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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
(Romans 12:2)

The following are articles which address difficult questions without getting too in-depth. If you’d like to dig deeper, challenge your presuppositions, or seek to understand God’s underlying purpose, methods, and goals more fully, consider registering for our Discovery Series self-study program.


Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 4

Israel’s expectation about the tribulation also precedes an earthly kingdom and a final judgment. Let’s clarify the distinction of these as they’re applied to the faithful and unfaithful. The comparison is revealing.

Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 3

As we continue to look at expectations about the tribulation we see a distinction between a righteous remnant in Israel and the those cutoff due to unbelief. This is a distinction we must understand if we’re to see the role of tribulation for both groups.

Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 2

As we continue to look at expectations about the tribulation by Jewish scholars prior to the incarnation and ministry of Jesus Christ, we see a contrast in the expectations of Jews for their Messiah. This contrast is stark and revealing.

Tribulation and Israel’s Expectation – Part 1

When looking at two expectations about the tribulation by Jewish scholars prior to the incarnation and ministry of Jesus Christ, we can see an obvious correlation to Christ’s kingdom-building work for Jew and Gentile alike. This correlation is outlined for us by the Apostle Paul.

The Scope of the Tribulation – An Introduction

When considering the scope of the tribulation of the latter days, there are many directions one can take as to how to approach it. There is insight to be gained by understanding the perspective of Jewish authors of Late Second Temple Judaism regarding the tribulation, as they would communicate expectations for the coming Messiah, and impact how he was received by them.

What’s the purpose in Christ revealing himself to the world?

Part of the answer lies within the question itself; to reveal to the world the Son of God whom they’ve rejected or have not seen. Yet it goes deeper than that. We’re probably certain from our expectations of judgment upon the disobedient and wicked, what the Lord intends for the world. But is that viewpoint a complete one? Let’s consider it from a broader context.

How is eternal life inherited, Don’t we already have immortality?

The contrast throughout all of scripture, old and new, is between death for those made from the dust of the ground and the hope of immortality made available to all in the work of Yeshua, the Christ. That work comes through death, and is manifested for his faithful servants at the resurrection of the firstfruits of salvation.

The Kingdom of the Father

In this last article we look at the completed work of Yeshua the Christ and the kingdom he delivers to the Father.

The Kingdom of the Son

In this article we continue by looking further into the work of Yeshua the Christ and his kingdom-building process after he returns to the earth.

What is the Kingdom of Priests?

In this article we continue by looking briefly into the work of Yeshua the Christ and his kingdom-building process, beginning with the kingdom of the priests. There is a process to kingdom-building, and it begins with the King and High Priest, whose example and preeminence clear the way for those who will follow as heirs of the glory given by God the Father.

Isn’t the Philadelphia church promised, by Christ himself, deliverance from the hour of trial?

This question is based on the promise of Christ to the Philadelphia congregation recorded in Revelation 3. Christ is surely reminded of his warning to his disciples regarding their treatment in the world. How they would be handed over to death and hated for his name’s sake. In all this tribulation they are encouraged to endure patiently, thereby securing their salvation.

How Lost is Judas – the Son of Perdition?

When considering how lost Judas Iscariot is (the disciple who betrayed Christ), it can be viewed from multiple perspectives. Two we look at in this article are; with regard to God’s calling, and his overall plan of redemption.

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Many of the questions addressed in these articles come from topics covered in my recent book . . .

The Rapture Question: An Unfiltered View


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