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Why Postpone the Wedding?

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Would you postpone your wedding, because the guests you invited refused to come? Why would anyone do that? Yet this is what futurists ask us to believe in order for them to maintain their doctrine of a future coming of Jesus and a future wedding banquet. The parables of Jesus are paradigmatic, that is, they provide the frame into which the eschatological painting found in the rest of the New Testament must fit. In other words, if our eschatology isn’t based upon what we find in Jesus’ parables, our eschatology is wrong, or unscriptural. Moreover, the parables, themselves, are based upon what was prophesied in the Old Testament. Therefore, the wedding that Jesus mentioned in The Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14) has its source in the Old Testament: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 21, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Is ‘Oops’ in God’s Vocabulary?

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I have been involved in an eschatological study of Jesus’ Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33-46). In it Jesus tells a story of wicked vinedressers who kill the servants of the lord of the vine, finally slaying his son in an effort to steal the vine for themselves. The parable depicts the Jewish authorities as the wicked tenants or vinedressers, and Jesus as the son of the lord of the vine, and the lord is God and the vine is his Kingdom (Israel). Jesus’ point was the Kingdom would be taken from those wicked tenants (the Jewish authorities listening to Jesus) and given to a nation that would produce the fruits (Matthew 21:43), which clearly depicts a 70 AD fulfillment. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Messianic Temple

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I am presently considering the eschatology of The Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33-46) in light of the fact that the Jewish authorities understood the parable to point to them (Matthew 21:45). If this is so, and Jesus doesn’t say otherwise, then the parable could point only to 70 AD for its fulfillment. This would put Jesus’ so-called Second Coming (Matthew 21:40) and the establishment of the Kingdom of God, with Jesus as King, in 70 AD. Unless one is able to offer a reasonable counter argument, showing why this couldn’t be true, why shouldn’t we believe the clear intent of the parable? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Did the Apostles Understand?

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Awhile back, I had been looking at Jesus’ Parable of the Tares and how it relates to other parts of scripture in both the Old and New Testaments. Briefly, the good seed (believers) and the tares (unbelievers) grow up together, but at the end of the age or the harvest, which I have demonstrated was also the time of the resurrection, believers are separated from the unbelievers by the angels. The Lord sends out the angels at the end of the age and gathers the unbelievers and they are destroyed, while the believers are given safety, symbolized by the barn or storehouse, and where also they are fed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Jesus Interpreting Daniel

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One of the things I look for in my Bible studies, and really enjoy when I find it, is to see where the Bible undeniably interprets itself. I hate it when I must rely upon my own interpretation or that of other men whom I respect. Sometimes this is unavoidable, but it is always, at least in my own mind, a tentative matter, until I am able to discover where scripture interprets itself. One of the really wonderful things I have discovered, through reading and listening to godly men, is that Jesus’ Parable of the Tares is based upon Jesus’ understanding of Daniel’s prophecy. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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John as Elijah

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For the most part, the New Testament begins with the preaching of John the Baptist. He was sent to, among other things, introduce the Messiah to his people, the Jews. In my previous study on the motif of the eschatology of the parables, I mentioned that John’s ministry was in perfect harmony with Jesus’ Parable of the Wheat and the Tares. We are told that John warned the Jewish authorities of the coming judgment of the nation (Matthew 3:7, 10) at the hand of the Messiah (Matthew 3:12). Moreover, he went on to say that at the time of the harvest the Messiah would separate the grain from the chaff, i.e. the believers from the unbelievers, burn the chaff in the fire and save the grain in his barn. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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In What Age Did Jesus Live?

Age of JesisLately, I’ve been involved in a study of the eschatology of Jesus’ parables, and in my most recent study I mentioned the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30), which is explained in verses 36-43. In this study I wish to continue where I left off in that one. What we have is the wheat (believers) growing alongside of the tares (unbelievers) until the harvest. At that time the tares are gathered first and burned in a fire, and Jesus says, “so will it be at the end of this age” (Matthew 13:40; emphasis mine). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2018 in AD 70 Eschatology

 

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