The Fullness of …

The Bible contains many references to ‘the fullness of’. What can the word for ‘fullness’ mean? Is ‘the fullness of time’ (Gal 4:4) the same as the ‘dispensation of the fullness of the times’ (Eph 1:10)? Is the ‘fullness of the Gentiles’ (Rom 11:25) the same as the...

What does the Sheep and Goat Judgement NOT Teach?

When will the judgement described in Matthew 25:31-46 take place? Who will be judged? If the basis for the judgement is whether one provided food, drink and clothing (etc.) to the ‘least of these My brethren’ (Mat 25:40, 45), is salvation then by works? Does Matthew...

The Times of the Gentiles 2

In Part 1, we described the Times of the Gentiles. During the Times of the Gentiles, four Gentile empires will have rule on the earth. Some of these empires will go through phases. In which phase of the fourth Gentile empire are we living in today? How will history...

The Times of the Gentiles 1

As part of the Lukan version of the Olivet discourse, Jesus said that ‘Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled’ (Luk 21:24). How may the ‘times of the Gentiles’ be described? When and how will it be fulfilled? How is...

The Parable of the Householder

The last parable in Matthew 13 is often neglected, sometimes not even considered to be a parable — and yet in this unique parable Jesus instructs scribes to bring forth new and old things concerning the kingdom. Who qualifies to be a scribe? What must be understood?...