section deals with all aspects of eschatology - prophecy, the Second
Coming of Christ, the Rapture, etc. There has been much talk in
recent days about this final period of time when Christ returns
for His own.
proper study of the End Times requires a student of the Word to
set aside any preconceived ideas or personal biases and discover
the meaning of Scripture, rather than forcing or assuming a meaning
on a passage.
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to read our dynamic online study of the book of Revelation. This
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Articles - From our monthly e-newsletter
IMPORTANCE OF PROPHECY - eParousia #1, February,
2003 - Here
are some points to be considered as to why we must study and understand
KEY TO UNDERSTANDING PROPHECY - eParousia
#2, March, 2003 - Hermeneutics
has been defined as the science and art of biblical interpretation.
There have been huge tomes written on hermeneutics, but we want
to boil it down to the essence of interpreting the Bible. What
method should we use?...
VIEWS - eParousia #3, April, 2003 - The
term "millennium" means 1,000 years. But, how are we
to understand this millennium? Should we understand this passage
as a literal 1,000 year reign on the earth, or should we allegorize
this passage and take it to mean something different?...
ROLE OF NATIONAL ISRAEL IN THE PLAN OF GOD - eParousia
#4, May, 2003 - Who
is Israel? What is the Church? What is God's plan for Israel?
Is there a future for national Israel? For answers to these questions,
we'll need to examine the Scriptures...
COURSE OF THE NATIONS - DANIEL 2 & 7 - eParousia
#5, June, 2003 - It
has been said that the book of Daniel is to the Old Testament
what the book of Revelation is to the New Testament. In order
for us to understand prophecy and the events of the end of the
age, we must have a grasp of the prophecies of the book of Daniel...
70 WEEKS - PART 1 - eParousia #6, July, 2003
look at Daniel chapter 9 and see in great detail God's future
plans for the nation of Israel. First we need a little historical
context in which to understand these prophecies...
70 WEEKS - PART 2 - eParousia #7, August,
2003 - What
is the best interpretation of Daniel 9:24-27? We can answer that
question by looking at the text and the context...
OLIVET DISCOURSE - AN INTRODUCTION - eParousia
#8, September, 2003 - When
we take Jesus' teaching in the Olivet Discourse at face value,
we discover it presents a chronological and thorough description
of events that will precede His coming...
OLIVET DISCOURSE - FOR THE CHURCH OR ISRAEL? - eParousia
#9, October, 2003 - There
are many who want to exclude the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24)
from applying to the Church. But there are several reasons why
I believe the Olivet Discourse not only pertains to the church,
but also details events of the end times…
OLIVET DISCOURSE - THE BEGINNING OF BIRTH PANGS - eParousia
#10, November, 2003 - I
have never experienced birth pangs, but my wife sure has! And
from our experience, birth pangs increase in intensity and frequency
as delivery draws near. The beginning birth pangs are relatively
mild, but soon they intensify leading to the time of hard labor…
OLIVET DISCOURSE - THE GREAT TRIBULATION - eParousia
#11, December, 2003 - This
time of Great Tribulation, mentioned numerous times in the Scriptures,
is referred to as an unparalleled time of distress and affliction
- worse than any previous time in world history…
RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH - eParousia Vol. 2 No.
1, January, 2004 - During
the time of the Great Tribulation, spoken of in Matthew 24, Jesus
tells of a period of persecution of believers. But Jesus says
that these days of tribulation will not run their entire course,
but will be "cut short" for the elect's sake...
DAY OF THE LORD: PART 1 - eParousia Vol. 2
No. 2, February, 2004 - The
Day of the Lord is a very significant event in God's program for
the End TImes. But what is it? What signs will announce it? And
when will it begin?…
PAROUSIA OF JESUS CHRIST - Rev. Charles Cooper
- Rapture and second advent are key phrases used
to describe events associated with the next major phase in the
earthly career of Jesus Christ. One of two problems with these
phrases is the seemingly forgotten fact that none of them actually
appear in the Greek New Testament...
