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The Defeat of Satan

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It seems that, while the Seventy were on their mission, Jesus was looking for results and saw Satan fall from heaven as quickly and as suddenly as a bolt of lightning (Luke 10:18). Some scholars try to say this points to a fall before the creation of mankind, but they have no Scriptural authority for such an understanding. It appears that Jesus was speaking of the direct result of his own ministry. Jesus had at that time delivered a severe blow to the work and might of Satan. What Jesus saw happen to Satan occurred as a consequence of Jesus sending out the Seventy on their mission as lambs among wolves (cf. Luke 10:3), because he had given them authority to trample all over the works of Satan, treating his ministers and their superstitious methods of healing with utter contempt (Luke 10:19). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Millennium and the Bottomless Pit

Archangel Michael tramples Satan
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Satan has been cast into a bottomless pit according to Revelation 20:1-3, but what does this mean? In Revelation 9:1 we find a fallen angel has the keys to the bottomless pit and opened it up. This angel’s name is Abaddon in Hebrew according to verse-11 and means destruction. In the Greek tongue his name is Apollyon meaning a destroyer. We may also take note that the beast came out of this pit to make war with the Lamb (Revelation 17:8-14). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2010 in Religion, Wrath of God

 

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When Was Stephen Stoned?

Most scholarship, I believe, puts the stoning of Stephen in 34 or 35 CE. Is there reason within the Scriptures to substantiate this claim? Yes, I believe there is! However, such substantiation comes from prophecy in both Old and New Testaments, but the understanding of these very prophecies is clouded by the interpretation of most scholarship, which puts the fulfillment of them at the second coming of Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2010 in New Testament History, Religion

 

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