If you have ever read Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkin’s influential series Left Behind or seen any of the several movie adaptations based upon it, you have been presented in gripping narrative form with a particular view of the return of Christ called dispensational premillennialism. Generally speaking, premillennialism has been the historic eschatological position of the church from some of the earliest times. However, a new form of premillennialism arose in the 19th century with the advent of John Darby and the Scofield Reference Bible—dispensational premillennialism. It is this newer version of premillennialism that is narrated in the Left Behind series, and this view has quickly become the default eschatological position of the church in America. But is it correct? Read more.
Scott J. Kaczorowski|December 20, 2019 at 9:58 PM EST
Many folks in the modern world readily dismiss the supernatural elements of the Bible. In a culture which believes philosophy has done away with the very possibility of miraculous events occurring in the real world, the New Testament, with its miraculous accounts of the life of Jesus, is sometimes considered hard to take at face value. Such skepticism becomes particularly acute during those times of the year when we celebrate events in the life of Christ that center in the miraculous. Such as Christmas with its virgin birth. Read more.