It's time to derive your worldview from the Bible

Rather than reading the Bible through the eyes of modern secularism, this provocative six-part course teaches you to read the Bible through its own eyes—as a record of God’s dealing with the human race. When you read it at this level, you will discover reasons to worship God in areas of life you probably never before associated with “religion.”

Chapter 5 – The Destiny of the Church

Nov 2002 - May 2003

**Please note that there is a navigation bar at the bottom of the page that enables you to go to the next page for additional lessons in this chapter.

Thu, Feb 27, 2003
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 5 secs
Relating the story of Israel and the story of the church to the end of history. Problems with the ¾ Tribulation position. Questions and answers.
Thu, Mar 06, 2003
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 1 sec
How each Tribulation position attempts to immunize the church from “the wrath of God.” All the judgments in the Tribulation represent “the wrath of God.” Problems with the ¾ Tribulation view. The mid-tribulation Rapture view.
Thu, Mar 13, 2003
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 31 secs
The mid-tribulation Rapture view. The uniqueness of the Tribulation period. Evaluating the three key assertions of the mid-tribulation view. The pre-tribulation Rapture view. Accomplishments of the pre-tribulation position.
Thu, Mar 27, 2003
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 46 secs
A biblical example of how eschatology is used to control one’s soul during historical or personal disaster. Eschatology provides the big picture and gives stability. We don’t feel our way to God; we think our way. The biggest battles in the Christian life are in our soul. Pre-tribulationism and the immanency of the Rapture. The features of pre-tribulationalism. The arguments against pre-tribulationalism. Pre-tribulationism throughout church history. Questions and answers.
Thu, Apr 17, 2003
by Charles Clough
Passage: Matthew 24
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 42 secs
Features of pre-tribulationism that make it the best solution. Critics of pre-tribulationism. Many cults today are modern versions of ancient heresies. The church is not found in Matthew chapter 24. God has very real contingencies in history that do not compromise His sovereignty. Questions and answers.
Thu, May 01, 2003
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 27 mins 39 secs
Review of pre-tribulationism. The four historical objections to pre-tribulationism. The suffering in the Tribulation is not discipline; it is judgment. The purpose of the Bible Framework. We must associate God, man, and nature with the cosmic act (historical event) of Creation. Questions and answers.
Thu, May 08, 2003
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 33 secs
Why we need the Bible Framework. The truths of Scripture must support each other, integrate with human history, and affect every area of knowledge. The biblical definition of “faith.” If you don’t believe in God, you have no basis to make a moral judgment. Examples of applying the Bible Framework. Final questions and answers on the Bible Framework.