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False Argument

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Most folks who believe the Bible is the word of God will read the Olivet Discourse (Luke 21:8-36) and recognize Jesus was talking about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple cir. 70 AD. However, most believers who look for a yet future coming of Jesus will claim that the Olivet Discourse is divided into two sections and use Matthew 24 to show where the division occurs. Some commentators also try to divide Luke’s account of the discourse based upon their understanding of Matthew 24. The first section of Jesus’ prophecy, according to their understanding, begins with “Take heed that no man deceive you…” (Matthew 24:4) and ends with “This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled (Matthew 24:34). The “alleged” second section begins in Matthew 24:36 with the word “BUT…”[1] However, is this a fair way to treat the word of God, “…rightly dividing the word of truth” (2Timothy 2:15)? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Coming of the Lord in Judgment

Coming of Christ

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The Lord tells us in Isaiah 42:8 and 48:11 that he will not give his glory to another. Yet, Jesus tells us in Matthew 16:27 that he will come in the glory of the Father. Paul says in Philippians 2:6 that, before he became man, Jesus was in the form of God and was equal with God. Late in his earthly ministry Jesus prayed to his Father, asking that he would glorify him with himself—i.e. with the person of the Father, which was the glory he enjoyed before creation (John 17:5). In other words before he became man, Jesus was God and with God (John 1:1). Therefore, for Jesus to say he would come in the glory of the Father (Matthew 16:27), he was saying he would come in the glory not of man but of God. He would come again (i.e. his Second Coming) as the Lord had come in the past—i.e. in the Old Testament. What would that look like in the context of the New Testament? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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Apocalyptic Language

Apocalyptic language

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Probably some of the greatest errors in Biblical understanding occur because folks take literally what should be understood spiritually. Jesus told those to whom he preached that they erred because they didn’t take into consideration that the words he spoke were spiritual (John 6:61-63), and they kept trying to make sense of them literally (John 6:60). We can avoid this type of misunderstanding, if we use the word of God to interpret itself for us, by comparing one part of Scripture with another part (1Corinthians 2:13). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2017 in Epistles of Peter

 

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