The Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem 1867
by Francesco Hayez
Many long years ago when I was in Bible college, I asked the Old Testament professor how we knew that Jesus was the Christ. He told me that I already believed, or I wouldn’t be at a Bible College. I pressed him on the point, and he became angry with me. This really threw me for a loop, as I couldn’t understand why asking a question so important would be treated as if I were rebellious. It was years later, I figured out that his anger was because he didn’t know a good answer and I had embarrassed him in front of the whole class. He was a Dispensationalist, and therein lies the problem.
The Dispensationalists destroyed Daniel 9. They have incorrectly positioned their views of a future tribulation and antichrist in the Seventy Weeks prophecy. All is a muddled confusion when one does this. It is so pervasive throughout the Church, we need to address what it has done to our sure foundation. (Not to mention Jewish Evangelism.) Continue reading
The inherited church teaches that this is a salvation verse. It is not. Don’t let them rob you of the truth with their constant need to find salvation is every verse. This illustration is in a letter to a congregation not a sinner. A congregation that has locked Messiah out.
14 “And to the angel of the church in La-odicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.
15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’” Rev. 3:14-22 Continue reading