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How Many People Were on the Ark?

Everybody knows that there were eight people saved by Noah's ark.  But what we typically fail to realize is that some people don't count.  Servants for instance.



I'd like to compare two events, Noah's Flood and Jacob's travel to Egypt, to show that the ancients counted people differently than we do today.  …



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Added by JL Vaughn on July 17, 2017 at 9:17pm — 2 Comments

New Article: The Language of Creation from Genesis to Revelation

The Language of Creation from Genesis to Revelation

By Tami Jelinek







There is much disagreement within fulfilled eschatology regarding the Genesis creation story. What is it about? Those who are futurist in their eschatology, and take a literal, cosmological view of “the end,” understandably view Genesis as the beginning of the same. In other words, if Revelation and other “last days” prophecies describe the end of the physical universe, then Genesis…

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Added by Tami on June 2, 2009 at 6:00am — 33 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 — 46 Comments

John Walton - Genesis Through Ancient Eyes

A very helpful video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUb9P5HXueo

Thoughts?

Added by Tim Martin on February 13, 2014 at 9:14pm — 3 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 — 15 Comments

THE COSMOLOGY OF ISRAEL'S COVENANT, LAND AND TEMPLE

THE COSMOLOGY OF ISRAEL'S COVENANT, LAND AND TEMPLE



By: Michael J. Sullivan

copyright 2008

www.treeoflifeministries.info



(TLM editorial note: A few years ago I spoke at a Preterist conference and developed the temple imagery in Genesis. The message was never taped and I didn't have time to cover all of my material. Here is some of that material I covered at the conference. I do NOT make Genesis issues a test of fellowship and I try and approach the subject with… Continue

Added by Mike Sullivan on November 24, 2008 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

The Giving of the Law

When was law first given?

12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had…

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Added by JL Vaughn on August 28, 2010 at 12:00am — 51 Comments

Noah's Flood as the Story of Jesus Christ

Sometimes, you just have to throw the ball down the field to see what happens...

 

Covenant: Peace Through Sacrifice

 

"… this makes it more evident that all kinds of animals were preserved in the ark, not so much for the sake of renewing the stock, as of prefiguring the various nations which were to be saved in the Church…"

 

Augustine,…

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Added by Tim Martin on January 23, 2012 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

Covenant Creation: A Demonstration from Colossians

Have you ever wondered if Covenant Creation can be demonstrated directly from the text of the New Testament?

One of the neat things about active ministry in a local congregation is how you will be forced, on a regular basis, into systematic study of God's Word with its application to daily life. I spent most of my preaching schedule in 2012 at Covenant Community Church working verse by verse through…

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Added by Tim Martin on January 10, 2013 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Adam and “Death” to “all” men

I want to piggy back off of a post that Larry made on the SGP site. Larry brings up the point that “those who are “saved” implies the necessity of logical limitation” concerning the use of Paul’s “all”. IMO this is an extremely important point to recognize concerning the language of the scriptures. There is an inherent propensity by Christians to “assume” that the “all” that is spoken of by Paul is to be inferred universally toward all men in context to the discussion. Well yes and no. Yes when… Continue

Added by Norm on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

HOUSE DIVIDED THE IMMINENT REDEMPTION OF LUKE 21:27-28 AND ROMANS 8:18-23

HOUSE DIVIDED



THE IMMINENT REDEMPTION OF LUKE 21:27-28 AND ROMANS 8:18-23



By: Michael J. Sullivan www.treeoflifeministries.info Copyright 2008



The Westminster Confession of Faith states that, “The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture, is the Scripture itself; and therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly.”… Continue

Added by Mike Sullivan on March 8, 2009 at 12:09am — No Comments

The Preterist Implications for Modern Political Theory

I have been thinking about this subject for quite some time. In fact, I recently preached a sermon developing out what I believe to be some preterist implications for political theory in the modern world. You can find that sermon as Part 36 of my sermon series through the gospel of Mark.

 

Here is the short story. The…

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Added by Tim Martin on May 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Creed vs. The Scripture: Living with the Tension

As part of a New Testament seminary course I have been reading a book called Practicing Theological Interpretation by Joel Green. While I am enjoying the book and I do recommend it for its thorough discussion of various hermeneutical paradigms, one section on the "Rule of Faith" as dictated by the "Creed" (singularly referencing the collective creeds of the church throughout history) was challenging. Here is my brief response:

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Added by Tami on October 30, 2012 at 8:01am — 8 Comments

The meaning of "Born Again"

I figured all of you CBV types would love this.  Enjoy.

http://beatenbrains.blogspot.com.au/2006/08/eschatology-of-being-born-again.html

Added by Doug Wilkinson on September 24, 2012 at 11:21am — 4 Comments

The Cream Rises to the Top

It is no secret that the partial preterist world tries its best to marginalize consistent preterism. Gary DeMar has called the movement a "tar baby" with only about 100 people in it. 

