Shared from Lambert Dolphin’s email for today, Friday, April 7, 2023. The first portion is written by the late Pastor Ray Stedman. The second portion is composed by Lambert Dolphin, my friend and a strong advocate for the rapture of the Church (“the quick”) and the resurrection (“the dead”). The Quickening Resurrection power is […]
THERE IS A RAPTURE – BUT WHEN DOES IT OCCUR? IS IT PART OF THE FIRST RESURRECTION?
A RAPTURE DEBATE BETWEEN GOOD FRIENDS Perusing many comments on my Facebook page regarding the Day of the Lord (and the prior Hot Seat I did with Gary Huffman), I still see a number of people that say the rapture is a lie, the rapture doesn’t happen, believers that accept the doctrine of the rapture […]
How We Keep Watch: Why Date Setting Fails
[This article was originally written in 2013 with significant updates present day, in 2019. It is far more relevant today than 6 years ago. I challenge you, if you are a believer in the Second Coming of Christ, to read the full article and consider its implications for your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.] […]
PRETERISM VS. FUTURISM… WHO GETS ESCHATOLOGY RIGHT?
Noted author, screenwriter, and speaker, Brian Godawa appeared with me today on the Parker J. Cole’s show “Parker’s Comparables”. We discussed and debated which understanding of eschatology Best fits the prophetic assertions of the Bible. It was a fast 120 minutes exploring the Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24, Jesus’ predictions for what would happen within a […]
A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT – A DISCUSSION ON LIFE AFTER DEATH
Are you curious about what our life might be life after we die? Do you believe we will have eternal life in the presence of God and the ones we love? Why do we want to live forever? Gary Huffman and I address these issues and many more in the book, THE REVEALING. About ten […]
When Prophecy Fails
SUMMARY: UFO cults almost always link their teachings to the end of the world. Whether its “Heaven’s Gate” or the cult discussed below in a 1956 book (“The Seekers”), it is one of the abiding features of such cults and actually virtually all cults: The end of the world is NOW and we must drop […]
ANOTHER GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT? THAT’S WHAT OLD-SCHOOL ESCHATOLOGY TEACHERS SAY
WILL TRADITIONAL BIBLE PROPHECY TEACHERS BE LIKE THE RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS OF JESUS’ DAY, AND MISREAD THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES? As any studied student of the history of eschatology knows, “The Great Disappointment” of William Miller in 1843 cautions us to NOT make bold predictions of the timing of Christ’s return. Miller’s following did the […]
THE MALE CHILD OF REVELATION 12 IS THE CHURCH — TIME TO FILL YOUR LAMP
The argument that many are engaged in at the current time is whether or not the “male child” of Revelation 12:5, is Christ or the Church? The answer, the right answer, from powerful scholars throughout the ages is simply this: He is both. And the implications are astronomical! THE RAPTURE AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING ARE […]
SCRIPTURE TEACHES THE RAPTURE AND THE VISIBLE SECOND COMING ARE DISTINCT EVENTS – HERE IS THE EVIDENCE
The most contentious debate among evangelicals is not hard to identify. It consists of whether or not the occurrence of the Rapture of the Church stands as a distinct event from the visible Second Coming of Christ, sometimes referred to as “The Glorious Appearing.” Indeed, even in the verse where the phrase “the glorious appearing” […]
IS SANCTIFICATION NECESSARY FOR GLORIFICATION?
Today, I want to share a review of our new book, THE REVEALING, by a friend, pastor, and great scholar of the Word, Douglas Riggs. I am honored to have his commendation and to share with you why he believes the book is essential reading for all Christians who are serious about deepening their spiritual […]