Earthquakes… Signs of the End Times? Part 1 AKA the Pat Robertson Post

What follows is a modified version of the introduction to one of my papers on Mark 13.  You can read the whole paper here: Signs of the Times?: A Study in Mark 13. Read the rest of the series here. (Please note that it was written a week after the earthquake, and that the death-toll [Read More...]

Doomsday? Will Earth Be Destroyed? (Olivet Discourse [Other Arguments for Past Fulfillment]) Part 4

There are some basic arguments against a futurist understanding of the Olivet Discourse. Within the context that Jesus spoke, it seems reasonable that he was continuing to pronounce judgment on the old system of Temple worship that he would have viewed as corrupt and void. The judgment of God on the nation of Israel was [Read More...]

Doomsday? Will Earth Be Destroyed? (Olivet Discourse [Apocalyptic Language, Left Behind]) Part 3

The great tribulation, when it is spoken of in our culture, usually has the referent of Hollywood or the best-selling book series Left Behind. This book series argues what is called, premillenial dispensationalism (a form of ‘futurism’). In this system of theology, it is believed that in the future a rapture will occur, followed by [Read More...]

Doomsday? Will Earth Be Destroyed? (Olivet Discourse [Historical Context]) Part 2

In this post, I want to give some background information about the Temple’s destruction that I will be arguing as the fulfillment of the entirety of the Olivet Discourse (Mark 13 and parallels). This interpretation confronts popular dispensational theology of rapture and tribulation… but more on that point in a later post. For now, lets [Read More...]


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