About

Hey there.  My name is Darrin and I go by the appellation The Orange Mailman.  I am a Christian who loves studying God’s Word.  I find that many people do not want to talk about the prophetic portions of God’s Word, so I have taken to the internet to have good discussion.  My blog is primarily centered around eschatology, the Bible, and sometimes stories from my route.  You see, I am a mailman with an Orange personality.

Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13

-The Orange Mailman

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20 Responses to About

  1. John says:

    Hey Darrin, ‘tharkun’ here. Can you send me the link to your original Preterism studies? I tried searching on the blog, but didn’t see what I thought I was looking for. Seemed like it returned your analyses of others positions. Do you have your own independent study? Looking to engage a friend who is a preterist. I have only a basic understanding of their belief and I’m looking for some more details on their arguments. Thanks! See you here, on FP & the pre-wrath only BB.

    John

  2. Mike says:

    Darrin,
    My name is Mike. I disagree with your Luke 21 thinking. I would be up to discussion if you would like.

  3. Gordon Lawrence says:

    Hi Darrin. Thanks for your insight into the 3 views with Hultberg. My wife and I are both pre-wrathers and I would like to know the best way to tap into the eschatology network. conferences, books you recommend, etc. Thanks Lawrenceville, Georgia

    • Hey there. On my main page there is a link to the PreWrath Only Message Board. You have to be a member to post and ask questions. There is no reason why you wouldn’t be approved. I can also give you the link to a Facebook group centered around PreWrath if you have Facebook. There are also a couple other message boards I could recommend. Let me know if you are interested.

  4. MJ says:

    What exactly is an “orange personality?”

  5. Mom says:

    Hey there handsome….
    Sending love and hugs
    MOM and Pretend HUBBY

  6. Joseph Tant says:

    Darrin, I too am a mail carrier that loves the Lord, and started about 3 and a half years ago doing a daily post on F/B, I never felt that I had enough time to commit to a blog. I am a lay pastor and evangelist as well as doing concerts when possible. God has been so good to me that I continue to just let Him work in my life on a daily basis. By the way I was asked today if I was the Orange Mailman by one of my f/b followers and customers, because I work in Orange, TX. Keep up Gods work and I know that your blessings will be more than you could ever expect. I know that mine are. God Bless your ministry. Joe Tant

    • Nice to meet a fellow carrier! Thanks Joseph. I’m a little jealous that you work in Orange. I do love that color. May the LORD richly bless you as well.

      Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13

      -The Orange Mailman

  7. Eric McAdams says:

    Hi, Do you have any updates on your thoughts presented under “Resurrection as Enthronement?”
    Regards,
    Eric

  8. Gerry says:

    Hi Orange Mailman:
    I was glad to read a little of your posts, feeling I’d found a kindred spirit that I thought I’d make contact with you. It’s unusual for me to do so in the last several years as while I used to be very active on line, I later found that my time was better spent simply in study and self examination.
    My favorite authors are John Bunyan, by far, and then J. Edwards, T. Goodwin, T. Manton, T. Watson, Brooks, Payson, Ryle, McChayne, etc of the older authors. Of newer ones I don’t find so many worth mentioning, partly because I believe, consistent with prophecy, that we are seeing the great apostacia in the church and so while there are some very good and godly men teaching today, still it seems to me that it is hard to find those that don’t shrink back from teaching the whole counsel of the word of God, and this is especially true with respect to prophetical truths.

    Due to great testing going on in my life right now I am constrained as to how much time I can spend on the post, as I would love to spend more time, but I am under great spiritual trial and testing with family and have way too many demands on my time (please pray for wisdom and humility for me and soon deliverance as you are led of the Spirit).

    Suffice to say at this point that I much agree with your thoughts on prophecy and the covenant that I have read so far and it has been a great blessing to me to read of your clear and deep thinking on these matters, as well as your thoughts on helping the poor with what the Lord has given us, and while I believe you are on the right track, your heart being in the right place, there are a few points you may have missed.
    For example, I noted in one post your mention of B.W. Newton. Some years ago I made a deep study of his works and found them very interesting and enlightening and helpful in understanding prophecy, but I also found what I believe is a grave error which was a misunderstanding of the place of God’s Moral Law in the work of salvation. This is understandable if you go back and read the history behind the Brethren Church and it’s association with J N Darby, a character G. Mueller initially knew and worked with in ministry, but who later separated from and who persecuted them mercilessly. What the early brethren church didn’t understand, as evidenced by the letters written back and forth between Darby and Newton when they were forming their doctrinal teaching, was the place of the Law, the Moral Law. Darby came up with his “two church” theory to explain this as a result of this misunderstanding. He is also the father of modern Dispensationalism and it’s attendant false teachings which you discuss on this sight. So I thought I’d throw that out, as his writings on prophecy are useful, but beware of his thoughts on the covenant and the moral Law of God.
    Similarly, I thought you might appreciate some input on the covenant as I read your post on Block and Blaising on this and I said “Yesssssss!!!! when I read your response to their explaining away, that is what it is, the clear teaching of the Word in Genesis on the coming Savior who would bruise the head of the serpent. My understanding of the Covenant is that all the covenants, which you so clearly refer to in your post and rightly address for the most part as important and related, is never the less not mentioned by you. And that is The Covenant on which ALL things depend, and that is “the covenant, ordered in ALL things, and sure” and with David, “is all my salvation and my desire” (see David’s last words, sorry I can’t quote the addresses from memory as I should).
    David I believe, as did the Puritans and their successors believe and teach a true Doctrine of the Covenant on which all other covenants depend and flow from in God’s dealings with Man in Salvation and Providence.

