100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
Tom’s Perspectives by Thomas Ice

On November 2, 1917 the British government issued their now famous Balfour Declaration, which was a statement of British foreign policy at the time when issued. This month, November 2016 begins a year-long commemoration of the Balfour Declaration, which is generally viewed as the first serious step leading to the rebirth of the modern state of Israel in 1948. Of course, the Arabs see the founding of modern Israel as a great disaster and the Palestinian Authority is responding by “preparing a lawsuit against eh British government over the 1917 document that paved the way for the creation of the State of Israel.” Continue reading

Feinberg – Dispensationalism and the Rapture:

Dispensationalism and the Rapture:
A Theological Analysis
Paul D. Feinberg, M. A., Th. D.

Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Pre-Trib Research Center

The rationale for a chapter on the rapture in a book on dispensationalism is that dispensationalists have been predominantly pretribulationists. Dispensationalists by and large have been interested in eschatology, and have made the coming of our Lord an important focus of their theology and ministry. Thus, in this chapter I shall examine three theological concerns related to the rapture. The three issues are: dispensational ecclesiology and the rapture; the incompatibility of premillennialism and a posttribulational rapture; the Olivet Discourse and the rapture. Continue reading