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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: Great Salvation In The Great Tribulation: The Scriptures inform us that this age will climax with a chamber of horrors commonly known as the Tribulation. This seven year period of time will bring an unprecedented time of trouble for the whole world.... 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? Setting Up For The 'Peace Maker' How many times have the various nations of the world tried to broker a peace treaty between the nation of Israel and her numerous enemies? United States presidents have tried repeatedly; Egyptian officials have tried; the United Nations has tried; European leaders have tried. Still, no peace. The fighting goes on. ... 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: Memories of Mal: Mal was my patron, in the classic sense of the word. Back in December 1997, when I was just starting out on my own with Sojourner Ministries... 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: Daniel, a Man of Prayer, Part Two : In the previous article, the context to this great prayer was presented. In this article, Daniel begins his long prayer. It is here we find the heart of Daniel as he goes before God with all his heart. We see with Daniel that there is abiding in God and His Word as he seeks out what God ... 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 : How To Have a Happy, Prosperous Arab World God said to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: "I will bless those that bless you and curse anyone who curses you." (Genesis 12:3) By and large, the Arabs have tried cursing the Jewish people and Israel for the last 65 years and more, and what has it gotten them? With the exception of some ... 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: Blackout As The Millennial Kingdom Begins Now begins descriptions of the massive changes in natural phenomena of the earth as the Millennial Kingdom of our Lord is established on earth. This is exactly what the Lord Jesus told His apostles and us to pray for when He said, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is ... 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 Fourteen The third reason that the rapture will take place before the Tribulation period even begins relates to the fact that the church has been promised to be exempted from divine wrath and yet, the Tribulation period is an expression of divine wrath. A consistent New Testament theme is that the Church-Age believer ... READ MORE





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Other Contributor Articles

Pastor Steve Spurlin : The Sufficiency of Scripture Is God's Word Enough? I have played the great game of basketball from the time I was in the fifth grade all the way through my college years. One thing that all teams, schools, leagues, conferences and divisions had in common was a single book; the official rule book of basketball... 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

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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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A Woman Explains The Birth Pains Jeremiah refers to the terrors of the tribulation, and the wrath of God, as the birth pangs (Jer. 30:6-7). The tribulation is like a "woman in childbirth" and it is also called "Jacob's distress"... READ MORE

Islam and Babylon The Harlet For some time now many of us have been looking at Islam as the driving force behind Babylon the Harlot as seen in Revelation 17-18. While we certainly do not want to interpret the Bible by current history, this idea has some possibility to it.... READ MORE

Israel Will Someday Fight Against The Muslims Isaiah 11:11-16 is a great prophetic passage that describes the preliminary events of Israel's persecution by the Arab nations, even Islam, so notes Dr. Merrill F. Unger, the great OT scholar of years past. The verses tell us ... READ MORE

Proof Of Premillennialism A book made from sheets of lead was recently discovered in Jordan that could shed early light on the doctrine of premillennialism. The "book" was in the possession of a Bedouin family, that supposedly had been kept for about 100 years as a family treasure. The book is ... READ MORE

Pre-wrath Rapture:"Here It Comes Again!" It makes its rounds from time to time. The Pre-Wrath Rapture view. If I started advocating that concrete is made out of vanilla ice cream, it would not take long before there would be somebody who would believe it. Put out any false view and there will be takers ... READ MORE

Great Tribulation Passage! Jeremiah 25 begins speaking about the coming of the Babylonian Invasion in 605 BC but as the chapter continues, it projects far into the future and the judgment of the Lord upon all the nations of the world. In other words, the chapter is about the worldwide tribulation that we are ... READ MORE

Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Did you know that the famous Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown were premillennialists? Their commentary on both the NT and OT shows this. They write on Jeremiah 31: "The new covenant with Israel and Judah is not with a spiritual Israel but with literal Israel. The promise here is for ... READ MORE

The Sin of Harvard University The above title should be labeled "the sins of Harvard University." So many of the great schools of the past have turned against objective fact and truth, and against Christianity, but they certainly would not wish to admit the same. Recently at Harvard there was a discussion about putting a "religion" course ... READ MORE

