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The Little Man Who Couldn’t See

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We might interpret Luke’s words: who Jesus was (Luke 19:3) to mean Zacchaeus simply couldn’t pick Jesus out from the crowd, because of all the people in from of him. Zacchaeus was a small man, and his visibility was negligible due to all the people who lined the roadway that Jesus used from Jericho to Jerusalem. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 20, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Second Coming and Revelation 11

Parousia -1In recent studies on the Second Coming of Christ, I have been demonstrating that the presumed gap between Matthew 16:27 and 28 simply does not exist. I have demonstrated this by going into the Old Testament showing the prophecies that Jesus applied to the foretelling of his coming into his Kingdom. I demonstrated the same by arguing that the literary content excludes a break between the two verses, and I’ve also used Jesus’ words that fulfillment of the whole Law (i.e. the whole Old Testament) had to have occurred before the Old Covenant ended. So, if the Old Covenant is no longer in force, then Jesus must have returned, because the Old Covenant predicted his coming in his Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Zacchaeus, the Chief Tax Collector

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Who is Zacchaeus? His name is a form of Zechariah, which means righteous one. We find him only in Luke’s Gospel account, and then only in Luke 19. We are able to understand that he at least heard about Jesus, if he hadn’t already met him. He is a short man, and, because he cannot see Jesus passing by, he ran ahead of the disciples in order to climb a tree and thereby get a glimpse of Jesus over the heads of the crowd, as Jesus and his disciples passed by. One has to wonder what this is all about. It seems from the text that the Lord looked for him, because he says he must stay at his home overnight, as though he had a prior appointment with him. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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What Was ‘About to’ Occur in Paul’s Day

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If I have proved anything in this series it is that men bring a lot to the table when they present their eschatology. The Bible never speaks about the end of time, but some men’s eschatology has to do with the end of time. Some even speak of the end of the Gospel Age, but the Bible seems to indicate that the Gospel Age will never end! Some men’s eschatology deals with the end of the universe, but God tells us that he will not destroy his creation. Many Bible students like to place gap where gaps don’t exist (like between Matthew 16:27 and 28), and large gaps where small gaps might be indicated (like in the middle of Daniel’s 70th week of years). So, we have God’s word, but men seem to like to add their own words next to God’s, or perhaps they sincerely don’t know what they’ve done. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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Lord, that I May See

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As the multitude with Jesus passed by, the blind beggar heard a commotion and asked what it was all about (Luke 18:36). He was told that Jesus of Nazareth passed by (Luke 18:37). The disciples of Jesus never refer to him as Jesus of Nazareth without adding that he was also a prophet. A demoniac referred to Jesus as Jesus of Nazareth saying he would destroy the nation (Mark 1:24; Luke 4:34). Those who sought to capture Jesus came seeking Jesus of Nazareth (John 18:5, 7), and the maid who caused Peter to deny Jesus referred to him as Jesus of Nazareth. It may be the part of the crowd that answered the beggar was not considered disciples of Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Jesus Coming in Judgment and to Rule

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I have been involved in a study of Matthew 16:27-28, which records Jesus saying he would come in the glory of the Father to reward each man according to his works, and that some of those standing by and listening would live to see him coming in his Kingdom. I have been showing how Jesus’ statement is founded upon Old Testament prophecies, such a s Isaiah 40, 62 and Daniel 7 and 9. I have also been showing that Matthew 16:27 cannot be separated from verse-28, which must be done, if the futurists’ eschatology is to be maintained. Moreover, I have proved why Matthew 16:28 could not be fulfilled in the Transfiguration or on the day of Pentecost. The only possible meaning for verse-28 is that it was fulfilled cir. 70 AD at the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, which I have said was also the fulfillment of Matthew 16:27. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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A Contradiction in Luke?

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Some scholars believe the Gospel of Luke contradicts Matthew and Mark concerning where Jesus healed the blind beggar near Jericho. Notice that Luke tells us when Jesus “was come neigh unto Jericho” a blind beggar sat by the wayside (Luke 18:35). The text seems to have Jesus approaching Jericho when he meets the blind man, but both Matthew and Mark have Jesus leaving Jericho when he sees the beggar (cf. Matthew 20:29-30; Mark 10:46). The Synoptics tell us that the blind beggar sat by the wayside (Luke 18:35; cf. Matthew 20:30; Mark 10:46). Mark identifies him as Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus. The Greek word translated wayside or highway side (G3598) seems to indicate the man sat just outside the city gate, but was he healed while Jesus approached Jericho or as he left the city? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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