Kelly Birks: A Response to ‘Silence Demands a Rapture’ (2002)

This commentary is not to be understood as an attack against Mr. Stevens himself, but rather it should be seen as an attempt to understand how he arrived at his conclusions according to his own public teaching on the subject, and in doing so, to demonstrate the fallibility of the position as he has enunciated it by our study of the scripture in order to discover what the Bible really says on the subject. Continue reading “Kelly Birks: A Response to ‘Silence Demands a Rapture’ (2002)”

Norman Geisler: A Review of Hank Hanegraaff, The Apocalypse Code (2010)

I agree with Hank on all the essential salvation doctrines of the Christian Faith, including the fundamental teachings about the future physical return of Christ, and the bodily resurrection of all men and the final judgment. So, the intramural debate on the millennium and tribulation is not one of the great essentials of the Faith. Continue reading “Norman Geisler: A Review of Hank Hanegraaff, The Apocalypse Code (2010)”

Francis Gumerlock: Revelation and the First Century (2009)

John wrote Revelation before A.D. 70; “The hour of testing” (Rev 3:10) occurred immediately after the death of Nero; The Emperor Titus was one of the horsemen of the Apocalypse; The seal and trumpet judgments were fulfilled in the first century Roman-Judean war; The Roman Emperor Nero was the beast of Revelation 13; Nero’s name was used in calculation of the number of the beast, 666

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Review of Philip Mauro’s “The Gospel of the Kingdom” (2010)

Mauro’s introduction is rather long, but it is well done simply because it sets the tone.  It becomes clear immediately that he is going to pull no punches at all with respect to his view of Dispensationalism, and how he believe it stacks up with respect to Scripture.  It is also in the introduction that I notice what I believe to be Mauro’s first real mistake.  Continue reading “Review of Philip Mauro’s “The Gospel of the Kingdom” (2010)”