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Nov 2023 27 Nov 27, 2023

Not many of you living in the U.S. will recognize the name of David Pytches. But those in the U.K. certainly will. David died on Tuesday last week, November 21. So, if he is relatively unknown here in the states, why am I acknowledging his passing? There are two reasons for this article. First, David was a massively influential figure in the emergence and development of charismatic Christianity in the U.K. He was a Bishop of the Anglican communion and former Bishop of ...Read More

Nov 2023 20 Nov 20, 2023

In light of recent events in Israel, I was asked to address the question of the timing of the rapture. Let me say up front that I don’t believe there is any clear connection between what is happening in Israel and Gaza and the return of Christ. That said, here is a section from my book, Kingdom Come, that focuses on the primary text to which many appeal in defense of a pretribulation translation of all living saints. In defense of their doctrine, pretribulationist...Read More

Nov 2023 13 Nov 13, 2023

What is it about Jesus that makes him worthy of your adoration and praise? What is it about Jesus that makes him irresistibly attractive? Why is he alone worthy of your whole-hearted allegiance and love? Consider the portrait of Jesus in symbolic language. In Revelation 5:5 he is called “the Lion of the tribe of Judah,” but in Revelation 5:6 is also portrayed as the “Lamb” who had been slain, though now standing, because alive. So, which is he? B...Read More

Nov 2023 6 Nov 6, 2023

On what basis do we claim that the 27 books in our NT constitute the final and authoritative “canon” of Scripture? The best treatment of this issue and answer to our question is provided by Michael Kruger in his book, Canon Revisited (Crossway). One view is that the canon is something determined by the Christian community, either individually or corporately. Thus, canonicity is not something inherent to any group of books but is something officially or autho...Read More

Nov 2023 1 Nov 1, 2023

Today is the final installment in my point-by-point response to the film, Cessationist. I hope you have enjoyed and been edified by these fifteen articles. Let me say once again what I said at the start. I welcome any and all responses by cessationists who believe my interpretation of the biblical text is mistaken. Until now, the responses I’ve received are little more than ad hominem attacks against either me or some flamboyant and theologically misguided charisma...Read More