Christian Certainties — No. 6

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             Life has many uncertainties. A person who seems strong and healthy one day may drop dead the next. Someone on whom we were depending may disappoint us; a trusted friend…

Premillennialism—A System of Fatal Error

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Premillennialism pervades the vast majority of Protestant churches, including the old “mainline” denominations, independent groups, the various Pentecostal sects, and the newer “community” churches. This phenomenon is more than “a doctrine.”…

“Kingdom” In Matthew 13:41

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jesus said, “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity.” To what…

Consequences of Premillennialism

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The Premillennial view of the Bible holds that Christ will return to the earth, establish a literal kingdom in Jerusalem, and reign 1,000 years (a millennium) on David’s throne. “So what?”…

“Return” Occurrences 

Hits: 17 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The New Testament not only frequently and plainly tells us that Jesus Christ will return, but it also tells us what things will occur when He comes. Great sounds and…

On Penknives and the Bible—No. 2

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             Jehoiakim, the ungodly sixth-century BC king of Judah, unceremoniously took his penknife to the pages of Holy Writ as they were read to him, casting them into the…

Was Jesus Mistaken?

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] Ten centuries before Jesus’ birth, the prophet Nathan, on behalf of Jehovah, told David that He would set one of David’s seed upon his throne in an eternal kingdom (2 Sam….

The “Failure” of Jesus

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] A popular theological system advances the following theses: The Jews of Jesus’ day “surprised” God the Father by rejecting His Son, their Messiah. This rejection prevented Jesus’ from establishing the earthly kingdom…

Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29-36

Hits: 57[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration…

First or Twenty-first?

Hits: 79[Note: This MS is available ilarger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jesus promised to build His church, which He identified as his spiritual kingdom (Mat. 16:18–19; John 18:36). Gabriel told Mary that Jesus, the Son she would conceive of the Holy Spirit, would…