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  • Millennial Series: Part 18: The New Covenant with Israel

    10/19/2014 1:45:24 PM PDT · by wmfights · 9 replies ^ | 1953 | John F. Walvoord
    Among the Biblical covenants of the Old Testament, the new covenant with Israel takes its place in importance with the Abrahamic and the Davidic covenants as determining the course and destiny of the nation Israel. In the study of premillennialism it is another important evidence for a future millennial kingdom in which its promises can find literal fulfillment.The Promises of the New Covenant with Israel The promises of the new covenant with Israel are among the most specific of the Scriptures. The major passage is found in Jeremiah 31:31-34: “Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a...
  • Millennial Series: Part 17: The Kingdom Promises to David

    10/12/2014 11:21:17 AM PDT · by wmfights · 7 replies ^ | 1953 | John F. Walvoord
    Next in importance to the Abrahamic covenant in the Old Testament doctrine of premillennialism stands the Davidic covenant—the promises of God to David that his seed, throne, and kingdom would endure forever. This covenant has been obscured and ignored by most amillenarians and again and again statements are made that premillennialism rests solely upon the interpretation of Revelation 20. Louis Berkhof in his discussion of “the premillennial theory” states, “The only Scriptural basis for this theory is Rev 20:1-6, after an Old Testament content has been poured into it.”1 In other words it is expressly denied that the Old Testament...
  • Millennial Series: Part 16: The Abrahamic Covenant and Premillennialism

    10/05/2014 1:31:54 PM PDT · by wmfights · 7 replies ^ | 1953 | John F. Walvoord
    Will Israel Be Restored as a Nation?Most of the prophets of the Old Testament with enraptured gaze contemplated the glory of a millennial kingdom in which Israel would be restored and be head of all nations. In the darkest hours of Israel’s apostasy and sin, in the very hour of her captivity and disgrace, the prophets uttered their message of hope. Jeremiah’s word may be taken as typical: “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt...
  • Millennial Series: Part 15: The Abrahamic Covenant and Premillennialism

    09/28/2014 1:02:43 PM PDT · by wmfights · 10 replies ^ | 1952 | John F. Walvoord
    Will Israel Possess the Promised Land?One of the important provisions of the Abrahamic Covenant is the promise of possession of the land. From Abraham’s point of view, this was undoubtedly one of its main features. In the original promise, he was told, “Get thee out…unto a land that I will shew thee” (Gen 12:1). This anticipation of possessing the land is given more content in Genesis 13:15, where Abraham is promised, “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” This promise of the land is subsequently enlarged and given...
  • Millennial Series: Part 14: The Abrahamic Covenant and Premillennialism

    09/21/2014 10:09:50 AM PDT · by wmfights · 85 replies ^ | 1952 | John F. Walvoord
    Will Israel Continue as a Nation?The point at issue. In previous discussion of the Abrahamic Covenant, it was shown that the term seed of Abraham had three distinct meanings as used in Scripture. It is used (1) of the natural seed of Abraham, limited in some contexts to the seed of Jacob or Israel; (2) it is used of the spiritual seed of Abraham within the natural seed—spiritual Israel; (3) it is used of those who are spiritual seed of Abraham but not natural descendants, i.e., Gentile believers. Premillenarians concede to amillenarians the existence of a spiritual seed of Abraham....
  • Millennial Series: Part 13: The Abrahamic Covenant and Premillennialism

    09/14/2014 10:38:25 AM PDT · by wmfights · 14 replies ^ | 1951 | John F. Walvoord
    Is the Abrahamic Covenant Unconditional? Amillenarians believe that the Abrahamic Covenant is based on certain conditions, and its fulfillment hinges on these conditions being met. Premillenarians hold that the Abrahamic Covenant is a declaration of God’s intention which is not conditional upon the obedience of individuals or nations for its fulfillment—an unconditional plan of God. As given in the Scriptures, the Abrahamic Covenant is hinged upon only one condition. This is given in Genesis 12:1, “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land...
  • Millennial Series: Part 12: The Abrahamic Covenant and Premillennialism

