Preoccupied with the Antichrist

Dr. Michael Yousseff is an Egyptian-born American and founding rector of The Church of The Apostles. His messages are broadcast 3,800 times a week into 200 countries through Leading the Way Ministries. He holds a PhD from Emory University in Social Anthropology. Church of the Apostles is a magnificent...

DANIEL’S SEVENTIETH WEEK

As we work our way through Daniel’s prophecy of the Seventy Weeks, we come now to the main point of debate with dispensationalists. When is the seventieth week, and what is its point?The Messiah now experiences something “after the sixty-two weeks” (Da 9:26), which follow the preceding “seven weeks”...

An Alternative Theology of the Holy Land: A Critique of Christian Zionism

There are two essential questions which this article will seek to address: one political and one theological. They are multifaceted and interwoven. The political question is this: How should Christians view the situation in Israel/Palestine today, where two peoples claim the same territory? How should they regard the State...

DANIEL’S GOAL AND CHRIST’S WORK

Despite its popularity, Daniel 9:24–27 is little understood by most populist prophetic “experts.” And because of those “experts” misleading their enthusiastic followers, too many within the evangelical church today totally misunderstand what the Seventy Weeks prophecy is all about. In our last study, I noted that dispensationalist writers see...

Israel, Palestine and the Middle East by John Piper

Romans 11:25–32 Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The...

THE FOCUS OF DANIEL 9:24

Daniel 9:24 introduces the prophecy of the Seventy Weeks. This prophecy is greatly loved in certainly eschatological circles. But it is little understood. A major reason for the confusion is that too many leap over the first verse of the prophecy and set about trying to install gaps in...

Thank God for Schizophrenic Christians

The following ad copy appeared in World magazine for Joel C. Rosenberg’s new book Implosion: Is America an Empire in Decline or a Nation Poised for a Historic Renaissance? This ad copy startled me. I’ve read most of Rosenberg’s books and debated him on the meaning of Ezekiel 38...

DANIEL AND THE COMMAND TO “RESTORE”

If you study Daniel’s prophecy of Seventy Weeks, you need to consider not only the prophecy’s structure (covenantal redemption) and chronological value (weeks of years), as per our previous posts, but also the starting point for the beginning of the weeks. When do the Seventy Weeks begin? This will...

Special Offer – Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Critique of Dispensationalism eBook by John. H. Gerstner

Dispensationalism is the majority report among evangelical Christians in America today. Tens of millions of Christians are committed to this perspective on the Bible and history. Sadly, they are generally so indulgent in this view that they seem little aware of alternative evangelical approaches to Scripture. In this devastating...

WHAT ARE DANIEL’S SEVENTY “WEEKS”?

Daniel’s famous prophecy in Daniel 9:24–27 is structured according to seven “weeks.” But as is often the case in biblical prophecy, symbolism is at work here in this chronological indicator. But what does these “weeks” symbolize? The seventy weeks represent a period of seventy times seven years, or 490...

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