(Audio) The New Christian Zionism: History, Future Israel, and Supersessionsim

CLICK HERE and scroll down a bit to Episode 322 Craig Blaising, Darrell Bock, and Gerald McDermott January 10, 2017 Timothy George talks with Gerald McDermott, Darrell Bock, and Craig Blaising about their new book, “The New Christian Zionism”  Craig Blaising is Executive Vice President and Provost of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Darrell […]

New Christian Zionists Seek Distance From ‘Wild, Crazy Popular Apocalypticism’ – Ep. 41

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/New_Christian_Zionists_Seek_Distance_From_Wild_Crazy_Popular_Apocalypticism.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI commented on the following article from the Christian Post, as well as talked about a couple of semi-related issues. New Christian Zionists Seek Distance From ‘Wild, Crazy Popular Apocalypticism’ There was a recent conference, “People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism” that […]

Lectures on The People, The Land, and the Future of Israel

  http://videos.chosenpeople.com/index.php Recently, Chosen People Ministries held a theological conference in New York in order to present a biblical case for the restoration of Israel to the land in a future kingdom.  There were a number of speakers addressing a variety of topics. For instance, Darrell Bock spoke on the future of Israel according to […]

Part 6 – Why the “Coming” in Matthew 24:36–44 Refers Back to Verses 30–31

This is the last installment of our six-part series. The last reason why verses 36–44 refer to the immediate context of the coming in verses 30–31 is found in a helpful parallel passage in the gospel of Luke. The passage in Luke 17:22–37 parallels Matthew 24:23–41. Luke reads: (22) Then he said to the disciples, […]

Part 5 – Why the “Coming” in Matthew 24:36–44 Refers Back to Verses 30–31

The fourth reason why verses 36–44 refer to the immediate context of the coming in verses 30–31 is found in the use of the term parousia. The term is used only four times in the gospels and are all found in Matthew 24:3, 27, 37, 39. Hart argues the parousia mentioned in verses 37 and […]

Part 4 – Why the “Coming” in Matthew 24:36–44 Refers Back to Verses 30–31

The third reason why verses 36–44 refer to the immediate context of the coming in verses 30–31 is recognizing Jesus’ audience. Hart argues verses 4–35 are intended for a Jewish audience and verses 36–44 are for the church. However, both passages have the same audience of disciples. The second person plural “you” is found in […]

Part 3 – Why the “Coming” in Matthew 24:36–44 Refers Back to Verses 30–31

The second reason why verses 36–44 refer to the immediate context of the coming in verses 30–31 is found in the natural antecedent. Verse 36 reads, “But as for that day and hour no one knows it—not even the angels in heaven—except the Father alone” (Matt 24:36). The immediate and natural antecedent of “that” day […]

Part 2 – Why the “Coming” in Matthew 24:36–44 Refers Back to Verses 30–31

As mentioned in the first part, Hart views these two passages as incompatible because he construes verses 4­–35 teaching signs before Christ’s coming, while verses 36–44 teaching no signs before his coming. Therefore, he claims verses 36–44 must not be referring back to the coming in verses 30–31, instead must refer to a pretribulational rapture […]

A Groundswell for the Prewrath Rapture Position

“I doubt [Marvin Rosenthal] will live long enough to find Pre-Wrath rapture the recognized position…after the first blush of fadism passes, it will likely be forgotten.” —Tim LaHaye, 1998, Rapture Under Attack, p 102 Thirteen years ago Tim LaHaye made that prediction—which dismally failed to come to fruition. The prewrath position continues to have a […]