The purpose of this page is to feature several articles, documents, and videos that are of theological, historical, or biblical significance in some way. Over time, new material will be added that hopefully will be both enlightening and inspiring! To access the “archive”, click on the link underneath each of the respective descriptions. Enjoy!
THE NIAGARA BIBLE CONFERENCE
Also known as the “Believers’ Meeting for Bible Study”, the Niagara Conference was held annually from 1883 – 1897 (with the exception of 1884) at Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, Canada. The Conference contributed to the conservative evangelical Christian response to late nineteenth century modernism and Biblical Higher Criticism. It also served as a springboard for the dissemination of Dispensational Premillennialism in North America, and could be considered a “proto-fundamentalist” movement. Two leading names associated with the Conference are James Hall Brookes, who drafted the “Niagara Creed”, and C. I. Scofield, who produced the Scofield Reference Bible. For further information, see the below:
- Niagara Bible Conference
- Report on the Believers’ Meeting for Bible Study: Held at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 18 – 25, 1888, by S. Robinson
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
Considered of tremendous importance to Biblical scholarship, the Dead Sea Scrolls are certainly a fascinating study. One major contribution of the Scrolls is that they demonstrate that the text of the Old Testament Scriptures has been accurately preserved throughout the centuries. This means that we can be confident in the integrity of the copies of the Old Testament that we have today. Click the below link for more information.
JOHN F. WALVOORD
Renowned scholar John F. Walvoord (1910 – 2002) has made numerous contributions to theological scholarship and publication, particularly in the area of Eschatology and end-time Bible Prophecy. He is also a former President of Dallas Theological Seminary. Clicking the link below will take you to a wealth of information, and numerous articles written by Dr. Walvoord.
PALESTINE POST – SUNDAY MAY 14, 1948: STATE OF ISRAEL IS BORN
The rebirth of the modern state of Israel is perhaps the single most important historical development suggesting to us that Christ’s return is very near. Click the link below for the Palestine Post newspaper article from May 14, 1948 that announced Israel’s rebirth.
WILLIAM J. SEYMOUR
Leader of the Azusa St. Revival in Los Angeles, California (1906 – 1915), William J. Seymour played a pivotal role in the spreading of the modern Pentecostal movement.
THE NINETY-FIVE THESES OF MARTIN LUTHER
The Ninety-Five Theses is the document that sparked what would ultimately become the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther, a German monk, was infuriated with the corrupt practices of the medieval Roman Catholic Church – specifically the selling of indulgences. Luther did not originally intend to form a new movement outside of Rome’s authority. Yet that is exactly what happened!
J. DWIGHT PENTECOST
Renowned teacher and author J. Dwight Pentecost (1915 – 2014) taught for many years at Dallas Theological Seminary. One of his major contributions to the church is his monumental book Things to Come: A Study In Biblical Eschatology, which is the most thorough treatment of Biblical Eschatology (the doctrine of Last Things) that I have seen. Prior to become a teacher at Dallas Seminary, Pentecost served as a pastor, a ministry that he dearly loved.