“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay”

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

He’s going to come rendering vengeance, and His vengeance will be like a leaping, licking, aggressive, flaming fire! What’s it going to do? It’s going to consume everyone who knows not God and those that obey not the gospel.

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By | December 22nd, 2016|Christ, Eschatology, Herald, Theology|

The Glory Which Shall Be Revealed to Us

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

By the gift of the Spirit and the operations of the Spirit in renovating man from the inside out, when God is done and gives us our resurrected bodies, we shall reflect the likeness of Christ. He will be the Firstborn, the elder Brother in the family, all of which bear His image.

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By | December 21st, 2016|Christian Life, Eschatology, Herald|

The Day for Which All Other Days Were Made, Part II

william-s-plumerWilliam S. Plumer

The Day of Judgment will also be a day of great surprise, both to saints and sinners. So Christ expressly informs us: “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?” (Mat 25:37-39).

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By | September 22nd, 2016|Eschatology, Herald|

The Day for Which All Other Days Were Made, Part I

william-s-plumerWilliam S. Plumer

God has not concealed His intention of bringing every work into judgment with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil. From the earliest ages, inspired men have spoken freely and clearly of the Day of Judgment.

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By | September 21st, 2016|Eschatology, Herald|

Shall believers’ sins be publicly exposed on Judgment Day?

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil (2 Cor 5.10).

Thinking about this verse, an elderly friend was troubled by thoughts that his sins, though forgiven, might be publicly exposed on Judgment Day. Here is my abridged paraphrase of John Newton’s letter with a final comment.

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By | February 4th, 2016|Eschatology, Herald|

Anticipation for the Return of Christ (1)

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

When we open up the Scriptures, we find that the kind of religious faith and the kind of Christian experience molded by apostolic preaching is faith and experience that is literally percolating with the reality, hope, and confident expectation of the return of Jesus Christ, with clear and unmistakable identity, in bodily, visible form.

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By | December 20th, 2015|Christ, Eschatology, Herald|

Are You an Eschatologist?

Dr. Alan DunnDr. Alan J. Dunn

I was speaking with a fellow pastor about “eschatology” when he said, “Of course, I would never use that word from the pulpit.” “Oh, oh… I use that word all the time!” I thought to myself. Should we help God’s people to understand and use biblical and theological vocabulary? I think we should. The world has taught us the vocabulary of therapy. We should teach God’s people the vocabulary of theology.

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By | October 31st, 2015|Eschatology, Herald|

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Part 2

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

Now there will always be those who, when they think about the second coming, become obsessed with attempting to predict the date; but according to the plain words of Christ this is a misuse of the Scriptures. Modern-day date-setters tell us that the reason they write their books and preach their sermons is to sound an alarm to awaken the church to action in the light of the imminent return of Christ, but Jesus Himself said that the reason the time of His return must remain concealed...

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By | July 6th, 2015|Eschatology, Herald|

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Part 1

Dr-Albert-N-MartinAlbert N. Martin

The theme of today’s message will be the second coming of Jesus Christ. Rather than concern ourselves with setting dates or attempting to decipher all of the visions found in the book of the Revelation as some have attempted to do, my purpose will be an intensely practical one.


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By | July 5th, 2015|Eschatology, Herald|

Heaven

Jonathan_Edwards-thumbnailJonathan Edwards

Heaven is the dwelling place of God and the seat of His kingdom, high above all the kingdoms of this world (1 Kings 8:30; Isa. 66:1; Matt. 25:34; Acts 14:22; 2 Cor. 12:2). It is the place of His glorious presence forever and the eternal home of believers. Heaven is both privative and positive—the latter, as a place free from all misery; the former, as a place where all divine blessings are savored. Heaven is a paradise (Luke 23:43); an eternal habitation (Luke 16:9; John 14:2; 2 Cor. 5:1); a city to come (Heb. 13:14); a glorious inheritance (Col. 1:12); a place of joy (Ps. 16:11); and, above all, a world of love.

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By | March 23rd, 2015|Doctrinal Christianity, Eschatology, Herald|