WHY THIS WEBSITE?

    Most Christians simply take for granted the doctrines they are taught and never question whether what they believe is based on sound Scriptural and historical evidence.  The purpose of this website is to carefully look at a number of Christian doctrinal and Scriptural issues and simply go to where the evidence takes us.  I trust  the perspectives offered will stimulate further investigation.  I have made every effort to present the material offered on this website in an objective, comprehensive, straightforward evidence based manner.  

       Major issues addressed on this website will be the Doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ, The Doctrine of the Trinity, The Kingdom of God, The Reliability of the Biblical Scriptures, What Happens after Death, Predestination and Freewill and Creation versus Evolution.  The Doctrine of the Second Coming Of Christ is addressed in a fourteen part series entitled When Does Christ Return?   The Doctrine of the Trinity is discussed in a twenty-six part series entitled The God Of Jesus. In addition to topics cited above, I deal with a variety of other matters that are of historical or current interest within the Christian community.

       Please click the blue title bar on an article of your choice and it will take you to page one of that article. Articles having multiple pages will have a navigation bar for easy access to additional pages.

       Go to "articles" on the navigation bar at the top of this page for access to a linked alphabetical listing of the articles shown here on the home page of this website. Visit the "Recent Postings" link to discover the most recent material added to this website.

       Recently added to this website is a Sermon category with the first entry being twenty-six sermons dealing with Christ's Sermon on the Mount.  Go to the "Sermons" link at the top of this page to access sermons currently posted to this website.

       It is hoped the material presented on this website  will be beneficial and I welcome constructive, evidence based response

David Kroll

 theoperspectives@aol.com

Are the Biblical Scriptures Reliable? 

       In recent years, theologians and Church historians have raised questions as to the reliability of the Biblical Scriptures.  Questions have been raised as to their authenticity and Divine connection.  In this series of essays, we will examine the issues of Scriptural authorship, inerrancy, inspiration and canonization. 

What Happens After Death?

       What happens after physical death is a concern of most humans.  In this series of essays, we will examine the doctrine of the immortality of the soul and the various concepts of hell.  We will discuss what it means to be resurrected from the dead and how this defines our eternal destiny. We will address the critical and difficult issue of what happens to the “unsaved” dead. 

Hebrews: A Study In Covenantal Transition

       This two part essay will review the entire book of Hebrews and discuss the dynamics that led to the transition from the Old Covenant system to the New Covenant System.  It will be demonstrated that this transition took place during the forty years following the ascension of Christ Jesus in the first century and involved the return of Christ in judgement upon Israel.

Commentary On The Revelation

       The Revelation is the most controversial document in the New Testament. Many attempts have been made to decipher its many symbols and metaphors. The timing of its fulfillment has been enigmatic for centuries.  In this seven part series of essays, we will look at the Revelation through the eyes of two interpretive approaches and let you decide which approach is most viable

Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls

       The Dead Scrolls have contributed greatly to scholarly study of the Old Testament and the religious sect that was  responsible for the writing and preservation of the scrolls found at Qumran Israel.  In this three part series of essays, we will provide a comprehensive overview of The Dead Sea Scrolls and what impact their discovery has had on our understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures. 

Did John Write The Fourth Gospel?

       It is believed by most Christians that the fourth Gospel was written by Apostle John.  Interestingly, this Gospel does not identify its author as John.  It identifies its author as the “disciple whom Jesus loved.”Is Apostle John the "disciple whom Jesus loved," and, therefore, the disciple who authored the fourth Gospel?  In this essay we will explore this issue in depth. 

Origin and Significance of Satan and Demons

       In this three part series we will examine what the Scriptures reveal about the origin and activity of Satan and the demons. We will  discuss the dynamics associated with Satan's Scriptural identification as a serpent and dragon.  We will also address the "Satan's seed doctrine" which is currently popular among some Christian groups.

Evidence For The Resurrection Of Jesus

       The resurrection of Jesus is the bedrock of the Christian theological system.  Forgiveness of sin and promise of eternal life depend on the resurrection of Jesus having taken place. If the resurrection did not occur, Christian theology has no foundation.  What evidence is there that the resurrection of Jesus actually occurred as reported in the New Testament?  In this essay we will examine the dynamics of this issue.

What Is and What Ain't

       What Biblical laws are we required to keep? The keeping of law and its relationship to salvation and pleasing God has been a contentious topic in Christianity from the beginning. It was a major concern in the first century Church as seen in the letters of Paul and the book of Acts.  It has continued to be an issue in the Church over the past 2000 years often dividing fellowships, families and friends. In this essay we will look at the dynamics of this issue and determine what is and what ain’t.

What Is Holiness?

       Holiness is a theme that runs throughout the scriptures.  God is seen as holy.  Humans are seen as holy.  Things, places, days and events are seen as holy.  The words holy and holiness appear hundreds of times in scripture. In this essay we will examine what holiness is and determine how we are holy before God.

The Christmas Controversy

       Is Christmas an accommodation to paganism?  Are there valid reasons for avoiding this celebration?  In this essay, we will evaluate the various objections to celebrating Christmas and determine whether these objections are legitimate.