Zechariah 14:10-21 and the Nature of the Coming Kingdom

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(The following is Part 2 of a three-part series on Zechariah 14)

Zechariah 14:1–9 revealed the timing of the kingdom of God. God’s kingdom comes in the context of a multi-national siege of Jerusalem that is foiled by the Lord’s intervention on behalf of Jerusalem and the people of Israel. At that time, “The Lord will be king over all the earth” (v. 9).

 

Zechariah 14 and the Timing of the Kingdom

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This is first of a 3-part series on Zechariah 14 Part 1 will discuss the timing of the kingdom. Part 2 will discuss the nature of the kingdom. Part 3 will tackle theological implications of the kingdom from Zechariah 14.

 

Zechariah 14 has significant information concerning the kingdom of God, and thus should be a major area of study for those desiring to understand the kingdom. Important for our purposes is verse 9 which states:

 

Another Review of "Has the Church Replaced Israel?"

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The reviews of my new book, Has the Church Replaced Israel?, keep coming. This one is done by Fred Zaspel, a pastor at the Reformed Baptist Church of Franconia, PA and a professor at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA. Dr. Zaspel has written several books, the one I am most familiar with is the book he co-authored with Tom Wells called, New Covenant Theology.

I am grateful to Dr. Zaspel for reviewing my book and even letting me see a copy of it before it went online. My interaction with him has been positive. 

This review can be found at www.credomag.com. Click here to see the review.

Luke 21:31: What an Often-Overlooked Verse Has to Say about the Timing of the Kingdom

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So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near (Luke 21:31).

 

One verse often overlooked regarding the kingdom of God is Luke 21:31.Rarely is this verse discussed in depth, but I think it has major implications for understanding the timing of the kingdom of God. Here Jesus tells us that certain events must take place before the kingdom would come. In sum, Luke 21:31 teaches that the kingdom of God will only come after the events of the coming Tribulation Period. To show this, I will briefly set the context for this verse and then discuss how Luke 21:31 has important

A New Review of "Has the Church Replaced Israel?" from Westminster Seminary California

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Westminster Seminary California has posted a negative review of my book, Has the Church Replaced Israel? No surprise here since most of what I discuss is contrary to the ecclesiology and eschatology of the Covenant Theology that Westminster promotes. The review comes from Jared Beaird, a student at Westminster, and a former student at The Master's Seminary (and mine) before he transferred to Westminster. Mr. Beaird has little tolerance for his former prof's lack of scholarship. According to Beaird, "This work has more fallacies and caricatures than this review can cover." He also says, "It is not a work for the serious biblical theologian . . ."

‘Radical Reinterpretation,’ New Testament Priority, and the Hermeneutics of George Ladd

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As I continue my discussion on Historic Premillennialism (HP), I want to focus my thoughts on the hermeneutics of HP’s #1 defender in the 20th century—George Ladd. Specifically, I want to address Ladd’s views on how the New Testament (NT) uses the Old Testament (OT). Since Ladd is often looked to as a primary leader of HP, his views on hermeneutics should be examined to help us understand HP or at least modern expressions of HP.

Dispensationalism, Historic Premillennialism, and the Restoration of Israel

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As I continue with my thoughts on how Dispensational Premillennialism (DP) differs from Historic Premillennialism (HP) I want to make some additional comments regarding my earlier statement in another blog that DP differs from HP in that DP affirms a restoration of national Israel while HP does not affirm this. The Orange Mailman expressed strong rejection of my claim:

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