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Dr. Paul Benware

Dr. Paul Benware

    Dr. Benware is a Bible Professor, Theologian, Preacher, Conference Speaker and Author who has a passion for teaching and training the Church of Jesus Christ. As a conservative theologian he is committed to teaching the Scriptures as the fully inspired Word of God. He has a deep concern for the Church to learn, know and live the truths of Biblical Prophecy. Visit his website: paulbenware.com



Dr. Paul Benware: Payday is Coming: What Good Is Bible Prophecy? In the middle of a conversation about his church and his ministry, a pastor shared with me that he thought that Bible prophecy was not all that relevant to the present day needs of his people ... READ MORE



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Dr. Gary Dromi

Dr. Gary Dromi

    Dr. Dromi currently resides in Springdale, AR. He has been in full-time ministry for over thirteen years. He holds a B.A., M.A. and a D.Min. in Biblical Studies. While on sabbatical, he completed his Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling and is now available for pulpit fill, seminars and a full-time pastoral position. He can be reached at: provrbs3_5_6@att.net



Dr. Gary Dromi: What In The World Is Going On? The 'Time' Has Come! If we pay close attention, we can see (and hear) Paul's prophetic words being fulfilled right now. One may argue that there have always been cults, false religions and pseudo-churches around. However, what Paul is talking about is not outside of the Church - he's referring to what would be happening within the Church ... READ MORE



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Dr. Robert Lightner

Dr. Robert Lightner

    Dr Lightner joined the Dallas Seminary faculty in 1968 after teaching for seven years at Baptist Bible College/Seminary in Johnson City, New York, and also teaches at the Seminary’s extension sites. A professor of all the doctrines of Systematic Theology, Dr. Lightner has authored twenty-four books, most of which are about these doctrines. Since the 1950s he has helped struggling churches and/or ones seeking a pastor by serving as interim pastor thirty-three times at twenty-four churches in Pennsylvania, New York, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. His overseas ministries include work in Venezuela, Peru, Paraguay, and London (Spurgeon’s Tabernacle).



Dr. Robert Lightner: Thought Of The Day: Lopsided Tolerance We hear a lot these days about political correctness and tolerance. It seems that we must never criticize anything in any way and for any reason, but instead be tolerant toward everything. However, there is one exception ... READ MORE



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The Messianic Jewish Voice

Steven Ger

Steven Ger

    Steven Ger grew up in a Jewish family in Brooklyn , New York and Aberdeen , New Jersey , where he was educated in both church and synagogue due to his distinctive heritage as a Jewish Christian. He is the founder and director of Sojourner Ministries, an organization dedicated to exploring the Jewish heart of Christianity. The name of the ministry is derived from the Hebrew meaning of Mr. Ger’s surname. In Hebrew, the word “ger” means sojourner or wanderer. This particular “wandering” Jew’s faith journey has led him to the conviction that Jesus is the Messiah who was foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures.

    Steven’s first book, the commentary The Book of Acts: Witness to the World, was released in 2005. This was followed by The Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary (coauthor, 2007) and his latest commentary, The Book of Hebrews: Christ is Greater (2009). He is also a contributing author to the books The Gathering Storm (2005), The Popular Bible Prophecy Encyclopedia (2006) and Zondervan King James Version Commentary: Old Testament (2010). He is the former host of the North Texas weekly radio show, The Jewish Heart of Christianity, and is uniquely equipped to comment on Israel , Judaism and the Church. He has appeared as a guest expert on both radio and television. He is also the host of an hour-long teaching video, The Unleavened Messiah: A Portrait of Christ in the Passover, showing how Christ’s reinterpretation of the Passover meal instituted the celebration of communion and announced a new era in human history.

    Television audiences and church congregations alike have enjoyed Steven’s leading in invigorating, contemporary messianic worship. He is an accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter whose composition, "Jeremiah 31", was recorded by The Liberated Wailing Wall.

    Steven has led 15 tours to Israel , with extensions to Egypt , Greece , Jordan , Turkey and Germany . He is an adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at Criswell College, and has lectured at Dallas Theological Seminary and taught at Tyndale Seminary. He served for fifteen years within the local church as Worship and Christian Education minister and as worship leader at messianic congregation Adat Shalom. Stgeven currently serves as Teaching Pastor for messianic congregation Beth Sar Shalom in Plano, TX.

