This is my third and final critique of Ron Rhodes’ book Jesus and the End Times. You can read my first two articles here and here. In brief commentary on Jesus and the Olivet Discourse, he states, “In the Olivet Discourse. Jesus prophesied that ‘the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 13. The Parable of the Wicked Guests (Luke 20:9–19) The Pharisees and priests were clever enough to recognize that the parable [of the wicked tenants] had been spoken about them (Luke 20:19). The irony, for them, is that this recognition drove them only to begin the very […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 13. Wicked Tenants, Wicked Guests (Luke 20:9–18) Probably none of the parables is as clear and explicit a prophetic denunciation of Israel as this parable of the wicked tenants. What Jesus has been teaching in different aspects and from different perspectives since He began this journey He […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 10. The Faithful Remnant (Luke 17:11–37) Luke 17:11 describes a change of scenery. The previous scene saw Jesus defend Himself against the Pharisees over the issue of befriending the unrighteous. He also inculcated this defense in His disciples, and urged them to remain faithful despite the powerful […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 The Parable of the Unjust Manager (Luke 16:1–9) After the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus takes the opportunity to teach a valuable lesson to His disciples. Notice, therefore, He is changing audiences again. This was for hearing ears, not merely for confounding judgment upon the faithless “others” […]
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From the Fourth Beast to the Kingdom of One Like a Son of Man [This article is an excerpt from Dr. Jordan’s excellent commentary on the book of Daniel, Handwriting on the Wall. For more of what follows you can find the book and ebook in our store, or join us with Dr. Jordan at […]
"The Early Church and the End of the World" by Gary DeMar and Francis Gumerlock asks this fundamental question: "What did the earliest of the early Christian writers actually believe about prophetic events?" We can only answer this question by studying what they wrote. Unfortunately, we do not have a complete record of the period. Many of their surviving works are only fragments of larger works no longer available to us. To make an historical investigation even more difficult, there are translation issues. Many of the works of those who wrote just before the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and beyond have not been translated into English.