Evolutionists try to parlay the belief that ancient man was intellectually inferior to modern-man. The theory does not fit the facts. While there are numerous theories on how structures like the pyramids were built, no one has been able to duplicate the results using what is known of ancient technology. Some have been so perplexed […]
In order to understand the book of Revelation you have to read it against the backdrop of the Old Testament, and you also have to understand the subject matter and the timing as to when these events were to take place. The book of Revelation isn’t describing events in the distant future, it’s describing events […]
Ripping a verse out of context in the book of Revelation is standard fare for a lot of Christians. They look at events in the world around us, then go to the Bible and pull out a prophecy that they can make fit and call it fulfillment of Bible prophecy. In order to accurately interpret […]
Gary continues his response to Pastor Jim McClarty’s critique of his interpretation of the 1000 years in Revelation 20. McClarty presents arguments for a literal interpretation of Old and New Testament prophecies. Gary DeMar argues the Bible should be taken literally but on its own terms by comparing Scripture with Scripture. The Bible is the […]
Pastor Jim McClarty of Grace Christian Assembly debated ideas in an interview with Gary DeMar and Jay Rogers (available on YouTube) on Bible prophecy and eschatology. Pastor McClarty makes legitimate arguments against the postmillennial view, and in return, Gary DeMar is responds to McClarty in this episode of “The Gary DeMar Show.”
Many end times “prophets” seek to pull out individual verses from the Bible and base all their eschatology on that one verse, ignoring the historical and biblical context. Gary DeMar discusses the errors in this way of interpreting the Bible and how to avoid it.
Gary uses scholarly biblical hermeneutics to make an honest interpretation of Bible prophecy. Bible prophecy supports more fulfillment of Revelation than not. The fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 must be explained by dispensational scholars to validate futurist apocalyptic prophecy.
In reality, it’s “all that’s left of Israel that will be saved.” In a December 2, 1984 sermon, the late Jerry Falwell said the following: “Millions of Jews will be slaughtered at this time but a remnant will escape and God will supernaturally hide them for Himself for the last three and a half years of the Tribulation, some feel in the rose-red city of Petra.”
On January 30, 2009 Joel McDurmon posted an article on the American Vision website regarding his attendance at my debate with Bart Ehrman on January 21 that was held at the Airport Sheraton in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I appreciate the opportunity to respond to specific statements that appeared in that article.
I was riding my bicycle up South Mountain, a 7 mile long ascent with portions hitting a 12% grade. I was listening to an interview on Issues Etc., and the guest was Bart Ehrman. Ehrman had burst onto the textual critical scene with his 1993 work, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture. His new book, Misquoting Jesus, was a popularization of much of what was in the earlier, scholarly work, along with general information about the history of textual criticism, interwoven with Ehrman’s conclusions.
When thinking of the famous Greek scientist and great man of physics, Archimedes, (287 B.C.â€”212 B.C.) you might recall the historical account that has him running naked through the streets of Syracuse in Sicily crying Eureka,
Patience and more patience are your watchwords since you know that he’s (she’s) the semi-naïve, hyper-indoctrinated victim of humanist-centered schemes. (And be more kind than necessary. Remember that everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.) You’ll do well to pause and listen often; something that will get easier with time and the confidence that comes with experience. Here’s the core issue: You say God exists; your humanized victim disagrees, and you both have reasons for your convictions. So where to start?
A stone tablet written in Hebrew is getting a great deal of media attention. The tablet is unique because the inscription is written in ink rather than carved into the stone. It’s been dated to the first-century B.C.
In Chuck Smith’s Revelation commentary Dateline Earth he informed his readers in 1989 that the rapture is at hand.
Chuck Smith, founder of Calvary Chapel and senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, has authored another prophecy book: The Final Act: Setting the Stage of the End Times Drama. The book carries the ringing endorsement of Tim LaHaye, co-author with Jerry Jenkins of the widely popular Left Behind series of prophetic novels. LaHaye offers the following complimentary words:
While it’s difficult to deal with the middle portions of Revelation without establishing its historical context (the judgment upon Jerusalem), the time element (Rev. 1:1, 3; 22:7, 10, 12, 20), and interpretive methodology (Scripture with Scripture), what follows are some things to consider when looking at the above questions.
John Hagee’s “Christians United for Israel” held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., last month (July 2007). Supporters of CUFI are looking forward to Armageddon. Of course, they believe they won’t be around to experience it.
In the ongoing debate over Bible prophecy, a number of issues keep coming up. One of the biggest disputes is on the dating of Revelation. Was Revelation written prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 or nearly 40 years later?