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An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox – Conclusion/Summary

My hope is those interested in Church History have gained or benefited from this series. If like me, you are interested in knowing where (and when) many of the doctrines we have been taught originated from and if they are really based upon the Word of God or came from the mind or imagination of […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (4)

Part (4) in the series, Examining Dispensationalism by William E. Cox. See: Part (1) - Part (2) - Part (3) Source: The GOSPEL TRUTH VII –  DISPENSATIONALIST BELIEFS AND THE CHURCH With reference to the Christian church, dispensationalists believe it came into being as a result of the rejection of the alleged earthly kingdom. They teach that the church […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (3)

A small portion of the material in this section and the one following may be covered in William Cox’s personal message (Why I Left Scofieldism), but because these particular Dispensationalist doctrines of there being “two people(s) of God” and “two Godly Kingdoms”, is the very foundation on which Dispensationalism is built, I believe it cannot […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (2)

Not sure if anyone has had a chance to look over or read part (1) but a couple things the author mentions really bears pointing out. The first being the relative newness of the theology known as Dispensationalism and that it’s original promoters never attempted to deny this, but instead attempted to explain this away […]

An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox (1)

This message is rather lengthy so it will be broken up into at least 2-3 posts, possibly more. The author, William E. Cox, who also wrote the earlier posted message (Why I Left Scofieldism) does an excellent and fair job of explaining Dispensationalism; it’s origin, beliefs, impact, etc. in the message below. The main reason […]

Why I Left Scofieldism (Dispensationalism)

Actually I can’t recall if this was posted some years back, but even if it was it’s well-worth sharing again. I do recall when first reading it, the impact it had. It was early on in the days when I felt my spiritual life was in a turmoil, for the Holy Spirit was in the […]

Pope Francis shocks world by saying the devil exists

Had to share this because I thought it was so bizarre. Call me stupid, but I thought all Christians (including Catholics) knew Satan exists. Am I wrong? On Monday, May 12, Lauren Barbato of Bustle wrote an article stating that Pope Francis talks more about Satan than Catholic Church leaders have since 1987, when Pope […]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”

It’s become evident the latest attempt at what is known as the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process” has failed, which I don’t believe surprised anyone. I want to share a short video clip from the organization, Jewish Voice for Peace which I came upon, posted at Gralefrit Theology blog. The video is only a little over 6 […]

Jesus came to fulfill what Israel failed to achieve

*I’ve been doing more personal studying of late, and wanted to get some thoughts written down and saved: those of my own and some ideas from a few others. I’m also praying about making some major changes concerning the blog. More about that later.  It’s interesting that God, under the old covenant, referred to Israel […]

Jesus the Master is Returning: Who is Taken and Who is Left?

This is a very good over-all message, for Praise God, our Master will be returning! But what especially interested me was the author’s explanation to a question I’ve long wrestled with concerning who will be left and who will be taken. While I know the most taught view in the west, at least in the […]

The Believer’s Resurrections

Something I’ve been pondering over since reading it recently: 24 Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25 “Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, […]

Abraham’s Inheritance: Misunderstood

Good message They say, “where there’s a will, there’s a family” and boy has there been a family dispute over the inheritance of Abraham. Millions and millions of the relatives of Ishmael and Isaac believe they are the rightful heirs. The Arab-Israeli conflict is the longest running dispute in the hands of the United Nations. […]

Behold! The Bridegroom Cometh – and the Wise & Foolish Virgins

Reading Matthew 25 again today, the foolish and wise virgins once more got my attention, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their […]

Revelation: The Testimony of Jesus

(See Revelation 12) The Key to the Book of Revelation  by Chip Brogden Along with the revelation of God’s Eternal Purpose concerning Christ, there is a corresponding testimony that is declared. Scripture refers to this as The Testimony of Jesus. “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with […]

Do You Consider Yourself A Christian?

Excellent message at ForTheLoveOfHisTruth. Below you can read the introduction but I hope you will take a few minutes and click on the link and read the entire message, and also listen to the wonderful audio sermon included in the post. quote, There are professing believers on social media that say they refuse to be […]

Israel: Spiritual or Literal

“The European cuckoo bird is known as a “brood parasite.” The female lays her eggs in the nests of other smaller birds, like the reed warbler. In turn, they unwittingly incubate, feed, and raise the young impostors-usually at the expense of their own genuine offspring.” A somewhat strange introduction, but an interesting message. Quote, The […]

Netanyahu Describes Israel as “A Light to the Nations” ……

…but JESUS the CHRIST (MESSIAH) said that HE Was the Light of The World (Good message at Soul Refuge)  

The danger of Christians “standing with Israel”…or any other nation!

Last evening I left a comment under another post which concerned a topic which has puzzled me for some time. It concerns the State of Israel:  I realize many if not most Christians strongly believe what we see as ‘Israel’ today, is a fulfillment of prophecy. But if you read closely in the old testament, […]

Romans 11: 25-26

Adam and I have been discussing a few verses in Romans under another post (see here)…primarily Romans 11: 25 and 26; For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of […]

Unbelieving Israel – Victim or rebel?

Powerful message from Peter Cohen at Messianic Good News The Sunday Times published an editorial (17 June 2007) by the Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Warren Goldstein, entitled, “Look again: Israel is the victim, not the root of all evil” (reposted here at The Jewish Federation of Pinellas Fl.). In the sub-title to his article Goldstein […]

The Laughter of the Bible

While browsing through a list of classic sermons this evening, I came upon this one on the topic of laughter by T. DeWitt Talmage (1832-1902). I liked it. Serious though it is, there were certain points made by this old preacher which made me smile, while other points brought tears to my eyes.    Anyway, […]

Is National Israel God’s Chosen And Holy Nation?

Excellent message. (HT) quote, Let’s Make It Simple: All believers, regardless of race, are the children of Abraham (Gal. 3:7, 26-29). All believers, regardless of race, are God’s chosen children (Eph. 1:3-6, Titus 2:11-14). All believers, regardless of race, are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, “a people belonging to God” (1 Peter 2:9). All […]

John MacArthur tries to retreat from some of his most challenging language

Interesting post by Adrian Warnock at Patheos Over at Tim Challies, MacArthur has been interviewed about the criticism that has surfaced of him following the Strange Fire conference. This is interesting for two reasons. Firstly because of his brief summary of his case, and secondly for an attempt to rein in some of what to […]

Description of the last Judgment

Recently I read that the words spoken by Jesus below, found in Matthew 25, are the only passages in the Gospels (so the author believed) which describes specifically what will occur at the final or last judgment: 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will […]

Praying in Tongues

Good post, and what looks to be the beginning of an interesting discussion at Cerulean Sanctum Speaking in tongues. Just mentioning tongues gives many people pause. Tell others you speak in tongues and the stares come out. Talk about glossolalia (the fancy term for speaking in tongues) in polite company (heck, any company) and you’ll […]

Who is the Israel of God in Galatians 6:16?

As we previously looked at the topic ‘Who is Israel’ earlier, I thought this teaching from John at Aletheuo might be of interest to someone. quote, 1 ”I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that […]

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