    He earned a BA in psychology and interpersonal communications from Trenton State College and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steven lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Adria, and their son, Jonathan Gabriel.



Steven Ger: The Feast of Shavuot: The Feast of Shavuot, or Pentecost, was celebrated this year during the first weekend of June. It marks both the anniversary of the giving of the Law to the Jewish nation and the giving of the Spirit to the Jewish believers; a celebration of both the theophany at Mount Sinai and of the indwelling at Mount Moriah... READ MORE

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Dr. John Pappas

Dr. John Pappas

   Dr. Pappas has been a co-laborer with Dr. Couch for over 15 years, participating in Church and academic activities, teaching Bible, Biblical languages, theology, and prophecy.

    He received his BS in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas; MA in Biblical languages from Tyndale Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; MDiv., Th.M and Th.D from Scofield Graduate School, Modesto, California. Dr. Pappas also works as an engineer specializing in embedded avionic systems for helicopters. He holds patents in both ice protection and vibration control for helicopters.

    He authors the website Bible Greek Vpod, which is dedicated to teaching the Biblical languages to all who desire to learn them.

Dr. John Pappas: The Doctrine of the Trinity is Under Attack, Part One: The doctrine of the Trinity is a popular doctrine for the cults to attack. The reason of course is that if Christ is brought down to a lower level, then His authority crumbles. His death, burial and resurrection ... READ MORE



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Dr. Tom McCall

Dr. Tom McCall

   

    Dr. McCall has a Doctorate in Old Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has authored or co-authored nine books on Biblical subjects, served 25 years as Missionary with Chosen People Ministries, worked with Zola Levitt in his Television ministry, and taught adjunct college and seminary courses.

    He has led numerous tours to Israel, the Middleast, Greece and Europe, participated in archaeological programs about Biblical Lands. He is currently teaching adult Bible classes in the Tyler area, and in live streaming and archived classes on the Internet.

Dr. Tom McCall : The Olive Tree, Anti-Semitism and Bible Prophecy At a convention of the Pre-Trib Study Group in Dallas, Dr. John Walvoord presented a paper on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture and Premillennial teaching, including the history of doctrines throughout the Church age. I was very much struck by something that Dr. Walvoord said as he analyzed the ... READ MORE



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Dr. Daniel E. Woodhead

Daniel E. Woodhead

    Daniel E Woodhead is the pastor of Pentwater Bible Church and executive VP of Scofield Seminary where he teaches Biblical Hebrew and the Jewish Studies program. He has attended the Moody Bible Institute, Tyndale Seminary. He has taken Hebrew from Hebrew University in Jerusalem both on-line and on campus. He was a student of Dr. Couch and earned his MTS and Ph.D degrees through him at Scofield Seminary. Find more of his writings at his blog, Doctor Woodhead, Theology in Perspective.

    Dr. Woodhead also has written a commentary on 1 Corinthians titled, "Practical Biblical Instruction For Living In A Hostile Culture.

Dr. Daniel E. Woodhead: We Must Support The Jews Benjamin Disraeli, Great Britain's only Jewish Prime Minister in an address to parliament in 1854 said, "There is no country in which the Hebrew race has been persecuted which has not suffered, whose energies have not withered, whose political power has not... READ MORE



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Dr. Andy Woods

Dr. Andy Woods

   

   Dr. Andy Woods became a Christian at the age of 16. He graduated with High Honors earning two Baccalaureate Degrees in Business Administration and Political Science (University of Redlands, CA.), and obtained a Juris Doctorate (Whittier Law School, CA), practiced law, taught Business and Law and related courses (Citrus Community College, CA) and served as Interim Pastor of Rivera First Baptist Church in Pico Rivera, CA (1996-1998).

    In 1998, he began taking courses at Chafer and Talbot Theological Seminaries. He earned a Master of Theology degree, with High Honors (2002), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Bible Exposition (2009) at Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2005 and 2009, he received the Donald K. Campbell Award for Excellence in Bible Exposition, at Dallas Theological Seminary.

    Andy is the senior pastor of Sugar Land Bible Church and an associate professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston and teaches Bible and theology. In addition, Andy has contributed to many theological journals and Christian books and has spoken on a variety of topics at Christian conferences.



