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A Panoramic 'Map' of Satan's Power

   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…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on February 28, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

The Nine Sections of the Book of Revelation

The Big Picture



The Book of Revelation:



Understanding the Whole by Understanding the Parts



(A Simple Chart)



Source :



http://www.atavistbiblicalchurch.com/index.php/2-uncategorised/222-the-nine-sections-of-the-book-of-revelation…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on February 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Johann Jakob Wetstein

In The Parousia, Russell grapples with the significance and implications of the New Testament imminence factor as few in his day ever would or could.  And he did quite a good job laying out his case.  However, when he arrived at Revelation 20 he had already committed enough missteps and blunders that it was next to impossible for him to successfully interpret it.  Then, to top it all off, he mentions [Johan] Wetstein's hypothesis:



    "Wetstein has hazarded the hypothesis that…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on February 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Who was Adam in Genesis 6?

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…

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Added by JL Vaughn on February 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — 42 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…

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Added by JL Vaughn on February 12, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Masada in Revelation 19 : 21 III

The Apocalypse depicts Christ's triumph over the forces of the Fourth Philosophical Movement, their initial debut on the Second Temple esplanade (Revelation 11:1-2), their puffed up heart (Revelation 13:4), their strange religious innovations (Revelation 13:14-18), their certain doom (Revelation 14:9-11), their infestation with afflictions (Revelation 16:20), their bloody cup (Revelation 16:3), their scorching with great heat (Revelation 16:8), their agonizing darkness (Revelation 16:10),…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 26, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Masada in Revelation 19 : 21 II

Can We Account for the Millennium in the Atavist View?



Some say to me, "What about the thousand year reign?"  What is my answer?  Does my faith fail me there?  By no means!  But I want to remind people not to put the cart before the horse.  First things first!  In order to properly understand this subject, I humbly believe we need to start and stick to a narrative, not a sequence of disjointed proof texts.  The narrative of Matthew leads us from chapter three to where we are now…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 26, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Seven Thunders had been sealed (Revelation 10:3-4; 20:9)

They had plenty of time to think things over before they committed themselves to a new series of fatal mistakes.  He gave them that chance after he had removed their cherished forms of godliness whose use was fulfilled.  In this period, called "the day of Jesus Christ" by the Apostle Paul, and "Judaea Capta" by the Romans,  God also exalted the Christians in the eyes of the Jews, for the very first time.  But by the seventh decade many of them were none the wiser (Revelation 20:8-9).  So…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 26, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Masada in Revelation 19 : 21 I

Did the Kingdom of God Come in Peace or During War?



According to Christ, the kingdom of God would come with power in the middle of the Jewish civil war, (Luke 21:27-32 cf. Revelation 11:15 and 12:10).  Revelation describes these interconnected events in allusions and signs and symbols.  If one is not careful, the kaleidescope appears to be entirely confusing because there is a interdependent convergence of events--Seven Seals and Seven Trumpets.  After the Jews were aggravated by…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 25, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Two Millenniums : A.D.33 to A.D.66 and A.D.73 to A.D. 132

The thousand years stands for the longsuffering of God. Second Peter 3:8 informs us of this.  However, it is well to note that there were two of these: the period from A.D.33 to A.D.66, and the period from A.D.73 to A.D. 132.  To confuse them or to conflate them into one are errors shared by many scholars and Bible students.



Daniel 2 :



34 Thou sawest till that a STONE ( STONE DESTRUCTION, AD66 - AD70, 42 months ) was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 20, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Jerusalem plowed (Micah 3:12) II

Jerusalem plowed as predicted by the prophet Micah in Micah 3:12.



Micah 3 :



12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.



 Rev. COL AEL CAPIT COND. A priest driving two oxen at plough, to the right; in the field, a military ensign.

Here we see the title of founder given to Hadrian, by the term CONDitor. "Probably (says Pellerin), it is one of…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 19, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Jerusalem plowed (Micah 3:12) I

According to the Bible, after the Destruction of Jerusalem, the marriage of Christ to his Church and the Supper of the Great God and the death by sword of the hold-outs, Satan was then captured, chained, cast into the bottomless, shut up and sealed for what is termed "a thousand years."  Meanwhile, the saints who lost their lives for their refusal to receive the Mark of the Beast during the rebellion were exalted to thrones to reign with Christ and shatter the nations to shivers with a rod…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 19, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Stone Destruction and Wind Destruction

Daniel 2 :



34 Thou sawest till that a STONE ( STONE DESTRUCTION, AD66 - AD70, 42 months ) was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.



35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the WIND ( WIND DESTRUCTION, AD132 - AD136, 42 months ) carried them away, that no place was found for them:…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 16, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

When Was the House of the Generation of Jesus' Day 'Swept Clean and Garnished'?

When Was the House of the Generation of Jesus' Day 'Swept Clean and Garnished'?



But the matter I really wanted to explore with you is the meaning we might attach to the Parable of the Wicked Spirit in Matthew 12:43-45.  The text reads as follows:



    "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty,…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on January 15, 2015 at 11:00pm — 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"

http://www.sheldonemrylibrary.com/devildue.htm…

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

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

This is a wonderful and scholarly article identifying resurrection day. 

http://www.jesuswordsonly.com/books/540-first-day-of-week-versus-one-of-the-sabbaths.html

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

"IT IS FINISHED" = ENDING THE MILLENNIUM

     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…

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

Bar Kokhba Revolt

The millennial prediction (Rev. 20:2-7) seems to be referring to the relatively brief interval ( 66 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 AD136. An interesting fact : The Jewish-Roman wars were started in AD66 and ended in AD136. It lasted for 70 years.

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

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

PAUL - THE "FIRST" SINNER

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…

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

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