The Saving of Israel

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/The-Saving-of-Israel.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 2:17-29   I.         In these days of troubled times in the middle East, those who believe that physical Israel is central to God’s plans for the future have come to the forefront.             A.        “Readers of the Bible know that the Book of Revelation tells of a time when Messiah himself…

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Were the Ten Tribes of Israel Really Lost?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Were-the-Ten-Tribes-Really-Lost.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ezekiel 37:15-28   I.         Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible: “As in their own land, the children of Israel had forsaken the Lord and had worshiped idols, so after they were taken to these distant lands, they sought the gods of the people of those lands and ceased to be Israelites;…

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Will There be a Rapture?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Will-There-Be-a-Rapture.mp3 Text: I Thessalonians 4:13-18   I.         People have always been fascinated with the second coming of Christ             A.        That fascination increased greatly as the 21st century approached.             B.        A very popular series, called “Left Behind” by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins claims to tell the events of Christ’s return in fictional form. The books were written…

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The Thousand-Year Reign

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/The-Thousand-Year-Reign.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         Revelation 20:4-6             A.        Many elaborate theories are based on this                         1.         Some teach that Christ, at his second coming, sets up a kingdom here on earth.                         2.         Christians from the early church are raised up to rule with him.                         3.         After a peaceful, thousand-year reign, the Devil is released                         4.         A seven-year battle ensues (the…

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There Will Be a Rapture

by Terry Wane Benton If we consider that the words “caught up” in I Thessalonians 4:17 are translated as “rapture” in Latin, then there is going to be a “caught up” (rapture) moment. So, the word is there in Latin, and since the verse says we will be “caught up together with them in the…

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The Battle of Armageddon

by Mike Willis Truth Magazine XXII: 13, pp. 211-212, March 30, 1978 Truth Magazine XXII: 14, pp. 227-229, April 6, 1978 Truth Magazine XXII: 15, pp. 243-245, April 13, 1978 Truth Magazine XXII: 16, pp. 259-260, April 20, 1978 In recent years, the premillennial controversy has raged once again. Practically every time that an attempt…

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Your teaching in “The Establishment of the Kingdom” is very unorthodox

Question: Greetings Mr. Hamilton, I’m reaching out because I have just heard your teaching on “The Establishment of the Kingdom” and I must admit, this is a very unorthodox view in my estimation of what you’re presenting. However, first, I must ask, do you ascribe to an Amillennial position? Seeming that you do not believe…

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Are there different gospels?

Question: Hello, I have been seeing more and more about the Kingdom Gospel vs the Gospel of Grace. Dispensationalism is becoming very popular on YouTube, and people are actually turning toward this teaching. I have seen comments that the churches of Christ intertwine the kingdom gospel and the grace gospel. Basically, they are saying that…

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King and High Priest Now

by Terry Wane Benton Premillennial thinking is that Jesus was not able to set up His kingdom in the first century like He planned, postponed that plan, and will come back again later to set up His kingdom on earth and reign for 1000 years. That is a mistaken view. Another view is that of…

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Another Chance

by Carey Scott Many people in the denominational world embrace doctrines which offer a second chance to everyone. Many realize that they will fail God, and the thought that they might get a second chance intrigues them. For some, this is all the crutch they need to just continue in their sins, for after all:…

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