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Jesus is Your Tithe

September 7, 2017 // 98 Comments

Jesus poked the hornets’ nest when he said, “Watch out for those law-lovers who strut about in long robes, pray long prayers, and take the best seats at banquets.” It was a provocative statement because Jesus was standing in the temple courts when he said it. He was surrounded by long-robed men. “These [...]

How does Faith Establish the Law? (Romans 3:31)

August 31, 2017 // 29 Comments

The Bible makes some interesting comparisons between faith and law: We are justified by FAITH, not by LAW (Rom 3:28, Gal 2:16) Abraham and his heirs are blessed on account of FAITH, not LAW (Rom 4:13-14) You can live by FAITH or LAW (Rom 4:14) No one who relies on the LAW is justified for the righteous live by [...]

Are You Lukewarm? Take the Test

August 17, 2017 // 57 Comments

Lukewarm is what you get when you mix hot with cold. It’s mixing the white-hot love of God with the stone-cold commands of the Bible. It’s mixing the new and everlasting covenant of grace with the obsolete covenant of law. Are you lukewarm? You might be if… 1. You think Christians need the law The law is [...]

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 // 18 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 [...]

The “I Wills” of God

July 20, 2017 // 39 Comments

At the foot of Mt Sinai the Israelites boasted “We will do everything the Lord commands” (Ex 19:8). Perhaps you have said something similar, but this is a fatal boast, and a recipe for disaster. Make an impossible promise and you will invariably break it. What the Lord demands you cannot provide. This is the [...]

The Prayer of Faith

July 13, 2017 // 218 Comments

 Much of what passes for prayer is wishful thinking. “Oh Lord, please heal Mary.” I’m sure you can, Lord. I just don’t know if you will. “I beg you to heal Tom.” But if you do, no one will be more surprised than me. You can pretty much guarantee these sorts of prayers won’t change anything because [...]

Can You Fall from Your Secure Position (2 Peter 3:17)?

June 29, 2017 // 70 Comments

Image source According to some, here is a scripture that says you can lose your salvation: Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. (2 Pet 3:17, NIV) Don’t panic. This scripture [...]