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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: Again, What Good Is Bible Prophecy? ) In our last study, we addressed the very common question of the value of Bible prophecy. Unfortunately, many Christians whether they are in the church or the academic community, believe that ... 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: Spiritual Adoption Many are the wonderful blessings God showers upon His sons and daughters who accept Him as their personal Savior. Among these is adoption into the family of God... 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: Jeremiah - Weeping For The Disobedient: I strongly believe that one of the Biblical areas most churches tend to neglect is the writings of the great prophets of Israel. When one contemplates that the prophets comprise over twenty percent of Old and New Testaments combined, it can be seen as a rather large omission on the part of our pastors and teachers... 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: Are the Gifts of 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 Active Today? (Part Three) In the previous article, the Biblical definition of "the gift of tongues" was given as: a supernatural, spontaneous, giving of a known language used in the same way as ... 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 : Papal Primacy or Bible Primacy The Associated Press reported that the new Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted Papal primacy, indicating that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church because it has apostolic succession. The Pope's teaching is that the Catholic Church can trace its successive line of bishops from the Apostle Peter to today ... 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: In Memory of Dr. Couch Dr. Mal Couch passed into the presence of the Lord on February 12, 2013 at 02:00 AM. Dr. Couch has been a close friend and mentor to me for almost thirteen years. He was always quick to help with any ministry issue and academic effort I was undertaking. I will greatly miss ... 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

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 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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Did You Know? Early races took the early traditions wherever they went from the beginning Genesis stories. They modified the stories to fit their races, the climates, and the geology they were familiar with. They distorted the truth and put the stories ... READ MORE

Mystery Babylon What is going on with the term Mystery Babylon in Revelation 17:5? There is a lot of confusion about this expression. The word "mystery" is a noun and not an adjective. It was Tertullian in the second century who first called Babylon, Rome... READ MORE

Islam Overtaking Catholicism In France, Islam is overtaking the members of the Catholic Church. This is happening all over Europe. The Muslims have a strategy, and they know what they're doing. I'm now working on a book showing that Islam very well could be the Harlot of Babylon in Revelation 17-18.... READ MORE

It Is All Over ... God's Hand Is Raised Against Us! If you have not noticed, it is all over for the world. What will happen soon no one knows for certain but it all ties in with what I have been teaching for almost 50 years. America is doomed morally and economically. The Middle East is collapsing ... 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

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

Why The Church is Dying on the Vine The prophesied apostasy of the church is galloping across America, and, it has already destroyed most assemblies in Europe and other parts of the world. The reason is very simple. They no longer are teaching the Word of God. Churches are moving to feel-good messages, entertainment, devotionals, and simplistic ... 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 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

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

The War Now Raging: No one can deny we are in a terrible spiritual conflict. Though that struggle began with the fall of Adam, the intensity in some ways seems to be escalating. What is also disturbing is that so many belivers ... 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

Five Great Events Coming on Mankind!: (1) The Apostasy of the church: The word Apostasy means "The Falling Away." The church (those who are "religious") will turn away, fall away from the truth. WE ARE NOW IN THE TIME OF THE APOSTASY!... 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

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

Harry Hopkins : In the late 1930s Harry Hopkins was the confidant adviser of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. When World War II began in September 1939, the President knew it could spill over to America. It was just a matter of time. The Battle of Britain began in the summer of 1940 and that nation was ... READ MORE

Helen Jackson : Helen Jackson was a neighbor of the agnostic Emily Dickinson. Helen, along with other women in the post-Civil War era. was a champion of ensuring that children were properly taught to turn to God in prayer. By the end of the nineteen century that cry became louder and louder. Mrs. Jackson pushed forward this idea.... READ MORE

The U.S. Navel Academy : Many of the hymns and prayers adopted by the academies became a vital part of the tradition of the larger armed services as well. A case in point was "Eternal Father," chosen by the United States Navel Academy at Annapolis as its official hymn and in turn adopted by the U.S. Navy.... 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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Is 1 Corinthians 15:41 about believers receiving rewards, one having a different reward of glory over another? Some commentators think so. Read More


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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


Hebrews 6:20 says that the Messiah "has become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." Melchizedek was both a priest and a king, thus, the Kingdom Now folks say He is reigning as such, as King, presently. What do you say? Read More


What is the difference in "believing" in Jesus and "believing Jesus" as found in John 8:30-31? Some say believing in Jesus is a reference to salvation, while simply believing Jesus is just understanding what He has said, without a reference to saving faith. What do you say? Read More


A pastor near my home is building a half a million dollar church. He wants to rent it out to other groups in order to help pay for it. He wants to lease it out also to a Jewish group. Is this right? Read More


Why do people need a physical idol to worship in order to be immoral, such as Israel with the golden calf? Read More


Are you familiar with the four Jewish ways that the New Testament interprets the Old Testament? I just finished reading your excellent book An Introduction to Classical Evangelical Hermeneutics, and I was wondering why these principles were not included. Will they be included in a revised version? Read More


I noticed that Miles J. Stanford's website mentioned that he is opposed to Messianic Judaism/Hebrew Christianity. I know he was a dispensationalist, so why would he be opposing Messianic assemblies? Read More


What is this "forgiving men their transgressions" in Matthew 6:14 all about? Can we forgive men of their Positional sins so that they can go to heaven?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

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