Larry Wishon

The Guiding Principle

   The best interpreter of the Bible is the Bible itself. The New Testament is the only infallible interpreter of the Old Testament. Therefore, the New Testament writings contain “both the principles and methods of a sound, trustworthy exegesis.”
   Jesus and His Apostles are our only divinely inspired interpreters to sound prophetic understanding. Where the New Testament speaks to and interprets Old Testament prophecy, it is to be accepted above all other voices. One cannot claim to be a true New Testament believer, while rejecting the plain and clear New Testament interpretation.

Thy Word Is Truth Teaching And Resources

"To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes." [Eph. 4:12-14, ESV]
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What Paul Learned At Athens

The Apostle Paul is considered by many to be somewhat of a Super-Apostle. He seemed to have understanding of mysteries that left other apostles scratching their heads [2 Peter 3:16]. However, this does him a great injustice. Paul faced his share of trials, persecutions and failures. What? Failures? Yes, at least one. When Paul came to Athens, it had a very deep and long-lasting lesson to teach him. One that would affect the remainder of his ministry and the Church for all time. What was this failure? Well, he failed to . . .
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The Time Is At Hand

John was told not to seal the sayings of the prophecies of the Book of Revelation. Why? Because the "time is at hand." This phrase at hand, has a very specific meaning in its use in Scripture. It means something or someone is near, close or at hand in either space or time, in the view of the speaker. However, there are some who need it to mean something else, because of their eschatology. They need this word for near, to mean not as close as you might think, or they turn it into meaning imminent.
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Israel As The Fig Tree

One of the necessary aspects for Premillennial Dispensationalism to work, is for the prophecy of Jesus spoken on the Mount of Olives, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, to be understood as a far future event. One of the ways in which they make this far future application is to make what Jesus said about the fig tree sprouting its leaves, apply to a future reconstituted Israel. Therefore, the fig tree must be a representation of Israel. But is it?
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Antichrist Is Here

The Antichrist has been a central figure for many centuries not just in the Church, but in society at large. The most common idea concerning this figure is that he will appear at the end of the present world, just before the return of Christ to the earth. This has been the core teaching of what is known as Pre-millennial Dispensationalism, aka Scofieldism. However, is what Scofieldism teaches concerning the Antichrist the same as what the Bible teaches? The short answer is, No. The image we get from Dispensationalism about the Antichrist, has little to nothing to do with what the Bible actually says.
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Kingdom Finances

In Five Parts
We have all heard the saying, “Money makes the world go ‘round”. Actually, Angular Momentum makes the world go round. How did the First Century Church deal with the issue of money and what was their attitude toward the giving and receiving of it? We know what has become the attitude of today’s Church. Many in leadership positions love it. If you have piles of it, you are a blessed and righteous person. Hardly a Sunday will pass without hearing at least some reference to how you ought to be giving more than you are. Is this the message of the NT?
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Kingdom Taken Away

In Three Parts
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. The above verse is the judgment Jesus pronounced upon the chief priests and Pharisees at the conclusion of His parable of the Wicked Husbandmen [Matt. 21:33-46]. The chief priests and elders, as teachers and leaders whom the people relied upon to lead them in the ways of God, had horribly failed in this calling. So much so, they were shutting them out from it.
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Synagogue of Satan

If you have ever read the book of Revelation, you’ve probably come across the phrase “the synagogue of Satan.” We have heard of the church of Satan, but we don’t hear much about the synagogue of Satan. Do not confuse the two. One overtly worships Satan, the other worships him covertly. The true Church of Jesus Christ would never knowingly give the church of Satan a place of influence. However, we have allowed the synagogue of Satan to have a rather prominent place. In some areas, it actually dictates parts of our theology.
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Coming of the Son of Man

No Puzzle Chewing Required

In Three Parts
The coming of the Son of man is thought by many as being equal to the Second Coming of Christ. However, when honest investigation is made, we will see that this cannot be the case for three reasons.
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Parousia

A Coming or Presence?

In Two Parts
Parousia is a Greek word that has been a well kept secret from the majority of Christians. It is an important part of Christian Eschatology. It has been cloaked as the word, Coming. In the vast majority of Bible translations, parousia is translated as coming, when used in the eschatological context, even though that is not the true meaning of the word. The actual meaning of Parousia is Presence. So why is a word meaning presence translated as coming? That is a very good question, which we will presently explore.
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Fulfillment of Abrahamic Promise

Fulfilled in Natural Israel and In Christ.

The primary argument that Dispensationalists use to advocate why modern Israel must possess all of the Palestinian land and more, is because they have never truly possessed all the land that God had promised. If you ask them what specific part of the land they have not possessed, they cannot give you an exact answer. At least, I was not able to find anyone who could state what land natural Israel had failed to possess. They just make the blanket statement that Israel hasn’t taken possession based upon their Scofield notes.
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Daniel 9

The Determined Time

What if there existed a prophecy in the Old Testament, that foretold the exact period, even the year in which the long-awaited Messiah would make his appearance? Would that not be a prophecy of major importance? Would you not think that it would hold special interest for the people of Israel? Daniel chapter nine is such a prophecy. In this portion of the book of Daniel, he records for us an encounter he had with the angel Gabriel, who gives him a prophecy of Seventy sevens or heptads.
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The Only Sign Given

Why Most Christians Can't Count To Three

In Twelve Parts
Jesus spoke on several different occasions concerning His being raised from the dead on the third day. It is one thing to prophesy that you are going to be raised from the dead. It is a whole other thing to prophecy as to the exact time it would take place. This is exactly what Jesus did. He named the exact time He would rise from the heart of the earth. We are gullible to think that His enemies won't try to obscure that fact. Obscure it they have and we have been their willing agents.
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Biblical Predestination

Not A Heaven Or Hell Issue.

That the topic of Predestination is not a heaven or hell issue should be obvious from the Scriptures. It only speaks to the redeemed and to the position to which God has pre-determined for them. It is hoped that this will reveal the greatness and goodness of God toward His Covenant Children, instead of inciting fear and distortion of the truth.
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Jesus, Our Covenant Man

As believers in Jesus, we understand that we are partakers of the New Covenant, which Jesus inaugurated with His own blood. But do we really understand how we came into this relationship. There is a common misconception, that God made this New Covenant with the Church, or with us as believers. If we look closely at what the Scriptures teach concerning this Covenant, it will be quite revealing, exactly who the Covenant is with. Throughout Biblical History, God has made many covenants with man. And all of these covenants were made with a man, which had its effect upon the whole of the people.
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Did Jesus Suffer In Hell

There is a teaching floating around certain circles, mostly among the charismatic/word of faith circles, that when Jesus died, he descended into the torments of hell, in order to complete our salvation. Some have even went so far as to say, that his death on the cross is not what gained salvation for man, but it was his torment in hell. Here is one quote by Kenneth Copeland, to the effect that it wasn't Jesus' death that brought salvation, but his torment in hell.
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