JESUS COMING LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT? - Rev. Roger
Best - Back a number of years ago there was a very popular
Christian movie entitled, "A Thief In The Night." The
film was shown in many churches and depicted the events immediately
following the rapture of the church...
LEFT BEHIND - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner - A common misconception
among pretribulationists is that there will be some kind of great
revival during the 70th Week of Daniel, the final seven years
DAY OF THE LORD: THE WRATH OF GOD - Rev. Roger Best
- Now it is important to understand what "the day of the
Lord" really is and what will happen in this day. There are
various opinions as to what it might be...
BLESSED HOPE - Rev. Roger Best - What is the object
of hope that is presented to us in Scripture? What are we taught
to hope for? These are questions of great importance...
THE GAP? - Rev. Roger Best - Why the separation
between the sixty-ninth and the seventieth weeks of Daniel?...
TIMES CHARTS - Gary Vaterlaus & Scott Holmgren
- Six charts that show the differing positions concerning the
timing of the Rapture, Daniel's 70th Week and related events,
and the seals of Revelation 6...
MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF REVELATION 16:15 - Rev.
Charles Cooper - Some conclude that this verse appears in
a most unusual place in the sequence of the book of Revelation...
REVELATION 3:10 TEACH AN "ANY MOMENT" RAPTURE?
- Rev. Roger Best - This is a crucial verse for dispensationalists,
and they repeat it often to prove their pretribulation rapture
OTHER GOSPEL - Rev. Charles Cooper - The correct
understanding of the word gospel in Matthew 24:14 points
to a future literal fulfillment of the Olivet Discourse and that
the Olivet Discourse gives a specific outline of the end-times
including the timing of the rapture of the church...
on the End Times
JESUS ALREADY RETURN IN AD 70? - Rev. Bill Lee-Warner
- The term preterism comes from the Latin word praeterism
and means "past" or already gone by...
TO STAND ON - Rev. Charles Cooper - Logically,
it makes sense that the correct position on the timing of Christ's
return is some combination of the three major views, given that
each view is based on the same passages of Scripture...
FOR A PRETRIBULATIONIST - Robert Van Kampen & Rev.
Roger Best - The prewrath position on the timing of the rapture
of the Church is often questioned, especially by pretribulationists.
Many find it difficult to give up their traditions, what they
have been taught, or perhaps what they have taught...
RESPONSE TO RON GRAFF - Rev. Charles Cooper - For
those who are truly interested in the Scriptures and are willing
to search them, I offer the following response to Ron Graff's
article that appears on his website...
OLIVET DISCOURSE: ARMAGEDDON OR RAPTURE? - Rev. Roger
Best - One of the critical end time passages is the Olivet
discourse which we find in Matthew 24 & 25, Mark 13 and Luke
21. In this discourse Jesus is answering the disciples' question
regarding the sign of his coming and the end of the age...
AND RAPTURE POSITIONS - Gary Vaterlaus - Any study
of eschatology must at some point come to grips with two major
issues that are frequently debated, studied, and documented: the
Millennium and the Rapture...
REVIEW OF LEFT BEHIND - Dirk Eichhorst -
It is troubling that Hollywood often produces films that are blatantly
anti-Christian. Even more troubling is when Christians with good
intentions produce a film that tries to tell the truth, but is
dangerously off in its theology...
REVIEW OF THE OMEGA CODE - Dirk Eichhorst &
Scott Holmgren - The story told in The Omega Code revolves
around a secret Bible code that is hidden in the pages of Scripture.
It draws heavily on theories popularized by several recent best-selling
SAD AND LADEN WITH ERROR - Rev. Charles Cooper
- A Critique
of Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum's "so-called" review of Marv
Rosenthal's book The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church...
THE RECORD: A RESPONSE - Rev. Charles Cooper -
In a recent
review of the book The Rapture Question Answered Plain and
Simple by Robert Van Kampen, Dr. Mal Couch, President of Tyndale
Theological Seminary and Bible Institute, misrepresented the facts...