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Gathering in the Valley of Decision

Valley of Decision

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For awhile, now, I’ve been studying the parables within the Olivet Discourse with a view toward their basis in eschatology. Lately, I’ve been developing that theme in Matthew 25 (also part of the Olivet Discourse, according to Matthew), specifically Matthew 25:31 and following. Here, Jesus spoke of his coming in glory, with his holy angels, in order to sit on the throne of his glory (Matthew 25:31). At that time all nations would be gathered before him, and they would be separated as a shepherd would divide the sheep from the goats (verse-32). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 2, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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John as Elijah

Elijah

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For the most part, the New Testament begins with the preaching of John the Baptist. He was sent to, among other things, introduce the Messiah to his people, the Jews. In my previous study on the motif of the eschatology of the parables, I mentioned that John’s ministry was in perfect harmony with Jesus’ Parable of the Wheat and the Tares. We are told that John warned the Jewish authorities of the coming judgment of the nation (Matthew 3:7, 10) at the hand of the Messiah (Matthew 3:12). Moreover, he went on to say that at the time of the harvest the Messiah would separate the grain from the chaff, i.e. the believers from the unbelievers, burn the chaff in the fire and save the grain in his barn. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Bringing in the Day of the Lord

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I have just begun a series in which I intend to study and discuss the eschatology of the parables of Jesus. The Parable of the Sower was Jesus’ first parable that he preached to the people. It has often perplexed laymen and scholars alike, that Jesus told his Apostles the reason he spoke in parables to the people was permit their blindness to remain undisturbed. That is, he wasn’t going to heal their hard hearts (Matthew 13:11). Rather, his words were meant for those who had “ears to hear” (Matthew 13:9). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2018 in AD 70 Eschatology

 

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In the Twinkling of an Eye

Mountains Fall on us - 1

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We are told in Isaiah 2:2-4 that the mountain of the Lord’s House would be established in the last days, and at this time the nations would go up to the Lord’s House to learn his ways, because the word of the Lord will flow out from Zion. It is also a time when the land would be full of idols, when both the poor and the great would worship the work of their hands, and a day in which the Lord would be exalted, because he will not forgive their iniquities but would judge the proud and lofty man (Isaiah 2:8-12). It would be a day when silver and gold wouldn’t buy safety, and men would run to hide in the rocks and caves for fear of the great majesty of the Lord (Isaiah 2:19-22; Revelation 6:15-17). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Signs of the End

Sign of the End

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According to Luke’s record, the very first sign Jesus offered, showing the end was near was Jerusalem would be surrounded by armies (Luke 21:20). Nothing before that time, whether heavenly signs or wars, persecution or other kinds of trouble, pointed to the time of the end, which is the coming of Christ. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Throne of David

Throne of David

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In this series of studies, I’ve been involved in seeking to understand the nature of the Kingdom of God. Jesus tells us in Luke 17:20-21 that God’s Kingdom is a Kingdom ruled from the hearts of men, not from what could be seen and identified by the naked eye. Unfortunately, the scriptural understanding of the Kingdom of God is set in contrast with what is actually being taught by the three predominant groups of eschatology. Premillennialism, postmillennialism and amillennialism all teach that Jesus will one day return to the earth (i.e. his Second Coming) and rule in a physical body from physical Jerusalem on a physical throne in a physical Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Jesus’ Coming and the Jewish Feast Days

Feast of Tabernacles

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In previous studies I’ve been discussing the Old Testament support of what Jesus claimed in Matthew 16:27-28, where he said he would come in the glory of the Father and reward every man according to his works (v.27). That’s resurrection! In other words, Jesus predicted that when he came in the glory of the Father all the dead, the just and the unjust would arise, and they would be judged according to their works. Some might debate as to how long after Jesus’ coming that would occur, but here’s the real surprise. Jesus said in the next verse (v. 28) that all this would occur in the lifetimes of some who listened to him speak those words on that day in the first century AD. That’s the dilemma all futurists have, and they **must** separate verses 27 and 28 with a huge gap in time in order to maintain their eschatology. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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