O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Spiritual Messiah = Christ and the church
Spiritual Resurrection = Christ and the church
Spiritual Age = Christ and the church
Spiritual Abraham = Christ and the church
Spiritual Isaac = Christ and the church
Spiritual Jacob = Christ and the church
Spiritual Moses = Christ and the church
Spiritual Aaron = Christ and the church
Spiritual Joshua = Christ and the…Continue
Added by Stairway To Heaven on November 27, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
In this punishment of exclusion from heavenly blessings we have set before us the second death, of which mention is made in the Book of Revelation. Unbelief in Jesus crucified and glorified as the Messiah, or disobedience to the second divine law, the command to believe, constituted the second sin. Like the first sin, it was a sin unto death: but the death consequent on it one of a more awful description than the first which had been incurred by Adam and his posterity. 1 John v. 16, compared…Continue
Added by Stairway To Heaven on November 27, 2014 at 3:58am — No Comments
As, then, the Israelites in their journey from Egypt had been made to wander forty years in the wilderness of Arabia, until a then existing generation had passed away, before they entered into Canaan; so were the true Israelites, consisting of believing Jews and Gentiles, in their journey from the mystical Egypt of the Mosaic rites and institutions, Rev. xi. 8, made to continue forty years in the wilderness of a reconciled state, subject to the law of faith, until the whole generation of…Continue
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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…Continue
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 joy.
Spiritual Jerusalem = Christ and the church
Spiritual Rejoicing = Christ and the church
Spiritual Joy = Christ and the…Continue
Added by Stairway To Heaven on November 14, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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 continuous narration in point of time. The revelator relates parallel occurrences, and not consecutive ones. From verses 1—3,…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
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.'
Added by John on September 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
This seems to be an interesting article concerning the on going discussion about Mr.Adam.
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
What are the consequences of the AD70 consummation for the individual living today, both before and after coming to believe?
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.…Continue
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 ),…Continue
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…Continue
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Added by Eohn Rhodes on May 24, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments
May 24, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )
Unsettling History of That Joyous ‘Hallelujah’
By MICHAEL MARISSEN
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.…
May 18, 1944 ( Anno New Jerusalem )
THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS AND THE LAST DAYS OF THE JEWISH AGE
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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