Michael J. Vlach

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Professor of Theology

B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Vlach has been teaching full time at TMS since 2006. He specializes in the areas of Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, Apologetics, and World Religions. His specific area of expertise concerns the nation of Israel and issues related to refuting the doctrine of Replacement Theology. Dr. Vlach was awarded the "Franz-Delitzsch Prize 2008" for his dissertation, "The Church as a Replacement of Israel: An Analysis of Supersessionism."

Dr. Vlach is also the Founder and President of TheologicalStudies.org, a website devoted to providing quality articles, news, and information related to Christian theology. He speaks regularly at churches and conferences and has appeared on several national radio and television broadcasts including The History Channel. Dr. Vlach is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has taught various courses in Theology for Liberty University.

Publications:
-He Will Reign Forever
-Premillennialism: Why There Must Be a Future Earthly Kingdom of Jesus
-Has the Church Replaced Israel?: A Theological Evaluation
-20 Tips for Writing Seminary Papers
-The Church as a Replacement of Israel: An Analysis of Supersessionism
-Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths
-Philosophy 101: The Big Idea for the 101 Most Important People and Ideas in Philosophy

Posts by Michael J. Vlach

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7 Reasons Your Church Should Take Eschatology Seriously

Michael J. Vlach | January 9, 2018

It is concerning that some churches don’t take eschatology seriously. Not only should we be interested in prophetic events to come, we are also looking for our Savior, with whom we will spend eternity.

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Penal Substitution and Church History

Michael J. Vlach | September 8, 2015

Since the rise of Protestant liberalism in the eighteenth century, it has become common for some to claim that penal substitution, the view that Christ died on behalf of sinners, is not a biblical doctrine. (For a clear refutation of that assertion, see here.) In recent years this position has been accompanied by assertions that […]

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Church History and Israel’s Future

Michael J. Vlach | May 21, 2015

Romans 11:26 promises that all Israel will be saved. Dispensationalists understand this verse to refer to a national salvation of ethnic Israel after the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Non-premillennialists sometimes imply that such an interpretation is a dispensationalist invention, because it means that God still has a future plan for national Israel. But […]

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