In the late 4th century, some few hoodlum citizens of Antioch became outraged by a new set of heavy taxes levied against them by the emperor Theodosius I (347–395) (yes, the one famed for his brutal dealings with Thessalonica and St. Ambrose’s subsequent refusal to welcome him to the Eucharist until he publicly repented). These […]
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We Shall Also Reign With Him
It is the first century. Some members of your trade guild have convinced you that instead of there being many gods, there is one, and his name is Christ. You were baptized into Christ's name during a period of relative peace, but now everything has changed. Instead of enjoying prosperity, your friends are being carted […]
Finding Comfort in Eschatalogical Texts?
Does your eschatology provide you with Christian comfort? One of the tragic effects of dispen-sationalism on American Christianity has been a speculative spirit with regard to the last things. While the New Testament authors recognized that they were living in the last days and that the consummation of history had already begun in the cross […]
Prophecy as Fiction?
Horton: Dr. Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, educator, and nationally recognized speaker on Bible prophecy. He's the president of Tim LaHaye Ministries, and founder of the Pre-Trib Research Center. He is one of the nation's most popular authors, especially these days, having written more than forty books, and his current fiction works are […]
Thy Kingdom Come
It is not surprising that a Christian’s particular view of end-times and the return of our Lord Jesus Christ would have a dramatic effect upon how one understands the role of the individual Christian’s involvement in the world around him or her. Those who hold to a more pessimistic view of the future, and who […]