Dr. Andy Woods: The Rapture, Part Seven The Rapture will take place instantaneously. First Corinthians 15:52 says, "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed..." Notice that Paul analogizes the speed of the rapture to ... READ MORE





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Other Contributor Articles

Dr. Thomas Ice : Hank Hanegraaff's The Apocalypse Code: For the last fifteen years or so when I have heard Hank Hanegraaff, host of the Bible Answer Man radio program, field questions on eschatology (end times prophecy) it was very clear that he has been against the futurist perspective from the get-go... READ MORE

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Gathering Storm 2014

  • January Understanding the Kingdom of God: What It Is and What It Is Not, Part 1 with Dr. Andy Woods
  • February Understanding the Kingdom of God: What It Is and What It Is Not, Part 2 with Dr. Andy Woods
  • March Understanding the Kingdom of God: What It Is and What It Is Not, Part 3 with Dr. Andy Woods
  • April "And They Have Divided Up My Land" (Joel 3:2) with Dr. Tom McCall and Dr. Daniel E. Woodhead
  • May End Times - Daniel 9- A Foundational and Strategic Prophecy, Part 1 with Dr. Paul Benware
  • June End Times - Daniel 9- A Foundational and Strategic Prophecy, Part 2 with Dr. Paul Benware
  • July Ezekiel 38 & 39, Part One with Dr. Mal Couch
  • August Ezekiel 38 & 39, Part Two with Dr. Mal Couch
  • September Ezekiel 38 & 39 Update with Dr. Andy Woods
  • October The Importance of Messianic Prophecy with Steven Ger
  • November The Testimony of Jesus Is The Spirit of Prophecy, Revelation 19:10 with Dr Daniel E. Woodhead and Gary Fisher
  • December The Superiority and Exclusivity of Jesus Christ with Steven Ger

This is a monthly CD series and each month you will receive a new CD on the Gathering Storm.

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GOING HOME

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Dr. Couch is at home with the Lord! Hear his 'Going Home' message.



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ISRAELOLOGY

By popular demand we have republished a limited number of our popular set that looks at every aspect of prophecy concerning the nation of Israel. The teachers include Dr. Mal Couch and Dr. Andy Woods. The 11 CD set, included in an attractive album, is for a suggested donation of just $30 plus $2 for shipping and handling! It will give you hours of study and insights in the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation.



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Prophecy Research Articles
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Did You Know? The Bible indicates that early man was highly intelligent and knew far more than we give him credit. Humanity did not simply evolve upward as the secular world tries to claim. For example, the Babylonians knew of the "Horns of Venus." ... READ MORE

The Way It Was! Carolyn McCall, the wife of Dr. Tom McCall, is a relative of John Alden, a personality of the American Revolution War period. Timothy (1771:1839) was a descendant of John Alden. The Timothy Alden Academy was founded for both boys and girls in Plymouth ... READ MORE

The Terrible Evil of Preterism If you are messing around with the view of Preterism you need to think twice! And, you need to read the volume The End Time Controversy, edited by Dr. Tim LaHaye and Dr. Thomas Ice. A bunch of us scholars got together and answered this strange view ... READ MORE

Prepare For Troubled Times Ahead! Evil times will come upon us all the way until the end. The book of Revelation tells us that the final victory will take place at the end of the seven year Tribulation period. However, believers will be raptured out of here before that terrible time takes place ... READ MORE

Children Turning Against Parents Paul reminds us of what the apostasy will be like. That apostasy is now coming upon our generation, and it will only grow worse. He writes: "But realize this that in the last days difficult times will come" (2 Tim. 3:), "for men will be lovers of self ... READ MORE

Thinking of America While Deuteronomy 28 is about the sins of Israel, there certainly is a reminder of what is happening to America. Though we are not a theocracy, there are still parallels that put chills on our backs! The passage reads: "Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a glad ... READ MORE

The Battle That Began The Fall of the Roman Empire - Prophecy Fulfilled! The Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar (64 BC - 14 AD 41 wailed "Give me back my legions!" This he cried when he heard the news that in far off Germania the pagan tribes had defeated his military divisions in the forests ... READ MORE

Where Is America In Prophecy? Why do we assume America has a special place in God's prophetic Word? This is simply another nation on the map of the world-though without doubt, a nation with more Christians than any other nation has had. America is not a theocracy nor is it special to be exempt as a sinful country which will deserve ... READ MORE

