Category Archives: Eschatology

3 Views on the Rapture

Though the book is dated (pre-wrath has replaced mid-tribulationism), it remains valuable for a number of reasons.  Reiter’s essay on the development of American premillennialism is worth the price of the book. Many have a tendency to lump all premils … Continue reading

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Developing an Enochian Worldview

Some of these are inspired by Dr Michael Heiser’s writings, though much of it came from my own working through both the Scriptures and tradition.  Our problem is that we are all students of Dante, whether we admit it or … Continue reading

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Notes on Heiser’s Unseen Realm, 2

My opening notes here.  A problem with the Sethite reading. PART 4: YAHWEH AND HIS PORTION Chapter 16: Abraham’s Word Throughout the Abrahamic narrative, Abraham “sees” the Word.  Visible Yahweh thesis; Two Powers in Heaven. Chapter 18: What’s in a … Continue reading

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Review: Keener on Revelation

Keener, Craig.  Revelation. NIVAC.  Zondervan, 2000. I didn’t expect much out of a commentary series that had the letters “NIV” in it, but this was well-done. Keener demonstrated mastery of the current literature and made interesting, if sometimes stretched, applications. Rev. … Continue reading

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Review: Vanderwaal, Job-Song of Songs

I’m normally skeptical of Bible surveys and introductions. You can find the book online. They usually never get beyond surface level and are written with the grace of a dictionary. Fortunately, Cornelis Vanderwaal’s material isn’t that. He gets to the point but … Continue reading

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Hal Lindsey and Biblical Prophecy

By Cornelis Vanderwaal. Vanderwaal was attacked for his rhetoric, but is it any worse than Lindsey or Hunt’s saying that anyone who disagrees with them wants to exterminate the Jews (Lindsey, Road to Holocaust, 332)? Let’s get beyond rhetoric and … Continue reading

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Notes on Leithart’s Delivered from the Elements

I clean this up in a book review later.  This review is neither an endorsement nor a critique of Leithart.  It’s simply looking at scholarship in NT studies.  Full stop. Main idea: the fundamental physics of every society consists of … Continue reading

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A response to Riddlebarger’s Huge Premillennial Problem

He asks, “Where is this mixture of resurrected and unresurrected individuals taught, or even implied in the Scriptures? “ Answer:  Why can it not be taught in Revelation 20? Why is that chapter suddenly off-limits? Further:  As we have seen, … Continue reading

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Review: God, Heaven, and Har Magedon

This book is a mix of very good, and very, very, very bad. While containing brilliant insights into biblical symbology, Kline felt obligated to include every one of his unique (and often controversial) positions into this book. He begins on … Continue reading

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Uneasy tension of choosing and eschatology

A brief history: In college and seminary I was a postmillennial reconstructionist.  To put it delicately today, I am not. When I left seminary I understood the reasons behind Historic Premillennialism.  Exegetically, I still think it is the strongest case.  … Continue reading

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