Articles: Theology and Eschatology
Articles of Interest by ICA
After years of study, I’ve come to the realization that as much as we’d all love to believe we have Scripture completely figured out, we still continue to see as through a glass darkly. With as many opinions regarding secondary doctrines as there are denominations, there is obviously not one single pastor or teacher or author that has a complete and perfect understanding of Scripture or that is free from error, indicating that one interpretative method or hermeneutical approach alone cannot provide all the answers that we so often ask as students of Biblical eschatology.
Given what has happened throughout history to the nation of Israel and to the Church and what is now happening today within the epicenter of prophecy, I decided to approach Scripture in a way similar to those who’ve now developed Progressive Dispensationalism — a refinement of the older Traditional Dispensationalism — by studying other views to appropriate more of a “complementary” or “correlative” hermeneutical framework. By not being confined to one narrow view and carefully studying the work of others and understanding why they believed what they believed, we can adopt what merit other positions have to augment our own understanding. Although some who staunchly maintain a certain eschatological paradigm may feel somewhat apprehensive with this approach much like a Traditional Dispensationalist, for instance, would reject the approach of a Progressive Dispensationalist, keeping the good meat of other views and spitting out the bones does seem to provide answers that other positions in and of themselves do not fully address as it relates to Bible prophecy.
No one can claim to have all the answers, myself included. As such, I remain open to fine-tuning the articles below as the Lord continues to open up Bible prophecy to the Body of Christ. Please feel free to study, copy, and share the following articles as you see fit. All that I ask is that you do what all good Bereans must do: Test everything you read in light of Scripture, and hold fast that which is good …
2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness …”
A Few Simple Questions For Muslim Visitors
Mohammed thought he understood the teachings of the Bible. Did he?
2 Thessalonians 2:4 — A Rebuilt Jewish Temple, Or Something Else?
What did Jesus and Paul refer to when speaking about “the holy place” or “temple”?
What Is The War Of Gog-Magog?
A pre-Armageddon battle, or one that includes Armageddon itself?
Antichrist: Leader Of A One-World Government?
Does Scripture reveal a “Last Days Antichrist” who rules the whole world, or a portion only?
Unsealed: A Closer Look At Revelation 6 And ‘The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse’
Have any of the seals of Revelation been opened, or are they all yet future?
Can An Islamic Antichrist Present Himself As God And Receive Worship, Yet Be A Servant Of ‘Allah’?
Some believe that Antichrist cannot be Islamic. Find out what Scripture really says.
The Mark Of The Beast – What Your Church May Not Be Telling You
Pop-theology says it’s 21st century technology. Scripture suggests otherwise.
The Revelation Of Jesus Christ And The Rapture Of The Church
The Apostle Paul says the “Rapture” is at the “last trump.” John shows us when.
The 144,000 And The Great Multitude – It’s Not What You May Think
A literal number, or symbolic? What does it mean? The answer may surprise you.
The Qur’anic Con: How Revelation’s Predictive Biblical Prophecy Foresaw Islamic Teachings
Proof that the prophecies of the Bible are Divinely inspired.
Lost In Translation: ‘Not Appointed Unto Wrath’ – What Scripture Is Really Saying
English translations aren’t telling us what’s in the Greek. Find out what you’ve been missing.
‘… That Where I Am There You May Be Also’ – It Means More Than We Think
The Temple, the Church, and the Marriage. Jesus said a lot in just three verses.
Revelation 13: A Commentary
The present, and future, of Islam.
The People Of The Prince To Come: A Roman-European Antichrist?
The blinders of tradition is preventing many from seeing a prowling Beast beside them.
Daniel 9:27 And The Confirmation Of The Covenant – A Peace Treaty?
Is Daniel’s “confirmation of the covenant” in 9:27 a “peace treaty”, or something else?
Daniel 9:27 Redux: Will Antichrist Make A False 7-Year Peace Treaty With Israel?
Answering common arguments that attempt to support the idea of a “7-year peace treaty.”