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End Times Forum

With the subject of eschatology (the doctrine of "last things") being such a hot topic these days, I thought we ought to have section devoted exclusively to articles on this subject.  The intent is not primarily to stir trouble (though for some odd reason it does), but to make us think about what the Scriptures are saying, often in contrast to what modern prophecy teachers are saying.

Dwight Burgess

Forcing Fulfillment of Prophecies Dwight responds with some excellent insights to Timothy Kings comments on "Questions About Israel."

Trevor Chandler

Modern Israel in Prophecy  Mr. Chandler looks at the relationship between biblical Israel and the modern state of Israel.  

Dan Delagrave

At All Silly Costs: How Dispensationalists Confuse "This Generation"  Dan examines the dispensationalist interpretation of "this generation" in Matthew 24:34.

Destroying the Gap Doctrine Dan offers a brief editorial on the gap that dipensationalists place between the 69th and 70th week of Daniel.

The Last Days  Dan examines the biblical concept of "the last days."  Have the "last days" been going on for 2000 years?

The Times of the Gentiles   What does the Bible mean by the "Times of the Gentiles?"  Dan looks at this in its biblical and historical contexts.

The  Wrath . . . to Come?   Dan examines the biblical statements concerning "the wrath to come;" are we still looking for that wrath, or has it already taken place?

Gary DeMar

How Many Temples Are Too Many?  Much of modern end times teachings is looking forward to another Jewish temple being rebuilt in Israel.  However, we must ask: "Does the Bible itself teach such a rebuilding?"

Reading the Bible Through the Lens of Current Events  Most modern books on prophecy rely less on understanding the Scriptures than on current headlines.  Is this right or does it lead folks astray?

The (After the Slaughter) Remnant  Many ministries, fueled by modern end-times theology, are helping Jews to immigrate to Israel .   The fervor is popularized by the best-selling works of Tim Lahaye and Hal Lindsey.  But if we examine these popular views, are we really doing our Jewish friends a favor?

Sam Frost

2 Peter 3:1-13  What Sam does for Matthew 16:27-28, he now does for 2 Peter 3:1-13.  Who are the scoffers and what about the delay of His coming and the destruction of heaven and earth?

Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43  Sam Frost examines the "Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat" in light of Jesus' teaching on His coming and the end of the age.

Matthew 16:27-28  Sam Frost looks at the details of this passage in order to bring understanding to the "timing" of Christ's coming. Sam is outstanding in his attention to details.

Studies in Preterism (Part One)  How does this radical view of the end times stack up to the more "orthodox" millennial views?  Sam compares Ezekiel's and John's respective visions of the temple.

Studies in Preterism (Part Two)   Sam looks in greater detail about the implications of fulfilled eschatology, particularly as it regards the gospel of redemption.

Wedding Feast, Talents, Ten Virgins and Other Parables The second in Sam's series on the parables.  He looks at certain parables and their connection with God's covenant relationship with Israel and their failure to continue in it.

Timothy King

Hinn-diana Jones and the Temple to Come  Benny Hinn and a host of evangelicals are in support of a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem.  Can this be good for the cause of the gospel?

Eschatology and Salvation  Answering Larry Hall's article "The Preterist Heresy," I address Larry's charges that preterists (I assume that includes me) are not truly Christian.

"Those Hated Creeds!"  Here, I address Larry's rather distorted characterization of preterist's attitude toward the creeds.

The Date of Revelation I deal with Larry's arguments that Revelation was written well after the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70.

Acts 1:11 -- A Physical Coming? Here I answer Larry Hall's claim that this text asserts that Jesus' second coming will be bodily and physical.

The Resurrection Body of Jesus  Larry accuses preterists of violating orthodoxy because of their stance on the resurrection.  

Questions About Israel  Tim makes his contribution to the Preterist Symposium on the question of modern Israel and it's significance in biblical history and modern politics.

Why Preterism is Gaining a Following Just a few thoughts on why, I think, that fulfilled eschatology is gaining so much popularity today.  

Don K. Preston

Time's Almost Up!  We have witnessed a whole host of modern date-setters predicting the end.  Are they right?  They haven't been so far.  Don examines this trend with insights from the Scriptures.

Greg Rasaka

A New Doctrine? The charge has been made against preterism that the writings of the early church are silent regarding preterism.  Greg quotes from some of these early sources who sound quite preterist.

"Every Eye Will See Him"  Is the coming of Jesus to happen only if it comes on a global scale, or is there a more localized meaning to these words?

Heaven and Earth Are we to always understand the Bible's use of "heaven and earth" as literal, or do the Scriptures sometimes use this phrase in reference to something else?

Stephen R. Sizer

Hal Lindsey: The Father of Apocalyptic Christian Zionism   A critical analysis of the apocalyptic writings and teachings of Hal Lindsey.

Dale Tooley

New Jerusalem and the Household of God  Mr. Tooley looks as the spiritual nature of the New Jerusalem.

Gerry W. Webb

Date-Suggesting and Grant R. Jeffrey Gerry Webb looks at some of the failed prophecies of pop-eschatology writer Grant Jeffrey.  Why aren't the men making these failed predictions being called to account?

God's Judgment and the End of Israel as a Special Nation  Gerry examines to Scriptures to see if the modern nation of Israel plays a part in the unfolding of biblical prophecy.

The Implications of Dispensationalism  Gerry examines the Dispensationalism of Scofield and others, considering its implications for doctrine and daily living.

Jon Zens

Burdened about Prophecy Fever  Jon expresses his thoughts on the current trend of "end times lottery" -- i.e., who's got the winning number on the day Jesus will come?  

Dialogue on "Is America Babylon?" Jon has an e-mail dialogue with David Dyer on the queston of whether America is the "Babylon" in the book of Revelation.

Prophets or Profiteers? Billed as: "A Challenge to Those Who Tarnish the Gospel With Their Doomsday Dogmatism -- How They Mislead the Saints and Often Get Rich in the Process"