Apologetics

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Paul Martin Henebury

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: Dr. Paul Martin Henebury describes himself as “both an adherent and dismayed critic” of dispensationalism. If you do not know what he means by that, you should take the time to learn. There is much more to his understanding of these issues than we will be able to present in this article, but we hope to provide additional avenues for Paul to explain his views in the future—so stay tuned. Paul is [...]

The Noahic Flood and God’s Sovereign Plan

(Read Part 3) We have come to the concluding point in in our study of the Noahic flood. Many readers of Genesis 1 have made the observation that “God saw . . . that . . . was good” occurs in the record for every one of the six days of creation except the second (1:4, 10, 18, 21, 25). The final occurrence of the statement changes to “very good” and covers all six days (1:31). Why did God forego that evaluative judgment [...]

By |2018-01-10T16:00:04-06:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Peter’s Revelation Concerning the Noahic Flood

(Read Part 2) Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so (Gen. 1:7). A significant Biblical text regarding the Noahic flood appears in the Apostle Peter’s second epistle: For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time [...]

By |2018-01-10T15:59:20-06:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

What Actually Happened at the Flood?

(Read Part 1) We are continuing our study that highlights 22 reasons from the flood narrative’s text that lead to the conclusion that the account describes a global flood, rather than a local, or even regional, flood. We are considering each reason in the order of its appearance in the text. Last time we looked at the first 13 reasons, and in this article will think about nine more such reasons. The Biblical account claims that "the waters prevailed exceedingly" and "covered" "all the high hills under the whole heaven" [...]

By |2018-01-10T15:56:02-06:00August 24th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

What Does the Text Actually Teach?

Does the Scripture depict Noah’s flood as a global event or as a local event? What sort of Biblical evidence supports a global flood as opposed to a local flood? This study highlights just 22 reasons from the flood narrative’s text that lead to the conclusion that the account describes a global flood, rather than a local, or even regional, flood. The following list presents each reason in the order of its appearance in the text. Genesis 6:5–7 (see also 6:11–12; 7:1) reveals [...]

By |2018-01-10T15:55:15-06:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

You’ve Been Warned!

(Read Part 3) The voice of God reached the ears of Noah declaring the most severe judgment ever proclaimed since God created the universe in a literal six-day period (cf. Gen. 1:31). God instructed Noah by providing, in exact detail, the specifications of a massive ark that would provide the only escape from guaranteed judgment. Think about it—out of millions of people, only eight survived the catastrophic judgment of the universal flood. Why were these few people the only ones that God saved? [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:10:41-06:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Jesus Cites Noah’s Dispensational Lesson

(Read Part 2) The Lord Jesus Himself provides a startling warning for those living during the eschatological time that replicates the days of Noah and the building of the ark. The common thought is that the gospel narratives only contain the account of the birth and general events in the life of Jesus, such as His death, burial and resurrection. However, Jesus Himself provides one of the most detailed prophetic messages in Scripture in Matthew 24-25, Mark 13 and Luke 21:5-36. We will [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:09:03-06:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

More on the Ark Encounter

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief We trust that you are enjoying our coverage of the opening of the Ark Encounter and the Biblical exposition that we are providing on the subjects of Noah, the ark and the flood. This event presents Bible-believing Christians with such a great opportunity! As we at Dispensational Publishing House strive to provide the highest-quality content on an issue of this magnitude, you can then make use of it in your interactions with those who [...]

One Hundred Years of Mocking

(Read Part 1) Imagine being convinced that God Himself ordained you to complete a massive project that required you to pour every fiber of your being into the execution of the project, and then experiencing the continual mocking of your friends, onlookers and your extended family year after year for your alleged foolish commitment. Noah experienced this exact scenario as he followed God’s command to construct the massive ark. The Biblical account of Noah building the ark provides a motivational message for God’s [...]

By |2018-01-10T09:08:18-06:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

God’s Sovereignty over the Flood

(Read Part 1) God was sovereign over the flood. As Psalm 29:10 states: The Lord sat as King at the flood; Yes, the Lord sits as King forever. Not only did the elevation of the oceanic waters result in a great catastrophe upon the physical earth, but also the breaking of the waters above added to the universal flood. Genesis 1:7 records God creating “the expanse” that “separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the [...]

By |2018-01-10T17:08:38-06:00July 20th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |0 Comments