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Article in Wineskins Reviewing the Gospel Advocate Issue on Unity

The February issue of the Gospel Advocate is dedicated to the theme “Unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” the same theme as February’s issue of Wineskins. And so I’ve posted an article at Wineskins reviewing the Gospel Advocate‘s … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 5)

Verse 5 (Rev 20:5 ESV) The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. This is a highly controverted passage. The text implies that the faithful were resurrected … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 4)

Verse-by-verse We continue going verse by verse — Verse 4 (Rev 20:4 ESV)  4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 3)

Verse-by-verse Let’s now consider chapter 20 one verse at a time. Verses 1-3 (Rev 20:1-3 ESV) Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.  2 … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 2)

The 1,000-year reign can’t refer to an earthly kingdom (John 18:36 ESV)  36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 1)

A little Southern blues to put you in the mood for the Apocalypse —

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Rapture)

I’ve mentioned earlier that I managed to grow up in church and attend Lipscomb University and not know what the “Rapture” is. Such was the authority of Foy Wallace in Tennessee and north Alabama in those days. We were so … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the 144,000)

Among the many visions that have captured the church’s imagination is the figure 144,000 found in — (Rev. 7:2-10 ESV)  2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (“Souls”)

The Revelation has 22 chapters, and each verse is packed with allusions not only to the OT but also the apocryphal literature and perhaps even Greek materials. And there are plenty of excellent commentaries that cover this ground. Therefore, to … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:17-34: “Do you not have houses to eat and drink in?”

I posted a series on 1 Corinthians several months ago in preparation for teaching a class covering the epistle. Today, I taught on the problems with the Lord’s Supper described in 1 Cor 11:17-34. Until I was preparing for class … Continue reading

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