The Fundamentals of the Gospel (Lesson 3, Q4 2017)

The Fundamentals of the Gospel (Lesson 3, Q4 2017)

We have come to the first of this quarter’s lessons which actually takes up the study of the text itself. This week, we will be examining the first two chapters of Romans. The previous two weeks were introductory in nature, discussing context and historical background. As we begin a more direct study of the Word, let’s put on our seat belts and go

Bible Prophecy for Atheists, Part 3: Prophecy 101

Bible Prophecy for Atheists, Part 3: Prophecy 101

Prophecy 101 - Daniel Chapter 2 Because this article is only intended to be a brief introduction to Biblical prophecy in apologetics, it is far outside the present scope to cover the topic of Biblical prophecy in its entirety, a task which would require hundreds of pages. We will, however, briefly discuss chapters 2 and 7 of Daniel, as well as poin

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 2)

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 2)

Atheists and Prophecy Now that we've addressed some of the flaws on the part of atheists, we must take a look at some legitimate concerns that atheists have specifically with prophecy. Imagine a book written several thousand years ago that outlines important world events in advance. Let's say the book claims that, at some point in history, nation X

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 1)

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 1)

For over ten years, I've been meaning to start an article series entitled, 'Bible Prophecy for Atheists' with the tagline, 'Helping atheists interpret Bible prophecy correctly so they can attempt to refute it intelligently.' These days, however, I see the need to write an article with the same title--not for Atheists, but for Christians.   The

Why the Investigative Judgment Matters

Why the Investigative Judgment Matters

Another question that was raised by the Spectrum article mentioned above is why the individual Christian should care about doctrines like the Investigative Judgment (IJ), the Sanctuary, 1844, etc. Here are some of those reasons: 1. An understanding the Old Testament sanctuary service provides strong confirmation that the Classical Arminian perspect