The Doctrine of Imminence Examined

The Doctrine of Imminence Examined

Video: Tom Black speaking on imminence at Liberty Baptist Church, Rock Falls, Illinois. Pastor Tommy McMurtry Introduction Before we examine the teaching of “imminence,” I’d like to remind the reader that I love the Lord Jesus Christ and that these words are written to glorify him. I’m grateful for my heritage in Christ and the scores of preachers who’ve invested in my life. I’m grateful for the First Baptist Church of Hammond and Hyles-Anderson College for their labor in the highways and hedges compelling the Tom Blacks of the world to come to Christ. I’m grateful the 10 years I

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Influential Preachers

I was reached for Christ by a soulwinner from Hyles-Anderson College in 1992 and immediately started attending the First Baptist Church of Hammond Indiana. Ever since then, I love to listen to good preaching and I love to read doctrinal books. Here is a partial list (not in any order) of preachers, teachers, and authors that have taught me things I’ll forever remember. There are more, but these men have made an impact on me more than others. For the pretribbers in this list that are still living, I hope I can encourage them to overcome their novice error regarding

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Independent Fundamental Baptists and the Book of Revelation

This chapter is being written with a spirit of caution and I pray for favor from you, my brethren, that you take no offense. An important issue is at hand that needs to be addressed in Independent Fundamental Baptist churches. These thoughts are prominent in my mind because they’re part of a personal process I’ve had to go through. First, it is commendable that for more than sixty years, the primary focus of the Independent Baptist movement has been to fulfill the great commission by laboring in fields that are “white already to harvest.” I’m a child of the King

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Bible Christianity and the Outward Jew

Bible Christianity and the Outward Jew It is nearly impossible to discuss the 2nd coming the Lord Jesus Christ without the subject of the modern day outward Jew entering into the conversation. So how should a believer view the interrelated subjects of Judaism, Israel, and the Jewish people of today? The word of God has the answers. This subject is tied heavily to many false teachings on the end-times, so it is important to prayerfully examine this matter with the bible so we “may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.” Titus 1:9 In

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Introduction

The Sixth Seal Introduction My name is Tom Black. I was a 20 year believer of the commonly taught end-times theory called the pre-tribulation rapture. Now after careful consideration of the evidence, I’ve accepted the plain teaching of the bible which is the post-tribulation, pre-wrath return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Independent Fundamental Baptists lack tremendously in the area of Bible prophecy and their understanding of the book of Revelation, so I consider this work to be important. However, we Baptists are generally immovable in our doctrine, so I understand the challenge that is ahead. This study is not about

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Part 1 – The Importance of a Scripturally Accurate Timeline

The Sixth Seal – Part 1 Praise the Lord, Jesus is coming! In this study, we’ll be examining fascinating passages in the bible that are rarely taught on in evangelical churches including Independent Fundamental Baptist churches. The 6th seal of Revelation was chosen as the title for this study because of its unique prominence in bible prophecy. The opening of the 6th seal triggers a string of major events that directly lead to the coming the Lord Jesus Christ in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. But if you asked a well-versed Christian, or a pastor, or

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Part 2 – Jesus is Coming

The theme of the book of Revelation primarily deals with two future events. 1) The 2nd coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and 2) The pouring out of God’s wrath against unbelieving mankind. The word “coming” is a simple but important word that we’ll focus on in this segment. Please take a moment to pray for discernment and wisdom. Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also

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Mark 13

Mark 13 is an important chapter in the bible. Here we find most comprehensive teaching that Jesus gave on end-time events during his earthly ministry. He gives us important details regarding the tribulation, the antichrist, his glorious return, and the gathering of his elect, which are the saints. The discussion he has with his disciples is known as “The Olivet Discourse,” which is just a fancy way of saying, “The discussion on Mount Olives.” The parallel passages are found in Mat. 24, Luke 21. Mark 13:1 ¬†And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto

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