Typology

Passover: Type and Anti-type Exodus 12

The single most significant event in the history of the human race took place on the first Sunday after Passover in about the year A.D. 30. It’s the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Biblically it is not called Easter but "The Feast of First Fruits." Last year at this time we studied the Feast of First Fruits, so…

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Baptism: A New Look

Was Jesus Born Again?

Our title may shock the reader at first glance because normally the term "born again" connotes the spiritual renewal of a sinful life. But this article does not imply in any way that Jesus was in need of such a renewal. We do wish to deal with the Biblical concept of the two births of Jesus as they relate to…

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Responding to the Critics

End Times Controversy

Tim LaHaye and Thomas Ice serve as general editors of a new book, entitled End Times Controversy. This book of 460+ pages presents itself as the definitive refutation of Covenant Eschatology, or as they call it, Preterism. The book contains 17 chapters by different authors. This article cannot be a true book review, due to the size of Controversy. However,…

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The Israel of God

Why Did America Win the War?

On April 22, 2003 on the MSNBC program Scarborough Country, Joe Scarborough interviewed Jerry Falwell. Falwell stated that the reason America won the war in Iraq is because America is the ally of Israel. Since Israel is God’s chosen people, Falwell argued, those who bless Israel today are blessed. He went on to argue that America must, at all costs,…

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Responding to the Critics

Theological Airheads

On, August 19, 2002, I watched the John Hagee program out of San Antonio, Texas. Hagee was delivering the third in a series of lessons, and this one was entitled, Israel and the Church, and, boy, was he ever stirred up! Hagee spoke at length of Replacement Theology, castigating the idea that the church is the fulfillment of Israel’s promises.…

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Baptism: A New Look

Baptism: A New Appreciation

Covenant Eschatology is a comprehensive study. It is not just about the end time things such as the coming of the Lord, judgment, and resurrection. Eschatology reflects upon and is interconnected with almost every subject in the New Covenant; indeed one cannot preach the whole counsel of God without preaching eschatology. Some have stated that eschatology is mentioned once every…

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Responding to the Critics

Jackson and Mello

This is a review of Wayne Jackson’s article carried in the Christian Courier, Vol. XXVI, No. 11, March 1991, 3906 East Main St. Stockton, Calif. 95215. This article will deal specifically with Jackson’s article on the Greek word "mello." Jackson says "The word has a variety of meanings as any Greek lexicon reveals. It may signify intention, imminence, necessity, certainty,…

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Responding to the Critics

Covenant Eschatology and the Hymanaean Heresy

On the Web site www.chalcedon.edu in an article dated February 14, 1999, Andrew Sandlin cited 2 Timothy 2:17f, and called the full preterist view "Hymenaeus Resurrected." He called full preterists heretical preterists. At the R. C. Sproul Prophecy conference in Florida, February 1999, Keith Matheson also appealed to 2 Timothy 2 to condemn what he called the "Hymanaean heresy." In…

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Last Days

Signs of the End

Those who claim the end of the age will occur in or around the year 2000 insist that we see today the predicted signs of that event. Jesus however, said that the signs of his coming, and his coming, would occur in "this generation" (Matthew 24:34). That was his generation. Yet those who hold that Jesus’ coming has not yet…

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Matthew 24

But of That Day and Hour No One Knows

Mark 13:32I recently heard a radio minister preaching on eschatology. Being an amillennialist he was attacking both premillennialism and Covenant Eschatology. His key text against both views was Mark 13:32: "But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." The minister argued that because Jesus was ignorant of…

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