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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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No One Knows That Day and Hour

Day and Hour - 5

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In the Olivet Prophecy and concerning his parousia (Matthew 24:3), Jesus told his disciples that no man knew that day and hour, not even the angels, but his Father only (Matthew 24:36). What does it mean, first of all, ‘that day and hour’? Was Jesus speaking of the night and day portions of a single day and a single 60-minute hour of a single day? I don’t think this was what he had in mind, nor do I believe the Apostles normally divided their day that closely. We do today, but I don’t think they did back then. They had three and four hour watches during the night, and the hour was important to the employer, and even for daily worship the hour was important, but normally speaking, they didn’t divide their day up into 24 one hour periods. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 27, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology


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A Thousand Years, a Watch in the Night

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I am presently considering Peter’s words at 2Peter 3:8, where Peter mentions that a day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day. Lots of folks, all futurists with respect to the coming of the Lord, want to use Peter’s words to explain the long delay in Jesus coming, as perceived by them, due to their erroneous eschatology. By ignoring the specific timeframe Peter placed upon the coming of Christ in his first epistle (cf. 2Peter 3:1), they make grandiose eschatological claims for an end of the universe and the end of time. The problem is they have no Biblical support for their overactive imaginations, so, in an effort to seem Biblically sound they redefine God’s word to fit their failed eschatological system. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 1, 2018 in Eschatology, Prophecy


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Does the Millennium Last for 1000 Years?

Six times the phrase a thousand years is mentioned in Revelation 20:1-9. The Scriptures refer to only two other separate references to a period of one thousand years, but I have never seen where these Scriptures were ever taken into consideration when devising a doctrine about the Millennium. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on June 8, 2010 in Religion, Wrath of God


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