Archive for January, 2013

F. C. Baur, Wm. Wrede, and M.A.D. dispensationalism

January 26, 2013 Comments off

The apostle Peter described false teachers as “cursed children.” He wrote of them:

“But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;” [2 Pet 2:10-15]

The teachings of E. W. Bullinger, and similar doctrines of Mid-Acts Dispensationalism, (M.A.D.) (e.g., Sir Robert Anderson), were the subject of an in-depth study by H. A. Ironside, available here.

Read more…

Vineyard scriptures

January 24, 2013 Comments off

The following post is a quick survey of the scriptures about vineyards, and winepresses.

Read more…

Beechick’s winepress

January 24, 2013 Comments off

Allan Beechick is a dispensationalist author, known for his book The Rapture Solution, in which he offered a unique but flawed interpretation of Luke 17:36-37.

Read more…

Parallels to the Olivet Discourse in Revelation

January 18, 2013 Comments off

Harmony of Olivet Discourse & Revelation, posted recently by LateNightWatch, features a table listing points of correspondence between the Olivet Discourse and Revelation. The following table is similar, and simplified, and includes several additional parallels and points of correspondence.

Read more…

Biblical horses, asses and camels

January 13, 2013 Comments off

Animals mentioned in prophecy, such as horses, asses, and camels, are symbolic, and represent certain classes of people. This article reviews the context in which these animals are mentioned throughout the Bible.

Read more…

J.C. Bellett on Jacob’s blessing of Judah

January 6, 2013 Comments off

The following is John Crosthwaite Bellett’s discussion of Jacob’s blessing of Judah in Genesis 49:8–12.

[John Crosthwaite Bellett. God’s witness in prophecy and history: Bible studies on the historical fulfilments of Jacob’s prophetic blessings on the twelve tribes. J. Masters, London. 1884. pp. 43–63.]

Read more…