O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Paul describes the resurrection in exact accordance with the testimony of Christ. 'Every man [shall be raised] in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's ['the elect' spoken of in Matt. 24: 31] at his coming, SECOND TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED IN AD70; then [i. e. next] cometh the end [of the resurrection, i. e. the final resurrection,] when he shall deliver up the kingdom to the Father;' [i. e. after his mediatorial reign, AELIA CAPITOLINA REPLACED JERUSALEM IN…Continue
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Jesus Christ, in the 24th and 25th of Matthew, describes two distinct judgment. The first judgment is represented as taking place in immediate connection with the second advent, SECOND TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED IN AD70. 'Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, .... and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man; . . . . and he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet; and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of…Continue
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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.
The most equitable of the citizens, and such as were the most uneasy at the breach of the laws, they disliked what was done; they also sent to the…Continue
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10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
In 68 CE, there was growing unrest in Jerusalem. Ananus ben Ananus incited the people to rise up against the Zealots, who were robbing the people and using the Temple of Jerusalem…Continue
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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.
Yehoshua was solicitous for the instruction of the young, and provided schools in every town for children over five years of age, earning thereby the praises of posterity (B. B. 21a). The two lots used on the Day of Atonement, hitherto of boxwood, he made of gold (Yoma iii. 9). According to the Talmud (tractate Bava Bathra 21a) he is…Continue
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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 the high…Continue
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Galatians 4 :
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a free woman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in…Continue
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PART THIRD : V. : THE COMING OF CHRIST : AS ANNOUNCED IN Mat.24 : 29-31.
But what is the meaning of the phrase "this generation" and what the interval of time thus designated? The specification is, and must be, at any rate, indefinite; for the tide of human life flows on in an unbroken stream, and no man can mark or tell the point where one generation ends and another begins. Yet modern chronology, with some degree of definiteness, reckons three generations in a century; and…Continue
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Finally, Dr. Robinson actually applies the tremendous announcement of the coming of the Son of man in Matt. 24: 29—31, to a second Jewish war ( Aelia Capitolina replaced Jerusalem, AD136 )—the final catastrophe of the nation, which took place some time after the destruction of Jerusalem in A. D. 70 ( Aelia Capitolina replaced Jerusalem, AD136 ). The following paragraph presents the concluding epitome of his theory : "
After these illustrations, I may sum up here in a few…Continue
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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…Continue
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,…Continue
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With concern to the Seals (S), Trumpets (T), and Bowls (B), many Christians will not agree that these are a set of three series of seven separate judgments. Instead, it is believed that they are a different way of talking about the same thing. Now, whether we all…Continue
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The Big Picture
The Book of Revelation:
Understanding the Whole by Understanding the Parts
(A Simple Chart)
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In the previous article http://deathisdefeated.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-problem-of-context-in-the-genealogy-of-genesis-5?xg_source=activity, 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…
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…
What are most people's thoughts on the possibility that Satan never existed but is better known as "Adversary" or "Accuser"Continue
This is a wonderful and scholarly article identifying resurrection day.
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…Continue
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…Continue