According to 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 the church is exempt from wrath, so isn’t it true they won’t enter the Day of the Lord?

The assurance and comfort expressed to believers in 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 has limitations depending on one’s expectations for the Day of the Lord. Exemption from wrath is coexistent with the reconciliation to God obtained through belief in Christ. However, the promise of exemption from wrath only applies to God’s wrath, making one’s presupposition about the Day of the Lord a vital one.

Is There a Third Temple to be Built in Jerusalem?

This discussion focuses on looking at the underlying purpose for the destruction of the first two temples; it’s derived from God’s correction upon Judah for their failure to keep their covenant with him. This occurred first when Israel(1) (the Northern kingdom) was taken captive and dispersed. Judah (the Southern kingdom) experienced this dispersion twice; onceContinue reading “Is There a Third Temple to be Built in Jerusalem?”

Does the Jewish temple have to be rebuilt before the great tribulation begins?

By briefly reviewing the history and purpose for Israel’s captivity and dispersion, we can begin to understand the work that God is continuing to do in Israel. There are, however, numerous compelling reasons why a third physical temple seems unlikely.

Isn’t it true that none of the Old Testament passages about the Great Tribulation mention the church?

By identifying the work the Lord is doing to unify the faithful in Israel with the faithful Gentiles through his redemptive work, it becomes clear that there is no expectation that those called into Christ should be mentioned at all in the Old Testament. That they are mentioned indirectly maintains the mystery of God, yet enables God to be glorified by fulfilling his work in Christ and his promise to Abraham.

What is the Real Connection between Israel and the Church?

In this article we look at God’s redemptive work in Christ through the topical framework of the kingdom of God. To do this, we review Christ’s kingdom-building process through the ages with the nation of Israel and with those who were not a people – the Gentiles. What we find is that the hopes of Israel and those faithful in Christ appear to point to a common destination.

In This Way All Israel Will Be Saved

Our focus in this article is to note the process and methods God is using to achieve the salvation for Israel and Judah. Though Israel and the Jews were put to shame and brought upon themselves correction from the Lord, God’s people will be called to return to him, and he will show them mercy and grace as they’ve never seen before. However, although all Israel will be saved, it doesn’t require that they all be saved in the same manner and along the same path.