Introduction     Of the three Synoptic Gospels, only Mark reported Jesus’ one-sentence simile about the doorkeeper (Mark 13:34).  Jesus’ simile provided two unique pieces of information: one, that the church will have gentile members; and two, that certain of those gentile members will have evidence about the Rapture’s timing to which Jews in the church […]

For called and chosen believers in fellowship with the Father and the Son, free will is a window of opportunity to either live by faith in Jesus’ manifestation of His life in one’s mortal body, or to make an initiative according to the flesh leading to some deed—i.e., according to sin’s deceptive prodding. Faith yields […]

Introduction Translators of the New American Standard Bible, Ref. Ed. (Anaheim, CA: Foundation Publications, 1995) have entitled the ending statement of Matthew’s Gospel as The Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20).  The event so entitled is Matthew’s first-hand record of Jesus’ mandated post-resurrection meeting with His eleven disciples on a mountain in Galilee. Today, the church applies […]

  Two Important Parables In The New Testament Luke 13:6-9 and Matthew 24:32-35 Introduction The context in which Jesus told the first parable was Pilate’s murder of some Galileans who had sought forgiveness for their sins by their sacrifices offered through the Jerusalem Temple priests in accordance with God’s instructions to Moses.  Therefore, the issue […]

JESUS BECOMING SIN “He (God) made Him (Christ) who knew no sin to be sin of our behalf . . .” (2 Cor. 5:21) God made Jesus sin in the garden at Gethsemane so Jesus could voluntarily die physically. Without sin in His body inherited from His father (because of His virgin birth) Jesus body […]

Introduction The following essay involves Jesus’ experience in the garden known as Gethsemane two days before His crucifixion. The nature of the essay is theory because what follows is not addressed specifically in the New Testament scriptures. The Letter to the Hebrews The author of Hebrews makes a unique observation to his listeners/readers. “You have […]

ON SEEING JESUS Introduction Toward the end of his letter, the writer to the Hebrews boldly links a believer’s sanctification to the Lord being seen (Heb. 12:14). Sanctification means that sin has been set aside (but not eradicated) in a believer’s body. Incontestably, the Lord refers to Jesus. This essay will show biblically that the […]

A VIABLE CANDIDATE FOR THE ANTICHRIST Introduction With an abbreviated time-span between the present time and the probable rapture of the church, it may be an appropriate moment to consider a viable candidate for the antichrist. To maintain some brevity herein, the assumption is made that the reader follows daily media reports—both progressive and conservative—with […]

Jesus used the days of Noah to describe conditions on the earth just before the Rapture. The part that is interesting about Noah’s days is that just before the Rapture people on earth “will be marrying and being given in marriage.” In Noah’s time, the “sons of God took for themselves wives from the daughters […]

Humanity’s problem was recorded by the apostle Paul’s in his letter to the Romans: “Therefore, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so it (sin) began to spread to all men, on the basis of which all sin” (Rom. 5:12, author’s translation). Sin has a deceptive, […]

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