Revelation 1:18 and the God of Death who Holds Its Keys

“I was dead, but look, now I am alive—forever and ever—and I hold the keys of death and of Hades!” (Rev 1:18) Steve Hays writes, “There’s probably a connotation to this verse that’s lost on modern readers. We think of “death” as an abstract term for the cessation of life. The physical condition of the […]

Matthew 24:31 Refers to the Rapture Because Paul’s Rapture Teaching Parallels Jesus’ Teaching of the Gathering of the Elect – Ep. 28 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI described another reason why the reference of the “gathering of the elect” in Matthew 24:31 refers to the rapture. I explained the significance of this question particularly how it relates to the prewrath and pretribulational debate. If it does refer to the rapture then that means […]

Taking the Gospel Back to the Street and Warning the Lost That the End is Near – Ep. 26 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about taking the gospel back to the street and loving the lost by warning them that the end is coming. Sinners need to repent and embrace Jesus as their savior before it is too late, lest they perish forever in hell. The doctrine of eschatology […]

Jesus as El Shaddai, Word of the Lord, Angel of the Lord, El Gibbor, Destroyer, and the Arm of the Lord    

What Is the Sign to the Second Coming of Messiah Jesus? – Ep. 18 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI explained Jesus’ reply to his disciples’ question about what is the sign to his coming and the end of the age. Jesus warned that there will be false signs from false messianic claimants. Jesus—the Son of Man—described that his return will be unmistakable and universal using […]

Warrior Jesus Becomes “Prince of Peace” Through Military War

Steve Hays comments on this statement: “As Christians, we know that there is a Prince of Peace who came to set right what humanity continues to destroy through oppression, injustice, and violence.” It’s striking how often pacifists mouth this messianic title out of context. They imagine that “Prince of Peace” means Jesus is a […]

Does Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 Deny Jesus’ Deity?

I agree with James White’s sound interpretation of this verse in response to the common objection of how can a divine person be ignorant of anything (i.e. if Jesus is really divine, how can he be ignorant of the day and hour when he returns?). White provides a good explanation of the limitations of the […]

Studying the Life of Jesus and the Gospels

For those who are not able to take my class on The Life of Jesus and the Gospels at Jesus Bible Institute in New Jersey, if you want to study on your own here is my syllabus listing a few excellent resources.    

Registration Now Open for Summer Class on “The Life of Jesus and the Gospels”

  *NEW CLASS THIS SUMMER! Registration is NOW OPEN for The Life of Jesus and the Gospels. For eight weeks this summer, I will be teaching a weekly class on the life of Jesus and the Gospels at Jesus Bible Institute in New Jersey.  

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There is NO Compromise with the World on Homosexuality

Jesus explains why gays and the world hate Him: “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil.” —Jesus There is no accommodation on the gay issue with the world. But, sadly, that will not stop many deluded “believers” (and “Christian” leaders!) to go […]