Premillennialism? Postmillennialism? Amillennialism? Historic premillennialism? Dispensationalism? Preterism? Historicism? Pretribulation rapture? Midtribulation rapture? Posttribulation rapture? The Last Days? The New Heaven? The New Earth? The New Jerusalem? The Second Coming? The Abomination of Desolation? Daniel’s Seventy Weeks? The Drunken Harlot? The Beast? The Number of the Beast? The Marriage Supper of the Lamb? The Outer Darkness? The Tree of Life?
What about the plain sense of Scripture? Is there such a thing when it comes to a discussion or study of the end times, judgment, and the second coming of Christ?
We call this page “The Gospel Day” because we believe that is a sound exegetical truth, as will become clear as we post papers and blogs on this website. We believe that God is accomplishing His Great Commission through His Church–all believers in the saving grace of Jesus Christ, through all the ages–and that nothing and no one can thwart His purposes, and that we do a heretical disservice to His revealed Word when we look at world history through the narrow blinders of our own particular province, state, country, or generation. His truth IS marching on, and it is high time that the jelly-bone Church in North America and Europe shook off its pessimistic dispensational-afflicted defeatism and got back into the fight. World War II wasn’t over on D-Day 1944, but the war was WON. And our redemptive war, as the Church, the Bride of Jesus Christ, has been won. How glorious a thing it would if we in North America and Europe believed our God, and acted on that belief. What a blessing we would be to all nations, not merely our own.
We believe that the Scriptures do speak plainly to us on God’s plan for the ages, and the outworking of redemptive history. We believe the Apostle John who said he was given to write “the revelation [emphasis added!] of Jesus Christ”, not the hidden, mysterious, frustrating, unknowable thoughts of Jesus Christ:
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.” Revelation 1:1-3 NASB
We believe that a solid contextual grasp of Daniel’s prophecy concerning the 70 weeks (Daniel 9) and of the date of the writing of Revelation is foundational to understanding redemptive history. Here we will be posting straightforward papers for the reader to use as a springboard for deeper study, which we hope and pray will tweak your curiosity if you are wondering what the Church and God are all about. If you already belong to Jesus Christ, our desire is that by reaching for the blessing that is promised to those who read and understand this area of the Word (Revelation 1:3) you will increase in your love for the wonder of the grace that is ours in our Lord and Saviour.