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The End or Goal of the Age

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I am presently involved in a series of studies on the nature of the Kingdom of God. In previous studies I have shown how all three futurists’ views on eschatology—postmillennialism, amillennialism and premillennialism—are demonstrably false. With a few exceptions, all views seek to make a case for a visible, physical Second Coming of Christ in our (modern) future. When he does arrive, he will either destroy the heavens and the earth and take believers with him to be where he is, or he will renovate the earth and set up a physical Kingdom of God based in physical Jerusalem. All these eschatological views are demonstrably false.

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Posted by on May 21, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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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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Philip Preaches the Kingdom of God

Dry Tree

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For some time now, I have been studying about the nature of the Kingdom of God. While some futurists (premillennialists, postmillennialists and amillennialists) may agree that the Kingdom of God, as it exists today, is a spiritual Kingdom, they would also tell us that it will morph into a physical Kingdom, when Jesus returns in a physical body to reign on a physical throne in physical Jerusalem. They might put it in different words, but in essence that is what their claims are. There are indeed subsets of those groups that would deny the above, saying Jesus simply returns and destroys the heavens and the earth—all of creation and takes his own to be with him, but the majority of those groups in essence teach something similar to the above. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

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One of the most interesting allusions that I have seen that points to a spiritual Kingdom of God rather than a physical one, which all futurists need to have in order to prove their eschatology, is the theme found in Isaiah 35. Here we find people in a wilderness, but the desert blossoms and is full of life. The strong are to help the weak and encourage the fearful, saying: “God will come… and recompense; he will save you.” (Isaiah 35:1-4). It is a time for opening the eyes of the blind and the ears of the deaf (Isaiah 35:5). Then the prophet says a highway will been there—The Way of Holiness. But the unclean are unable to pass over it. “And He Himself is by them, Whoso is going in the way–even fools err not” (Isaiah 35:8 – Youngs Literal Translation). The ransomed of the Lord return, and come into Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads (Isaiah 35:10). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Return of the Nobleman

Second Coming - 4It might be interesting, as far as eschatology is concerned, to consider the context of the Lord’s Parable of the Pounds (Parable of the Minas in many translations) of Luke 19:11-27. First of all, Luke tells us the reason Jesus gave the parable. It is because the people thought the Kingdom of God was about to be established immediately upon Jesus’ coming to Jerusalem, and this is where Jesus was headed (Luke 19:11, 28). This is why Jesus’ disciples lay the palm branches and their clothing before Jesus as he descended Mount Olives to enter the eastern gate of the city (Luke 19:35-36; Mark 11:8). Nevertheless, Jesus claimed in the parable that such hopes would not be realized. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Business of the Kingdom of God

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Because many of Jesus’ disciples thought the Kingdom of God would suddenly come into view, Jesus offered them a parable that concerned how the business of Kingdom of God would be conducted on earth. Most of those who waited for the Kingdom (Luke 2:25, 38; 23:51) believed it would immediately and suddenly appear for all to see (Luke 19:11; cf. 17:20-21). Yet, Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God was something that was within man and was manifest to the world only in the conduct or fruit of its ambassadors (cf. Matthew 13:24-26, 38). This idea proved to be a difficult point to get across, especially in light of the powerful influence of the false teachers of this world, both religious and secular (cf. Matthew 16:11-12; Mark 8:15). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Sheep in the Wilderness

Good Shepherd

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Those whose lifestyle depicted that of open sinfulness were utterly rejected by the Jewish authorities. Neither would they allow for repentance on their parts, so they were astonished with Jesus’ willingness to mingle with them as though they were righteous. Therefore, Jesus responded to the Pharisees’ and rabbis’ attitude toward his policy of receiving publicans and sinners by speaking three parables, and, because Jesus directs his parables toward the scribes and Pharisees, they are depicted in them in a negative manner. Moreover, it is implied that the Jewish authorities would never have done what they see Jesus doing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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