Grant R. Osborne. Revelation. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002 Osborn's commentary on Revelation is a helpful commentary to own since he interprets from a premillennial and futurist approach. His … [Continue reading] about Satan’s Present Activity Does Not Describe Revelation 20:1–3 | Grant Osborne’s Revelation Commentary
The following are New Testament Greek grammars that I recommend. This includes both beginning and intermediate biblical Greek grammars. See also here my list of recommend Greek New Testament lexicons/dictionaries. *Links are to … [Continue reading] about Recommended New Testament Greek Grammars
WHAT IS PREWATH? by ALAN KURSCHNER Many of us were told that the church will be “raptured out of here before the Antichrist’s arrival.” The Bible, however, teaches the church will first experience the Antichrist’s great tribulation. Then, at some … [Continue reading] about What Does Prewrath Teach?
On Doug Hamp's the Awakening Report, Chris Steinle claimed that the Greek word harpagēsometha behind the English "suddenly caught [up]" in 1 Thess 4:17 is not derived from the Greek harpazo and consequently does not actually refer to a rapture. It … [Continue reading] about Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 1 – Ep. 114
I am asked frequently in emails what Greek New Testament dictionary I recommend. I don't think I have ever blogged on this, so here it goes. In addition, there are some that I do not recommend, such as any of the Vines, Zodhiates, and Strong's … [Continue reading] about Recommended Greek New Testament Dictionaries/Lexicons
Here is my series response to Chris … [Continue reading] about A Response to Chris Steinle and His Denial of a ‘Catching Up’ in 1 Thess 4:17
Eschatos Ministries is planning to extend our influence to Youtube. We have had a YouTube channel for a number of years but with little activity on our part. We will soon be offering videos on a more frequent basis, so if you would like to be … [Continue reading] about Subscribe to our (Improved) YouTube Channel
Historicism is the eschatological position that says the thrust of prophecy in the Olivet Discourse and Revelation are fulfilled in the span of the church age. So for example, they would say that the great tribulation was not fulfilled in the first … [Continue reading] about 4 Reasons Why the Great Tribulation Does NOT Span Over the Entire Church Age: A Reply to Historicism – Ep. 113
Michael J. Vlach writes: The purpose of this blog post is to examine Peter’s use of Psalm 132:11 in Acts 2:30 with a view toward grasping Peter’s understanding of the throne of David concept. Acts 2 describes the baptizing and filling ministry of … [Continue reading] about Is Jesus Currently on David’s Throne?
Pretribs think that "the last hour" in 1 John 2:18 implies an imminent rapture. I gave three reasons why it does not. “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We … [Continue reading] about Does ‘the Last Hour’ in 1 John 2:18 Support an Imminent Rapture? – Ep. 112
I will be delivering a paper at the 2018 Evangelical Theological Society East Region Meeting in Lancaster, PA, April 7–8. Here is the title and abstract of the paper: The Theological Word-Concept Fallacy: James Barr's Linguistic Critique Then and … [Continue reading] about Paper Notice: East Region Meeting ETS in Lancaster, PA, April 7–8