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Let Those in Jerusalem Flee!

Flee Jerusalem

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The Christian brethren who claim Matthew 24:36 represents a dividing point in the Olivet Discourse tell us that whatever comes before the but must refer to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. On the other hand, and according to these same brethren, whatever comes after the but (viz. Matthew 24:36) refers to Jesus’ visible, physical, Second Coming, which is, allegedly, yet in our future. Is this understanding tenable? After all, a simple reading of the text wouldn’t cause anyone to naturally understand a division exists at the word, but. What can be said of these things? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 2, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Secret Plans for Jesus’ Last Meal

Man Carrying Water Jar

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In the course of planning events, at times it is necessary to at least arrange some things secretly. For example, if the President of the United States were to make an appearance in a certain city, his route and destination may be known, but where his protectors (Secret Service Agents) were located would be unknown. Likewise, when Jesus’ life was in danger, he did certain things secretly. For example, when intended to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles at Jerusalem during the second year of his public ministry, he went there secretly (John 7:10). Moreover, when the Jewish authorities sought to kill Jesus immediately following his raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:53), he left the vicinity of Jerusalem, and no one knew where he was (John 11:54-57). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The New Covenant

New Covenant - 2

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The predominant view of futurist eschatology is that Jesus absolutely must return to this earth and set up or establish a physical Kingdom of God, wherein he will reign as the Messiah in a visible, physical body on a physical throne from physical Jerusalem. I have been in recent months repudiating that point of view, saying that Jesus has already returned and has already established his Kingdom in 70 AD, when he came in the clouds, as he said he would (Matthew 26:64). At that time he judged Jerusalem and destroyed its Temple in the person of the Roman general, Titus, and his armies. Of course, such a ‘Second Coming’ was not visible with one’s eyes, but it was perceived, in that, the destruction of Jerusalem was the sign of Christ’s presence in heaven (Matthew 24:3, 30). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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A New Covenant with the House of Israel

New Covenant - 1

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The predominant view of futurist eschatology is that Jesus absolutely must return to this earth and set up or establish a physical Kingdom of God, wherein he will reign as the Messiah in a visible, physical body on a physical throne from physical Jerusalem. I have been in recent months repudiating that point of view, saying that Jesus has already returned and has already established his Kingdom in 70 AD, when he returned in the clouds, as he claimed he would (Matthew 26:64), and judged Jerusalem and destroyed its Temple in the person of the Roman general, Titus, and his armies. Of course, such a ‘Second Coming’ was not visible with one’s eyes, but it was perceived, in that, the destruction of Jerusalem was the sign of Christ’s presence (Matthew 24:3, 30). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Temple and the Land of the Kingdom

Temple of God

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Years ago, when I frequented the religious debate boards (no longer in use, today), I was always disturbed over defending the word of God, when it seemed I was debating from a weak point. I had to maintain my confession of faith, and I knew the Bible was true, but at times, the better argument seemed to be in the hands of the detractor and the scoffer on the boards. Sometimes I wish I could debate with them now, but the reality is, that would be labor spent in vain. Nevertheless, I feel so blessed to understand the truth about Jesus’ coming in 70 AD, knowing I don’t have to extend the ‘last days’ of the first century 2000 years into the future (a ludicrous idea that simply denies the very meaning of words). I thank God for the truth, knowing that his word cannot and does not ever fail. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Significance of Each Entry

Triumphant Entry - 1

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In a previous study I showed that an analysis of all four Gospel narratives, as they pertain to Jesus entry into Jerusalem during his final week of public ministry, points to Jesus entering Jerusalem and the Temple on three different days. Moreover, if we take John 12:14 into consideration, these three entries occurred over the course of four days. It seems when Jesus went to Bethany, the following day was the Sabbath, because Jesus had to search for the donkey and its colt. The text says: “when he had found him” (John 12:14), meaning the colt wasn’t tied at a specific place, but allowed to run free for the Sabbath day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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What Did Jesus’ Disciples Understand?

Spiritual Temple

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I have recently begun a new series of studies on the nature of the Kingdom of God. Is it a physical Kingdom or is it a spiritual Kingdom. All futurists’ eschatology demands that it is a physical kingdom. That is, they must have Jesus return in a physical body, and take to himself a physical throne, located in physical Jerusalem and, thereby, establish his physical Kingdom. I take issue with this point of view, and conclude that Jesus’ Kingdom is spiritual and was established nearly 2000 years ago, cir. 70 AD, when he returned in power and glory and judged Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple through the Roman armies, as he promised to do (Matthew 26:64). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2018 in AD 70 Eschatology

 

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