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Was The Church Foreseen In Old Testament Prophecy?

Published: August 31, 2008

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

There is a view among some Christians that the Church was never foreseen by the prophets of Israel. Those who teach this view claim that since Paul called the Church a mystery that was not made known to men in other generations (Ephes.


Israel At 60. What’s next?

Published: May 17, 2008

In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the sea.


Thoughts On Eternity

Published: April 26, 2008

Whenever it seems like the whole world is about to explode into violence and destruction, I find that a moment or two spent dreaming about the world to come helps restore a sense of peace and hope. Now is such a time. Let’s take a trip into eternity.


Spare The Rod And Spoil The Child?

Published: April 10, 2008

This popular verse cannot be found in the Bible because it’s neither a Bible verse nor a Biblical principle.  It’s like that other non-Biblical verse, “The Lord helps those who help themselves” in that it’s quoted by people who know little or nothing about the Bible to elevate certain kinds of behavior from mere human tradition to spiritual truth.


The Chief Prince Of Meshech And Tubal?

Published: January 11, 2008

A document written to President Bush by three Rabbis in Israel won’t get any notice in the world press, and isn’t being given much attention by church leaders either, but in my view it’s an extraordinary thing, given the status of its authors.


America, The Future Will Not Be Like The Past

Published: October 25, 2007
It's been said that nations derive their income from taxing their citizens whereas empires derive their income from taxing nations. Where the US is concerned, this taxation of nations has been done in the form of an inflated dollar, caused by the monopoly it has enjoyed where the purchase of oil is concerned. About 17 months ago I first wrote that Iran was going to break this monopoly by offering to accept payment for its oil in other currencies.

A Different Gospel?

Published: October 6, 2007
Within the past few days I received what is essentially the same question from four different people, each unknown to the other as far as I can tell. The question was this: Did Peter and Paul teach the same gospel?

September Song

Published: September 22, 2007
A while back, I said that September would be a most interesting month, and there sure is a lot going on just now. Leaks from both political and military sources would have us believe that US Pres. Bush will not leave office with the Iran nuclear issue unresolved.

Your Kingdom Is Divided

Published: August 22, 2007
In the Aramaic language the word peres can mean both divided and Persia. In what has to be the ultimate example of God's irony, the politician most responsible for the disastrous land for peace program is Israeli President Shimon Peres, who would divide the land God gave to Israel and give it to the Palestinians.

Did God Really Say?

Published: August 2, 2007
Some feel that the Bible is an anti-intellectual document and if that's true it's only fair, since so many intellectuals seem to be anti-Bible. Here's a case in point.

War And Peace In The Middle East

Published: July 7, 2007
In a study of contrasts, two major coming events were announced this week that demonstrate the volatility of the Middle East these days.

Failed Prophecies Of The Bible?

Published: June 26, 2007
The following question came into my in box a few days ago and seemed to merit a more detailed answer that I usually have room for in our "Ask A Bible Teacher" column. Here it is. Q. What is your opinion on the alleged 'failed prophecies' of the Bible listed below?

Wars And Rumors Of War

Published: June 8, 2007
Just before He was crucified, the Lord told His disciples that as the End of the Age approached we would experience an increase of wars and rumors of war. Nation would rise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom, He said.

The Advent Of The Laodicean Church.

Published: April 27, 2007
One thing that the so-called emerging church fails to understand is that when the Lord evaluates our relationship, He's most interested in our attitude toward Him, not the results of our efforts on His behalf.

Israel On The Ropes

Published: March 29, 2007
I wonder how many of us truly understand the extent of Israel's peril as a nation today. Let me list some of their more critical problems.

Ezekiel 38 And The War In Lebanon

Published: August 26, 2006
Iran's refusal to curtail their development of nuclear power in continued defiance of UN directives, their blatant and gleeful admission of having assisted Hezbollah in the recent war with Israel, their rush to re-arm the Lebanese terrorists with even better weaponry, and their frequent statements about wiping Israel off the map have observers more worried than ever.

Ezekiel 38-39 Overview And Summary

Published: January 21, 2006
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. (Ezek 38:3-6)

Haggai Speaks Again. Conclusion

Published: November 12, 2005
In part one of our study of the Book of Haggai, we learned that before the Israelites could live an abundant life upon returning from Babylon, they had to first complete the Lord's Temple. As New Testament believers we're told that we're the Temple of God. Does the same principle hold true for us concerning our abundant life? Let's find out.

Haggai Speaks Again

Published: November 5, 2005
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "These people say, 'The time has not yet come for the LORD's house to be built.' " Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai: "Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?"

Ezekiel 38 Heads Up # 5

Published: October 8, 2005
Three current news reports indicate it's time for another Ezekiel 38 heads up. Remember Ezekiel prophesied that sometime after the Nation of Israel was re-born, but before the beginning of the Millennium, a group of Moslem nations led by Iran and armed by Russia would pull of a devastating sneak attack, entering Israel from the North.

Woe To The Obstinate Children

Published: September 17, 2005
"Woe to the obstinate children," declares the LORD, "to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin; who go down to Egypt without consulting me; who look for help to Pharaoh's protection, to Egypt's shade for refuge." Isaiah 30:1-2

Are These The End Times?

Published: January 9, 2005
The undersea earthquake and resulting tsunami on 12-26-04 were bad enough. Now experts are saying the current death toll of 150,000 could easily double due to famine, disease, and lack of medical assistance. People are asking if the End of the Age is at hand, like right now.

The End Times According To Paul … Part 2, 1st Thessalonians 4-5

Published: June 27, 2004
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thes. 5:9

The Curse of Eve … Part 2

Published: May 9, 2004

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. (Genesis 3:16 NIV)

In Part One of this series we carefully considered three factors in the original language of Genesis 3:16 that allowed us to draw the following conclusions;


The Curse of Eve … Part 1

Published: May 2, 2004
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.
Genesis 1:28