It Was ANother Day! Texas A&M will induct seven men into their military Hall of Honor, most of them served during World War II. Though a little older than me, they came from an earlier generation of men (note I said Men) who were great military heroes! Many served in combat; many were killed, and some came home to become astronauts and business leaders. ... READ MORE

Prelude To The End Times! As a historian I'm always studying something about the past 100 years, and especially about the events of World War I & II. Recently, I was given an eye opener as to what happened at the end of World War I that set the world up for end times. When the war was over, our Presbyterian Christian President, Woodrow Wilson... READ MORE

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Progressive Dispensationalism: Is Christ Now on the Throne of David? (Part Two) The amillennialist and the Progressive Dispensationalist (PD) says that Christ is presently spiritually seated on the throne of David in heaven. The PDs however still believe He will come and sit on that throne in the historic, earthly kingdom. READ MORE

Minister of the Gospel: When I set out to be a minister of the gospel, I became intrigued with the controversial theological issue of the inspiration and inerrancy of the Word of God. This is not to say that I was ever tempted to deny these great doctrinal truths, however, I simply wanted to know all that the Scriptures record as to how they came into being... READ MORE

A Crisis In Homoletics: This morning by telephone I had about four conversations with Greek teachers in four of our moswt conservative, Evangelical seminaries and Bible colleges. When I finished, I found myself thoroughly discouraged ... READ MORE

The Contemporary Music Scene: Besides the issues of dispensationalism and Bible prophecy, another great mountain of division among Evangelicals is coming upon us, and it has to do with contemporary music. The reason this is a problematic issue is that music touches us all on an emotional sliding scale ... READ MORE

A Comparison Between Israel and the Church: This is a list of 24 differences between Israel and the church, as given by Dr. Lewis S. Chafer in his Systematic Theology, Vol. 4.... 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.

Jonathan Edwards : Jonathan Edwards would be one of most influential spiritual revivalists of the 1730s and 1740s in what would be known as The Great Awakening. The colonies had fallen into spiritual lethargy with many of the citizens who were not born again. Edwards would be known in American church history as an outstanding philosopher, a cutting-edge ... READ MORE

Francis Scott Key : The great test for the new nation following the War of Independence was what was known as the War of 1812. Old wounds had not healed and this was a renewed conflict with England. The British were forcefully boarding American ships at sea. They were searching for AWOL British sailors. In the struggle the city of Washington was burned by the ... READ MORE

Daniel C. Roberts : Roberts (1841-1907) was an Episcopal priest who would make the greatest impact in American hymnology. Brandon, Vermont was holding this nation's centennial celebration. For the occasion Roberts wrote a prayer and a poem known as "God of Our Fathers." ... READ MORE

The Prayers of the Slaves : The prayer meetings of the slaves was a time of social gathering but also a time of putting "everybody's heart being tune." Prayer meetings could be loud, and joyous times or, if there was fear of the master, gatherings in which prayers were barely heard and only said above a whisper to avoid detection.... READ MORE

Charles E. Wilson : Charles E. Wilson, president of General Motors, was in Union Station in Washington, D.C. on the very day of the World War II invasion of Europe began, June 6, 1944, D-day. It had just been announced on the radio that the invasion was beginning. At first the station was filled with the noise of people rushing about, the ... 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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What is going on in Luke 16:14-17? I know you wrote a nationally published commentary on Luke, so you have some idea of what the Lord is talking about. Read More


Genesis 3:8 says that the Lord walked in the garden in the 'cool of the day.' Was this in the morning or evening? And, did God have a body like human beings? Read More


I understand that a well-known seminary, that was premillennial, caved in to the Reformed position and became Covenant in its theological orientation. Is this so, and do you know anything about this? I am not in the covenant camp. Read More


Is the "mystery" of 1 Corinthians 2:7 the same as the "mystery" of Ephesians 3:1-7? Read More


In Joel 2:11 it says that the verse is about The Lord's Army, yet most dispensational commentators state that it is some kind of destructive, diabolical force. What do you say? Read More


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