By His Grace and For His Glory!
But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.
The articles on this link are by a variety of brothers and sisters across the wide spectrum of our faith. They are meant to edify, challenge, encourage -- maybe even offend -- and, above all, point your eyes to Christ. If you have any comments (even disagreement) please feel free to e-mail them to Timothy King
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?
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?"
The (After the Slaughter) Remnant Many ministries are helping Jews to immigrate to Israel fueled by modern end-times theology. 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?
Just God and Me? Some thought-provoking ideas on God's plan for His body. Was God's plan an individualistic relationship with Him, or something else?
The New Jerusalem What is the "New Jerusalem" as described in the book of Revelation? Is it something we are still waiting for, or is it a present reality to be enjoyed by all true believers?
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.
God? Bless? America? The tragedy of 9/11 brought a flurry of patriotism, much of it directed at appeals that "God Bless America." As inspiring as this was, could we say that heaven was pleased with this display?
Answering "The 'Preterist' Heresy" The "Sword of the Spirit Apologetics" newsletter came out with an article entitled "The 'Preterist' Heresy." This series will answer the charges in that article.
The Frontier Diaries These are miscellaneous ramblings on life outside of the institutional structure of church. It's a new experience and I hope you enjoy the ride with us through these writings.
God's Heroes in the Church We witnessed tremendous heroism in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. We need such heroism in the modern church, but what is the nature of such heavenly heroes?
A Humble People and a Holy God What does it really mean to "humble ourselves" before God? It is not something that we can take lightly, nor is it something easy on us.
On Glory and Unity These are some thoughts on the connection between glory and unity, themes found in Jesus' priestly prayer of John 17.
Paul, Barnabas and the Unity of Believers The "split" between Paul and Barnabas in Acts 15:36-41 has always been portrayed as hostile. But if we examine the text more closely, does the conflict have to be one of strife?
Pierced to the Heart Here are some reflections on Peter's Pentecost sermon and why it affected his hearers the way it did. What caused them to be "pierced to the heart?"
Reviving Jeroboam’s Religion, Part One We live in an age where there is a whole host of "successful" ministries and ministers in the land. But, are they all genuine works of God or could they be a revival of Old Testament idolatry?
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
What If Revival Does Not Come? Who doesn't hunger after a genuine outpouring of the Holy Spirit? But what does a person do if that visitation of God is not forthcoming?
Why Preterism is Gaining a Following Just a few thoughts on why, I think, that fulfilled eschatology is gaining so much popularity today. I hope this is some exhortation for some futurist brethren.
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.
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.
The Doctrine of Satan Greg takes us back to the Scriptures to examine its teachings on Satan and the devil. His findings may rock your canoe!
Figurative Language Greg looks at principles of bibical interpretation focusing on understanding some of the Scriptural language as figurative, not literal.
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?
The Spiritual Nature of God How far are we to take the idea of the "physical" as it applies to God and His kingdom? Here are some insights into this question.
Stephen R. Sizer
Rev. Daniel Smith
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?
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?
Essays on Hermeneutics Hermeneutics is the science of rightly interpreting the Scriptures. These articles are from the Winter 1984 issue of Searching Together. Excellent and much needed exhortations for today!
Evangelism and the Grace of God Evangelism is and imperative in the work of the kingdom. What must we consider to carry out this stewardship in a balanced and biblical way?
"I Lay Down My Life for the Sheep" Subtitled "Scriptural Perspectives on Christ's Atonement Omitted by Many Bible Teachers." Jon examines the effectiveness of Christ's sacrifice.
Is There A "Covenant of Grace?" Respecting the covenants, are the only two options for the Christian dispensationalism and covenant theology? Jon examines another option that answers the problems of these two popular systems.
Our View of God Affects What We Do What drives a church or ministry to do what it does? The premise here is that it is theology that drives methodology. If the theology is bad, the methods will be corrupt.
Prophets or Profiteers? Subtitled: "A Challenge to Those Who Tarnish the Gospel With Their Doomsday Dogmatism -- How They Mislead the Saints and Often Get Rich in the Process"
"The Search for a Spiritual Home" Jon reflects on an article by a woman's leaving and returning to the Roman Catholic church. Is the rigid, traditional form of religion confined only to the Catholics?
"This Is My Beloved Son; Hear Him" Subtitled "A Study of the Development of Law in the History of Redemption." Jon examines the question of the place of the Mosaic law in the life of the believer.
Today's Israel: Is God on Her Side? While every Christian should want peace in the Middle East, is the modern evangelical's teaching that modern Isreal has a "divine right" to the land helpful? Is it even biblical?
Were Women Silent at Pentecost? Originally entitled, "Women Weren't Silent on the Day of Pentecost; Why Should They Be Afterwards?" One of Jon's stimulating "think about it" articles.