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The Future of Israel in Romans 9–11

In Romans 9–11, Paul expounds on the covenant-keeping righteousness of God in light of God’s setting aside of the nation of Israel. Considering God’s many blessings and promises given to the nation of Israel as a nation (Rom 9:4–5), the … Continue reading

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Review of “Dispensationalism,” by Charles Ryrie

Summary Just prior to Dr. Charles Ryrie’s recent passing, I thoroughly read through His book, Dispensationalism. In that work, Ryrie seeks to lay out a thorough explanation of the theological framework known as dispensationalism. Ryrie notes in the opening chapter … Continue reading

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A Brief Statement on the Nature of Church Ministry

Jesus Christ, in His matchless grace, came into the world to die in our place in order to deliver us from the penalty, the power, and, one day, the presence of sin (Eph 2:1–10; Col 1:12–14), so that we now … Continue reading

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Resources for the study of Dispensationalism

This post is more for my own benefit than anything else. But if, by chance, my study on the nature of the Kingdom interested you, I thought I would post a list of valuable resources for further reading about the … Continue reading

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Who is “the Israel of God?”

In the vein of our recent discussions regarding the church, kingdom, and dispensationalism, I’ve been doing some interesting reading. A particularly fascinating question in the Covenantal/Dispensational discussion is: who is the “Israel of God” that Paul refers to in Galatians … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [Conclusion]

THE DEFINING OF THE KINGDOM A remarkable aspect of this discussion is that in the gospels, there is no indication of any explanation of the kingdom (Matt. 3:1-2; 4:17; Mark 1:14-15). It is as though Jesus assumed that his hearers … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [The mystery form in Luke 17:21]

A COUNTER TEXT TO THE “FULLY FUTURE KINGDOM” One text that is especially important to the discussion of a purely future kingdom versus a “mystery form” of the kingdom present today (the currently reigning view), and one that is perhaps … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [Messianic Fulfillment]

MESSIANIC FULFILLMENT Having the Old Testament context in mind, the New Testament then should be read with an understanding that the Jews of Christ’s day would have had their minds saturated with the promises of the Old Testament. So the … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [Contextual Overview]

In the first post in this series, I introduced this short study on the Gospel of the Kingdom with the question: Did Jesus legitimately offer the kingdom that was anticipated by the Jews, or did Jesus redefine the kingdom? OLD … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [what is it?]

INTRODUCTION When John the Baptizer and Jesus Christ began proclaiming that the kingdom of heaven was at hand (Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15), what were they talking about? What was the crowd’s frame of reference for the “kingdom of … Continue reading

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