With that in mind, these two episodes of "Back to the Bible" with Woodrow Kroll, were quite surprising and may be harbingers of what is to come upon the partial preterist world. 

Kroll is embarking on an…

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Added by Micah Martin on September 10, 2012 at 11:00pm — 30 Comments

The Law Before Sinai

So, I'm studying redemption, and researching James Jordan. I come across this paragraph:

"Paul tells us that the law was in operation before Sinai, when he says “for until the law sin was in the world; but sin is not im- puted when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses” (Rem. 5:13, 14a). Before the law “came ,“ the law was already in operation, for it was already dealing death to sin- ners. (Similarly, before the New Covenant “came,…

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Added by Alan Bondar on July 28, 2012 at 3:29pm — 7 Comments

If Resurrection Means "Stand Again," Where was the First Standing?

On the radio program Two Guys and a Bible, with about 35 min. to go, William Bell said something quite interesting and more profound than he realized.



Earlier, William had said that Paul got his doctrine from the law and the prophets. Mike had asked, what text of the law Paul had used to teach the resurrection. William said nothing specific but mentioned Adam who is prominent in 1 Cor. 15. (The… Continue

Added by JL Vaughn on August 11, 2010 at 2:07pm — 33 Comments

Rev 20:7-10 (Post Millennium)?

Recently a discussion was brought up by a good friend concerning Duncan and Doug W.’s Premillennial Preterism on a closed forum I belong to. I typically have to stay away from these detailed discussions because they require a lot of energy, thought and time to enter into intelligently.  Against my better judgment I decided to enter in even though I don’t have the time and energy I used to be able to allocate to these issues. Partially this is because I’m not giving Duncan and Doug a fair…

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Added by Norm on June 4, 2012 at 9:12pm — 9 Comments

Integrating Covenant Creation and Noah's Flood in Prophetic Context

My apologies to those who have already listened to these recordings on the 01-27-12  Hairy Ticks Variety Show.  I thought I should repackage the material in a dedicated blog post to better describe the content. This will help for future reference.

 

Discover more about the relationship between Genesis Creation, Noah's Flood, and New Testament prophecy here:

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Added by Tim Martin on February 9, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The Evolution of Adam: What The Bible does and Doesn’t Say About Human Origins By Pete Enns

I want to introduce Pete Enns newly released Book “The Evolution of Adam”: What the Bible does and doesn’t Say about Human Origins. 

This is going to be a ground breaking book in Christian circles as Pete introduces some new concepts to the evangelical crowd that seriously challenges many of their longstanding hermeneutical approaches.  I have listed the Table of Contents and Pete’s concluding 9 Thesis below to give you a…

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Added by Norm on January 16, 2012 at 1:28pm — 21 Comments

Events

Forum

Adam as Israel

Started by Internet_Troll in Eschatology. Last reply by Internet_Troll May 26. 6 Replies

The parousia and judgment of nations

Started by Internet_Troll in Eschatology. Last reply by Joseph Rehby Jul 6. 16 Replies

Preterist Networking

Started by Judy Peterson in Prayer Requests. Last reply by John Aug 8, 2016. 17 Replies

The 10 Tribes of Israel

Started by Internet_Troll in Questions and Best Answers We Can Give!. Last reply by Internet_Troll May 22, 2016. 9 Replies

Online Teaching Elders

Started by Eohn Rhodes in Eschatology. Last reply by Doug Dec 22, 2015. 4 Replies

Who is the abomination of desolation ?

Started by Stairway To Heaven in Eschatology. Last reply by Brother Les Dec 11, 2015. 3 Replies

Divine council

Started by Sharon Q in Eschatology. Last reply by Sharon Q Oct 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Marriage and Divorce Motif Between God and Israel

Started by Andrew Reish in Eschatology. Last reply by Brother Les Jul 5, 2015. 5 Replies

Millennium

Started by Mark Baker in Eschatology. Last reply by Internet_Troll May 4, 2015. 48 Replies

Fulfilled prophecies of Jesus

Started by joy sung in Eschatology Mar 22, 2015. 0 Replies

The End of the Old Covenat

Started by Internet_Troll in Eschatology. Last reply by Internet_Troll Jan 21, 2015. 60 Replies

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