Saturday, May 19, 2018

What Does Paul Mean by "That Day" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3?

From Tony Garland of Spirit and Truth:
There is considerable [y] confusion among Christians concerning passages which refer to a future "day" associated with the arrival of Christ. This confusion is mainly caused by assuming that all references to a future "day" involving Christ must either refer to His return for the Church at the Rapture or His final return in judgment at the Second Coming. However, Scripture reveals a third situation in which Christ is said to “come” which, unfortunately, many erroneously conflate with the Rapture...keep reading

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tribulation is Coming

Tribulation is coming. As far as the church is concerned it has always been present to varying degrees throughout history. God has never exempted Christians from tribulation, persecution or martyrdom. In fact we Christians ought to expect it...If any pastor tells you that you should or can be living your best life now in terms of worldly success, he is lying to you...keep reading

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

High King of Heaven

Recently reviewed the book "High King of Heaven" HERE

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Master's Seminary Journal Spring 2018

This edition is in honor of Dr. Robert L. Thomas.

Single PDF format file HERE

Or go HERE

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Who was Horatius Bonar?

Thanks to Barry Horner for making this available:
Better known as a nineteenth-century hymn writer, Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
fulfilled a ministry of far greater dimensions, both practically and scholarly. He
participated in a remarkable spiritual awakening in Scotland, and in 1839 joined
a tour of the Holy Land, a Mission of Enquiry to the Jews on behalf of the
Church of Scotland.
His prophetic writings were considerable.  In 1847 he published Prophetical
Landmarks, Containing Date for Helping to Determine the Question of Christ's
Premillennial Return. He was also editor of The Quarterly Journal of Prophecy
from 1849 to 1873. In 1849 he also published The Coming and Kingdom of the
Lord Jesus Christ, being a refutation of the postmillennialism of the Rev. David
Brown...keep reading
See also J. C. Ryle 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Jacob Prasch on the Rapture

Back to eschatology.

I went down some rabbit trails-holes this morning. I have friends who hold to Prasch's position on the rapture. The view is sometimes referred to as "Pre Wrath", "Inter Seal" and "Intra Seal."

In one article he appeals to Lovett (he calls Lovett the father of the system), Treggalis (he means Samuel P. Tregelles) and Gundry. I suspect, however, that his position varies from Van Kampen's etc. One notable difference is his view that the Restrainer is the Holy Spirit, contra the Michael position. Gundry also holds to the Holy Spirit view.

I include the following links largely for my own reference. You can read more HERE and HERE

Our view pre dates Pre Wrath in that Jacob Prasch, like various others, believed the rapture is between 6th & 7th seals etc. prior to the Pre Wrath position  being crystallized by the books of Marvin Rosenthal and Robert Van Kampen.  Our position is documented and explained at length in the Book "Harpazo" (available on Amazon, Kendal [sic], from Moriel etc.). It is nothing more than what was later called Pre Wrath that in common with Pre Trib holds that The Holy Spirit is the Restrainer of 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, and certain other more minor differences to do with the timing of the ministry on the Two Witnesses in Revelation  chapter 11. Intra Seal is a version of Pre Wrath and Pre Wrath has the same primary elements as Intra Seal. The two positions are  in essence not only very  similar or more accurately two variations of the same fundamental position although the Pneumatological differences are marked.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Barry Horner - Eternal Israel

Barry Horner's "Future Israel" addressing Replacement Theology was one of the first I read on the subject some eight years ago. He has since written a new book "Eternal Israel." Find out more HERE

PS Thanks to Alan Kurschner (Eschatos Ministries) for alerting us to this new book and thanks to Barry Horner for his dedication. "Eternal Israel" is an important follow-up to "Future Israel."  Highly recommended reading.