Interpreting Revelation Literally

A questioner recently asked how historicists respond to people who claim we aren’t interpreting the book of Revelation (or the Bible) literally. I think this question comes up mainly from those who have been influenced by a dispensational understanding of Bible prophecy (e.g. John MacArthur, Jack VanImpe, John Hagee, Tim LaHaye, John Walvoord, John Darby, Read more about Interpreting Revelation Literally[…]

New “Sermons” section added to Historicism.com

Now that I have finished the sermon series on Daniel that I’ve been preaching through the first half of 2017, I have added a section to Historicism.com to link to the sermons directly. As I preach on other passages that relate to prophecy, I’ll add them to the sermons page. The files are still hosted Read more about New “Sermons” section added to Historicism.com[…]

“Is the destruction of Babylon the Great past or present?”

I was asked to weigh in on this question recently. Here’s my answer: it depends on what you mean by Babylon the Great, and of course, what you mean by “destruction”. By “Babylon the Great” I don’t mean the ancient empire of Babylon under any of its ancient dynasties. I mean the symbolic Babylon the Read more about “Is the destruction of Babylon the Great past or present?”[…]

Gog Takes Baby Steps

I’ve been pretty interested lately in the failure of US foreign policy with regard to Syria and the Islamic State, and in the movements of Russia to build up military resources in Syria (see the above linked National Post commentary for an insightful analysis of these current events). It does seem like the famous Gog prophecy Read more about Gog Takes Baby Steps[…]

Ezekiel 38 Takes Shape?

Technorati Tags: Ezekiel 38, Gog, Turkey, Erdogan, Armageddon A startling series of events in recent days has gone all but unnoticed in the mainstream media. Canada’s respected, National Post ran this article: Peter Goodspeed, National Post Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 Goodspeed Analysis When WikiLeaks made thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables public last fall, Turkey’s Read more about Ezekiel 38 Takes Shape?[…]

What is Historicism?

On our little Historicists FaceBook group, people occasionally post things that aren’t really in line with traditional Historicist teaching. So I wrote this little article (mostly just by copying and pasting) in order to protect the focus and purpose of the group. In case you’re interested in joining the group, you can find it here: Read more about What is Historicism?[…]

What is “the year-day system” of interpreting Bible prophecy?

One question visitors to Historicism.com (the parent site of ProphecyBlog.net) have asked me over and over again throughout the years is something like, “Why do you say all time periods in Bible prophecy should be interpreted taking a year of history for every day in the prophecy?” In other words, why should all Bible prophecy Read more about What is “the year-day system” of interpreting Bible prophecy?[…]