David Dunlap

Progressive Dispensationalism

Dispensationalism is renown for its masterful defense of its sincerely-held theological convictions. In the past, its loyal detractors and critics usually lay outside its theological camp. Now, however, one of the strongest and most concerted challenges to traditional dispensationalism has come from within. An increasing number of former traditional dispensationalists are now proposing substantial changes, this new view being called “Progressive Dispenationalism”. Progressive dispen...

Spiritual Warfare With Territorial Spirits

The spiritual warfare “Prayer Intercessor” exclaimed, “This city is overrun with demons…there are demons in every house and on every street…souls will never be saved until this city is taken back by the power of prayer, house by house, street by street!” These Christians were exhorted to take part in a week-long prayer vigil, and to pray and fast around the clock. Some of the faithful walked along every street in nearby neighbourhoods, commanding the demons in...

Biblical Typology

The method by which Christians interpret the Bible will immeasurably determine the richness with which we understand the Scriptures. Entrance to the vast storehouses of the Word of God will be thrown open to us by our approach to Scripture. Our method of interpretation will dictate our theology, and our theology will mold our hearts and minds for God. This spiritual principle is no more true than in the area of Biblical typology. Typology is the practice, by writers of Scripture, of using a trut...

Imminent Return of Christ

“Behold, I come quickly…” Revelation 22:7  The soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His bride, the church, occupies a large and important position in the word of God. The Old and New Testaments in type and teaching fully expound this doctrine of the imminent return of Christ. In the writings of the Gospels, the Epistles, and Revelation the Lord Himself and the Apostles affirm, exhort and instruct concerning it in exact detail. This doctrine has long stirred the churc...

Resurgence of Religious Ritual

Large numbers of evangelical Christians are returning to the maze of religious ritual. Liturgical worship incorporating incense, candles, vestments, and ancient formal prayers has found its place on the platforms of evangelical churches. A recent study has reported that evangelicals are returning to ancient ritual at an alarming rate. Ritualism is finding that leading Bible schools and denominations are fertile soil in which to germinate. Robert Webber, a professor of theology at Wheaton College...

Reformed Theology and Regeneration

  Reformed Theology and Regeneration   This paper is by David Dunlap, Bible & Life Ministries, Inc. (3116 Gulfwind Drive, Land O'Lakes, FL  34639.  It is taken from a larger work entitled Limiting Omnipotence--The Consequences of Calvinism--A Study of Crucial Issues in Reformed and Dispensational Theology.  This paper is reproduced with the author's permission.   In 1883 on the island of Krakatao, in the Straits of Sunda, a volcano ...

The Eternal Sonship of the Lord Jesus Christ

The nonnegotiable doctrine of the eternal Sonship of Christ has come under subtle and disturbing opposition in recent years. Surprisingly, a growing number of Charismatic and Baptist church leaders are leading this charge. Yet this controversy is not new, nor is it merely theological semantics; this error is both fundamental and serious. Nearly 100 years ago F.E. Raven, a teacher among early brethren, declared his denial of the eternal Sonship of Christ when he wrote, "Now, 'Son of God' I unders...
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