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Articles on Bible Prophecy and other Biblical topics will be prepared from time to time.
These can be made available freely by email to those who register.
Should you have a question on Biblical subjects you may email the editor and an answer will be provided.
All enquiries should be directed to the Editor: editor@heraldofhope.org.au
Total Depravity

Total Depravity

Calvinists and Catholics have a  common view on original sin but there  is a difference. Catholics believe  that the guilt of Adam is removed at  baptism and that man has a free will  whereas Calvinists believe that original  sin persists after baptism of infants ...

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The Cost of Compromise

The Cost of Compromise

“Now Jehoshaphat had riches and  honor in abundance, and joined  affinity with Ahab” (2Chron.18:1).  Ahab was the son of Omri who reigned  over the northern ten tribes of Israel that  separated from Judah when Rehoboam  was king in Judah. Rehoboam was the  son of...

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Israel’s Amazing Restoration

Israel’s Amazing Restoration

IN AD70 the nation of Israel ceased to exist and the Jews were scattered among the nations and for almost 1,900 years Jews have amazingly survived and maintained their national identity. Today they exist as a nation in spite of centuries of Antisemitism. On 12...

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Thy Temple at Jerusalem

Thy Temple at Jerusalem

by John R Ecob DD “Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee” (Ps.68:29). PSALM 68 IS A PSALM OF DAVID to whom God gave the design of the Temple that was built by his son Solomon and he said that the Temple would be the means by which...

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Who Was David’s Mother?

Who Was David’s Mother?

by John R Ecob DD What did David mean when he said in his great prayer of confession that “in sin did my mother conceive me”? If you ask the Catholic he may say that it refers to the doctrine of original sin: that every one of us has original sin such that we bear the...

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Does it matter what you believe about the rapture

Does it matter what you believe about the rapture

by John R Ecob DD I have recently read publications by two respected international preachers who write about the Second coming of Jesus Christ and have been amazed at their approach to the subject of the Rapture of the Church. Both preachers describe three views as to...

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Only One Correct Interpretation

Only One Correct Interpretation

When it comes to Biblical interpretation there can only be one correct interpretation. There may be many applications but only one interpretation. A common view held by theologically trained people is that everybody is entitled to their own view and one view can be...

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The Lord’s Final Testimony to Israel

The Lord’s Final Testimony to Israel

by John R Ecob DD The Lord’s final ministry to His disciples before He went to the cross is recorded in John’s Gospel chapters 12 to 17. Jesus was preparing them for the traumatic experience that lay ahead and for the new Covenant under which they would serve and see...

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The Gifts of the Spirit to the Church

The Gifts of the Spirit to the Church

by John R Ecob DD At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was given to baptise (place in) Old Testament saints into the Body of Christ and thus make “one new man” distinct from Israel. In Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians chapter 12 he lists the gifts that God gave to the...

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Dark Dark Days

Dark Dark Days

by John R Ecob DD Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. (Isaiah 9:19). The Prophet Isaiah lived in dark days of the history of Judah and Israel. The evil northern...

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