    09/07/2014 1:54:11 PM PDT · by wmfights · 21 replies ^ | 1951 | John Walvoord
    It is recognized by all serious students of the Bible that the covenant of God with Abraham is one of the important and determinative revelations of Scripture. It furnishes the key to the entire Old Testament and reaches for its fulfillment into the New. In the controversy between premillenarians and amillenarians, the interpretation of this covenant more or less settles the entire argument. The analysis of its provisions and the character of their fulfillment1 set the mold for the entire body of Scriptural truth. Most of the discussions on the issue are distinguished for their disregard of the specific provisions...
  • Millennial Series: Part 9: Amillennial Eschatology

    08/17/2014 10:21:22 AM PDT · by wmfights · 567 replies ^ | 1950 | John F. Walvoord
    While amillennialism has its influence in all areas of theology, it is natural that it should affect eschatology more than any other. As a form of denial of a future millennial kingdom on earth, it stands in sharp contrast to premillennial eschatology. In previous discussion of amillennialism, it has been brought out that amillennialism is by no means a unified theology, including within its bounds such diverse systems as modern liberal theology, Roman Catholic theology, and conservative Reformed theology. It is therefore impossible to generalize on amillennial eschatology without dividing it into these major divisions. Aside from various small sects...
  • Eschatology Debate, May 1st-4th, Memphis Tennesse

    04/24/2007 11:47:27 AM PDT · by Buggman · 184 replies · 1,579+ views
    Self | April 24, 2007 | Michael Bugg
    Is prophecy for today? Or have all of the prophecies in the Bible been fulfilled already? Will God keep His promises to Israel? Or has He transferred all of those promises to the Church? On May 1st-4th, I will be debating Don Preston ( on Biblical eschatology. Don is a full preterist (which some would label "extreme preterism") who believes that all Biblical prophecy was fulfilled in or before 70 AD. I am of course a Messianic ( premillennialst who believes that we are rapidly moving into the End Times. Both of us are committed to an edifying and God-pleasing...
  • Land Over Jesus and the Gospel

    07/31/2006 1:50:23 PM PDT · by topcat54 · 211 replies · 1,511+ views
    American Vision ^ | 7/25/2006 | Gary DeMar
    So the LORD gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they possessed it and lived in it. And the LORD gave them rest on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hand. Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass (Joshua 21:43–45). Christians United for Israel (CUFI) met at the Hilton Washington on July 19...
  • Subduing the Nations with the Gospel

    07/31/2006 1:42:13 PM PDT · by topcat54 · 143 replies · 1,055+ views
    American Vision ^ | 7/31/2006 | Gary DeMar
    In a Sunday school class that I was guest teaching yesterday, I was asked about the significance of Isaiah 11 and its prophetic role in history. Modern-day prophetic theorists claim that the passage describes events that will take place during the “millennium” of Revelation 20. I believe Isaiah 11 has significance for what is happening in the Middle East at this very moment. While dispensationalists look for the prophetic inevitability of war—Armageddon—the Bible presents a different perspective rooted in the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ to bring warring peoples together in peace. (More about this tomorrow.) There are several problems...
  • Christ’s Second Coming (2)- "Thy Kingdom Come?"

    04/08/2005 4:14:06 AM PDT · by TheTruthess · 4 replies · 230+ views
    Bible Search ^ | November 24, 1996 | Doug Focht, Jr.
    Christ’s Second Coming (2) "Thy Kingdom Come?" Doug Focht, Jr.In our last article, we looked at the premillennial view regarding Christ’s second coming. This is the view which holds that Christ will come first (pre), then set up His promised kingdom on earth, and reign for 1,000 years (a "millennium"). The Scriptures which are used to prove this theory are often highly symbolic and visionary. Premillennialists rely heavily upon the prophecies of Daniel, Zechariah, Ezekiel, and Revelation.Common sense would say that in cases where a "plain-spoken," non-visionary passage speaks on the same subject as the visionary, symbolic passage, the "plain-spoken"...
  • The Millennial Temple of Ezekiel 40-48 (An Exercise in Literal Interpretation)

    12/23/2002 2:45:03 PM PST · by xzins · 23 replies · 696+ views
    Middletown Bible ^ | Dr. John C. Whitcomb
    The Millennial Temple of Ezekiel 40-48 (An Exercise in Literal Interpretation) Dr. John C. Whitcomb Those who have discovered that the key to interpreting God's Word properly is to understand it in a normal/literal way, will also discover that Ezekiel 40-48 is not a burden to the Bible student, but a delight. What joy God brings to the heart of the believer when he realizes, perhaps for the first time, that God did not give us any portion of His Word to confuse us, but rather to enlighten us. God really does mean what He says! The last nine...
  • The Early Church Fathers and the Foundations of Dispensationalism