    That is, The Covenant between the Father, Son and Spirit, made in eternity past, in which each of the members of the God Head covenanted with each other to do certain things. Briefly and incompletely I’m sure, since it’s been too long since I read it, and Bunyan covers it beautifully and simply in his work “The Doctrine of Law and Grace Unfolded”, the Father agreed to provide the son a body to be sacrificed, and a chosen people that he, the Son Desired, as his delight was with the Sons of Men, and the Son Agreed to given his life and love for their eternal salvation and glory and to satisfy the Fathers just requirements of death for sin, and also to keep the fathers Moral Law perfectly while on earth, loving the Father perfectly as outlined in the first five commandments and his neighbor perfectly as outlined in the second five commandments of the table. In so doing the son not only satisfied and paid the penalty for sin in his death, but also forged a perfect righteousness which was imputed to those that believe in him. For more is required to stand in God’s eternal presence with joy than simply freedom from sin, yes, we need His Righteousness also. Bunyan covers this beautifully in not only the work mentioned above, but also the second part of Pilgrims Progress where Great Heart teaches his charges about the Fourfold Righteousness of Christ. In this allegorical summary Bunyan teaches the truths of scripture born out in the Athenasian Creed as well as many cardinal points of Christian belief as to the True Nature of the Son of God in whom we must believe.

    Sorry about the disjoint post and lack of references but time seems to be my enemy of late.

    One other thing I think you might find helpful on prophecy is the writing of J. O. Busswell in his Sytematic Theology….Moo is familiar with him and wrote a paper on the true friendship between Covenant Theology and the Reformed Faith and Premillenialism, even though most in the Reformed camp currently are Amill, having never realized the truth in this area, unlike Spurgeon, Ryle, and yes even Goodwin. They seemed married to the spiritualization of scripture started by Augustine, which I fear is in part due to their worldliness…..Only Christ will clean up this mess, as the scriptures make so clear.

    May God Bless you as you continue your study of our Glorious Saviour and His incomparable and eternal work for us worms of the dust.

    In Him,
    Gerry
    please forgive, misspellings and punctuation errors, incomplete and run on sentences, etc…time, and enemies lash at me

    • Hi Gerry-

      Thanks for your encouraging comments. I haven’t been blogging as much lately, but still get to it from time to time. I rarely agree with an author one hundred percent, so I appreciate the caution on certain subjects. I am continuing to study and learn, especially regarding the covenants. Right now I am studying how the kingdom of heaven relates to the church and Israel.

      Your testings and trials will require you to be in the Word of God and in prayer if you are to be victorious. Whatever is born of God overcomes the world and that is of great comfort to me personally. To understand my identity as a child of God in the midst of trial always encourages me to live for Him. It seems overwhelming at times, I know, but God is faithful.

      As far as The Covenant from eternity past, I am always cautious about language that is not in the scripture. Certainly The Son came to do the will of the Father, and the Spirit comes to testify of the Son. They are One, God is One. As far as how that relates to the covenants and how they interact with each other, I’m not certain. Some would say there was an unspoken covenant of grace in the garden of Eden. If they are basing all their theology on something that is “unspoken”, that’s shaky to me.

      May the LORD richly bless you and thank you again for your encouragement to me.

      Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13

      -The Orange Mailman

  9. Ron says:

    Yes, why is our church so glob noggin about discussing eschatology?
    This is good, I booked your site under imminence, according to Walvoord of course…
    When I was first challenged by my close friend Ean to read about the rapture, I held my nose…
    Here it is, into my second year in the study of Eschatology without slowing my pace, I find pre wrath a slam dunk over any kind of pre or post views.
    My reasons for writing this is to come out to see what else is being said aside from the narrow reading list on the subject. Also, this seems like I’m sinning. I could not be so open about discussing these things in my church without at least some trouble from the Eldership. Our doctrinal statement clearly spells out pretrib to be the only correct belief in the universe. After all, we are a John MacArthur type church. There aren’t too many men that would give up their plush job like Marv and Charles did. Certainly no one in the circle I run in would never consider it.
    So, thank you OM, I’m glad I stumbled onto your site.
    Christ after anti christ

  10. Idyraph says:

    Dear The Orange Mailman
    Nice discovering your blog on the Truth. I will keep following your message. But at the moment, what is your view on matthew chapter eight verses eleven and twelve. Matt. 8:11-12.
    I will be glad to see your point on this statement of Jesus.

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