By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief (Read Part 1) (Read Part 2) (Read Part 3) In addition to the expected emphasis upon Bible prophecy, and this year's special focus on the issue of literal interpretation, the 25th Anniversary Pre-Trib Study Group also provided much in the way of discussion of current events. In this final blog entry covering last month's conference, I will focus on that theme. On Monday, Dec. 5, Soren Kern presented a fast-paced, informative lecture entitled, “An [...]

The Danger from Within

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief (Read Part 2) All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16-17) The 25th Anniversary Pre-Trib Study Group provided a very strong emphasis on the subject of literal, grammatical, historical interpretation of Scripture and related subjects. The first speaker to tackle this topic was Dr. David Mappes of Baptist [...]

Significant Things

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief (Read Part 1) As noted in my previous article, Dr. Ed Hindson—speaking at this month's 25th Anniversary Pre-Trib Study Group in light of the recent passing of conference founder Dr. Tim LaHaye—stated, “The Bible is filled with memorializing significant things.” Indeed, the entire Pre-Trib conference was an overwhelmingly significant event—so much so that, a week-and-a-half after its conclusion, I am just now getting to my second blog entry to tell you more about it. Since I am [...]

A Time to Remember

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Dr. Ed Hindson and Dr. Thomas Ice opened the 25th Anniversary Pre-Trib Study Group meetings on Monday morning by remembering the conference's originator—the late Dr. Tim LaHaye, who went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2016, at the age of 90. Dr. Hindson referred to Joshua 4:1-9: And it came to pass, when all the people had completely crossed over the Jordan, that the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying: “Take for yourselves twelve men [...]


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