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He Shall Sit on the Throne!

Throne of His GloryJesus tells us in the Olivet Discourse that when he returns he will sit on the throne of his glory (Matthew 25:31). However, Paul also claims that, when Christ comes (1Corinthians 15:23), “Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1Corinthians 15:24). How does Jesus sit upon the throne of his glory at his coming (Matthew 25:31), when he, at the same time, delivers the Kingdom to God, his Father (1Corinthians 15:24)? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 27, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Midnight Call and Romans 13

Ten Virgins

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In my previous study I began looking at Jesus Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). Keep in mind that, according to Matthew, this is still the Olivet Discourse. In fact the whole of Matthew 25 is part of Jesus’ explanation of his coming and the end of the age, which has to do with the Apostles’ questions in Matthew 24:3. The Parable of the Ten Virgins offers a wedding motif, whereby the bridegroom comes to the betrothed, the ten virgins in the parable, but only five were ready. The second five were unable to enter into the wedding with the bridegroom (Matthew 25:10-13). Readiness seems to be centered around having enough oil, or, perhaps, trusting that the oil one has is enough (Matthew 25:3-10). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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‘The End Times’ Context

Death swallowed up

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For awhile now, I have been demonstrating that, when Jesus spoke of the end of the age, he was speaking of resurrection, of judgment (especially upon Jerusalem and the Temple), and of the reward of the righteous. If these conclusions are correct, then we should see the same mentioned in the epistles, because one cannot divorce the eschatology of the parables from the eschatology of the rest of the New Testament. I have demonstrated in my previous study that the Apostles’ mention of the end of the age in Matthew 24:3 was evidence of their recalling what Jesus said earlier in Matthew 13:39 and 49 in two of his first parables. Thus, they equated the eschatology to the destruction of the Temple with Jesus’ eschatology of resurrection and judgment, for certainly the Temple couldn’t  be destroyed, unless the Lord had passed judgment upon it. Thus, its destruction would occur at the end of the age (Matthew 24:3). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Strong Delusion of False Doctrine!

Stron Delusion

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I have just embarked on a study of the eschatology of Jesus’ parables, and have been currently involved in a study of Jesus’ first parable, The Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. I have demonstrated that the reason Jesus spoke to the people in parables, and without a parable he did not speak to them (Matthew 13:34), was so he wouldn’t disturb their hardheartedness (Matthew 13:11). In other words, they had already closed their minds to the truth about the Kingdom of God. They wanted a kingdom, alright, but they wanted the kingdom their way, not in the manner Jesus presented it (cf. John 12:34). They wanted a physical kingdom with a physical king, reigning in physical Jerusalem (cf. 1Samuel 8:4-7). That is not the Kingdom of God (cf. Luke 17:20-21). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2018 in AD 70 Eschatology

 

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With the Sound of a Trumpet

Sound of a Trumpet

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This study represents my final study in the series that addresses Matthew 24:36, which some brethren try to use to show a division in the Olivet Discourse. On one side of verse-36, according to their eschatology, is the events leading up to the Lord’s judgment upon Jerusalem in 70 AD. On the other side of verse-36, i.e. verse-36 and following, is the alleged Second Coming of Jesus, which for them is a visible, physical event. I have been demonstrating that this just isn’t so. The scriptures simply don’t support such an understanding. The facts are that Jesus returned spiritually in 70 AD to judge Jerusalem, and at that time he ended the Old Covenant by destroying the Temple in the persons of the Roman armies. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Messianic Temple

Messianic Temple

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In Ezekiel 37:1-14 we are able to read of the valley of dry bones, which were the whole House of Israel (verse-11). It is evident that this scripture speaks of resurrection. Whether that resurrection is physical or spiritual it is, nevertheless, an ‘end of the age’ event. I have concluded in a previous study that the resurrection is spiritual, for clearly, if the bones concerned the whole House of Israel that were dead, that would also include Moses, Joshua, David, Samuel and all the prophets. If that were true, it could not be said that they had lost hope (verse-11). Moreover, notice that it concerns the outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit (Ezekiel 37:9-10, 14), obviously an end of the age event. It is the time when the Lord would gather the whole House of Israel out from among the nations, where they were scattered, so that they would know him (Ezekiel 39:25-28). This is the time when the Lord would pour out his Spirit (Ezekiel 39:29). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The New Kingdom

New Man

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The Old Testament prophets foretold the coming of the Messianic Kingdom or the Kingdom of God. All three popular eschatological views of the Second Coming, although some admit to its spiritual presence today, conclude that the Kingdom of God will be a physical Kingdom at a presumed future coming of the Lord. However, I have been repudiating that point of view for quite some time in these studies of mine, which concern the Lord’ parousia or coming (Matthew 24:3, 30), which I conclude was fulfilled in 70 AD. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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