    12/10/2002 6:44:19 AM PST · by xzins · 28 replies · 494+ views
    Conservative Theological Society ^ | Larry V. Crutchfield, PhD
    The Early Church Fathers and the Foundations of Dispensationalism Larry V. Crutchfield Professor of Early Christian History & Culture Columbia Evangelical Seminary, Longview, WA Part I—Setting the Stage: The Participants and Theological Principles in the Debate The Issue Decade after decade, dispensationalists have endured the charge by their opponents that there are no historical antecedents for their doctrine prior to John Nelson Darby (1800-1882) and the Plymouth Brethren. Millard J. Erickson, for example, asserts flatly that “No trace of this theology can be found in the early history of the church.”<![if !supportFootnotes]>[1]<![endif]> And Clarence B. Bass declares that “No dispensational writer...
  • Biblical Evidences for a Pretribulational Rapture

    11/18/2002 3:55:44 PM PST · by xzins · 47 replies · 351+ views
    Bible BB ^ | Michael Vlatch
    Biblical Evidences for a Pretribulational Raptureby Mike Vlach, Assistant Pastor INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY CHURCH 1000 South 84th St., Lincoln, NE 68510-4499 Phone: 402-483-4541   Web site: Introductory matters concerning the Rapture Interest in the Rapture A 1994 survey by U.S. News and World Report found that 61 percent of Americans believe that Jesus Christ will return to earth, and 44 percent believe in the rapture of the church. (Jeffery L. Sheler, "The Christmas Covenant," U.S. News and World Report, December 19, 1994, pp. 62, 64) Where do we get the term "Rapture"? The term "rapture" is not found in the...
  • The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ - Part 1

    11/14/2002 10:53:33 PM PST · by xzins · 41 replies · 264+ views
    Bible BB ^ | John MacArthur
    The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ - Part 1 by John MacArthur All Rights Reserved (A copy of this message on cassette tape may be obtained by calling 1-800-55-GRACE)  Revelation 20     Tape:  GC 66-73    Well, now it's our joy to turn to the Word of God and most particularly to the book of Revelation. And we come now to chapter 20 in Revelation, the coming earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is one of the most significant chapters in all the Bible. It is in every sense of the word a climactic chapter,...
  • Does 1 Corinthians 15:23-26 Teach a "Millennial Kingdom"? No!

    10/24/2002 11:08:42 AM PDT · by Jean Chauvin · 258 replies · 384+ views
    The Highway ^ | 2000 | Dr. Cornelis P. Venema
    THE TEACHING OF 1 CORINTHIANS 15:23—26 George Eldon Ladd, an able defender of the premillennialist view, has argued that 1 Corinthians 15:20—28, and especially verses 23—26, teaches three stages in the unfolding of redemptive history, which include an interim period that is the equivalent of the millennium of Revelation 20:1—6. Though this passage does not speak expressly of a millennium, it at least corroborates, according to Ladd, the sequence of events clearly set forth in Revelation 20. He summarizes his position as follows: There is . . . one passage in Paul which may refer to an interim kingdom if...
  • Millennium

    10/17/2002 10:54:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 295 replies · 324+ views
      The Millennium   Robert D. Culver     The Millenniun is specifically (1) the period of time between the resurrection of the just and of the unjust and (2) the period of Satan's imprisonment. The word "millennium" (derived from Latin mille, thousand, plus annus, year) is simply a Latin translation of chilia etee in the Greek text of Revelation 20:2-3. The word means, simply, 1,000 years. That it should be necessary to affirm here that it refers to a "period of time" seems odd. Yet it is necessary, for it has been vigorously advocated that it does not refer...
  • Premillennial or Amillennial? An introductory Study

    08/27/2002 4:44:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 71 replies · 861+ views
    By Chester E. Tulga, D.D. "The Premillennial school of interpreters are electionists in doctrine, holding that God has foretold that not everyone, in this present age, will be saved, but rather that, through a world-wide preaching of the Gospel there will be gathered from the Jews and Gentiles a people for His name. Such interpreters further hold that when this promise has been fulfilled, the Lord will gather His people to Himself and then, personally, bodily, literally and visibly return to earth and that following this, He will set up a Kingdom upon earth with its center at Jerusalem which...