Great Biblical Doctrines
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The importance of this doctrine in Scripture; some false understandings of this doctrine; the need for balance; definition of the terms : apocalypse; epiphany; parousia; the manner of the coming of the Lord.
The time of His coming; dangers of dogmatism; prophetic foreshortening explained; three schools of thought on the Olivet discourse; signs preceding His coming; the teaching regarding the Jews.
Romans 11:26 discussed in detail; who are 'all Israel'? the Lord never taught of the Jews' return to Palestine; rejection of Israel not complete; spiritual Israel.
The danger of dogmatism; the difficulty of interpretation since 1830 and the school of Rev. Irving and J N Darby; numbers in prophecy: their significance examined; six events of the seventy years; when are the events in these verses to take place? the alternative view.
The problems with the Gap Theory; an alternative view of Daniel 9:24-27; the man of Daniel 9:27 discussed: who is he? the doctrine of the Rapture; and its origin; revelation apart from Scripture is suspect.
Scriptural evidence for the Resurrection examined; the nature of the Resurrection; spiritual resurrection only disproved; the nature of the resurrection body; cremation briefly discussed; the difference between animal and spiritual as mentioned in 1 Corinthians.
The Bible teaching on the last judgement; the judgement a public event; who are to be judged? the eternal state.
The preterist view; the futurist view; the two schools of futurist thought; the historical view; two sub-divisions : continuous historicist and spiritual historicist.
The futurist view reviewed; general objections; Revelation; one book not three; it postpones the kingdom; threefold division of verse 19; the word 'hereafter' examined.
The three schools of interpretation; the Church and the spiritual historicist; the symbols explained; the natural division of the book; and the great theme that unites each section.