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The Spiritual Restoration of Israel

Dwelling Place of God

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In this series of studies, I’ve been investigating the nature of the Kingdom of God. Many Christians believe and would affirm that Jesus will one day come out of heaven in a physical (visible) body and reign over a physical Kingdom, which would be headquartered in physical Jerusalem. Of course, I have been taking issue with that point of view in this series of studies. I have been saying that Jesus has already returned, and has already set up his Kingdom, and all this occurred in 70 AD, when he came in the clouds, as he promised to do (Matthew 26:64), and judged Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple located there. Thus, and at that time, Jesus officially ended the Old Covenant and officially established the New with restored Israel. Therefore, since no one actually saw Jesus in a physical, visible form come out of the sky on a cloud, his coming or parousia (G3952—Matthew 24:3) must have been spiritual. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 25, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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This Is That!

Valley of Dry Bones - 1Was the Kingdom of God, as presented by Jesus, physical or spiritual? If the Jews didn’t reject Jesus as their Messiah, what would the Kingdom of God have looked like? Was the Kingdom of God delayed, because the Jews rejected Jesus as their Messiah? These questions are important, and they determine the nature or the characteristics of the Kingdom that Jesus preached. For example, if the establishment of the Kingdom of God was delayed, due to the Jews rejecting Jesus as their Messiah, then the Kingdom Jesus offered must have been a physical Kingdom, with him physically reigning from physical Jerusalem. However, if the Kingdom wasn’t delayed, then it is here today, but it isn’t visible. One couldn’t find it on a world map. Jesus certainly isn’t physically present and reigning in physical Jerusalem. Is he? Therefore, if the Kingdom wasn’t delayed, then the Kingdom of God **must** be spiritual in nature. This seems logically true. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Christ Shook Heaven and Earth

Tale of 2 mountains

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This present study marks two dozen studies I’ve done concerning the nature of the Kingdom of God. Of course, we have seen that, with a few exceptions, all three futurists’ views—premillennialism, amillennialism and postmillennialism—look for a physical Kingdom at the still future (according to them) Second Coming of Christ. Moreover, they look for a visible return of Jesus, i.e. he will be in a physical body, when he sits on a physical throne in physical Jerusalem. However, as I have already pointed out, the scriptures do not support the futurists’ point of view on eschatology. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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How Violent Is Jesus?

Violence and Jesus

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Often we hear criticism of the history of Christianity coming from folks in the ranks and atheism and also from the Jews, who have suffered ignominious and violent things at the hands of professing Christians throughout our 2000 year history. Moreover, Christian history is soiled with the violent behavior of one denomination against another. Some futurists believe that Jesus will kill 200 million soldiers in a great battle located in Israel, called Armageddon. Still others believe Jesus will destroy the whole of creation and with it all the wicked unbelievers. Violence seems to be not only a part of Christianity’s past, but also, if these prophecies of some are true, it is a part of our future as well—even of the Second Coming of Christ. What can we say of this? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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An Argument from Silence!

Argument from SilenceAny argument from silence is tenuous at best. However, under certain conditions such an argument can be significant. For example, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle built an entire argument around the silence of a dog during a murder in his book “The Adventure of Silver Blaze.” The dog’s silence was quite deafening! However, what about the silence in the scriptures concerning the physical Kingdom Jesus is said to have intended to set up at his Second Coming. Does the argument of silence work here? Is it great enough to show he intended to set up a spiritual Kingdom, not a physical one as most folks expected? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Marrying and Giving in Marriage

Liverate Marriage

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I suppose there are skeptics or scoffers in every age. Atheist and for that matter even some Jews, if we were involved in a debate would scoff at the Second Coming of Christ. They tell us that the New Testament writers believed he would come during the first century AD,[1] even Jesus predicted he would return before that generation to which he preached past away (Matthew 24:34). And, you know what? They are correct, both the New Testament writers and Jesus claimed he would return in the first century AD. However, the premise of their argument depends entirely on Jesus coming in a physical body that everyone could see. Their whole argument is based upon a physical Kingdom and a physical Second Coming, as is preached by all three groups of futurist eschatology (premillennialism, postmillennialism and amillennialism). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 4, 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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