"Tami. But there are others who see a spiritual nature of the kingdom but don't think it exists after AD 70.
I think there was a spiritual nature of the kingdom for those who had the powerful endowments of the Holy Spirit during the last days…"
"Doug. I would have to differ with your thoughts here for 2 reasons.
First - most of the scriptures that are not pretersist/eschatological still pertained directly to the time that the people were waiting for the preterist eschatological…"
"Tim. I find it hard to believe that heavens and earth could have meant a multi-national world in the ancient Hebrew because the words sky and ground only meant the local area where the people lived. I think you would agree with this idea because you…"
"Norm and Donald. I think you guys are getting way too complicated with the heavens and earth stuff. It is the simple Hebrew expression for the skies and ground where the people lived. Sometimes it is later used in the Bible as a figure of speech for…"
"Tim. I agree with you that there is an allusion to Genesis 1:1 when the author of Hebrews is quoting from Psalm 102:25-26 in Hebrews 1:10-11. However, I only understand the words heavens and earth in these texts to be referring to the specific land…"
"Norm. I understand what you are saying about the views of Augustine and the letter of Barnabas and am quite familiar with those works. Needless to say, I don't agree with much of their theology, nor do I think that they were in any better of a…"
"Norm. I don't see any connection between the last days and the creation account. The concept of last days does not appear in scripture until the time of the later prophets (Isaiah 2, Jeremiah 49, Ezekiel 38, Hosea 3, Joel 3, Micah 4). Peter…"
"Donald. I see the connection you are making between Revelation 12 and 20. However, I still don't think that solves the problem of the 1,000 years. I'd like to hear more about that issue specifically.
Norm and Tami. In all fairness to…"