Redefining “The Patience of the Saints”

Redefining “The Patience of the Saints”

I anticipate that some hairs might stand on end in reaction to the title of this article. Anyone who may have the instinct to warn me against rewriting Revelation 14:12, or any portion of John’s Apocalypse, would stand on legitimate ground.[1]   I assure you that I stand on the same ground and am emphatically uninterested in and unworthy to ch

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

Martyrdom and Witnessing

Martyrdom and Witnessing

The recent news of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) beheading 21 Coptic Christian men renews the profound discussion of martyrdom and witnessing. The Greek word martus implies a witness. The term first appeared in Christian literature in reference to the apostles as the first “witnesses” to the life, works, death, and resurrection of Jesus Ch