G.K. Beale Study Archive

the Old Testament tabernacle and temples were symbolically designed to point to the end-time reality that God’s presence, formerly limited to the Holy of Holies, would be extended throughout the cosmos. Hence, John’s vision in Revelation 21 is best understood as picturing the new heavens and earth as the eschatological temple. Continue reading “G.K. Beale Study Archive”

H. Grattan Guinness: Interpretation of the Prophecies in Pre-Reformation Times (1881)

The historical school of interpretation regards these prophecies as reflecting the history of the fourth or Roman empire… It is held by many that the historic school of interpretation is represented only by a small modern section of the Church. We shall show that it has existed from the beginning, and includes the larger part of the greatest and best teachers of the Church for 1800 years. Continue reading “H. Grattan Guinness: Interpretation of the Prophecies in Pre-Reformation Times (1881)”

Henry Alford Study Archive

We may observe that our Lord makes “when the Lord cometh” coincide with the destruction of Jerusalem, which is incontestably the overthrow of the wicked husbandmen. This passage therefore forms an important key to our Lord’s prophecies, and a decisive justification for those who, like myself, firmly hold that the coming of the Lord is, in many places, to be identified, primarily, with that overthrow. Continue reading “Henry Alford Study Archive”

Doyal Gudgel: Millennialism (1965)

Millennialism teaches the Jews rejected Jesus in the middle of his earthly ministry. This rejection made it impossible to fulfill the prophecy and the purposes of God at that time. Therefore God stopped the prophetic clock, and postponed the fulfillment of his promise, until the second coming of Christ. The Church was created instead, as a sort of an interim measure. Continue reading “Doyal Gudgel: Millennialism (1965)”