One Language, One Land, One People
April 1st, 2015 | Eschatology | No Comment
About the 8th century BC, Isaiah prophesied destruction concerning Egypt. YHWH would bring a judgment upon them. Formerly, Egypt attacked and fought against Judah. But here, the name Judah would become a terror to the Egyptians. Their once furious warriors would become fearful as women. One Language "In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear by the Lord of hosts; one will be called the City of Destruction. They speak the one language of the gospel and the salvation of Christ. As there were many cities in Egypt, Young believes the reference means one out ...
Coming on the Clouds of Heaven
March 23rd, 2011 | Eschatology | 8 Comments
Is Christ Coming on the Clouds of Heaven? The influence of Dispensationalism and Amillennialism have persuaded many that Jesus may at any moment be seen coming on the clouds of heaven. By this they mean that his return is near and that we will see him in the air riding upon literal clouds. But is this the manner in which the Bible uses the terms coming on the clouds of heaven? Should we look for a literal descent of the Lord in the skies? Coming on the Clouds in Old Testament Literature We must remember that the language of the Bible is set ...
Law of Moses and Body Art
October 29th, 2010 | Law of Moses | No Comment
Did God Condemn All Body Art? Does Leviticus 19:28 apply to all body art or just to tattoos? Some argue that Leviticus 19:28 is without restriction, i.e. is not limited to the occult practices of marking the body on behalf of the dead. "You shall not shave around the sides or your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard. You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord." (Lev. 19:27-28). These statements were made to the Old Covenant nation of Israel. God gave the covenant to ...
Kingdom Parable of the Dragnet
May 26th, 2010 | Dispensationalism | No Comment
Paul writes that the "children of the flesh" i.e. those born of Abraham's physical lineage are not what constitute the "seed" of Abraham. (9:6-8) Rather, the children of "promise" are counted for the the seed. "And if you are Christ's then are you Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise." (Gal. 3:29).
Do the Egyptians Belong in Mount Zion?
November 24th, 2009 | Eschatology | No Comment
Do the Egyptians belong in Mt. Zion? From the beginning of Covenant Israel's history and quest for nationhood, a mixed multitude traveled with them from Egypt. Moses was married to an Ethiopian. In the latter days Egypt and Israel's relationship once again unite, not as master and slave but as brethren in the new temple keeping the Feasts of the Lord. In the prophetic imagery of Zechariah 14, the nations share in the post parousia (coming of Christ) blessings of Israel. "And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go ...