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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 Will Judge Jesus Be Looking For? (Part Two) Jason and Kyle both were salesmen for the ABC company and both appeared to do acceptable work. One day both were called in to the boss' office. Kyle went in ... 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: Any Room for Jesus? Joseph and Mary traveled from Galilee to Bethlehem to register for the census which Quirinius, the governor of Syria, ordered. This was the first census during Quirinius' rule as governor of Syria. Everyone had to go to his/her own city to register... 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: Harmony of the Olivet Discourse, Part Five: In the previous article, the tribulation came with a woe. The picture of the woman in travail, the "beginning of sorrows", a woman giving birth reached its height in the Great Tribulation. Now, Jesus gives ... 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 : Jesus & Zippori: A Key to Authenticating The Gospels One of the more interesting events during our trip to Israel with Zola Levitt Tours in the summer of 2011 was when we visited the Orthodox Kibbutz near the neighboring towns of Nazareth and ancient Zippori (known as Sepphoris to the Romans). The friendly group welcomed our pilgrims and ... 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 Lord Always Restores Israel Zechariah 9:12(12) Turn you to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee (ASV 1901). This Hebrew word levetsahron, translated as stronghold is found only here in the entire Old Testament.... 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 Eighteen In the last article, it was explained why the best interpretive option is that the restrainer mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 is the Holy Spirit. Exactly how does the Holy Spirit today hold back the Antichrist? In the present Church-Age, the Holy Spirit permanently indwells every true child of God... READ MORE





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Other Contributor Articles

Dr. David Ingram : The Home Church A New Phenomenon About 50 million American adults meet in home churches at least once a month so the factors responsible for this growing trend are most important. ... Such a trend is quite encouraging in an era when most churches run on pre-packaged programming with the popular 7/11 Praise and Worship time...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 TBA with Dr. Paul Benware
  • June TBA with Dr. Paul Benware
  • July TBA
  • August TBA
  • September TBA
  • October The Importance of Messianic Prophecy with Steven Ger
  • November TBA
  • 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

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

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

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 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

One World Government As of this writing, there are forces in Europe now working on a plan for a One World Government. If the U.S. joins, as we understand it, we could not withdraw from its organization. They are buttering up President Barack Hussein Obama to bring America into the plan. Dispensationalists and premillennialists have been right all along... READ MORE

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Progressive Dispensationalism: Is Christ Now on the Throne of David? (Part One): 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

Inerrancy And The Gospels: The doctrine of inerrancy is actually an extension of the doctrine of inspiration. If the Holy Spirit has inspired the writers of Scripture and superintended their message, then it stands to reason that the message is without error. The written revelation reflects the thoughts of a holy God who would speak to us only what is true... READ MORE

The Blessed Book: The Bible is the most remarkable book ever written. It is also one of the most well known and popular pieces of literature ever produced. It has spawned other writings from the production of theologies and commentaries to literary history and poetry... READ MORE

The Death Struggle of Systematic Theology: Since the tumultuous days of the Reformation, Calvin and others began to put down in systematic fashion the doctrines that became so dear to the Protestant revolt against Rome, though systemizing the ... 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.

Samuel Davies : Samuel Davies was born in New Castle County, Delaware in 1723. His parents named him "Samuel" to remind him always that he was "the son of prayer," harking back to the Old Testament prophet. Davies served in the French and Indian Wars and was ordained as a "New Light" Presbyterian, committed to serving as an evangelical preacher in ... READ MORE

The New England Primer Improved : The popular New England Primer was revised and turned into a new and improved version. While published in New York it went in circulation throughout the school systems of the country. The Introduction read: The writer of the following book, having been impressed with the sentiment, that a concise treatise ... 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

Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani : The revisionist documentaries on television always show the evil colonialism of American and European Christianity. How dare we invade other countries, send in missionaries, and take away the gods and the paganism of indigenous people! Mean, mean Christians! ... 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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Have you heard what President Bush did concerning a national data bank for DNA? Read More


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Can you list for me the apostasy passages? You have convinced me and others that indeed we are moving into the period of the apostasy. I'd like the main verses. Thanks. Read More


What is going on in Ephesians 5:26? What baptism is this? Some hyper-dispensationalists say that immersion was only during the period of John the Baptist and is not now applicable during the church age. Read More


I have a question on Acts 17: 16-34 and Paul's sermon to the Epicureans and Stoics. Why did he not mention the fact of Christ dying on the cross? (However, he did mention the resurrection.) I thought Acts 17 was a model message as to how we are to witness? 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


I have been following your arguments for sometime that Hebrews was not written to believing Jews who were giving up their faith in Christ. You have convinced me! I now see that the heart of the book was written to unbelieving Jews who came up to the edge of faith in Christ but then backed off and did not trust Him as Savior. Thank you for that insight! 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


What did Paul mean when he wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:19, "They which are approved may be made manifest among you." Does "approve" refer to our Lord's approval or to people's approval? Read More


I am the one who asked you about Marvin Pate's Commentary on Luke and his statement on 1:15. Another question is about his comment on 1:20 and the fact that John the Baptist's father, Zechariah, was struck with muteness because he did not believe the words of the angel who spoke to him. What is Pate saying? Read More


How did the Pharisees and the Sadducees work together to get rid of Christ? They were at such opposite ends of the doctrinal spectrum, what brought them together? Read More


The Reformed folks say salvation is the most important purpose and doctrine in the Bible. Dispensationalists say that there are many other doctrines that God makes important in Scripture. How would you answer what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:3: I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures .. It seems as if salvation is the most important doctrine. How do you answer? Read More

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