an erroneous position on CE. First let me say that I am a strong proponent of Fulfillment Theology, which is a central teaching of Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology. Read More …

Election of True Israel – [Commentary on Romans 11]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Like Romans 9, Romans 11 is one of the most important chapters in the New Testament regarding the doctrine of election, Israel and the Church. This discussion – that actually began in Romans 8 (especially verses 28-39) – Read More …

“God’s Purpose of Election” – [Commentary on Romans 9]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Romans 9 is one of the central passages of the New Testament in understanding the doctrine of election. Paul’s discussion really begins in chapter 8, and more specifically, Romans 8:28-39. Those verses serve as an introduction to and Read More …