Jesus' Kingdom parables disclose what it "is like", revealing the nature and economy of His realm to those with ears to hear (Matthew 13:9-17). As you'll see, he mentions nothing of physical realities or time-tables that appeal to natural minds and describes Kingdom realities unrelated to much of what we've heard and come to believe … Continue reading The Hidden Kingdom (Matthew 13:44-46)
Most Christians today are looking for an any-minute rapture that'll shuffle them off this mortal coil, into the sky to be with the Lord in Heaven, or, in the words of John G. Magee, Jr., to slip "the surly bonds of earth" and "touch the face of God." And while they hold to this hypothesis … Continue reading The Rapture’s War on Our Union With God
The following five verses/passages are dangerous to the status quo. As you read them, consider carefully how you would have heard and understood these words of Jesus if you had been with Him back then and there, sitting at His feet, listening intently? #1 In Matthew 10:23, while Jesus was talking with his disciples before sending them … Continue reading The “Second Coming”?