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[…]

“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?”[…]

What the Dutch & English have in common

I recently received emails from two individuals both wanting some explanation on related verses in Revelation. One was about the “mystery of God” and the “little scroll” and the other was about the destruction of the tenth of the “city” and the “seven thousands of people”. The “little scroll” of Revelation 10:11 has long fascinated Read more about What the Dutch & English have in common[…]

Irish Government Punishing Catholic Orders for Lying about Abuse & Wealth

Image by AFP/Getty Images via Daylife Associated Press ran this story yesterday: “Catholic orders plead poverty in Irish abuse“… DUBLIN – The Catholic orders responsible for abusing Ireland’s poorest children say they’re struggling to come up with money to help their victims. Yet investigations into their net worth paint a very different picture — that Read more about Irish Government Punishing Catholic Orders for Lying about Abuse & Wealth[…]

A case for Amillennialism?

A couple of days ago, on my way back home from the city, I enjoyed listening to a recording of a White Horse Inn broadcast in which Mike Horton and the others discussed “The Rapture”. During the discussion, Kim Riddlebarger touted his book, A Case for Amillennialism, and rehashed some of the salient points from Read more about A case for Amillennialism?[…]