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     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 — 2 Comments

Exposition of Isaiah 65

November 14, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )

Isaiah 65 :

17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Spiritual Heavens and Earth = Christ and the church

18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on November 14, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Millennium

November 12, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )

The millennial prediction (Rev. 20:2-7) seems to be referring to the relatively brief interval ( 65 years ) between the destruction of Jerusalem ( First Jewish–Roman War ) by Titus in AD70, and the destruction of Jerusalem ( Bar Kokhba Revolt ) by Hadrian in AD135.

And here let it be observed, once for all, that this chapter is not to be regarded as a…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on November 12, 2014 at 4:00am — No 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 JJScalise 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 JJScalise 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


The "Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis was my earliest teenage introduction to the sinister world of Satan and his henchmen.  All that storytelling skill which C.S. Lewis possessed had me believing this as gospel at that time.  But, with all due respect to the beloved Narnia creator, C.S. Lewis had some screwed up theology with regard to the demonic world.  John Bunyan's "Holy War" was also a great favorite for me back then in the 70's.

Fast forward to the present.  The comments…


Added by Patricia Watkins on July 18, 2014 at 6:21pm — 24 Comments

Consequences of AD70 Consummation

What are the consequences of the AD70 consummation for the individual living today, both before and after coming to believe?

Added by Brian O'Brit on July 18, 2014 at 5:40am — 4 Comments

Preterist Time Statements

I just released a short book on preterist time statements call, well, "Preterist Time Statements" this morning on Kindle.  Keep in mind, and tell your friends, that you can download a free Kindle reader app for any phone, tablet, or computer platform.  In the book I catalog over 250 time statements and talk a bit about their implications.…


Added by Doug Wilkinson on July 15, 2014 at 10:24am — 3 Comments

Old Law, New Law

The Mosaic Law is a term that has been bandied around quite a bit recently! We realize & recognize, for the most part, that what is meant by this terminology is the 600+ 'laws' ( including the Ten Commandments? ) that were given THROUGH Moses, but should we really use the term 'Mosaic' to describe it? Can we conscionably call it 'The Law of Moses', or must we realize & recognize that the WHOLE Law given TO Israel UNDER that first ( covenant ) was the Law of God ( Love ),…


Added by Charles Shank on June 16, 2014 at 1:48pm — 3 Comments

2questions for the preterest believer?

For me there are 2 annoying questions? These questions are for the preterest believer and community,  which comes from this verse?

Col 1:27  to whom God did will to make known what is the riches of the glory of this secret among the nations — which is Christ in you, the hope of the glory,

1st question: Is this past, present or yet future  for the believer?

2nd question: How does faith  play a role in this picture? Is it past , present or future for the…


Added by Robert Burkholder on June 1, 2014 at 11:54pm — 5 Comments

Defining Your Soul

If anyone has time to look at my book I would love some honest feedback. Go to and use the free book code QY57N. You can get a free copy until July 20th 2014. Just search for 'Defining Your Soul'. You can email your thoughts to Thanks so much. 

Added by Eohn Rhodes on May 24, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments

Hallelujah : to celebrate the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple in A.D. 70

May 24, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )

Unsettling History of That Joyous ‘Hallelujah’


Published: April 8, 2007 in the New York Times

IN New York and elsewhere a “Messiah Sing-In” — a performance of Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” with the audience joining in the choruses — is a musical highlight of the Christmas season.…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on May 23, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment


May 18, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )



Written anonymously around 100 AD, the “Epistle of Barnabas” is the earliest extra-Canonical source we have. Although not included in the Canon of the New Testament, it is an incredibly early documentation of the early Church’s beliefs about the last days. The Apostle John was probably…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on May 18, 2014 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Circumcision is the mark of the beast

May 10, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )

The 1,000 year reign of Christ was both literal and figurative and spanned an actual 1,000 years. Interestingly, the time from Solomon to Christ was this 1,000 years. Solomon was not the true heir of David for the throne because he didn't keep God's commandments. Jesus did and thus; Jesus was the true heir and, in a sense, ruled over Israel from the…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on May 10, 2014 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

Exposition of Matthew 5 : 5

May 8, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )

Edward Gibbon says, that "The Jewish Christians, who united the law of Moses with the Christian religion, remained in solitude in Pella about 60 years, enjoying the comfort of visiting the Holy City, which they loved and revered. They were vastly outnumbered by the Christians from Gentile nations, who rejected the Mosaic ceremonies. But…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on May 8, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Exposition of Jeremiah 23 : 40

May 4, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )

2 Thessalonians 1 :

3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on May 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Symbolism of Christ and the church

April 29, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )

Man = Christ ( Adam / Abraham / Isaac / Jacob / Boaz / David / Solomon )

Woman = The Church ( Eve / Sarah / Rebekah / Leah / Ruth / Abigail )

Father = Christ ( Abraham )

Children = The Church ( Israel )

Master = Christ

Slave = The Church

Shepherd = Christ ( Abel / David )

Sheep = The…


Added by Stairway To Heaven on April 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Glorified Body; The Gravity of Christ in Us

There is much focus of late, both the religious and so-called secular camps, on 'Heaven' & the 'After Life'!  'Is there life after death?' and what is 'Heaven really like?'; 'is there a 'heaven'?' are just of few of the questions being considered. The real question is, though, should we consider them at all!?

With so much of a focus on what happens to us when this…

Added by Charles Shank on April 23, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

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