All Christians would agree that the Christian message preached and taught is called the “Gospel.” It is good news for those who believe (Jn 3:16). When Paul, the apostle, was introducing himself to the church at Rome, by way of epistle, he made the Gospel the focal point (Rom 1:16–17).

My conversion to Christianity occurred about the time Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins released the first of their best-selling fictional book series, “Left Behind.” I was easily caught up together with multitudes of other Christians in the end times sensation caused by these books.

As the years went by, I…

Man is an utter failure in the work of saving himself. Every person’s first priority is reconciliation with God (2 Cor 5:20). The reality of enmity between God and man must first be acknowledged (Jn 7:7; 15:18–9, 24–25; Rom 1:30). Man is the guilty party in the estranged relationship. Most…

Humanity longs for stability. It builds things with the anticipation that things will last. Man thinks he will live, forever, and he is sure of the permanence of the earth. In the final estimation, however, everything is temporary, and nothing lasts forever…except God and His Word.

God has spoken, but…

It is translated, “Great Tribulation,” but Jesus’ prophecy of His suffering church is megale thlipsis in Matthew 24:21. Thlipsis is the same Greek word used by the apostle Paul, writing to the Colossians about Christ’s body, the church, suffering persecution in A.D. 60.

In His Olivet Discourse (Mt 24–25), our…

David Norczyk

Some random theologian out West somewhere, Christian writer, preacher

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