Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 Appendix B You can pretty much rest assured that prophecy teachers (pastor, preacher, “prophet,” pundit, televangelist, and the like) have little idea what they’re talking about when they use the phrase “the Antichrist.” It’s a dead giveaway that any such person has sold out dogmatically, uncritically, and […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 6. “You Shall Be Left Few” (Luke 13:10–35) The following section of Luke (13:10–35) flows directly from the previous teachings, and develops them 1) to strengthen the dichotomy between Jesus and the current leaders of Israel/Jerusalem, and 2) to clearly pronounce the coming judgment upon Jerusalem. The […]
“Nourished by the Kings Country,” by Dr. Joel McDurmon August 14, 2016, at Christ Church CREC, Branchville, AL
Jesus told his listeners, “The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof” (Matt. 21:43). For many people, this verse provides the heart of “replacement theology”—the idea that the Christian Church has replaced the old physical nation of Israel as God’s chosen people and priestly […]
Depending on whom you ask, December 25 has a whole host of nefarious pagan characters laying claim to it. Mithra, Isis, Osiris, and Saturnalia are just a few of the names that get linked with this date. The general argument, illustrated by Ferrell’s quotation above, is that because December 25 is associated with so many pagan (or even worse, Roman Catholic) traditions and "deities," "real" Christians should not celebrate the day, or attribute any more significance to it than any other day of the year.