27 March, 2015

God is Love.....God is Righteousness

(written by Peter Voigt)
Love and righteousness are two of God’s attributes or if you want to say, part of God’s character. The two attributes of God seem to contradict each other, on one side He loves everybody and on the other side He is just and judges sin and disobedience.
Many people, even some Christians say, if God is love, how can He send people to hell and to everlasting condemnation.

At first let me explain the two attributes one by one. The bible says in 1 Cor. 13:4-7:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrong. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres.”

09 March, 2015

Tribulation and Wrath

(Written by Jack Kelley)
Recently I was reading a new book on Revelation by an author who subscribes to the pre-wrath Rapture position. I don’t recommend this or any other mid-Trib, pre-Wrath, or post-Trib book. I only read them myself because my belief in the pre-Trib position is solid enough to not be shaken, and I feel the need to know about the current thinking on other positions in case I’m asked.

When you depart from a literal, contextual interpretation of Scripture, as you have to do when you're trying to justify the other rapture positions, anything becomes possible. For that reason some of these books, like the one I just read, are so far off the mark as to be ludicrous. But there are two things they all seem to have in common. One is their confusion about the difference between tribulation and the Great Tribulation and the other is the meaning and duration of the phrase “Wrath of God.”