O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Being one as myself who likes to meddle in affairs not his own...
How come you also haven't been posting as you used to nor engaging in other posts.
I for one would love some interaction on a or two discussions I have tried to get going.
I too have been missing the regular dialogue, and would thoroughly enjoy discussing several of the themes I have commented about on other websites. Would anybody like to get into any of the following subjects?
#1) The identity and activities of the 144,000 Firstfruits saints (i.e., the Matthew 27:52-53 resurrected saints)
#2) Pinpointing the beginning and ending point on history's timeline of the 2,300 mornings and evenings of Daniel 8:13-14
#3) The question of authority in the marital relationship prior to and subsequent to the Fall
#4) The cessation of the divine council in AD 70 in connection with all 4 empires in Daniel's statue crumbling simultaneously
#5) The identity of the "prince of Tyre" in Ezekiel 28:11-19 being Satan (NOT the human prince of Tyre in Ez. 28:1-10), who is eventually turned into ashes in the Jerusalem Lake of Fire in AD 70
#6) The fall of the "sons of God" in Genesis 6 creating the necessity for the divine council
#7) God's creative activity on each day of the creation week mirroring the main feature of God's activities in each of the 7 millennia of human history
#8) Studying the identity of the "elect lady", the leader of the house church in II John, as one example of women shepherding a house church
#9) Examining the text of I Cor 14:34-35 as not being Paul's writing, but a quote from the Corinthian church he was correcting for its error in restricting women speaking in the assembly
#10) Identifying "The King" of Daniel 11:36, as well as the "king of the south" and the "king of the north" in Dan. 11:40
#11) Identifying the personality in AD 70 who fulfilled Ezekiel 38-39's and Rev. 20's "Gog, the chief prince"
#12) Identifying who composed the "camp of the saints" in Rev. 20:9
#13) Proving that Ezekiel's temple in ch. 40-47 is Zerubbabel's post-exilic temple
#14) Pinpointing the beginning and ending day on the calendar of the 1,290 and 1,335 days of Daniel 12:11-13
Okay, maybe there's something on this list that might pique someone's interest.... Anyone?
If I had anything to say pertaining those 14 issues I would, but alas.
Wow. You DO have lots of questions! :)
Anyway, there hasn't been any maintenance of this site for years. The same old graphics are being used. I doubt there are relevant search tags embedded so that web crawlers (Google) can popup search results for those who are searching, and the general look of the site is too "busy".
Human nature being what it is, few will want to dig through here to find what they want if they have to dig deep. There are a wealth of articles and forums, but if I were a newbie, I would quickly go elsewhere. The purpose of the site isn't well stated, the core belief of preterism isn't represented, and there doesn't seem to be any kind of moderating influence that would keep it on track. Threads peter out for lack of numbers and authoritative and guiding help on difficult topics. I don't know who the owner is, but there might be someone else willing to take on the task of fixing these issue. But of course, they would have to have admin authority to do so.
These are all issues that have emerged on other websites where I have either introduced or engaged in the conversation about them. I have adopted a studied viewpoint about every single point above, but would welcome a challenge on any one of them. Collective minds are always better than a solitary one. And for my preferences, those collective minds don't even need to be "authoritative" to have a very real benefit.
In fact, I have found that those who are older in the faith or who have vast learning or degrees behind their names are more prone to stay glued to an erroneous mindset about scripture's intent on a passage. There tends to be more pride at stake, in other words, or they have too much of a dog in the fight, or they have painted themselves in a corner and can't get out.
I won't mention any names, but I listened to a 1 1/2 hour audio from an "authority" on this website, and witnessed the most painful attempt to talk all the way around the stated subject without so much as touching it for more than five minutes. He thought he was giving it a thorough going-over, but there were holes in his presentation you could steer a car through. So bring on the newbies - they stand an equal chance of getting it right. Maybe a better one.