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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 3 of 9

Inheriting the True Promised Canaan If Jesus wanted an earthly kingdom, He already had the opportunity to usher it in, and refused it. Where we find this is in John 6:15: “When Jesus therefore perceived that they [the Jews] would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 2 of 9

Scriptural Evidence for a Prophesied Return Another area we need to discuss is the scriptures some use to suggest that the Bible prophesies of a “last days” regathering of the Jewish people to Israel. But when examining these “proofs” we quickly see that these scriptures were either already fulfilled during one of the Old Testament […]

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Identifying the Antichrist

What you believe does matter. The eschatological view known as “dispensationalism” believes that the world will someday be led by a despotic leader that they call “the Antichrist.” The New York Times article, Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics, explains how this belief does influence policy making in Washington DC. There is nothing wrong with the Bible being […]

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Jesus – Both Lord and Christ

The Septuagint is a Greek translation of the Jewish Scriptures. It was translated between 300-200 BC in Alexandria, Egypt, and was used by the Hellenistic Jews since the Hebrew language was less common as the Children of Israel spread throughout the Greek empire. The term “Septuagint” means “seventy” in Latin. Often the Septuagint is identified […]

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What happened to Elijah?

Question: What happened to Elijah when the fiery chariot took him away?   Answer: I believe the Bible always provides its own answers. What it says is always right; and what it says is always enough. Alexander Campbell made famous this nineteenth-century expression: “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” This hermeneutic […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 1 of 9

Midnight, Friday, May 14, 1948, the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel went into effect. The signers of this document were members of the Jewish National Council. This group represented both Israel’s community and members of the Zionist movement abroad. Some claim this event to be the key proof of a “soon coming” time […]

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A King Now or a Coming King?

If Jesus Christ has all power and authority at this moment, and if He sits on the throne of Heaven as God Almighty, how is it that the world is still so painfully overrun with evil and corruption? Such a thought has lead Futurists to believe that Jesus will someday return to destroy all the […]

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