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The 1,000 Year Reign

This is the final article addressing the “end times” doctrine, if you missed any of the previous ones, please check them out. So far, we have assessed each point of the doctrine against the word of God and have found the following views to be lacking in consistency with what the Bible teaches: (1) Signs of the End. (2) Rapture. (3) and the Seven-Year Tribulation. Now we will examine the next era of the “end times” timeline, the 1,000-year reign of Christ on the earth, reigning from the physical location of Jerusalem. The concept of the 1,000-year reign stems from […]


The Battle of Armageddon

Does the Bible speak of a great carnal conflict of the future called the battle of Armageddon? Many today believe this, but again, what does the Bible say? The “end times” theorists believe in an enormous battle that will take place within the “seven-year tribulation” (see our article on the seven-year tribulation). They believe it to be a final battle between all the nations of the earth against Christ. Now that we have an idea of what is taught today, let’s turn to the scriptures to see if this is consistent with the word of God. On a single occasion […]


Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks

Many have set out to explain the seventy weeks recorded in the book of Daniel. It seemed good to me, as well, to pen down a few words in respect to this great Messianic prophecy. Especially due to the tremendous errors men have made to make this prophecy something that suits their fantasies. My intention is to give the sense of the text while keeping to the context of the book and remaining in harmony with the rest of the Bible. I ask you now to turn to Daniel 9 and read verses 24-27. Now let’s observe the context. Verses […]


Seven-Year Tribulation

    In previous articles, we discussed the difficulties of accepting the popular doctrine of the rapture and the signs that would precede the “end times.” Following the common timeline for the doctrine of the “end times,” we will now consider the next event: the seven-year tribulation. The timeline goes as follows: (1) Signs of the end. (2) Rapture. (3) Seven-year tribulation. (4) 1,000-year reign of Christ. (5.) Final judgment. A popular religious website (gotquestions.org) explains the seven-year tribulation: “The tribulation is a future seven-year period of time when God will finish His discipline of Israel and finalize His judgment of the […]


The Rapture

    The doctrine of the rapture has taken the religious world by storm. It is a fascinating mystical thought to just vanish right in front of the lost world. It has attracted many to the doctrine in the same way that many are attracted to buy tickets to see a great magician’s vanishing act. However, as amazing as it sounds, we must hold it to the word of God to see whether it stands or falls.     One thing to note about the doctrine of the rapture is how new it is to the religious world. Looking through the many writings of […]


Signs of the End Times

    The doctrine of the “End Times” is very popular today and covers a wide range of subjects, but to summarize it, this doctrine refers to: 1. Signs that will take place before the end; 2. The rapture of the righteous from the earth; 3. Seven years of tribulation for the wicked on the earth; 4. The physical return of Christ to the earth; 5. Christ’s 1,000 year reign from the city of Jerusalem; 6. The final judgment and end of the world. While these teachings sound fantastic and worthy of a Hollywood production, I must caution us that we should […]


The Other Side of the T.U.L.I.P. Garden

Below is a result of my own reading of the book “On the Other Side of the Garden.” This book is becoming popular among women of the church and is being used as lady’s bible class material. Virginia Fugate, is the wife of author Richard Fugate. They are very strong Calvinists, and this comes to the forefront of their writings. As I read through, I saw so many references to Calvinistic doctrine that the book was rendered useless. When one holds such distorted views like Calvinism, their entire viewpoint of scripture and their interpretation of verses is so affected by […]


Some Thoughts on Easter

Easter, much like Christmas, is an old worldly celebration that someone slapped a new label over, but what remains underneath remains the same traditions. The Greeks had Saturnalia at the winter solstice, which was the celebration of the birth of the sun God, the festivities included evergreen trees and wreaths, red and green decorations, lights, exchanging of gifts, blood pudding and gingerbread men, all of which were connected with idolatry of the sun god and human sacrifice. Catholicism made Christmas what it is today, as Jesus could not engage in the festivities of Saturnalia, nor would his Apostles and the […]


Is God Just?

