A few weeks back I attended the annual ETS meeting in San Diego. The first unit I took in was on “The Future of Progressive Dispensationalism.” The session I heard was by Bruce A. Ware entitled, “The Hermeneutics of Progressive Dispensationalism (PD).” Ware is a pretribulational progressive dispensationalist. One of the principles of PD that […]
This week I posted on the Modern Hebrew-Speaking Jew Fallacy, at least that is what I call it. A reader from Israel chimed in with the following. Hi Alan, Timely post this one. Living out here [Israel] I see this exact same thing quite a bit. While being a Hebrew speaker can give you a […]
This is a real fallacy that is pervasive in some evangelical circles, especially pretrib circles. There is also the Modern Greek-Speaking Greek counterpart fallacy. But the former is more common. Many evangelicals think that modern Jews who speak Hebrew have some special “insight” into Scripture because they are Jewish and/or speak Hebrew. They do not. […]
Arnold Fruchtenbaum states: Genesis 7:10 states that the waters of the flood began seven days after Noah entered the ark. . . . The flood did not come the same day that Noah entered the ark . . . Just as there was a period of time between Noah entering the ark and the start […]
Pretribulation interpreters reason that the church will not be part of the 70th week of Daniel (i.e. the last seven years) because it was not part of the 69 weeks. I have responded to this fallacious claim several times. But let me give you three reasons below, the third is a new counterexample I am […]
Chag Sameach Sukkot! Learn about the prophetic meaning of the final Fall feast in this video!
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins tonight at sunset. Find out why it is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, and how it points to the atoning sacrifice of Yeshua!
I view the 144,000 Israelites in Rev 7:4–8 as sealed in the sense of God choosing them to be saved when the end of the seven-year period is completed, fulfilling Daniel’s 70 week prophecy of the nation of Israel when they recognize Jesus as Messiah. They are also sealed in the sense of protection from the impending […]
On occasion I hear some pretrib teachers attempt to argue for a gap of time between the rapture and the beginning of the 70th week of Daniel, which they wrongly equate with the Day of the Lord’s wrath. They do this to try to get around the “Before the Day of the Lord” passages […]
The 144,000 faithful Israelites in Revelation 7:1–8 are protected on earth with a seal of God from the impending wrath that will be poured out on the world through the trumpet and bowl judgments when the seventh seal is opened. The likely thematic background for this sealing from impending divine wrath is found in Ezekiel […]