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The Old is Good Enough (Luke 5:39)

December 7, 2017 // 17 Comments

Here’s a verse that perplexes some folk: No one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, “The old is good enough.” (Luke 5:39) If the new wine is the new covenant, why would anyone prefer the old? People go with the law only because they haven’t tried grace right? The new covenant is better [...]

When is the Great Tribulation?

September 28, 2017 // 36 Comments

In his time on earth only two things made the Son of God cry: the death of his friend Lazarus and the imminent destruction of Jerusalem. For Lazarus he shed tears, but for Jerusalem he wailed and sobbed (Luke 19:41-44). Here’s why: For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the [...]

The Day and the Hour

August 10, 2017 // 21 Comments

But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. (Matthew 24:36) The disciples thought that the temple would come down when Jesus returned at the end of the age. To them, these events were connected. But history shows they are not. The temple has come down, [...]

When is the End of the Age?

August 3, 2017 // 13 Comments

The disciples asked, “What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3). What did they mean by the end of the age? Jesus said, “The gospel would be preached all over the world then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14). What end did he have in mind? Did he mean the end of the [...]

When are the Last Days?

July 31, 2017 // 13 Comments

Here’s a question that has been the subject of much debate: When are the last days? Mr. Futurist: “We’re living in them! Study the signs and you will see that we are the last generation.” Mr. Preterist: “The last days are the final days of the temple and AD70.” As you can see, the last day’s [...]

A Grace-Based View of the End Times

July 27, 2017 // 27 Comments

My new end times’ book has just launched and some of you don’t care. You don’t care because you’ve been burned by bad eschatological preaching. Or you’ve had unpleasant conversations. Discussing the end times is like discussing politics. No matter what you say, half the people in the room jump on you [...]

“AD70 and the End of the World” – paperback out today!

July 25, 2017 // 25 Comments

Amazon have ruined my plans. I was going to release my new end times’ book on September 24 because some of you think the world is going to end on September 23. The timing would’ve been perfect. But Jeff Bezos had other ideas. He must’ve read my book. “Have you read this?” he would’ve said to his [...]

Whose Wrath has Come? (1 Thessalonians 2:16)

March 23, 2017 // 33 Comments

(The Jews) killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone… they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last. (1 Thessalonians 2:15-16, NIV) This sounds like something you might read in the Old Testament yet [...]

Human versus Divine Vengeance

March 9, 2017 // 61 Comments

When Abel was murdered, his blood cried out to God for vengeance. Yet God did not kill Cain the murderer but protected him against those who would seek his life. Clearly, God’s idea of vengeance was different from Abel’s. The scriptures contrast human and divine vengeance. One seeks payback and retribution, [...]

Days of Vengeance

March 2, 2017 // 47 Comments

When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near… because these are days of vengeance. (Luke 21:20-23) When prophesying about the fall of Jerusalem, Jesus referred to the days of vengeance. But whose vengeance was it? Why was it brought about? And what does it mean for us? [...]

What did the High Priest See?

February 18, 2017 // 19 Comments

On the night he was betrayed, there was a dramatic confrontation between Jesus and the Sanhedrin. Picture the scene: Caiaphas, the high priest is fishing for evidence they can use against the Lord. Many false witnesses come forward but their lies are transparent and useless. Finally someone says, “I heard this [...]

When did the Old Covenant End?

February 16, 2017 // 74 Comments

The Bible is made up of two documents: the Old Testament and the New Testament. These documents roughly equate to two covenants: the old covenant and the new covenant. I say roughly because the old covenant did not begin in Genesis 1 and the new covenant did not begin in Matthew 1. A covenant is a binding [...]