A Snippet from the Forthcoming Book Responding to Pretrib Imminence…

God has worked with Israel and the church at the same time in the past, he does in the present, and he will in the future.   In the Past God worked with Israel during the church age in AD 70. Before the death of Jesus during the Old Covenant dispensation, a prophecy given to […]

Why Jesus’ Prophecy in Matthew 10:23 Refers to His Second Coming, NOT to His First Coming – Ep. 82

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/ep_82_Why_Jesus_Prophecy_in_Matthew_10_23_Refers_to_His_Second_Coming_NOT_to_His_First_Coming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I gave a few reasons why I believe the reference to the “Son of Man comes” in Matthew 10:23 refers to Jesus’ future second coming, not his first coming. “Whenever they persecute you in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, […]

Mike Vlach on the Continuity of Dispensationalism

Michael Vlach has written an excellent outline of the continuity of the Old Testament in the New Testament within Dispensational theology. It is worth the read. There is nothing here that I would disagree with him on in this particular article. I would add, however, that Vlach comes from a modified classical view of dispensationalism, […]

Why is Doug Stauffer Participating in His Self-Described Condemnation of an Upcoming Rapture Debate?

I have recently challenged Doug Stauffer to a debate to defend his pretribulationism. His response was that he does not participate in debates because they are “condemned by scripture.” Evidently, Proverbs 18:17 is not found in his King James Bible, “The first to state his case seems right, until his opponent begins to cross-examine him” […]

Radio Debate on Moody Radio! Prewrath vs. Pretribulationism

You can listen now to the radio debate I had today with Dr. Tommy Ice on Moody Radio’s UP FOR DEBATE with Julie Roys. It went great. I came into the debate with the strategy of focusing on and demonstrating that Jesus’ Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25 is for the church, and not relegated to […]

A Reply to Jim Hamilton and Other Historic Premillennialists

http://mydigitalseminary.com/3-premillennialists-duke-it-out/ I appreciated Darrel Bock’s response to Jim Hamilton: Bock: Unnecessarily divisive? Does the discussion of adult versus infant baptism apply in the same way? This is a question that risks saying internal discussion needs to be properly ordered and really does not matter. But these internal discussion are worth airing out because they may […]

Barbara Rossing’s “Ideology Exposed”

Increasingly, futurists/premillennialists are seen as a “dangerous” and “extreme” fringe, namely, because we are caricatured as not caring about the here and now (i.e. the environment, social justice, etc.). Our foes often invoke Tim LaHaye and his Left Behind series as emblematic for conservative, evangelical, futurism in their derision for us. To be sure, I […]

A Summary of Three Millennial Perspectives: Classical Dispensationalism, Historical Premillennialism, and Amillennialism

The Millennial Maze, pp. 139-41 (To be sure, the author of this “comparison” book is Amill and his bias comes out in various places; nevertheless, Grenz does have a keen, nuanced eye when describing the dynamic between millennial positions.) Historic premillennialists have attempted to carve out a distinctive position between dispensationalism on the one side, […]