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Eschatology or the Doctrine of Final Things (Things to Come)

Neither the individual Christian character, nor the Christian church as a whole, attains its destined perfection in this life (Romans 8:24).  This perfection is reached in the world to come (I Corinthians 13:10).

Eschatology is the study of the teachings of the Bible concerning the end times, and the period of time dealing with the return of Christ.  Eschatological subjects include the Resurrection, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Millennium, the Binding of Satan, the Three witnesses, the Final Judgment, Armageddon, and The New Heavens and the New Earth.

Clarity and comprehension regarding the Rapture and its implications to believers and those charged with its teaching is needed.  As stages in the future condition of men, there is to be an intermediate and an ultimate state, both for the righteous and for the wicked. If you believe these events are to come, then we as teachers are called to prepare saints for life, death, and life.  You can't bypass the teaching, nor can you atte…

Thou Art Worthy...(Part 2)

I always do those things which please him.  How often did the Lord Jesus do those things which pleased the Father?  ALWAYS!  That was the nature of the sinlessness of his humanity.  This was the character of his normality.  This was the perfect liberty of God’s son.  We say, I’ll do as I please, and imagine that represents the liberty we enjoy.  “School’s over, I’m not subject to my mom and dad, I’ll do as I please.”  That’s glorious liberty in our human connotation but that was not the liberty, the freedom that was enjoyed by Jesus.  The liberty that the Lord Jesus enjoyed an that liberty which he now gives to you and me was comprehended by the fact that the Lord Jesus was always at liberty to do only those things that pleased his Father.  That is freedom.  He said I've entered into no engagement, I've made no friendship, I've indebted myself to nobody, I’m under no obligation whatever to anybody, anywhere at any time that would make it impossible for me at all times excl…

Thou Art Worthy...(Part 1)

Revelation 4:11 states “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power, For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”
You are worthybecause of the price that was paid by Jesus.To receive glorybecause you are not asking or expecting too much from us to glorify You in character and essence of life. WehonorHis memory and act of faith by having confidence in His teachings and examples. Hispowergives credibility.  In other words, as a part of His creation, you and I as men, were created to please God. Created to act in faith on the complete foolproof plan of God or Blueprint pleases God. Even Christ, well He just happened to be God.  Even Christ pleased not Himself, because man was created to please God (Romans 15:3).  In this there is freedom, which I've not indebted myself to nobody.  I'm under no obligation whatsoever to anybody, anywhere, at any time.  That would make it possible for me at all times exclusively and only to what my Fathe…

Practical Uses of the Doctrine of Decrees

The Word of God uses direct and indirect injunctions. The scriptures urges us to go through research and comprehensive study of every issue looking for the best truth that can apply to any topic.  There are a combination of thoughts that I live by. They are:
Psalm 23: "God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows,   you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through    Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook  makes me feel secure. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies.  You revive my drooping head;  my cup brims with blessing. Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God    for the rest of my life." 
Psalm 118: Thank God because he’s good,  because his love never quits. Tell the world, Israel,   “His love never quits.” And you, …