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The Olivet Prophecy

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Much has been said about the Olivet Discourse being a prophecy for our day. Claimants try to show by using this prophecy that Jesus foretold his Second Coming to the earth in our own modern age. Is this true? To be perfectly honest there are many reasons why such a perspective  is false. This prophecy was for the first century AD, and this point of view is supported by simply reading the prophecy in context. Nevertheless, there are many who refuse to believe such a thing is so, and would rather see it as a prophecy for our day, because great worldly wealth can be gained by adhering to such a doctrine. Certainly, many have embarrassed the Church, through their false prophecies, and many people who believed the false prophets have been abused. So, it can be said that great injury has been brought to bear upon the name of Christ through their profiteering. Such is the fruit of twisting this scripture into a doctrine of men. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Who Is the Final Authority?

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According to the scriptures, who is the final authority of the Bible’s eschatology? We are told by many futurists that the writers of the New Testament simply didn’t understand either the time or the nature of Jesus’ Second Coming, or the establishment of the Kingdom of God. So, who is the authority of Biblical interpretation, the New Testament writers or the futurists—the amillennialists, premillennialists and postmillennialists? Where does eisegesis leave off and sola scriptura begin? If the New Testament authors believed and said one thing, but the futurists conclude they were naive and really didn’t know the gravity of the things they pointed out, aren’t the futurists telling us that sola scriptura doesn’t apply to how the New Testament authors described both the time and the nature of Jesus’ Second Coming? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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A Spiritual Kingdom

Spiritual Kingdom

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Recently, I’ve embarked on a study in short segments that concern the nature of the Kingdom of God. When Jesus came upon the scene preaching that the Kingdom of God was near, was he referring to a physical Kingdom or a spiritual Kingdom? That is, when Jesus would begin to reign as the Messiah, did he intend to reign on a physical throne, in physical Jerusalem, in a physical body in, for all intents and purposes, what amounted to a physical Kingdom? Certainly, this was the kind of kingdom over which David reigned, and Jesus was prophesied to rule on David’s throne, but did God intend for us to understand that he would rule literally from a physical throne? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2018 in AD 70 Eschatology

 

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First Century AD Persecuting Authority

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In my previous study concerning Jesus coming to judge those who were persecuting his servants, I showed how the context of Matthew 16:21-28 unveiled the fact that Jesus intended to judge those responsible for his own death and the deaths of those, whom he sent to the Jews. I compared similar verses in Matthew 21 and 23 that exposed the Jewish authorities at Jerusalem, as the ones responsible for all the righteous blood that was shed in the first century AD. Not only was this so, but Jesus laid upon that generation of Jews the blood-guilt of all the righteous who were slain since the beginning of creation. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Stored Up and Reserved for Judgment

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I have been commenting on the meaning of Peter’s words in 2Peter 3:7 for the past several studies, and I intend to continue to do so in this one. Peter uses two words in order to support the idea that ‘heaven and earth’ refer to the Jewish or the Old Covenant age. Notice that he says “…the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men” (emphasis mine). I want to consider the words stored up and reserved in order to understand more accurately what Peter is telling us. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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Ignoring the Time Statements

End of All ThingsOne of the sad statements of our time is that folks who believe Christ will return in our modern day, take their cues from the newspaper, rather than believing God. We have become newspaper exegetes, believing and preaching the end is near, because of “all the evil” we see in the world around us. We simply cannot fathom the thought that Jesus would ever permit such evil to continue to occur without doing something about it. Well, he has done something about it. He left us the Gospel to preach, and this has already and will continue to change the world, but that’s another subject for another time. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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