Heretics and Humility (Bede)

In some ways, the second epistle of Peter is an extended warning against false teachers who will come in the last days, the time period between Christ's ascension and return. The entire second chapter is about false teachers. Chapter three also makes some references to false teachers. Even in the conclusion of this letter there… Continue reading Heretics and Humility (Bede)

The Prophets, Eschatology, and Two-Ages (Vos)

Vos: Dogmatics This Q/A by G. Vos is so helpful for thinking about OT prophetic literature, eschatology, and the two-ages:  In many of these passages [Is. 2:2, Mic. 4:1, Acts 2:17, 1 Pet. 1:20, & 1 Jn 2:18], is not something entirely different spoken of than what we understand by “the last days,” namely, the… Continue reading The Prophets, Eschatology, and Two-Ages (Vos)

The Rapture and A Cosmic Dog Whistle

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

Eschatology, Millennialism, End Times, etc.

 A friend of mine recently made the trek out of dispensationalism into Reformed theology.  A few members in the church I serve also came out of dispensational circles.  These things made me want to study dispensationalism from a dispensationalist's point of view, so I purchased and read Ryrie's Dispensationalism (Revised and Expanded).  While I don't want to give a book review… Continue reading Eschatology, Millennialism, End Times, etc.