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Gog and Magog ( Ezekiel 38 )

1 Israel live in the Promised Land = The ministry of Christ in AD30

2 The death / destruction of Israel by the Babylonians (Ezek 27:1) = The death of Christ by the Jews / The Whore of Babylon (Rev 17:1 -18:1) in AD33

3 The resurrection of Israel (Ezek 37:1) = The resurrection of Christ in AD33

4 The return of Israel to indwell the Physical Jerusalem (Ezek 37:1 – Rev 19:1) = The return / second coming of Christ to indwell The Church / Spiritual /…

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Added by Stairway To Heaven on April 24, 2015 at 8:00am — 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…

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Added by jjkratt on April 6, 2015 at 3:46pm — 2 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,…

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

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 — 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…

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

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

Tanneus Rufus plowing Jerusalem (Micah 3:12) II

Tanneus Rufus' salting and plowing Jerusalem with a yoke of oxen in fulfillment of Micah 3:12 in A.D. 136



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…

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

Tanneus Rufus plowing Jerusalem (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

It is not that the Parousia did not happen in the A.D.66-70 affair, it is that the Bible does not support that the eschaton was full and complete with the Stone only striking the image of the king's dream on its toes.



What about the pulverization of the shards of the image?



What about transformation of those four kingdoms to chaff of the summer threshingfloor?



What about a great wind carrying all those particles away?



What about the stone…

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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? (Matthew 12:43)

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 — 5 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

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

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