Ron Bigalke

All Things to His Glory, by His Grace

Editor’s Note: Dr. Ron J. Bigalke is the author of the brand new book, When? The Biblical Timing for Prophetic Fulfillment, from Dispensational Publishing House. The book is now available for presale, and it has the potential to become a go-to resource for years to come in the realm of eschatology—for students in the classroom and pastors in the study, as well as committed Christians who simply desire to know more about how the future will unfold. Although the focus of the [...]

The Rapture of the Church: A Premillennial Issue

Editor’s Note: Dr. Ron J. Bigalke is the author of the brand new book, When? The Biblical Timing for Prophetic Fulfillment, from Dispensational Publishing House. The book is now available for presale, and it has the potential to become a go-to resource for years to come in the realm of eschatology—for students in the classroom and pastors in the study, as well as committed Christians who simply desire to know more about how the future will unfold. Although the focus of the [...]

Premillennial Pretribulationism as a Consequence of the Protestant Reformation

Editor’s Note: Dr. Ron J. Bigalke is the author of the brand new book, When? The Biblical Timing for Prophetic Fulfillment, from Dispensational Publishing House. The book is now available for presale, and it has the potential to become a go-to resource for years to come in the realm of eschatology—for students in the classroom and pastors in the study, as well as committed Christians who simply desire to know more about how the future will unfold. Although the focus of the [...]

The Reasons for Observing Christmas

(Read Part 1) The book of 1 Corinthians addresses many issues, although the primary emphasis is upon the believer’s eternal salvation, which one receives by Divine grace through faith in Jesus Christ. One issue mentioned is the matter of “things sacrificed to idols” (8:1), a subject that was given meticulous consideration. Within the Greek culture of 1 Corinthians, families often participated in religious sacrifices. Sacrificial animals would be offered in pagan temples, and only a portion of the meat was burned in those rituals. [...]

By | 2018-01-10T17:12:33+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Christmas, Featured Posts, History|Tags: |1 Comment

Celebrating Jesus’ Incarnation

The vast majority of Christians celebrate Christmas without any thought as to whether they should, whereas others insist that pagan elements associated with the day forbid the church from any observance. For instance, the ancient druids worshiped trees (especially the oak), and pagan motivations resulted in the decoration of the tree. Others question the legend and role of Saint Nicholas in Christmas celebrations and other popular customs. The observance or non-observance of Christmas continues to provoke lively discussions among Christians. Since the [...]

By | 2018-01-10T17:10:26+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Christmas, Featured Posts, History|Tags: |1 Comment

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Ron Bigalke

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: Are you tempted to think that dispensationalists are a dying breed? That this dispensational theology that we love and treasure is destined for the doctrinal dustbin? Well, not if Dr. Ron Bigalke has anything to say about it—or if others are encouraged to follow his example. I am not sure how he has packed all that he has accomplished to date into his young life, but I am glad that he is on [...]

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+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Enormity and Importance of the Flood

Researchers have discovered evidence of water beneath the surface of the Earth, as deep as 650 kilometers (404 miles). The vast amount of water beneath your feet is enough to fill oceans. The water, however, is not in liquid form (and is thus unavailable as a reservoir); rather, it is trapped within underground materials. The research is interesting because Bible skeptics have often inquired as to the rescinding of the floodwaters—if the Earth was covered entirely with water (cf. Gen. 7:17-24). The [...]

By | 2018-01-10T17:08:51+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Categories: Apologetics, Ark Encounter, Bible History, Featured Posts, Flood|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Recognition of Dispensational Distinctions

Much confusion occurs with the interpretation of Biblical prophecy due to a failure (or refusal) to distinguish between Israel and the church, and thereby denying any future to national Israel and equating the historical throne of David with God’s heavenly throne. The former rule (the throne of David) could be called the single, unified, mediatorial kingdom that existed historically under the Mosaic Covenant and was prophesied by the Old Testament prophets to be restored in its former glory at the second coming [...]

By | 2018-01-09T18:21:00+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Bible Prophecy, Biblical Covenants, Dispensational Theology, Featured Posts, Hermeneutics|Tags: |0 Comments