Secure in Christ

  Definition of the terms: Conditional Security: Salvation can be lost or forfeited through a gradual loss of faith, as evidenced by a self-centered, sinful lifestyle. One may or may not turn away from Christianity in favor of a different religion. Primary is a lack of genuine faith in Christ. Unconditional Security: Salvation cannot be Read More …

Paul Applies Israel Quote to the Church

  2 Corinthians 6:16-18 16 And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 Therefore“come out Read More …

The True Nature of Israel in Christ

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. Words in brackets [  ] are provided for clarity.   Introduction There’s much confusion about the true nature of Israel and the true nature of the Kingdom of Christ of the New Covenant. There’s much confusion regarding the relationship between Israel and Read More …

One Plan for One People

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise note.   Ephesians 3:1-21 1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles,— 2 if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward; 3 Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” (2 of 2) [OT Prophecy – 2]

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   To read part 1 of 2, click here.   This is a highly significant passage, perhaps the most important passage in the NT as it relates to Israel and the Kingdom of Christ in the Church era of the New Covenant: Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” (1 of 2) [OT Prophecy – 1]

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   To The Jew First Romans 1:16 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. NET Romans 2:10 10 but glory Read More …

Introduction to Old Testament Prophecy

This study begins my series on Old Testament prophecy. Up to this point, my focus has been on the prophecies of the New Testament, including a commentary on the book of Revelation and the Olivet Discourse. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the OT. Old Testament prophecy can initially be very confusing. It Read More …

“Peddlers of Deception?” “Anti-Semitism?”

I ran across an article yesterday by a gentleman who refers to proponents of Fulfillment Theology as “peddlers of deception.” He also says in one of his other articles that this theology is “an instrument of the powers of darkness to frustrate the purpose of God.” This man has been involved in Christian Zionism for Read More …

Revelation – Interpreting the Old Testament Prophecies [Intro]

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.In preparation for our commentary on the book of Revelation, we’ve learned the following up to this point: Christ ascended to the right hand of the Father where He sits on His throne as King and Priest. Thus the Kingdom of Christ is Read More …