The Necessity of Rightly Dividing

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Tim. 2:15)   Why do I believe so strongly in rightly dividing the word of truth? It is not a novelty (i.e. something new, just to be...

Connections in Dispensations

Some dispensationalists believe and teach that dispensations are cut-and-dried time-periods that are disconnected and isolated from one another. They focus on the divisions in the Bible to the point that they neglect, if not ignore or even deny, the connections in the...

The Faith of Christ

One of the great and distinctive truths that the Lord revealed through the apostle Paul for this present age of grace is what has been accomplished for the Body of Christ by the faith of Christ. Paul referred to the faith of Christ seven times in his thirteen...

Practical Hyper-Dispensationalism

I am sure you are familiar with the term, “Hyper-dispensationalism.” It is a big word, but it is not difficult to understand. The Greek prefix, “hyper” means excessive and going beyond what is right and acceptable. Some prefer the Latin prefix, “ultra.”...

Does God Intervene Today?

But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.  Philemon 22   There are some dispensationalists, who knowing that the kind of supernatural intervention that occurred in the prophetic kingdom program of...

The Mystery of Iniquity vs. The Mystery of Godliness

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (1 Tim. 3:16)  The “mystery of godliness” is not the...

What is Satan Doing Today?

Satan is not in hell today, and neither is he down at the bar trying to get people drunk. So, what is he doing?   God took the wise in his own craftiness (1 Cor. 3:19) by causing Satan to defeat himself when he had Christ crucified (1 Cor. 2:8). The mystery of the...

Assurance of Salvation

“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.” (1 Thess. 1:5)    The gospel that Paul is referring to in this verse is the gospel that he...

Following the Apostle Paul

In His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ said to His disciples, “Follow me” (Matt. 4:19). The only other man in the New Testament that plainly tells believers to follow his example and teaching is the apostle Paul (e.g. 1 Cor. 4:16; 11:1). One of the most important...

Did Jesus Christ Burn in Hell?

The word of God plainly says that the soul of Jesus Christ went down into hell when He died on the cross (Acts 2:27), but does that mean He had to suffer torment in hell to pay the full price of our sins? That’s what some believe and teach, but I don’t...