Tongues Throughout Church History

By Rev. Mel C. Montgomery INTRODUCTION Some Christians believe that speaking in tongues was a temporary experience that ended with the Apostles. I do not believe that. I find no Scriptural support for cessationism. But I do not consider cessationists to be my enemies. They are legitimate fellow believers who see things a little differently … Continue reading Tongues Throughout Church History

What is Historic Premillennialism?

Historic premillennialism and dispensational premillennialism are two different systems of eschatology. Here are a few examples of the differences between the two:• Historic premillennialism teaches that the church was in the fore-vision of Old Testament prophecy, while dispensationalism teaches that the church is hardly, if at all, mentioned by the Old Testament prophets.• Historic premillennialism … Continue reading What is Historic Premillennialism?

The Church in the Old Testament

Copyright © Tim Warner Jesus & the Church in Psalm 22 The Greek word translated "Church" in the Bible is "ekklesia." It means "a called out assembly." It is found 112 times in the Greek New Testament. In all 112 cases, except Matthew 16:18, Acts 7:38, 1 Corinthians 10:32, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 3:10, Ephesians … Continue reading The Church in the Old Testament

Progressive Dispensationalism 101 The Basics

Copyright © Tim Warner METHOD OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATIONProgressive Dispensationalism maintains the literal (normal) method of biblical interpretation as the default hermeneutic. Progressive Dispensationalists also rely heavily on the New Testament writers' interpretations and applications of Old Testament prophecy. This is more than simply applying a 'model' of interpretation based on a 'style' established by the … Continue reading Progressive Dispensationalism 101 The Basics

Is a Pre-Tribulation Rapture Needed for the Wedding of the Church to Jesus?

Pre-Tribulation Assessment The contention is that since Revelation 19:7-8 indicates that the church, Christ's Bride, is made ready to accompany Christ to earth Revelation 19:14 before the second coming, how could this reasonably happen if part of the church is still on earth awaiting Christ's 2nd Coming? If the rapture of the church takes place … Continue reading Is a Pre-Tribulation Rapture Needed for the Wedding of the Church to Jesus?

The Error of Replacement Theology

Perhaps you have heard of the term Replacement Theology. However, if you look it up in a dictionary of Church history, you will not find it listed as a systematic study. Rather, it is a doctrinal teaching that originated in the early Church. It became the fertile soil from which Christian anti-Semitism grew and has infected … Continue reading The Error of Replacement Theology

Church Fathers – On the End-Time Events

Irenaeus (AD120-202) “And then he points out the time that his [Antichrist’s] tyranny shall last, during which the saints shall be put to flight, they who offer a pure sacrifice unto God: And in the midst of the week, he says, the sacrifice and the libation shall be taken away, and the abomination of desolation … Continue reading Church Fathers – On the End-Time Events

Where is the Church in the Book of Revelation? 

Some teach that the Church will be raptured before the events that begin in Revelation 4:1. This teaching is based on the argument that since the term Church is not used in chapters 4–21 of Revelation, the Church must no longer be on earth at that time. However, this assumption is based on silence rather … Continue reading Where is the Church in the Book of Revelation?