Because of our religious and secular preconditioning, chapter 11 of Romans is one of the most difficult and misunderstood chapters in the New Testament. Paul utilizes symbolic language to emphasize the point he is making which is the eventual restoration of the nation of Israel. Unfortunately, most people today…including theologians, expositors, and pastors…do not have … More Who is Grafted into What? Romans 11:17-24
The Bible is a reliable collection of historical documents written on three continents (Asia, Africa, Europe), in three different languages (Hebrew, Greek, and some Aramaic), by forty authors from different walks of life and living at different times – People who were kings and Generals, shepherds, fishermen, tax collectors, a doctor and historians. They give … More can you Trust the Bible?
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, [which is] your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will … More Walking the Walk
Matthew 24:23-26 (KJV) “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:23-28 – Tribulations
Matthew 24:22 (KJV) “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” Those days were shortened. The Jews did survive despite relentless persecutions by Roman and the nations of the world. The meaning here is that the siege of Jerusalem with all the … More Matthew 24:15-22 – Continued—Those Days Shortened
Matthew 24:15-22 (KJV) “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:15-22—Tribulation Upon Israel
Matthew 24:13 (KJV) “But he who endures to the end shall be saved” There is a subtle time-shift hidden right here in these ten words – a mystery.Remember, Jesus is addressing His disciples, Jews. They had just come for the Temple and are discussing Jewish things. Christianity, as we would know it, is still somewhere … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:13-14 – Hold Fast
Matthew 24:11- 12 (KJV) “And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” At this point we should refresh ourselves with the context: “…Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:11-12 – LAST THINGS