This article will examine the contradiction between what dispensationalists purport they believe and how they actually interpret. Gregory Peterson, in his master’s thesis, writing for dispensationalists, says, in support of the Grammatico-Historical method of interpretation, ” [The exegete] will inquire into the circumstances under which [the author] wrote, the manners and customs of his age, […]Read More My Critique of Dispensationalism – (2)
Dispensationalists believe that Grammatico-Historical is the best interpretative method for Scripture. In addition, they believe in a literal hermeneutic, saying they employ literalism unless it makes no sense. However, we will show their eschatological interpretations do not make sense because of their overreliance on the literal hermeneutic. A cursory examination of Grammatico-Historical, shown below, would […]Read More My Critique of Dispensationalism Part 1
There are several degrees of time tenses in the Greek language, but they are all nuances of the three we are all familiar with: past, present, and future. If something is in the past, it is history; in the present, it is now; in the future, not yet. It is really rather simple. However, Biblical […]Read More Now/Not Yet? Not!
The apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We have also fallen short in our failure to carry out our mandate in what Christ commissioned us to do. If we can lead just one person to Christ […]Read More Finally! Revelation
We previously left the reader with the question as to whether it was John or the Apocalypse that was seen in the time of Domitian. One only has to go to Irenaeus’ works himself and read chapter thirty of book five to understand the context and see that grammatically it must mean John for it […]Read More Was John or the Apocalypse Seen in the Time of Domitian?
Now that we have introduced Irenaeus’ notorious statement, we will further dissect it, and we will find that many of the tenets of futurism come directly from him and it. We will show, without a doubt, that the idea itself that John saw the Revelation and wrote it between 90 and 95, i.e., in the […]Read More The Date of the Apocalypse
By now, the reader should understand that most of man’s misunderstanding and theology of the end times stem from Irenaeus. It is, therefore, essential that we fully understand his ideas and his writings on this subject to see exactly how this all came about. He made his aforementioned alluded-to notorious statement only one time, which […]Read More Irenaeus’ Notorious Statement
Last time we looked at one of the primary reasons that have led to the mistaken view of the book of Revelation. That reason is the King James Version of the Bible and its mistranslation of αἰών. While it is a significant error, that incorrect translation of αἰών is not, in itself, the only reason […]Read More Introduction to Revelation II
We have spent a considerable amount of time, five months, to be exact, setting the stage for our study of Revelation. We will not study the entire book as if it was a commentary. Instead, we will look at a segment of it and follow a specific thread. We will see where it leads us, […]Read More Introduction to Revelation
We have finished our study of the kingdom parables, which mostly dealt with the way people treat each other, whether master to slave or slave to slave. Also, we pointed out that they were about things that happened in the kingdom of God. Now, we will look at a parable not identified as “kingdom” related, […]Read More The Landowner