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Apocalyptic Language

Apocalyptic languageProbably 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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Looking for the Day of the Lord!

Day of the LordIf the Day of the Lord arrived today, what would it look like? What do the Scriptures say about this day, and should we understand them literally or is there another way to see them that fulfills what we are told, but doesn’t destroy everything God created? Peter writes about the “world that then was” as he speaks of the judgment of the Flood, implying that the heavens and earth existing in Peter’s day were different from what we would have found before the Flood. Yet, not only did the old heavens and earth pass away to make room for that which Peter knew, but Peter tells us to look for new heavens and a new earth different from what he knew. In other words, the Scriptures speak three times of God making new heavens and a new earth, the final one coming with the Day of the Lord. What does all this mean, and can we know? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Epistles of Peter

 

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Prophecy Made More Certain

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In 2Peter 1:19 Peter claims the prophecies about Christ are more certain and clearer from the standpoint of the Gospel (cf. 1Peter 1:12-13 Romans 15:8). In the same way that the hope of our resurrection is made more certain in Jesus’ resurrection (cf. 1Peter 1:3-4), so the Transfiguration of Christ had made his coming more certain in the minds and hearts of those who were eyewitnesses of it, and for us who believe their word. It is fitting that Peter should be the only New Testament writer to point to the Transfiguration, because it seems he was especially moved by the experience (cf. Mark 9:5-6; Luke 9:33-34). So, what occurred to Jesus on the mount strengthens the prophecies of the coming of the Messiah, causing those who believed them to be expectant. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Epistles of Peter

 

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The Millennium and Reigning with Christ

Revelation 20:4, 6 says the faithful will “reign with Christ for 1000 years.” How does this configure with what we are told in Revelation 22:5, namely that we shall reign forever and ever? If our reign is but for 1000 years, how can that be construed to be forever? This is but another way in which we deny the word of God when we change the words of Scripture to make them sound better or more sophisticated. Let God be God, and we’ll have no trouble understanding what he tells us. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2010 in Religion, Wrath of God

 

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Does the Millennium Last for 1000 Years?

Six times the phrase a thousand years is mentioned in Revelation 20:1-9. The Scriptures refer to only two other separate references to a period of one thousand years, but I have never seen where these Scriptures were ever taken into consideration when devising a doctrine about the Millennium. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2010 in Religion, Wrath of God

 

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