This question reaches to the core of some very challenging presuppositions, and the answer is vital to every Christian desiring to be faithful to our Lord and Christ. So to begin, let’s see how scripture defines and characterizes the inheritance we seek. We can begin in 1 Peter 1. 1 Peter 1:3-5 (ESV)3 Blessed beContinue reading “When is the inheritance promised to the saints delivered?”
The answer to the article’s title depends primarily on what presuppositions are held about the events to which the hour of trial might point. A larger context for understanding these verses comes from the vision and the vision-giver who is revealing the things that have been, the things that are, and those things yet to come (Revelation 1:19).
In this article, let’s continue to look deeper into 2 Peter 2 and examine the other examples of God’s deliverance cited there. Peter’s objective is not just to show how God is able to rescue the Godly from trials, it’s also to show his power to restrain the wicked sufficiently so that the whole world throughout time is not engulfed in wickedness until his work in Christ Jesus is underway.
When considering how lost Judas is, one approach is to view his role in a larger context – the Mystery of God. Not familiar with that context? Come and see what scripture has to reveal.
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?”
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.
Our goal in understanding the called, chosen, and faithful body of believers needs to be defined by God’s word rather than man’s tradition.
To answer the question of when the mystery of God is fulfilled, we’ll want to focus on several key events that occur as Jesus Christ returns to establish his kingdom on earth.
The goal of Christ’s work is to unite those called in faith; those of the old covenant with those of the new covenant. So is this unified body the final objective, or is there a greater purpose which lies dormant and unobserved?
We continue in part-4 of the mystery of God. Next we want to delve deeper into the origins of this connection between Israel and the Gentiles. It may seem obvious where this will lead, but let’s let scripture and the Holy Spirit guide us.