This is my third article in a series on Israel in Scripture. This is a vitally important issue for biblical interpretation and theological construction. In this submission I will touch on the biblical teaching of the New Covenant. Jeremiah presents the vitally important “new covenant” in Jewish terminology: “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, […]

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This is the second in a short series on Israel in the Bible. This is being written against the backdrop of populistic dispensationalism. Israel has an important role in the Bible. But that role is confused by many evangelical Christians. And when you confuse such a large portion of Scripture, you have a serious problem […]

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The function of Israel in the Bible is an important issue for students of Scripture. Unfortunately, confusion reigns supreme on this vital question. In this article I am opening a brief series on the question of Israel from a biblical (rather than emotional or political) perspective. I hope the series is helpful. As I open […]

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Postmillennialism is most often criticized from historical and pragmatic perspectives. However, the most telling charges against it should be biblical problems. After all, we are dealing with the question of what the Bible says about the future, not with what we can surmise about it. Second Tim 3:1 is one of those passages that some […]

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Many dispensationalists think their approach to eschatology was held in the ancient church. Much of their error is due to their naive confusion of premillennialism with dispensationalism. Premillennialism is most definitely an ancient view. But the two systems are quite distinct, with dispensationalism being created around 1830. Significantly though, premillennialism has a problematic history. The […]

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From 1966 until 1975 I was a dispensationalist. I was attracted to the movement because it boasted of a consistent biblical outlook, which could explain the times. I was saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ at a dispensationalist youth camp in Boca Raton, Florida; I attended a dispensationalist church (Calvary Bible Church, […]

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Many wrongly hold that postmillennialism was created by Daniel Whitby in the 1700s. The confuse reports of his “popularizing” postmillennialism with the idea that he “created” it. This is particularly widespread in dispensational circles. Yet, postmillennialism receives an impetus from the Reformation. Considering the following. Theologian Donald Bloesch notes, “postmillennialism experienced an upsurge in the […]

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