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Did Jesus Already Come in Power?

Destruction of Jerusalem

Destruction of Jerusalem

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

In 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 CE. 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 Lightening Comes out of the East

Jesus told us that his coming could not be hidden, for “as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even to the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man” (Matthew 24:27). I think the very fact that Jesus tells his disciples to beware of the possibility of deception (Matthew 24:24-26), that a veil of sorts would be upon his coming, but how could a veil be on Jesus’ coming if it couldn’t be hid? Nevertheless, if there were no veil, why would Jesus include a sign to show his coming had occurred? Why would we need a “sign” if Jesus were speaking of his Second Coming to this earth, as modern Christianity has come to perceive it, and was exercising his great power as the Son of God at Jerusalem? 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?

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 prompted the disciples to ask these questions, if we are ever going to be able 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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Jerusalem Surrounded by Armies

In Luke 21:20 of the Olivet Prophecy, Jesus predicted that Jerusalem would be surrounded by armies just before its destruction. At this time his people were to flee to the mountains. Josephus tells us that this occurred in 66 CE. The Roman general, Cestius, had taken part of the city. He burned the new city and had taken the upper city and encamped at the foot of the Temple wall. Josephus claimed that had he continued, the war would have come to a quick conclusion,[1] but “…without having received any disgrace he retired from the city, without any reason in the world…”[2] It was after this time that “…the most eminent of the Jews swam away from the city, as from a ship when it was going to sink.”[3] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2011 in Last Days

 

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