This is an excellent, balanced, and biblical resource on an often misunderstood teaching of Scripture: The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth about the Antichrist. I marked the following paragraphs (among many others) that are worth sharing: "The biblical writers do indeed foretell of Antichrist, but the images found in Scripture are markedly different from… Continue reading Antichrist(s)
Some dispensationalists teach that the Jews will one day return to their land en masse. They believe that the OT prophecies about Israel in the future must be taken "literally" (e.g. Isaiah 11:11-12, Hosea 3:5, etc.). It's not quite that easy or simple, however. I appreciate A.A. Hodge's arguments against a future return of the… Continue reading Will the Jews Be Restored to Their Land?
The Olivet Discourse (Mt. 24, Mk. 13, & Lk 21) is the teaching of Jesus on the destruction of the temple and the coming of the Son of Man. This is a complex passage to be sure. The preterist view says that the discourse had everything to do with the fall of the temple in… Continue reading The Olivet Discourse (Mt. 24, Mk. 13, Lk. 21)
Anthony Hoekema (d. 1988) wrote a helpful critique of dispensational premillennialism in his excellent book, The Bible and the Future. Because I think they are helpful, I’m going to summarize and edit them below. I strongly recommend reading the entire 20 page chapter for the full discussion – along with exegesis and detailed explanation. 1)… Continue reading 8 Points: A Critique of Dispensational Premillennialism
In A Case for Amillennialism, Kim Riddlebarger gives a great biblical refutation of the secret rapture that dispensationalists teach. Here's one paragraph of that section. "One of the most telling criticisms [of a secret rapture] is the language used by Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the very passage used by dispensationalists as a proof text for two comings… Continue reading The Rapture and A Cosmic Dog Whistle