The justice of God belongs to the manifold wisdom of God. And an inspection of its many colors will reveal the beauty and holiness of God’s justice. Some, without a proper assessment, have claimed God to be unjust. It is therefore my hope to examine the justice of God in light of the scriptures, to change any man’s doubts into confidence toward God.     One who questions the justice of God should first consider God’s attitude toward injustice: Proverbs 17:15, “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.” […]


James 2 and Me

Since the very popular false doctrine of “faith only” held by many Methodists, Baptists, and others who have branched off from Calvinism, the second chapter of James has been used as a deadly dagger against the doctrine, and rightly so, for the chapter is straightforwardly contrary to the doctrine that one is saved by “faith only,” even verse 24 concludes: “you see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” But that is not what this article will be about. I believe one needs to look at every scripture with the intention to make application […]


The Origin of the Name “Jehovah”

There are a few ways that the Old Testament text refers to the Almighty God. First, the title of “God” (in Hebrew: Elohiym), is given (Genesis 1:1). Another title, “LORD” (Hebrew: Adonai) is popularly used throughout the Old Testament. Finally, the name, not title, given to God: YHWH, commonly pronounced as Yahweh. But wait! What about that ancient word “Jehovah?” Where does it fall in line with the above? Honestly, it doesn’t. In fact, the ancient word “Jehovah” isn’t really all that ancient at all, but is a product of a series of mistakes made by men throughout the years. […]


Outside the Gate

In Hebrews 13:11-14, the Holy Spirit compares and contrasts the blood sacrifices of animals under the Old Law to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that sealed the new testament. In the Law of Moses, after the animals were sacrificed by the priests, their bodies were carried outside the gate of the city and cleanly disposed of by fire (Leviticus 16:27). Therefore Jesus also, showing Himself a sacrifice for sin, hung on a cross outside the gate of the city, at the “place of the skull,” where many animal sacrifices were burned under the old Law.     After the text of Hebrews […]


As a Very Lovely Song

    Why do people young and old flock to hear their favorite musicians perform on stage? Is it not because those musicians are artists who play instruments and sing masterfully? These professionals play and sing so well that the music and lyrics move the listeners and they go home flying higher than a kite. But what does this have to do with the scriptures? Ezekiel 33:30-33.     The start of the paragraph (in Ezekiel 33:30) sounds tremendously encouraging as God speaks to the man Ezekiel, saying, “As for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking about you beside […]


Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks

Many have set out to explain the seventy weeks recorded in the book of Daniel. It seemed good to me, as well, to pen down a few words in respect to this great Messianic prophecy. Especially due to the tremendous errors men have made to make this prophecy something that suits their fantasies, even though it is not what God purposed. My intention is to give the sense of the text while keeping to the context of the book and remaining in harmony with the rest of the Bible. Here is the text: Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined For […]


Jesus in the Home

    It seems evident from the gospel accounts that Jesus enjoyed going to the homes of certain people. The home of Zacchaeus, for example, is a place where Jesus invited Himself as He told Zacchaeus “today I must stay at your house” (Luke 19:5). Why Zacchaeus’ house? Because it was the house of a man who was diligently seeking Him. We find Jesus, in Matthew 9:10, at the house of Matthew, where He had occasion to teach many individuals who did not have a relationship with God. Consider how Jesus enjoyed coming to the house of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38), […]


So You Married the Wrong Person?

The statements: “I don’t love you anymore,” and “I think I married the wrong person” we all recognize. They are commonly said at the end of a failed marriage. It is no secret that many marriages fail in the world and a number of them fail among members of the church. Did they indeed marry the wrong person as they suppose? Is it possible to marry the wrong person? Anyone who is struggling in marriage, or knows someone who is, please consider this article and share it with others who you think might need it.     Certainly there are commands in […]