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Can I Get a Witness (or Two)? The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11

I was recently asked about the identity and significance of the two witnesses described in Revelation 11. Let’s first examine what the text says about them and then seek to understand who they are and why they are mentioned. The Description of the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 In...

Who are the 144,000 in Revelation?

Prior to my teaching on Jesus’s Return and the End Times, someone asked about the identity of the 144,000 that we read about in Revelation 7 and 14. I didn’t have time to explore this question that night so wanted to do a post about it. Before exploring various possibilities raised...

Will Christians Go Through the Tribulation?

When discussing the end times and Christ’s second coming, I am often asked whether or not Christians will experience the tribulation. As you might expect if you know me, I won’t give a quick “yes” or “no” answer, but I do want to unpack the background ...

Is Daniel 9:24-27 The/A Key to the End Times?

In my first in-depth study of Jesus’s return and the surrounding events, I was told that Daniel 9:24-27 was the key to understanding the end times in general, and the Book of Revelation in particular. Years later, I learned that there was some controversy on Daniel 9:24-27 because of...

What Does the Bible Teach About the Antichrist

One of the most commonly discussed (and speculated) topics when it comes to issues related to the end times is the antichrist, so it is important to look to the Bible to see what it teaches about the topic. This term is actually never used by Jesus or the Apostle Paul; Jesus talked about false...

The Apostle Paul on the Return of Jesus

A common principle in biblical interpretation is to use the more clear passages of Scripture to help interpret the less clear passages. I think most of us would agree that the Book of Revelation is symbolic and often difficult to understand, so let’s first take a look at what Jesus and...

Jesus on His Return (The Olivet Discourse)

A good first step in exploring what the Bible teaches about Jesus’s return and the events preceding it is examining Jesus’s own words about the topic. Before his final meal with the disciples and before he is arrested, Jesus teaches his disciples on the Mount of Olives, often called...

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