I received a phone call from a friend in Sebastian, Florida. He has been listening to a former prominent Baptist pastor in Tennessee teaching about prophecy. He knows that I hold a historical perspective on the book of the Revelation and wanted to talk about it. As we discussed the various positions on the Revelation … Continue reading What Difference Does It Make?
ADOPTION. The apostle Paul used the term adoption to set forth a vital aspect of the salvation of every believer (Rom. 8:15, 23; 9:4; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:15). According to law of Rome, adoption was a legitimate means to designate an heir. A legal transfer was made from the authoritative structure of the natural father, … Continue reading Develop a Christian Vocabulary
Because there is misunderstanding by some within the Church of Jesus Christ about the word mystery, and how it is used in Scripture, it would be good to consider the Biblical teaching on this subject Of particular interest is the mystery that Jews and Gentiles “should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and … Continue reading The Mystery of an Open Secret
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly [without doubt], that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" (1 Timothy 4:1). The reference to “the latter times” is a small phrase that has brought endless mischief to the Church, because Christians have an insatiable appetite for … Continue reading Are We Living in the Last Days?
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (Mal. 4:5-6) “And … Continue reading A Glimpse of Glory
July 14, 2016 Dr. Stanford E. Murrell USA Dear respected Sir in the Lord, I heard in Russia President Putin has signed a new law which greatly restricts Church work in Russia. Effective July 20 all Missionary and outreach work is forbidden. No foreigner is allowed to speak in a Church. Christian radio stations have … Continue reading Preparation for Persecution
Dispensationalists are Wrong Yet Again As a child I listened with great excitement to Dispensational teachers, and read many of the books of the leading advocates of The System. Little did I realize at the time how foolish this theological bias was, and how sensationalized it had become. The Bible was interpreted in light of … Continue reading The Fall of the Revived Roman Empire