Updated 28th August 2020 Below is the official and excepted version of how the Pre-Tribulation rapture theory came into being. There were two other men in the past that had proposed something similar teaching but it had not taken hold. These are their views on this subject. I.e. Morgan Edwards and Ephraem The Syrian. Introduction … Continue reading The Background to how the Pretribulation Teaching Started
No Pre-Tribulation Teaching Before the Last Century It has long been pointed out that the pre-tribulation teaching is a relatively new doctrine. With one possible exception, there is no record of it being taught before the past century. Now this does not in itself mean that it is false, but it should raise some eyebrows. … Continue reading History of the Pre and Post-Tribulation Theology
Michael Gleghorn examines evidence from ancient non-Christian sources for the life of Jesus, demonstrating that such sources help confirm the historical reliability of the Gospels. Evidence from Tacitus Although there is overwhelming evidence that the New Testament is an accurate and trustworthy historical document, many people are still reluctant to believe what it says unless … Continue reading Ancient Evidence for Jesus from Non-Christian Sources
How It All Got Started Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. … Continue reading The Amazing History of Christmas Trees
The purpose of the calendar is to reckon past or future time, to show how many days until a certain event takes place—the harvest or a religious festival—or how long since something important happened. The earliest calendars must have been strongly influenced by the geographical location of the people who made them. In colder countries, … Continue reading History of the Calendar
For those who want to know where Pentecostal revivals sprang from, look here: A Pre-Pentecostal Time Line An Azusa Time Line Pentecostalism Lives After Azusa Between early church and Reformation A PROTO-PENTECOSTAL TIME LINE The history of the Holy Spirit's dealings with human beings goes back a long, long way -- indeed, to the very … Continue reading Pre-Pentecostalist and Holy Spirit History
Many times people will raise an objection to a Christian's belief in the Bible as being the infallible word of God. They claim that using the Bible to support the Bible is "circular reasoning" (testing the validity of an idea by its own pronouncements). This is not so. We must first remember in discussing the … Continue reading How Do I know the Bible is REALLY from God?