Judah Introduction The last study (part 3) looked at syncretism in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, this study looks at the syncretism of the southern kingdom of Judah. The study goes further to reveal the pressure placed on the Judean captives in Babylon to compromise their beliefs and adopt the Babylon religion and culture, andContinue reading ““There will be Enmity” Part 4“
The Northern Kingdom of Israel Syncretism in the Northern Kingdom of Israel Following Solomon’s death, Solomon’s son Rehoboam became king and foolishly threatened to make life more difficult for the people of the land (1 Kings 12:14). This led to a rebellion against Rehoboam, and the ten northern tribes crowned Jeroboam as their king (1Continue reading ““There will be Enmity” Part 3“
Abraham to Solomon Abraham Ten generations after Noah, Abram, an idol worshipper from the city of Ur in Mesopotamia – “the land of Nimrod” (Micah 5:6) – is called out of idolatry by God to become Abraham the father of a nation. We to, are called out from following the philosophies of mankind and theContinue reading ““There will be Enmity” Part 2“
Adam to Nimrod Introduction Of the 1 189 chapters in the Bible only four relate to a world without sin, the first two and the last two. Scripture is full of the chronicles of the rebellion of mankind, and the consequences of that rebellion. So, how did this combative relationship with God come about? ThereContinue reading ““There will be Enmity” Part 1“
THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE (Part 10) A growing belief among evangelical Christians is that the rapture will take place just prior to the Trumpet Judgements recorded in Revelation 8. Just like the post-Tribulationists, they believe that the Church will not escape the oppressive rule of the Antichrist, which includes persecutionContinue reading “THE PRE-WRATH RAPTURE CRITIQUED“
THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE (Part 9) In Part 2, THEORIES ON THE TIMING OF THE RAPTURE, the fact that post-Tribulation supporters are adamant that it is the responsibility of the Church to endure the Tribulation period, and that they find the idea that the Church escapes the hardships of theContinue reading “THE POST-TRIBULATION THEORY IS FLAWED“
Part 8 OTHER COMPELLING EVIDENCE OF A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE The life of Joseph The idea of the rapture occurring before the Tribulation is also supported by the typology of the life of Joseph. Typology has prophetic significance, in that an event or a person in the Old Testament points to a future event or person.Continue reading “THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE”
Part 7 EVIDENCE OF A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN PAUL’S LETTERS Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians A dominant theme in both of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonian church is End-Times’ prophecy. In the first letter, Paul primarily answers the question of whether believers who have died will be reunited with those who are still alive atContinue reading “EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE“
Part 6 4. THE JEWISH WEDDING CELEBRATION The Jewish wedding celebration is a wonderful prophetic pointer to the Church as the Bride of Christ and is therefore an indicator to the timing of the rapture. 4.1. The distinction between “for” and “with” There are two different pictures painted of the Messiah in the Old Testament.Continue reading “THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE”
Part 5 2. GOD IS DEALING WITH THE JEWS – NOT THE CHURCH. God established an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 17:7: “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and theContinue reading “THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE”
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