Category Archives: dispensationalism

The Second Death, the Book of Life, and the Lake of Fire–Are They About the Endtimes or Something Else?

Revelation 20 tells about the Book of Life. When I was young, this was one of the most frightening passages of the Bible to me: Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into … Continue reading

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4 Huge Ways Believing the Bible Inerrant is Tremendously Harmful

Have you ever met a person who believed the earth was flat instead of round? I have—it was me. When I was very young one of my fundamentalist leaders taught that the earth was flat. In fifth grade I argued this … Continue reading

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Israeli And Palestinian Teens Sing About ‘Home’ Together

The Palestinian and Israeli members of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus both call the ancient city of Jerusalem their home. Despite the decades of conflict that divide their communities, the teen singers are forming strong bonds and actively working toward … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on the Book of Revelation as Apocalyptic Literature

As a child I accepted the detailed dispensational scenarios of what was to happen in the near future. As I neared adulthood I began to question some of what I was taught but avoided end-time prophecy because it was too … Continue reading

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The Apocalyptic Book of Fourth Ezra and the Book of Revelation

Among followers of Jesus, there are two common approaches to Bible prophecy of the end times. The first is to avoid the subject because biblical prophecy is confusing, difficult, and controversial; these believers trust God to sort it all out. … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic

Shortly after graduating from an evangelical college with a Biblical Studies degree, I began to wrestle with the book of Revelation. I was taught that Revelation prophesied in detail what was to happen in the last days; and the last … Continue reading

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