I have one final observation to make on this whole debacle. When those who profess to be Bible-believing Christians with bold face claim to be able to decipher the time of Christ’s coming, we are apt to assume that the Bible must not be clear about this issue. If so many professing Christians over so […]
III. Its Concluding Application The “date-setters” make predictions that time after time prove to be false. Thus, they are akin to false prophets, and we may apply to such false teachers the warnings of Deuteronomy 18:20f. Deuteronomy 18:20-22 20 “‘But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded […]
Context is crucial in understanding Matthew 24:36. Here is the circle of context which must be considered. C. The Broader New Testament Context I want you to look at two other passages in the New Testament that are related to the statement of Jesus in Matthew 24:36. The first passage is Acts 1:6, 7. And […]
What the Renaissance gave to the Reformation, then, was an academic climate of questioning the status quo and seeking to arrive at conclusions based on primary documents.
The third thing that must be considered regarding Matthew 24:36 is … III. Its Contextual Confirmation False teachers have always quoted Scripture. 2 Peter 3:15-16 says: “and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all […]
The second heading which must be considered with regard to Matthew 24:36 is … II. Its Foolish Perversion One of the surprising things about what Camping’s prediction is that he actually named a specific day. This seems to contradict his own comments on Matthew 24:36. Camping and other “date-setters” often argue that, though we cannot […]
From the desk of Dr. Waldron: I am currently in Romania where I will be preaching for Pastor Mirces Aioanei. I will be preaching four times at a conference on Saturday, one time each at two local churches in Arad, and once on Monday for a meeting of local Baptist Union pastors. The gneral subject […]
Family-Integrated Church 14: Why the family-integrated church is not demanded by the regulative principle! (Part 1)
In previous blog posts I have expressed my pleasure in finding (as a Reformed Baptist) familiar ground in A Weed in the Church. One of the places where I found this is in the articulation of the regulative principle of worship in its pages. (81-84) Scott Brown quotes the fine statement of Mark Dever in […]
Matthew 24:36 is the classic biblical rebuttal of the tendency of calculating the time of Christ’s return. I intend to expound this text under three headings. The first is this: I. Its Brief Exposition Matthew 24:36 reads as follows: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor […]
I found Wells’ argument unconvincing and his method of argumentation, at this point, very sloppy.