Age of Fulfillment

SYNOPSIS - The “last days,” the "season of the end" began with the Death and Resurrection of JesusRevelation 1:1-4.
The book of Revelation opens by declaring that it is a “revelation of Jesus Christ” for his “servants,” initially, the seven churches of Asia. Its contents concern “what things must come to pass soon,” and the unveiling of this information must occur now because the “season is at hand.”

Supremacy of the Son

SYNOPSIS - The “word” spoken by God in "a Son" is His full disclosure that takes precedence over the older partial "words"Hebrews 1:1-2:4.
The Epistle to the Hebrews was sent to a Christian congregation located in or near the city of Rome. Previously, the church had experienced pressure from outsiders and now was facing the possibility of renewed pressure, perhaps, even persecution by governing authorities (Hebrews 2:1510:32-3413:24-25).

Single and Final Return of Jesus

SYNOPSIS-The Parousia of Jesus will be a singular event of great finality, both for the righteous and the wicked.More than one Greek term is applied by New Testament authors to the future “coming” of Jesus Christ, including the noun parousia or “advent” - “arrival,” “presence” (New Analytical Greek Lexicon, p. 315). Each time so used, it is applied to his arrival in glory and refers to one and only one event destined to occur at the end of the age. The basic sense of parousia is “arrival” - The act or state of arriving at a place, condition, or time, and not to the process of “coming.”

Rapture or Resurrection?

SYNOPSIS - The “Rapture” is an interpretation of a passage that is about the resurrection of dead believers - The term is not found in the New Testament.
Discussions on the doctrine of the “Rapture” tend to center on the issue of when it will occur - Before the Tribulation, at its midpoint, or at its end (the Pre-, Mid- and Post-tribulation positions, respectively). But the question misses the point – Nowhere does the New Testament even mention a future “Rapture," at least not with that term. By “rapture” is meant the removal of Christians from the earth and their transportation to heaven.

Church is Appointed to Tribulation

SYNOPSIS - The New Testament does not equate “tribulation” with “wrath” - Saints escape “wrath” but endure “tribulation” for the Gospel.Many commentators present the doctrine of the Rapture as a supposed means of escape from the Planet Earth so that the Church does not endure the “wrath” of God unleashed in the “Great Tribulation.” The underlying assumption of this teaching is that “tribulation” and “wrath” are synonymous.

Why, Then, the Law

SynopsisIf a man is not justified by the works of the Law, what was the purpose of the Torah given at Sinai? – Galatians 3:19. In reaction to some Jewish Christians who claimed that Gentile believers must be circumcised, the Apostle Paul declared that a man or woman is set right with God from the “faith of Jesus Christ,” NOT “from the works of the Torah.” In fact, if justification is based on performing the deeds and rituals required by the Mosaic Law, then Jesus “died in vain."