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Dispensationalism is the most recent eschatological position to arise within the Church. It arose in the 1800s around the time of other eschatological systems, such as those embedded in Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses. The 1800s was rife with eschatological speculation. Due to the complexity of dispensationalism, it is difficult to reduce it to its key features. […]

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WHEN THE END?

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Dispensationalism is the latest of the evangelical eschatological options, having been created in 1830 by J. N. Darby. Today dispensationalism dominates the evangelical marketplace, embarrassing the broader evangelical community with trivia, superficiality, and recurring calls for the rapture.  From its very inception dispensationalism has frustrated evangelical scholars. In the late 1800s Reformed postmillennial scholar, J. A. Alexander, had to deal […]

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Did the rapture occur in A.D. 70? Matthew 24:31 seems to teach such: “And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” Whatever this verse means, Jesus affirms only three verses later that […]

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Millions of Christians and Christian leaders long for the world to grow darker hoping that the “Rapture” will happen in their lifetime. Did you happen to notice the glee on the faces of end-times prognosticators such as Jerry Jenkins, Joel Rosenberg, and others while being interviewed on CNN recently about the current conflict between Israel […]

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