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Hans K. LaRondelle

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Articles by Hans K. LaRondelle

Unity of Scriptures (May 1965)

The uniqueness of scripture.

Plea for a Christ-Centered Eschatology (January 1976)

The key to unlocking the hidden, underlying unity of the two Testaments is the Person of Christ.

Sermons from Psalms (May 1984)

We read from the Psalms at hospital bedsides, at weddings, and at funerals. We use them devotionally and we even sing some of them. But we rarely preach from them. And the reason, the author suggests, is because we don't really understand them. Here's how you can get into preaching from the Psalms in a way that will make them mean something to the people in your pews.

One glorious inheritance (November 1981)

Many Christians are looking for a national reinstatement of an earthly Davidic kingdom in the land of Israel New Testament evidence seems to indicate, however, that Abraham and his believing descendants looked for a heavenly country and city to a new heavens and a new earth.

Is the church spiritual Israel? (September 1981)

Is there a dichotomy between the church and Israel in the New Testament? Are there two sets of promises in the Bible one delivered to Israel and the other given to the church? If so, do the promises directed originally to the remnant relate solely to Israel, or can they have meaning for the church as well?

Israel and the church (July 1981)

Does the New Testament represent the church as the new "Israel," the only heir to God's present and future covenant blessings, or does it keep Israel separate and distinct from the church?

The essence of dispensationalism (May 1981)

A system of Biblical interpretation begun in the nineteenth century is embraced by many Christians today. What are the key concepts of this relatively recent hermeneutical method, and how do they differ from what the church has generally held?

The Elijah to come - man or message? (January 1981)

A remarkable Old Testament prophecy points to a renewed preaching of the everlasting gospel in the days just before the second coming of Christ.

The millennium: Its Old Testament roots (November 1982)

The antecedents of Johns prophetic view in Revelation 20 can be found in the Old Testament predictions concerning the apocalyptic "day of the Lord." We cannot fully understand one without the others.

The one thousand years of Revelation 20 (September 1982)

In reference to this prophetic span of time, Christians have divided themselves into premillennialists, postmillennialists, and even amillennialists. It has been interpreted as a long period of earthly peace, the entire Christian Age, a time when the redeemed will reign with their Lord in heaven, or the restoration of the Temple and its sacrifices in Jerusalem. In one way or another, a fully developed Biblical concept of end-time events must recognize and deal with the millennium revealed in the Apocalypse.

Where did Jesus place the seventieth week? (July 1982)

The Saviour urged His disciples to understand the words of the prophet Daniel But did He place the fulfillment of Daniel's warning in the first century or at the end of time? Some interpreters believe that His same words mean one thing in Matthew and another thing in Luke!

Christ or antichrist: The mysterious gap in Daniel 9 (May 1982)

Historically, the church has seen the seventy-week prophecy of Daniel 9 as referring to the Messiah, specifying the timing and details of Jesus' ministry. A popular reinterpretation in recent years has shaped many Christians' understanding of end-time events by separating the final week of Daniel's prophecy from the preceeding sixty-nine, transposing it from the historical context of Jesus' ministry to the last days of earth, and applying it to the work of antichrist. Scriptural evidence is on the side of the traditional interpretation, says the author of this article.

Did Jesus Intend to return in the first century? (May 1983)

When the disciples questioned Jesus about the timing of His prediction concerning Jerusalem's fall, He responded with a prophetic discourse that seems to link His second coming with that first-century event. Did He really intend to return that soon? Was He simply mistaken? How are we to understand His words?

The Grand Climax (March 1983)

We expect from heaven our Saviour Jesus Christ, who will change our body of humiliation and make it conform to his own body of glory; and we believe that, in that day, the dead who are in Christ, coming out from their tombs at his voice, and the faithful then living on the earth, all transformed through his power, will be taken up together into the clouds to meet him, and that thus we shall always be with our Saviour.—Confession of the Evangelical Free Church of Geneva, 1848, Art. xiii.

The millennium: a revelation of God's character (January 1983)

The millennium results in such a demonstration of the character of God that all created beings in heaven and earth cannot help bowing their knees at the name of Jesus.

Chariots of Salvation (March 1988)

Hans K. LaRondelle, Review and Herald Publishing Association, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1987, 185 pages, $12.95 hardback; $8.95 paper.

The fall of Babylon in type and antitype (September 1989)

By comparing Old Testament and New Testament references to the fall of Babylon we can learn how to be a part of the true Israel of God today.

The biblical gospel of salvation (February 1988)

What is righteousness by faith? Is it only forgiveness, or does it demand moral rectitude?

Viewpoint: The application of cosmic signs in the Adventist tradition (September 1998)

Can we continue to feature events from the distant past as signs of Christ's return?

Understanding Israel in Prophecy (June 1997)

Understanding the prophetic continuity between literal Israel and the contemporary Christian church exposes our identity and destiny

Luther and the gospel (November 2000)

A dynamic chronicle of Luther's discovery of the gospel and its immediate outcome

The significance of the Second Coming (June/July 2000)

What the Second Coming accomplishes

The rapture: The blessed hope, Jesus, and Paul (September 2001)

The apostolic church lived in expectation of Christ's return in glory and power.

The Word of God and the testimony of Jesus (May 2003)

Keys to understanding the Apocalypse: Final of a three-part series

The apostolic gospel: The master key to Revelation's code (March 2003)

Part 2 of a three-part series on understanding the Apocalypse

Understanding the book of Revelation: Three interpretative keys (January 2003)

The first in a three-part series dealing with ways of grasping the meaning of Revelation

The heart of historicism (September 2005)

What is the central thrust of the historicist approach to biblical prophecy and how may it be effectively utilized, especially in the light of Christ

The Sabbath: God's everlasting covenant (March 2004)

Another in Ministry's ongoing study of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists from a Christocentric perspective (see last month's article by Dr. LaRondelle: "Paul, Law, and Covenant")

Paul, law, and covenants (February 2004)

A comprehensive overview of Paul's understanding of the law in relation to the biblical covenant.

Surprise in biblical typology - Part one of two (July 2007)

The key to correctly interpreting New Testament writings has always been in understanding the Old Testament symbols and references.

Surprises in biblical typology - Part two of two (September 2007)

Paul's epistles are to be understood against the background of the religious situation and moral needs of each particular audience. This counts especially for his letters to the Galatians and Corinthians.

Israel in biblical prophecy (January 2007)

What is the role of Israel in biblical prophecy? The question assumes urgency in view of continuous presentation in some circles that the present-day state of Israel has a definite role defined in prophecy.

Trends in biblical hermeneutics (part 1 of 2) (September 2010)

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, orthodoxy or pure doctrine was the primary concern of the Protestant confessions in both the Lutheran and Reformed churches.

Trends in biblical hermeneutics (part 2 of 2) (November 2010)

The words of the psalmist, asking God to open our eyes to the wondrous things in His law (Ps. 119:18), encourage us to adopt a proper understanding of Scripture.

The devotional use of the Bible (February 1981)

A minister must especially guard against a "professional" use of the Scriptures in his work.
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