The East Gate Dr. Noah Hutchings reports that recently on a trip to Israel, his party was able to get down inside of the Eastern Gate. I did the same some twenty years ago but at that time, Muslim guards would stop you, or throw you into prison if they caught you attempting to do so. But Dr. Hutchings reports that there was no one around, and he concluded ... READ MORE

God Has Already Told Us, So Why Are We Surprised? There will always be evil in high places, especially when the culture collapses. We should expect it! America has departed from the Word of God, and from the Lord Himself. "When the righteous triumph, there is great glory. But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves" (Prov. 28:12). "When the wicked ... READ MORE

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"HOW DOES ONE BECOME A CHRISTIAN?" Perfect for sharing the gospel.


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S. Lewis Johnson - The Passing of a Giant: On January 28, 2004, one of America's greatest Greek scholars went home to be with His Savior. Dr. Johnson taught hundreds if not thousands of students the marvels and spiritual wonders of the New Testament Greek text... READ MORE

Why Dispensationalism Is Being Reputiated and Preterism Is Being Embraced: For sometime now I've been noticing that many who say they once were dispensationalists are now claiming to be Reformed in their theology. At may of our most well-known evangelical seminaries, some graduates... READ MORE

Acts 2:38 - Is Baptism Required for Salvation? Acts 2:38 has stood as a puzzle to those who do not believe in baptismal regeneration. At first reading the verse may leave the impression that baptism, water baptism, is necessary for salvation. The verse is used as a proof text for those who take the position ... READ MORE

The Power of the Catholic Priesthood: Below is the fifth article in a ten-part series on Catholic Theology and Dogma. Almost all of the material quoted comes from books and articles approved by the Catholic Charch. The first article ... READ MORE

Replacement Theology: Sending Israel's National Promises to the Junkyard: There is a growing crisis in the larger Evenagelical community over the present nation of Israel. The crisis perpetuates that age-old canard of replacement theogy or supersessionism.... READ MORE



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America Must Pray

    Public prayer, spiritual publications of poems and music, have always been a part of America, until recently. There are forces now trying to silence the Christian spiritual heritage of open and free expression to our God that made this nation great.

    Christian expression and public prayer was a vital part of our nation’s blessing. We may not fully know of the spiritual state of all the men we examine, but we do know none of them were fearful of prayers to the God of the Bible in the public setting.

    If you are a pastor or Sunday school teacher, please print off these little bits of our history and share them with others.

Thomas Paine : In the 1760s Thomas Paine became a catalyst for the Revolutionary war. He was known as being hot-tempered and at times erratic, and an agnostic at best. Theodore Roosevelt called him "that filthy little atheist." But even atheists in the fox hole can call upon God, and that is just what Paine often did. His prayers may not have been sincere but they were ... READ MORE

Timothy Dwight : Timothy Dwight was a well educated pastor and a longtime friend of George Washington. He wrote what is thought to be the oldest hymn by an American still in common use today. Some of the lines read: ... READ MORE

Dwight Lyman Moody : Moody was a veteran of the Civil War. He realized the spiritual damage that the war had done to American society. After the war he began to reach out to the orphans and street kids in Chicago. He set up Sunday school classes for their Bible training and for evangelism. He established lay training Bible Institutes that at one time had over 1200 men and ... READ MORE

The Four Chaplains : On February 3, 1943, the troop ship Dorchester was sailing from St. John, Newfoundland to Iceland with nine hundred soldiers. The waters were cold and it was midnight when a German submarine torpedoed the ship. In the dark the ship's whistle began to blare-the ship was sinking. On board were four Army chaplains... READ MORE

West Point Academy : At the turn of the last century many colleges and universities developed their own hymns and prayers. The students were often required to memorize them. At the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, founded on the banks of the Hudson River in 1802 by Jefferson, prayer had always played a part in the lives of the cadets. ... READ MORE

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Dr. Raj Kripalani

Dr. Raj Kripalini and wife Adrienne

    Dr. Raj Kripalani was born in India but grew up in the country of Belize and lived in Mexico City for 4 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ambassador University in East Texas, Master’s degree in Apologetics from Tyndale Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministries in Theology (D.Min.) from Louisiana Baptist University and a PhD from Trinity Graduate School of Theology. He received his ordination in Ministries from Tyndale Seminary in 2002.

