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The Book with Seven Seals

Seven Seals Scroll

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John saw the One who sat upon the throne, and “in his right hand” was a scroll, and it was sealed with seven seals (Revelation 5:1). If we are to understand that the scroll was actually in the hand of the One sitting on the throne, the Greek word should have been en (G1722). However, instead the word is epi (G1909) and should be translated upon or at the right hand of the One sitting on the throne.[1] So, John doesn’t see a scroll in the right hand of the Father but, rather, sees a scroll, lying at the right side of the One sitting on the throne. This is significant, which we shall discover in later studies. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Jesus’ Words and Revelation 14

Babylon is Fallen - 2

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For some time, now, I’ve been demonstrating that Jesus’ parables lay the foundation for what is taught elsewhere in the New Testament about the last days, i.e. Jesus’ parables establish the New Testament’s eschatology. Moreover, the fact is that Jesus doesn’t teach anything new, but he does show how the Old Testament prophecies unfold in history, as they pertain to the end times. In other words, Jesus shows how the prophets should be understood. So, in effect, his parables are like a hub, which ties the prophecies of the Old Testament and the Gospel of the New Testament, together. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Vindication of the Righteous

Great Harlot

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In recent weeks I’ve been involved in a study of Matthew 16:27-28, laboring to show there is not a gap of cir. 2000 years or more between the verses. I have proved from a literary point of view that verse-27 is inextricably connected to the context of vindicating Jesus’ suffering and that of his disciples (Matthew 16:21 and following). I have also proved from a literary standpoint that verse-28 was used by Jesus to emphasize what he claimed in verse-27. So, a gap between the verses is simply impossible contextually speaking. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Divinely Appointed Time

Irenaeus

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It is hardly possible to read the book of Revelation without noticing that its fulfillment was near.[1] Many folks believe the book was written late in the first century, and, therefore, couldn’t be an indicator of the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple, but this simply isn’t so. The error lies in simply believing what the fourth century church father, Eusebius, said about the writings of Clement of Alexandria who lived in the latter part of the second century AD and the beginning of the third. It is impossible for Clement to have said what Eusebius claimed. Yet, modern scholars seem bent on receiving Eusebius’ testimony. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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Did Jesus Already Come in Power?

Destruction of Jerusalem

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According to Acts 14:22 the Kingdom of God is entered sometime **after** one becomes a believer. In other words, the people Paul spoke with were believers, having the Holy Spirit, yet they were not, as yet, in the Kingdom of God, because it is entered only through much tribulation. Therefore, observing the rapid spread of Christianity cannot be viewed as discerning (G1492) the Kingdom of God, nor can any of the other theories (see HERE) with the exception of #4, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Simeon and Jesus

Simeon

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Luke tells us of a man named Simeon, who came into the Temple by the leading of God’s Spirit (Luke 2:25, 27). The Scripture implies he was already there when Joseph and Mary came in with Jesus (Luke 2:27). What is significant about Simeon, according to Luke, is that he was just a (righteous) man and devout (cautious and religious, pious). The Holy Spirit was upon him, and he waited for the consolation of Israel—i.e. he anticipated the fulfillment of the 70 Weeks Prophecy, which predicted the coming of the Messiah near the time of Jesus’ birth. What the Holy Spirit revealed to him was that he wouldn’t die until he met the Messiah (Luke 2:26). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Richard Dawkins and Evidence

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins
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Recently, I was given a link to Richard Dawkins’ open letter to his ten year old daughter. According to the website (found HERE), the letter was written September 20, 2006, so his daughter at my writing would be coming up on her 17th birthday this September. In the letter he describes how she could understand the world around her and the key for her, and presumably for everyone who reads his now public letter to his daughter, is evidence. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2013 in Religion, theory of evolution

 

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Opening the Eyes of Unbelievers

The Scriptures in Luke between Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension into heaven reflect a period of forty days, as a comparison with all the Gospel accounts will prove. For instance, the Great Commission (Luke 24:47-48) was delivered to them in Galilee (cp. Matthew 28:10, 16-20), and Jesus ascended into heaven from Mount Olivet (Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:1-3, 9-12) forty days after his resurrection. Nevertheless, there is a reason why Luke’s account appears as it does, giving one the impression that all of what Christ did was in a single day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2010 in False Doctrine, Religion

 

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