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The Essentials of the Doctrine of End Times

When it comes to the doctrine of end times, there is no hiding the fact that believers have differing views. The three major millennial views (Amillennial, Premillennial, and Postmillennial) each have godly, gifted, and gracious adherents.  In this post, I would like to point out four key areas of agreement between the views. This is not to suggest that we ignore the…

The Glory of Heaven

Over the years there have many ideas and beliefs concerning what heaven will be like. Sadly, many of these are based on someone’s experience, desire or some TV commercial. As a result of this, some of the descriptions have been bizarre and frankly unbiblical. Well, can we answer the question, what is Heaven like?   In order to answer this question our attention…

The Perspicuity of General Revelation

Picture Credit: Wikipedia Cornelius Van Til, in his essay “Nature and Scripture,” discusses the qualities of general (or “natural”) revelation. In this excerpt, he puts it very well when he says that creation is itself absolutely clear with regard to who God is and who we are in relation to him. We have seen that since the fall of man God’s…

The book of Revelation and Symbolism

© Kimberly Reinick – Fotolia.com The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. (Revelation 1:1-2) Many of the questions surrounding the…

Interpreting Scripture with Scripture

© Dusan Kostic – Fotolia.com As Hills continues to make our way through the often perplexing book of Revelation, it may be helpful to consider some examples of the interpretive principle which Pastor Martin is often referring to and using: scripture interpreting scripture. In short, this means using one part (or more) of the Bible to assist your understanding of…

The Perspicuity of Scripture

Photo Credit: © Amy Walters – Fotolia Perspicuous. adj. 1. Clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand. 2. Ex- pressing oneself clearly and effectively. Pastor Martin has just begun a series on the book of Revelation. The book is notoriously difficult to understand, interpret, and apply. As one witty saying goes; “A famous book in which St. John the…

The Torment of the Gospel

It is disturbing that the good news of forgiveness and salvation could be a torment to some.  It is also disturbing because I’m not sure this reflects reality for the church in the West.  Does our preaching of the gospel cause torment?  It does in Revelation.  The church in Revelation is often the persecuted church; the church that faithfully bears witness to Jesus, even…