Resources on the book of Revelation

These are all from an Amillennial perspective, which I am trying to grasp better.  I was taught the Pre-Millennial, Pre-tribulational view as a young Christian and in seminary, I came to the Post-Tribulational view of the Rapture (that the Rapture and 2nd Coming of Christ are one unified event, not separated by 7 years of tribulation), but since then, I find a lot of value and blessing from reading from the Partial Preterist view of much of Matthew 24 and the book of Revelation, chapters 6-18 (R. C. Sproul , Ken Gentry, Gary DeMar) (see my earlier article here), Post-Millennial views (Ken Gentry and others), and Amillennial views.  I see strengths and weaknesses in all of these views.  All Biblical Christians agree that Jesus is coming again in the future, at the end of time, and that there will be a resurrection of the dead; a judgment day (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:10-15), and an eternal state (the new heavens and the new earth- Revelation chapters 21-22, and that all true believers go to heaven, and unbelievers will go to hell. (Revelation 20:10-15)

Dr. Vern Poythress

https://frame-poythress.org/ebooks/the-returning-king/

Pastor Voddie Baucham – click on the next ones in the side bar on You Tube. Unfortunately, it appears not every passage / sermon / verses has been recorded or uploaded to You Tube. But it does have some to the end of the book.

Pastor Sam Storms

Articles:

https://www.samstorms.com/all-articles/keyword/revelation

Sermons:

https://www.samstorms.com/sermons/series/triumph-of-the-lamb

Amillennialism:  (Greg Beale and Thomas Schreiner and see others, charts and other sources)

https://amillennialism.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/g-k-beale-and-thomas-schreiner-on-revelation/

Pastor Kim Riddlebarger: (go to side bar to see all the sermons and articles on Revelation and Amillennialism)

http://kimriddlebarger.squarespace.com/

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A Muslim says that God can sin and lie and fornicate!

Apologetics and Agape

Is Jesus God Almighty Most High? James White vs. Shadid Lewis

Part 1

Part 2

The cross examination period of James White asking Shadid Lewis questions is not there. (yet ?)

In part 2, around the 11:30 ff mark, Shadid Lewis says that God can sin – that He can lie, fornicate, and become a dog if He chooses to !!!

You can hear the audience gasp at this statement.

I have heard this many times in the last 31 years from Muslims.  I wonder if it is official doctrine.

This is the great difference between the True God of the Bible vs. the god of Islam – the true God cannot sin and cannot lie and cannot do anything against His own nature.

Titus 1:2 – “God who is not able to lie”

I John 1:5 – “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all”

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“We will not bow”( down) by John MacArthur

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Make War against your own sin

The music in this makes it really dramatic and effective, in my opinion.  Whoever came up with the music to go with this section of Piper’s sermon, well . . . did a good job.

This section of the above video comes from a few minutes in “Kill sin by the Spirit” (How to kill sin, part 2)

Three sermons by John Piper, from Romans 8:

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/how-to-kill-sin-part-1

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/kill-sin-by-the-spirit (Part 2)

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/kill-sin-with-the-word-of-god (Part 3) 

And a short talk on make war against your urge to sulk or “self-pity”

https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/make-war-on-your-urge-to-sulk#_=_

“How to mortify sin” by Sinclair Ferguson at Ligonier Ministries

https://www.ligonier.org/blog/how-mortify-sin/

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How Christ’s Incarnation Differs from the Hindu Idea of Avatar

Kenneth Samples has written an excellent article demonstrating the differences between the incarnation of Christ and the Hindu religions avatars .   Over at the Muslim blog called bloggingtheology2 several Muslims accused me of not being able to answer the question how they are different.  This article demonstrates a lot of the same  evidence and argumentation that  I already told them .

Ken Samples also gave a great answer in the combox, which I want to make sure gets printed up front here:

Thanks for your comments.

Jesus Christ’s life, death, and miraculous resurrection are events rooted in history. Whereas the lives of the Hindu holy men are enveloped in mythology.

As an Eastern mystical religion, Hinduism does not emphasize chronology. And modern-day Hindus show little interest in the “historical” Krishna the way contemporary Christians inquire about the historicity of Jesus.

Scholar and Krishna devotee Mataji Devi Vanamali explains:

“Hinduism is not a historical religion. If somebody were to prove conclusively that Krishna, Rama, and the various gods of the Hindu pantheon never existed, most Hindus would not mind in the least, and the religion would continue to flourish as it has done for so many centuries. However, to the devotees of Krishna, he is as real as any of their friends or relatives or children, depending on how they regard him—as friend, relation, child, or lover. This being so, most Indians have not bothered to verify his existence.”1

Thus a major difference between Jesus Christ and the Hindu holy men (including Krishna) relates to history and the question of historical verification.

Best regards.

KS

1. Vanamali, The Complete Life of Krishna: Based on the Earliest Oral Traditions and Sacred Scriptures (Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2012), xiii-xiv.

Reflections

Pregnant Mary Leaning on Manger

The doctrine of the Incarnation (God became man in Jesus of Nazareth) lies at the heart of Christianity; it’s a truth-claim celebrated all over the world at Christmastime. Historic Christianity affirms that Jesus Christ is a single person with both a fully divine nature and a fully human nature. As C. S. Lewis aptly put it, “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”1

Here are four biblical passages that testify to the truth of Jesus Christ’s Incarnation:

  1. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (John 1:14)
  2. “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” (Philippians 2:5–7)
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Why the Qur’an cannot be the Word of God

An excellent article by Jonathan Mclatchie.

Some of the Surah references don’t have the exact verse, but one can find them easily enough with google these days.

https://crossexamined.org/simple-reason-quran-word-god/

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10 Mis-conceptions about the NT Canon

An excellent 10 part series, by Dr. Michael Kruger:

https://www.michaeljkruger.com/the-complete-series-10-misconceptions-about-the-nt-canon/

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