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The Martyrdom of James the Just AD63

Revelation 11

1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

Hegesippus (c.110–c.180), wrote five books (now lost except for some quotations by Eusebius) of…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on September 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Joshua ben Gamla

Revelation 13

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

Yehoshua ben Gamla…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on September 15, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The Ten Imprisoned Sicarii

Revelation 17

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Immediately upon his arrival in Jerusalem, Albinus began an effort to remove the sicarii from the region. Josephus also records that Albinus became the friend of a High Priest named Ananus due to the priest's…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on July 22, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

After this, the judgment

Heard Greg Laurie on the radio today, and he was answering bible questions. One question asked if this is the only day of salvation. He said yes, and if a sinner doesn't accept Christ now, in this life, then there are no future opportunities. His proof text was Hebrews 9:27

"27And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes…


Added by Doug on July 20, 2015 at 6:50pm — 29 Comments

The Covenant Family of God

Scripturally speaking, there is no doubt that we who have entered into Covenant with the Body of Christ ( both the Creator Himself & the Body of His Son ) are 'sons of God' ( Matthew 5:9, Romans 8:14, Galatians 3:26 )! There are those who have not, whether through ignorance or stubborness ( rebelliousness ) entered this Covenant & so cannot & should not be called 'sons of God'. The question before us today is, 'can they or should they be considered children of God,…


Added by Charles Shank on June 15, 2015 at 7:29pm — 5 Comments

The Seventh (7th) and Last of the Herodian Kings : Herod Agrippa II

Revelation 17

8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Ananias son of Nedebaios (Josephus, Antiquites xx. 5. 2, called "Ananias ben Nebedeus") in the Book of Acts, was a high priest, who presided during…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on May 25, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Zealot Temple Siege AD68

Revelation 16

1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on May 25, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The High Priest of Israel : Ananus ben Ananus, the murderer of James the Just

Revelation 13

1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Ananus, who, as we have told you already, took…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on May 24, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Presence Within; the Community of Divinity

As much talk as there is these days about how so many doctrines are in need of a fresh look & possibly revision, in light of concepts like Covenant Protology & Eschatology, one subject that has come under scrutiny lately is that of 'pneumatology', or the Study of the Holy Spirit! Although related by necessity to the doctrine of the Trinity, or the three-in-one, this post will focus, not so much on whether the Holy Spirit exists as a separate Person from the Father & Son, but whether… Continue

Added by Charles Shank on April 20, 2015 at 10:10am — No Comments

Who or What Was the Devil and Should I Care?

I'm not very active on this site or any others for that matter due to significant time constraints with my family, farm, and business. But over the course of my slower season this winter I wrote 6 articles on my private Facebook page concerning this topic. My audience was mostly friends from church or school over the years who for the most part have typical evangelical and/or futurist leanings. This is not a scholarly work (though I tried to write it with a quasi-scholarly bent), nor is it…


Added by jjkratt on April 6, 2015 at 3:46pm — 81 Comments

Long overdue update!

Hey everyone,

I know it's been quite awhile since you've heard from me. Some of you may even be wondering, "Who is this guy?" My name is Alan Bondar. I've been a little out of touch for awhile staying focused on church planting down here in Southwest Florida. We set out a little over a year ago with a vision to plant a preterist church that can become a church-planting church. It's a pretty exciting venture with a lot of twists and turns. But we're still at it and, by God's grace,…


Added by Alan Bondar on March 29, 2015 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Who was Adam in Genesis 6?

In the previous article, we established that the flood account was embedded in the Genesis 5 genealogy.  That genealogy ended with the last two verses of Genesis 9.

In Genesis 6, the embedded account starts with

1 Now it…


Added by JL Vaughn on February 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — 45 Comments

The Problem of Context in the Genealogy of Genesis 5

We rarely read things in the Bible in their proper context.  Part of this has to do with the chapter and verse divisions.  I’d like for everyone to read this extended text from Genesis straight through starting near the end of Genesis 4, all the way to my chosen end.

You will notice, in Genesis 4 that we have the birth of Seth and Enosh.  The first two verses of tell us a bit about Adam (the meaning of these two verses is not germane to…


Added by JL Vaughn on February 12, 2015 at 11:50am — 7 Comments

Give The Devil His Due

What are most people's thoughts on the possibility that Satan never existed but is better known as "Adversary" or "Accuser"…


Added by John Paul on January 12, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Is It "First Day of the Week" or "One of the Sabbaths"?

This is a wonderful and scholarly article identifying resurrection day.

Added by Eohn Rhodes on December 27, 2014 at 6:30pm — 31 Comments


     These last words of Christ in John 19:30 - "It is finished" - have been tossed back and forth on this site before in another post as to their exact import.  Traditionally, I too was taught that this was Christ's triumphant announcement from the cross that salvation's work was completed.  

     There's just one problem with that interpretation, which  some of you have also noted.  Paul declares most emphatically in I Cor. 15:16-17 that if Christ be not raised, our faith is vain…


Added by Patricia Watkins on November 21, 2014 at 10:30pm — 15 Comments


This is a short study pinpointing the ending date of Daniel's 70-week prophecy and the God-sanctioned transfer of the gospel focus toward the Gentiles that followed this 490 years.  This topic has been covered on other posts, but I would like to come at it from a relatively new angle that I haven't encountered elsewhere yet.

It involves a close look at Paul's words in I Timothy 1:15-16 from the Interlinear.  "Faithful is the word, and of all acceptation worthy, that Christ Jesus came…


Added by Patricia Watkins on September 14, 2014 at 5:31pm — 6 Comments

Iain Provan on Creation, Violence, and the God of the Old Testament

Discussion about Creation, Violence, and the God of the Old Testament with Iain Provan, author of the recent 'Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters.'

Thu, Sep 11, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM…

Added by John on September 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Pre-Adamite Populations?

This seems to be an interesting article concerning the on going discussion about Mr.Adam. 

Pre-Adamite Populations?

One of the questions raised by the evolutionary view of human origins is where, exactly to place Adam and the origin of the human race created in the image of God. Were there pre-Adamic humans? Are or were some “humans” (however we define human…


Added by John on August 7, 2014 at 7:14pm — 107 Comments

Human-Ape evolution vs. Fox-Dog evolution

Young Earth Creationists believe and teach that Humans and Apes from the same ancestors is impossible, yet that Foxes and Dogs from the same ancestors happened over a period of only 400 years or so from the time of Noah's Flood until the time of Abraham and Job.

It is difficult to get a detailed description of the differences between the actual genes in these numerous species.  Genes being the feature that evolution "works on" in a well understood and demonstrable manner.…


Added by JL Vaughn on August 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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