What a Blessing! If all the talks/sermons I've heard - this one is superbly informative, creatively challenging and blessed of God. Thank you so much for the faithful exposition of Scripture in this manner
Great Sermon! Thank you for this insightful teaching. Life changing sermon. It all makes sense. I didn't understand the first century miracles so I just looked the other way when people began teaching that miracles were for us today and we could do the same miracles as Christ... even more.
Great Sermon! The resurrection of the righteous dead and the translation of living believers are a combined event. One immediately follows the other. Search the Scriptures for the timing of the First Resurrection, and you will know the timing of His gathering together of His saints.
Great Sermon! Extremely instructive.Details galore with no fluff, drama, or filler. Just clear meaty teaching and light. Introduction is a sound faithful foundation prior to the teaching of the following 12 chapters.
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Great Sermon! One of the most beautiful passages of Scripture and most touching , it never ceases to amaze me when I read this chapter just how much God loves us that he should give His only Son to die for a sinner like me. Thank you Dr. Whitcomb for the way you present this wonderful chapter of Isaiah .
Great Sermon! yes you are right, most of the people that are given the office of pastor are not christians, and i want to add that, they have no passion for the Bible the word of God.......................
Dan 9:24-27 70 Weeks is 490 Days. Messiah is cutoff 7 weeks before Messiah the Prince. Covenant with many seems to indicate the people of the prince and their covenant with him. Sacrifice and oblation cannot be OT sacrifices; that covenant ended at the Crucifixion. Desolation continues until the consummation "Marriage of the Lamb" meaning after Messiah is cutoff; there is no covenant with Jesus Christ offered. I would be careful interpreting this as 70 Weeks of years. 4 possible starting dates; Cyrus, Darius and 2 by Artaxerxes to rebuild Jerusalem, unreliable Persian king lists, and an unspecified birthdate for Jesus are no reason for Privately Interpreting this key scripture. Jesus told Gabriel to make sure Daniel understood (8:14) the last 2300 Days begin with Daily Sacrifice and end with a cleansing of the sanctuary. This made Daniel get sick and faint!
I made an error. After checking for follow-up comments and re-reading my post, I realized I made an error. I stated "I believe the last trump you are speaking of is the changing of the believers who accept Christ after the rapture during the Tribulation." The last trump in Corinthians 15:51-52 is a reference to the rapture, because Paul was speaking to the Corinthians before the Book of Revelation was even penned, so it cannot be a reference to any trumpet of Revelation. In fact, in the book "Maranatha: Our Lord Come" (chapter 15) tackles this very issue of 'the last trump' of Corinthians 15:51-52 and does a much better job of explaining this issue than I could ever do.
I apologize for my error.
Great Sermon! @Trevor:
The doctrine of the imminency of Christ is plainly taught in the whole of the New Testament. Therefore, the rapture is not secret but opponents of a pre-trib rapture like to categorize it as "secret" although it is not. There are many passages in the Bible which teach Christ could come at any moment, and, the early Church held to this view. Even Paul believed Christ could come rapture the Bride/Church in his lifetime. (Philippians 3:20)
Regarding Matthew 24, yes, there will be a second advent. At this advent he will touch down and with His coming He will remove all the unsaved and set up the Millennial Kingdom for the saved, where Jesus will rule in Jerusalem. I believe the last trump you are speaking of is the changing of the believers who accept Christ after the rapture during the Tribulation.
Don't be fooled by anyone who tries to tell you that a pre-trib rapture or a rapture in general is a new invention. The early church believed it and it is evidenced by the imminency of the coming of the Bridegroom/Jesus for His Bride/The Church, taught in the Scriptures. The Jewish Marriage Analogy is the best evidence for this. I highly recommend the book "Maranatha: Our Lord, Come!" by Renald Showers. It will answer every question you have and more.