Topical Studies

The Times of the Gentiles- Past or Future?

Jerusalem and The Times of the Gentiles: Are the Times of the Gentiles Past, or Future? Luke 21:24 Don K. Preston Question: It is often stated that because Jerusalem’s Temple Mount is still in the possession of Gentiles the ‘times of the Gentiles’ prophesied by Jesus (Luke 21:24) is still ongoing and there are prophecies to yet be fulfilled. How…

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What About The Creeds And Church History?

WHAT ABOUT THE CREEDS AND CHURCH HISTORY Don K. Preston In the ongoing controversy about Covenant Eschatology, one of the main arguments being proposed by the opponents of true preterism is that of church history and the church creeds. The church simply could not have been wrong for so long on such a critical issue . No church creed espouses…

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On the Light Side: A Bit of Humor

From time to time we share some bit of humor with our readers. The following was sent by Mike Nelson from Texas: A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery Store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, “Son, can You tell me where the Post Office is?” The little boy replied,…

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The Coming of Elijah #3

THE COMING OF ELIJAH #3 In clear terms, Jesus identified John the Baptizer as the prophesied Elijah (Matthew 11:10-15; 17:11-13). Elijah was to urge Israel to “remember the Law of Moses”, and warn them of “the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5). Elijah was to be a sign of the Day of the Lord. It is imperative…

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The Coming of Elijah #2

THE COMING OF ELIJAH #2 Malachi 4:5-6 said “Elijah” would come before the Day of the Lord. This is one of the most significant predictions in the Bible, for Jesus clearly said that Elijah came in the first century. This means that the Day of the Lord had to have occurred in the first century as well! In Matthew 11:9-15,…

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The Coming of Elijah

THE COMING OF ELIJAH In Malachi 4:5-6, Jehovah said that He would send Elijah before the coming of the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord. When Elijah came, he was to “restore all things,” more specifically, he was to “turn the hearts of the fathers to the children.” His task was that of moral restoration. Elijah was to warn…

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Significance of the Holy Spirit in Acts and the Epistles

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE OUT POURING OF THE NEW TESTAMENT Don K. Preston Copyright 2009 All Rights Reserved “This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel…” Acts 2:15f John the Immerser came preaching, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has drawn near”, and then immediately promised that the coming one “will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and…

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1 Peter and Israel's Land Promises

1 PETER AND ISRAEL’S LAND PROMISES Don K. Preston © April 2009 All Rights Reserved What follows is an edited and revised presentation from my upcoming (hopefully soon), book on 1 Thessalonians 4. While I do not discuss Israel’s land promises in that work, my research has led me to believe that what I do present there has profound implications…

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Guest Article: Bryan Lewis on Prophecy and Politics

An unfortunate number of people believe that the study of Bible prophecy is merely an academic exercise, with little to no “real life relevance. Nothing could be farther from the truth! What we believe about the future determines how we live in the present!  Bryan Lewis of Nashville, TN. has submitted the following paper for our consideration. It is powerful testimony to the true…

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