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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 Are Those Rewards? Normally people will not spend time and effort on things that are not worth it to them. Why would an athlete impose difficult regimentations on themselves if they did not see it all as important? ...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? Ears Being 'Tickled'? Read and Study your Bible About seven years ago I was blessed to serve as the Associate Pastor at a church where the Senior Pastor believed in the absolute Sovereignty of God and the inerrancy and inspiration of Scripture, (two traits which are becoming more and more scarce amongst teaching pastors). He and I were/are theologically on the same page even though we attended different seminaries ... 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: Is God Handicapped? Imagine it! An increasing number of evangelicals have left their church ministries and have become a part of what they call "Open Theism." What do they mean by that designation? They insist and are spreading abroad that the God of the Bible knows all the past and all the present but He does not know the future ... 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: Theology in John, Part Four: Spiritual transformation results in eternal life. That is the great truth of Scripture in chapter three. Chapter four says believers can never lose the gift of eternal life that God has given them (cf. John 4:14; 6:32, 37-40) ... 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 : Was Israel's Monarchy of God or Man? Jesus asked the Jewish leaders if the baptism of John was of human or divine origin. Matthew 21:25 "The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then ... 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: The Battle For The Mind, Part III In order for us to effectively retain God's Word and deflect Satan's influence we must develop a mind screen. Satan will take every opportunity to remind us of past sins to prevent our spiritual growth or to stop us talking to others about making Godly choices...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 Twelve My previous articles commenced a series on the rapture of the church. We began with the question, "What is the Rapture?" This question can best be answered by noting ten truths about the rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. In previous articles from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ... 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

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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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

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

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

The Return of the Shechaniah Glory of Christ The word means "the Presence" as the Presence of the Lord. Actually, the Hebrew Lexicon says the word should be translated "to be intimate with Jehovah" as if dwelling with Him. The word means "to cause to dwell." It is speaking of the Messiah ... 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

God's Wrath is Coming C. Rushton has an outstanding article in the May edition of "The Prophetic Observer." The present administration is turning rapidly against the nation of Israel. It reminds me of Jeremiah 30:17 where the enemies of Israel speak of her as an outcast and they cry: "It is Zion, no one cares for her." A judgment is ... READ MORE

The Blessings That Come From The Jews There are more technical innovations from the Jewish people than from any other people on earth. Israel, with seven million people, attract as much venture capital as France and German combined. Because of their strong economy, Israel has weathered the global recession more than most nations. They have the strongest ... READ MORE

What Do We Mean By The West? We refer to the culture that originated in Greece, spread to Rome, permeated Northern Europe, was incorporated by the Anglo-Saxon tradition, spread through British influence, and is associated today primarily with Europe - the United States, and the former commonwealth countries of Britain, and has touched even some Asian countries ... READ MORE

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


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Progressive Dispensationalism: Is Christ Now on the Throne of David? (Part Three): One of the major tenets of Progressive Dispensationalism is that Jesus is now Occupying David's throne spiritually in heaven. However, the Bible is clear that, when the throne of David is occupied in the future by Jesus, this will be the only fulfillment of the prophecy historically (i.e., that the Messiah will reign on David's Throne; Luke 1: 31-33). READ MORE

Marching Toward Armageddon: The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the world will increase by 73,285,608 people during this year of 2005. This means that since January we have already increased by over 35,000,000 souls worldwide. This is more than 200,000 people each day ... READ MORE

From The Desk of Dr. Mal Couch: About five years ago I suggested to Dr. Walvoord that someone should write his biography. With his usual humor he answered that no one would be interested in his life. I laughed but quickly replied that this was not ... 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.

David Brainerd: Born in Connecticut in 1718, David Brainerd had early-on problems that were personal setbacks. Both his father and mother died when he was young and he was raised by an older sister and her family. Besides, he also picked up many maladies including the measles and tuberculosis that ultimately killed him. Nonetheless, as a young man he developed ... READ MORE

General Dwight D. Eisenhower : Eisenhower had a bad experience in his youth with his Quaker father. He found that his dad was a constant liar and somewhat lazy in trying to provide for his large family. He moved his wife and children from pillar to post and was not diligent in work. While this soured Dwight on "religion," it did not make him bitter ... READ MORE

Sherman's March to the Sea : It was 1864 and near the end of the Civil War and Sherman was making his sixty mile march to the sea. To end the war quickly Sherman was using a scorched earth policy destroying everything in his path. While the destruction was terrible this tactic would end the conflict soon... 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

Joyce Kilmer : Kilmer was one of America's most promising young poets. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he showed a passion for writing while attending Rutgers College and Columbia University. At the age of twenty-six he produced his most famous poem, "Trees." This became one of the most quoted verse among schoolchildren in ... READ MORE

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Spanish Audio Bible Teaching

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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Thank you for your great ministry and help. Could you please discuss the meaning and purpose of prayer when dealing with the predestination and sovereignty of God. Read More


What is the difference between a Christian fundamentalist and an evangelical? Read More


Is Acts 2:38 saying that baptism produces salvation? Read More


I understand there are some who want to make the doctrine of divine election and predestination a corporate act of God and not an individual act. In other words the church, as a body and as a unit, is elect but not individuals. What do you say? Read More


What do you think of Marvin Rosenthal's Pre-wrath rapture position? Read More


I heard the other day of a fellow who believes God speaks with him, and told him to travel the earth and go about praying over everything. He leaves his wife and children and just travels! What do you think? Read More


There seems to be a lot of verses in the OT that are spoken to Israel but have a secondary application to our day. Do you agree? Read More


It seems that there is a larger number of Jews who are involved in banking that are controlling our world economy. Is this true? Read More


If God is sovereign why does He allow imperfections, deformities, and retardations to take place? Why does He allow the world to go on, and does not correct our bodies in this life? Read More


What does Daniel 12:9 mean when the angel said to Daniel: 'Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time'? Read More


Does the all things in common passage of Acts 2:44 support the Communist idea of community sharing of goods? Read More


Help me out on the issue of Lordship salvation. Can you refute my thinking on the subject? Read More


How could the amil guys think that the Kingdom of God in Luke 19:11 could be the church? Read More


I was recently reading Philippians 1:11-20 and was convicted that we should all stand firm on defending the gospel but other issues, such as the Pre-Tribulation and Premillennial prophetic issues, we do not have to defend so strongly. What do you think? 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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