Arguing The Pretribulation Rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Alone

I am certainly an advocate of the Pretribulation rapture. However, in recent years I've become convinced that much of our argumentation for the pretribulational timing of the rapture is poor, at best. This includes some of the arguments I have personally used in times past. Recently I studied again the rapture passage, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. As I studied it, I became more and more convinced that the timing of the rapture can be argued from this passage alone. It cannot be proven from this [...]

By |2021-01-19T23:36:47-06:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |3 Comments

Use the Heresy Label Rarely

With the growth of the internet has come a blessed ability for a Bible teacher's influence to spread out, beyond his local congregation. With this has also come the ability of pastors to watch other pastors. With this has come the growth of the "heresy" industry. There is almost no better way to increase your video-clicks than to accuse another pastor of heresy. His followers will listen, your followers will listen, (few minds will be changed), and viewership will increase. While I [...]

By |2021-01-17T23:37:49-06:00January 17th, 2021|Categories: Publisher's Perspective|Tags: |3 Comments

Why is Socialism Anti-Biblical and Simply Evil?

By Roger Bayes Socialism has several premises that are not Biblical in nature.  Here are several that I feel are the most prominent. The good of the many outweigh the good of the one. This is the overarching premise from which all other premises are built.  Its fallacy is that without the good of the one, the good of the many has no meaning.   It is often thought that the teachings of Jesus actually reflect socialism.  But nothing could be further [...]

By |2021-01-06T14:23:18-06:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

Why The Church Is In Doctrinal Crisis

Few would disagree that the church (in the larger sense of the word) is in doctrinal crisis today. Anyone my age or older knows that denominational designations used to mean something. Baptist churches were Baptist in doctrine, Methodist churches were Methodist in their doctrine, and Presbyterian churches were Presbyterian in doctrine. About 40 years ago, when churches first started removing the denominational designation from their names, the "old codgers" warned that the name goes first, the doctrine later. The "agents of change" [...]

By |2020-12-08T21:53:16-06:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Publisher's Perspective|Tags: |6 Comments

Delivered From the Wrath to Come: Which Wrath?

Paul wrote some encouraging words to the Thessalonians in 1 Thessalonians 1:10- And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. The believers that made the Thessalonian church were converts to Judaism long before meeting Paul, and became not only faithful Jews but also gloriously saved "Messianic Jews" after meeting Paul. Long before meeting Paul they "turned to God from idols to serve the living and true [...]

By |2020-11-30T22:29:14-06:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Publisher's Perspective|Tags: |4 Comments

The King James Bible in America: A Critique and a Defense

In late September Pastor Rodney Beaulieu produced two videos critiquing the book “The King James Bible in America.” The author, Bryan Ross, has prepared a response. This eight-part response is being posted here for interested parties. In the interest of intellectual fairness and complete transparency we are posting the original critique followed by the responses by the author. We think you will find this interaction informative and thought provoking. The King James Bible in America: a critique by Rodney Beaulieu A Tale [...]

By |2021-01-06T14:24:10-06:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment

Tax Exempt Status for Churches

This blog is in our Ministry Monday series. Read more articles for ministry by clicking here. Check back each Monday for more! The correct legal status for a church toward the government, especially in the area of taxation, is a matter of importance to local churches. This is true not only due to tax-exemptions, but also due to Government intrusion and control issues. Should a church have 501(c)3 status? Can a person claim a tax-exemption on donations to a church that does not [...]

By |2020-11-23T14:17:59-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Publisher's Perspective|Tags: |0 Comments

A Working Dad

Note: This is the fourth of a planned series of blogs on the family. Follow the Family Fridays tag in the future for more articles. With the risk of offending a good portion of the audience, and even a larger portion of society, I'll say that history has proven that a working dad and a stay-at-home mom is the best formula there is for raising healthy, happy kids. In these recent days of government overreach, however, the lines between work and home have [...]

By |2020-11-20T09:17:50-06:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Publisher's Perspective|Tags: |2 Comments

Interpreting Parables: The Chief Subject of Parables

For an earlier post on common mistakes when interpreting parables, click here. The more I've studied New Testament parables, the more I am convinced of one thing: they are all about the same subject. That's right: parables in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are all about a singular subject. Every. Single. One. In fact, I'm so convinced of this that if I find a parable that is not about this subject, then I'm convinced I'm not reading a parable at all. Sadly, I spent many [...]

By |2020-11-17T23:14:08-06:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Publisher's Perspective|Tags: |1 Comment

Interpreting Parables: Common Mistakes

A parable is a story or that could be true but the truth of the story is not the point. A parable has a truth about the work of God that is hidden from view and requires interpretation. The Bible is filled with parables. When we think of them, we mostly think of the parables of Jesus. However, Ezekiel was instructed to tell or display parables many times, and they are also found throughout the Bible. Nathan's story of the pet lamb [...]

By |2020-11-15T07:16:10-06:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Publisher's Perspective|Tags: |3 Comments
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