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Revelation Introduction

February 5th, 2020

Revelation Introduction – The Book of Revelation announces how Jesus will complete the tasks God has given Him, destroying the hostility and futility of the human race toward God.  At the end of the story, Jesus gets rid of the Deceiver “so he can deceive the world no longer.”  The Book of Revelation is not […]

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Do We Need a Christ?

February 5th, 2020

Do We Need a Christ? From God’s point of view, Adam’s disobedience reflects two problems in the human race: sin and satanic deception. The first coming of Jesus took care of the problem of sin. The second coming will take care of satanic deception. Both sin and deception must be dealt with if Jesus will […]

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Focusing on the Kingdom

February 5th, 2020

Focusing on the Kingdom – The original gospel of Jesus was “the Gospel of the Kingdom.”  Jesus understood Himself to be the fulfillment of that gospel, and so did His disciples, the Apostles of the Church.  Today, God is showing us that He has every intention of fulfilling the Gospel of the Kingdom as He […]

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The Jewishness of Jesus

February 5th, 2020

The Jewishness of Jesus – At the same time that Rome turned Christianity into the official religion of Rome, the popes of that time created a new idea about how Jews and Gentiles relate to each other. Replacement theology came into existence.  No longer are Gentiles grafted into Israel.  Gentiles are replacing Israel as the […]

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Dispensationalism and “Left Behind” Theology

February 5th, 2020

Dispensationalism and “Left Behind” Theology – John Nelson Darby, a member of the Plymouth Brethren, invented yet another eschatology that moved Christians back to a belief in the physical return of Jesus to reign on earth for 1000 years.  But before that happens, Darby claimed, Jesus would come back for a secret “rapture of the […]

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Postmillennialism

February 5th, 2020

Postmillennialism – With the worldwide great awakenings of the 19th and 20th centuries, followed by the missions movement, there came a great hope that God was going to win the whole world to Christ, purely by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in spiritual awakening.  Thus, the Church would grow and grow and take over […]

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Allegorical or Predictive?

February 5th, 2020

Allegorical or Predictive? – Beginning with Isaiah, we have prophecy that describes the rise and fall of earthly empires.  All of these empires were future to Isaiah, though to us, they are historical.  All of the prophecies of Isaiah except those that concern what is yet in the future, have come to pass, demonstrating that […]

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The Rise of A-millennialism

February 5th, 2020

The Rise of A-millennialism – Teachings 4-7 deal with the history of eschatology.  My teaching begins by portraying the rejection of the original idea–that Jesus will return historically to restore all things—in preference to a new doctrine, which has been called a-millennialism (which means “no millennium.”) Under this new doctrine, Jesus will not return to […]

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

February 5th, 2020

The Gospel of the Kingdom – In Ephesians 1, the apostle Paul lists seven ingredients in the Gospel of the Kingdom, of which the salvation of our souls is only one.  The purpose of the Kingdom of God is not “salvation,” but that “Heaven and earth will be united under one head—Jesus Christ.” “Creation will […]

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Recovering Apostolic Teaching

February 5th, 2020

Recovering Apostolic Teaching – God continually leads us back to the Bible to connect with His original vision as revealed to the apostles and prophets of old. Unfortunately, the Church lost the original vision of the Kingdom of God during the fourth century, when the Roman Catholic Church sought to supply the Roman Empire with […]

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