    Dr. Kripalani is fluent in Spanish, Sindhi, Creole and English and serves as Hispanic Pastor at First Baptist Church in Corsicana, TX. His current ministry also involves teaching Spanish Theology, and Spiritual Growth classes for potential Hispanic pastors and lay leaders. He is married to Adrienne who was born and raised in Liberal KS. Adrienne had 5 yrs. experience working with Child Evangelism Fellowship in inner city St. Louis before she met and married Raj. They are new parents to 16 month old Johannes Kripalani.

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I saw where you said you leaned toward regeneration coming before faith. I find this issue confusing especially from some of the blogs that are out there. I am thinking of James White and Ergun Caner. How does this coincide with unlimited atonement? Read More


What is the issue of the Analogy of Faith all about? Read More


I understand that recently the Jewish orthodox Rabbis made a public statement that we are extremely close to the events of Gog and Magog as described in Ezekiel 38-39. Do you believe the same? Read More


I have heard you speak about the incredible prophecy of wrath coming upon the entire world as spoken by Jeremiah in his book, chapter 25. Would you explain that again? Read More


Is the Bible saying that women are not to say anything in the church, when it says that must be silent? Read More


Does 2 Chronicles 7:14 fit us today? I have heard some say that it does not. Read More


What causes people to worship mythological figures and idols? What about secret organizations, do they intentionally deceive the masses, and their followers, on the lower levels? Read More


Is the Peace Offering of Leviticus 7:11 equated with the Lord's Supper? And, what about the Meal with God that the seventy elders had in Exodus 24? Read More


I appreciate your information about early America in your books, but what about the Catholics who came to this country early on? Read More


What is going on in Ephesians 4:7-on? And especially with verse 8 about Christ ascending and giving gifts to the captives? Read More


It would seem that 1 John 5:8 has a grammatical problem. The words Spirit, water, and blood, are neuter in gender, yet the pronoun and numeral these three is masculine. Is there a problem? Also I notice that the verse is not in the Textus Receptus. Read More


I just heard of a terrible calamity coming on the world that our U.S. media has hardly (in fact, not at all) mentioned, and that is, Asia and India are about to run out of rice, which is their staple food source. Could this play into the picture of Bible prophecy and the end-times? Read More


How do we demonstrate from the OT that when we die we do not simply sleep, as some Rabbis say? I understand that most Jews do not hold to the view that people are simply asleep when they die.Read More


I have been told that the second half of the 70th week of Daniel is actually the Great Tribulation. I am confused because there is tribulation occurring between chapter 6 and the vials, though it seems to be the wrath of Satan. Also, many used the Westcott & Hort text. Should we trust scholars who don't seem to be "born again"? Read More

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THE ANTICHRIST AND ISLAM

A book on Biblical Prophecy and Islam by one of the foremost prophecy scholars of our day.

While the Arabs and Islam are not mentioned in the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24, the antichrist is, and also the seven years of world-wide tribulation. But tying Matthew 24 together with Babylon the Harlot in Revelation 17-18 seems to indicate that the Muslims will be playing a major role in that terrible period of world history.

Recent research is suggesting that Mystery Babylon could be the Islamic religion, and that the city mentioned could be Mecca and the nation of Saudi Arabia. This author was moving in that direction in his thinking but it has recently been more confirmed by former Muslim Arab Walid Shoebat.

  • Could the Biblical Antichrist be the awaited "messiah" within Islam?
  • Could Islam be "Babylon the Harlot" as mentioned in Revelation 17-18?
  • Will Islam be the major players in the Tribulation?

Find out the answer to these questions and more in this timely book by Dr. Mal Couch.

THE ANTICHRIST AND ISLAM is a clarification and exposition of Matthew 24 and the issue of Babylon the Harlot. A most unusual hardback study for those interested in biblical prophecy.


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IS THE KORAN THE WORD OF GOD?

After reading the Koran through, Dr. Couch has isolated the most important differences that every Christian should know. There is not any study like this. It should be passed on to pastors and students of Scripture.

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ISLAMIC TAKEOVER OF AMERICA

You cannot mix two very distinct cultures, especially one that flies in the face of biblical Christianity. You will want to pass this on to friends.

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