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Peddling Prophetic Snake Oil

Hal Lindsey claims that the Bible predicts that oil will be discovered in Israel. [1] The book Breaking the Treasure Code: The Hunt for Israel's Oil [2] claims to prove it by an appeal to the Bible: A treasure map was hidden in the Bible more than three thousand years ago. The treasure, a gift […]

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Old Calvinism is Now the New Calvinism

"Calvinism is back," so says David Van Biema in the March 22, 2009 issue of Time magazine. Calvinism is listed as one of "10 ideas changing the world Right now." It's third on the list. When most people hear the word "Calvinism," they bite down only on the gristle of predestination and then spit out the whole piece of meat. There is much more to Calvinism that is obscured by the misapplied aversion to particular redemption. As a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in the 1970s, I was taught that certain cultural applications flowed from a consistent application of Calvinism. Calvinism is synonymous with a comprehensive biblical world-and-life view. Simply put, I was told that the Bible applies to every area of life. To be a Calvinist is to make biblical application to issues beyond personal salvation (Heb. 5:11-14).

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A Defense of Dispensationalism

John MacArthur is preaching series on eschatology that is being broadcast on WLQV, a Detroit, Michigan, radio station this week. Some of this material was published in his 1999 book The Second Coming: Signs of Christ's Return and the End of the Age. Using a debater's trick, MacArthur begins his analysis of non-dispensational eschatology by attacking full-preterism. Full-preterists believe that all the New Testament prophetic passages were fulfilled in A.D. 70. Thus, there is no future bodily return of Christ.

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Too Much Unnecessary Resistance

After last week’s article, “American Vision’s Vision”; I was brought up on charges by “Jim,” a fellow Christian. Here’s a slightly edited account of his criticism: I agreed with most of the article, but being Reformed in theology and former member of a Presbyterian church, your criticism of those of us who believe in the […]

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It's Not Hate; It's Love

I'm very sorry to hear you characterize my assessment of dispensationalism as vitriolic hatred.

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The Gap That Wasn't: Part 2

Last week my Bible Gaps

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The Eschatology of Christmas

An article that I wrote earlier this year, Hymnbook Eschatology, made the case that Dispensational theology is hard to find in the hymnbook. Of course, it is not found in the pages of Scripture either.

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Bible Gaps

Radio, print, and TV news sources continue to reflect the fact that the moral fabric of U.S. society is unraveling at a disturbing pace. (Think of the recent shooting deaths in Omaha and Colorado, more Christian than non-Christian divorces, radical homosexual activism, rampant teen despair, etc.)

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Chuck Smith's Prophetic Confusion

In Chuck Smith's Revelation commentary Dateline Earth he informed his readers in 1989 that the rapture is at hand.

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John MacArthur, Israel, Calvinism, and Postmillennialism -- Part 2

John MacArthur laid down the gauntlet on the issue of prophecy in his opening talk at the 2007 Shepherds' Conference.

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