The word Heaven in Bible can be used to refer to different things. 1) THE ATMOSPHERIC HEAVEN This is the atmospheric sky surrounding the earth, where the birds fly (Genesis 1: 20,26,28; Mt 8:20; 13:32), where are the clouds (Ps 147.8; Job 35.5), from where come rain, snow, lightning, thunder and dew (Is 55.10; [...]
I have perceived that many people are having a hard time to understand the difference between the INITIAL/PARTIAL Fulfillment and SPIRITUAL fulfillment. There is a large and enormous abyss of difference between these two concepts, however, is not unusual to see people – even prominent theologian – taken them as the same thing. Therefore, I [...]
The following charts try to represent the different Schools of Interpretation of Revelation. To understand the graphics, we must understand an important distinction. The “Historical Premillennialism” cannot be confused with the “Historical School” on Revelation. Both Dispensationalist and Historical Premillennialism stand at the Futurist Schools on Revelation. Therefore, we will start with three futuristic [...]
Rick Griffith: B.Sc. (California State University, Hayward); Th.M., Ph.D. (Dallas Theological Seminary). See his website at http://biblestudydownloads.com/Site/Homepage.html.
IDRC conducted a survey with prominent representatives of Dispensationalism. The objective of the research was to make a comparative chart with the answers. Therefore, the interviewees kindly sent us short answers. A total 16 questions were asked to scholars. The survey result you can see in the table below: For a complete visualization, please, download [...]
Walter Kaiser, in the book The Promise-Plan of God, pointed out five different ways of relating Israel and the Church. I will highlight just four of his categories, which I will try to represent graphically: The Super Covenant.This was the sixteenth-century version of what today is called “covenant theology.” In its mature form, it saw [...]
There are two main disputed passages in NT about the meaning of the word “Israel” in New Testament: “It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.” (Rom. 9:6) “Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule— to the Israel of God.” (Gal. 6:16) Some authors [...]