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Few doctrines of the Bible receive more attention among evangelicals today than the second coming of Christ. And since His return is a foundational doctrine of the historic Christian faith, it well deserves our notice. Unfortunately though, the second advent is more deeply loved and firmly believed than biblically understood. We tend to have a […]

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Postmillennialism differs from dispensationalism, premillennialism, and amillennialism in being the only eschatological position that is optimistic regarding the outcome of current history. And though this is the key distinctive of postmillennialism, it differs from the other eschatological positions also in its denying that Christ could return at any moment. We believe, with the church of […]

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Jesus claims the great tribulation was to occur in the first century (Matt 24:34) and that it was associated with the collapse of the temple then-standing (Matt 24:2-3). He was somewhat hampered in his prophetic announcements by not having access to the New York Times or Newsweek magazine. Furthermore, he did not have in his […]

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As I continue our brief analysis of difficult verses for preterism to explain in the Olivet Discourse, we come to a favorite text of the gainsayers: Matthew 24:47. Did Christ come like lightning in A.D. 70, as per Matthew 24:27? That text reads: “For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even […]

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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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