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The Eminence of the Coming of the Lord

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We often hear today about the eminence of the coming of Christ, and there are not a few people, even well known people, who seem willing to predict when that would occur, showing themselves, one and all, that they are false prophets (Deuteronomy 18:20-21). When I point this out to folks I know, most often these people seem willing to smooth over the false prophecy, by saying something to the effect that the “false prophet” wasn’t really saying that, but the fact is, he did say that, and according to the Bible that one **is** a false prophet. He or she may be famous and appear very religious, but so were Baalim and Jezebel famous and very religious. In fact, the Scriptures even tells us that God spoke to Baalim, but Baalim didn’t have a heart for the will of God. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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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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The Coming Kingdom of God

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In Luke 9:27 Jesus claimed that at least some of the Apostles would be alive to see the coming of the Kingdom of God. Misunderstanding what Jesus meant has led some folks to believe Jesus was wrong, and the writers of the New Testament were wrong to expect Jesus to come in their lifetimes. Moreover, misunderstanding the signs of this event has led many to falsely claim Jesus would return on certain dates, and the world as we know it would end at that time. This slant on the Scriptures has always proved to be wrong and has led many to take for granted that Christianity is just another of the world’s religions and has no basis in reality. What can we say about these things, and what did Jesus really mean in Luke 9:27? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Jesus’ Coming and Paul

Second ComingIn Matthew 24:3 the Apostles asked Jesus what would be the sign of his coming or parousia (G3952). Jesus told them that his coming could not be hid (Matthew 24:27), and it would come upon the people suddenly when they least expected it (Matthew 24:37-39). Recently I wrote that Peter, James and John believed and taught Jesus coming would be in their expected lifetimes in the 1st century AD. What did Paul believe and teach? Did he agree with those who knew Jesus the longest, or did he teach something different? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2011 in Last Days

 

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As Lightning Comes out of the East

lighteningJesus told us that his coming would be “as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even to the west…” (Matthew 24:27). If Jesus meant that his coming couldn’t be hid, why does he tell his disciples to beware of the possibility of deception (Matthew 24:24-26)? If Jesus’ coming cannot be hid, why would the disciples need a sign to alert them that he had arrived? I think that our modern understanding of Jesus’ Second Coming to this earth acts like a veil that conceals the real coming of the Lord. False doctrine, once believed is strong delusion able to hide just about anything—even the Lord’s coming. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Last Days

 

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What Does the Olivet Prophecy Answer?

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In Matthew 24:3 the disciples came to Jesus and asked him three questions. First, when would all the terrible things he mentioned take place? Secondly, what would be the sign of his coming, and, finally, what sign would there be to show the end of the age? Did you ever wonder why the disciples asked these three particular questions at this particular time? Well, we need to understand what had occurred just prior to their questioning Jesus, if we are ever going to  understand Jesus’ reply. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Last Days

 

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Then shall be Great Tribulation

In the Olivet Prophecy Jesus pointed to a time of great persecution. Not only were God’s people persecuted, but this particular event would be like no other in history either before or afterward. Notice what Jesus said in Matthew: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Last Days

 

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