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After this, the judgment

Heard Greg Laurie on the radio today, and he was answering bible questions. One question asked if this is the only day of salvation. He said yes, and if a sinner doesn't accept Christ now, in this life, then there are no future opportunities. His proof text was Hebrews 9:27

"27And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes…

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Added by Doug on July 20, 2015 at 6:50pm — 29 Comments

Higgs Boson and the end of the world

This discussion will be a little technical, and I am going to assume some prior knowledge on the part of the readers...

On July 4, 2012, the Higgs Boson was verified to be a real thing. This was historic, and paved the way for theoretical physicists to ponder th question of "WHY"? That is, WHY is the mass of the Higgs 126 GeV? Why not 125 GeV, or some other number?

It turns out that this "particle" (if that's what it really is) is necessary for our continued existence. Although…

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Added by Doug on October 28, 2013 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

Emmanuel and The Problem of Evil

Emmanuel - God With Us.

When we consider the problem of why there is evil in the world, alongside that question we need to ask also why there is good!

If God only created one choice, that of choosing good, then there would be no choice at all. As Augustine put it:

"Such is the generosity of God's goodness that He has not refrained from creating even that creature which He foreknew would not only sin, but remain in the will to sin. As a runaway horse is better than a…

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Added by Doug on January 22, 2013 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Some Resurrection Questions

Even though I consider myself a full preterist, I have some basic questions about the resurrection. Perhaps some here can offer me some ideas and their own understandings about this topic. I would appreciate it.

Here are my basic questions:

1. If the resurrection is supposed to be understood as a corporate thing, then how can some enter a "better resurrection"? See Heb.…

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Added by Doug on December 9, 2012 at 9:15pm — 16 Comments

Did Adam Have A Navel?

Given that most evangelicals say no, he did not, what do you think?

The idea here is that Adam could have been taken "out of" other people groups for a special purpose, put in the garden, and therefore would have a navel or...

...the traditional view is that he did not, because taken literally, Adam was created as a unique creature, different physically, and responsible (with Eve of course) for all people who…

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Added by Doug on November 1, 2012 at 6:22pm — 2 Comments

Is Good Friday important for preterist?

There is much controversy about what day of the week Jesus was crucified. Many point to Dan 9:27 that states that He was "cut off" in the middle of the week. Taken literally, Jesus woul dhave been crucified on a Wednesday, not a "good Friday" traditional timeframe.

So, is this important to preteristic interpretations of prophecy? Perhaps so....

First, it is common theologic practice to not be "exact" on words of prophecy, in the sense of a wooden literalistic sense. That has…

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Added by Doug on August 13, 2012 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

The meek shall inherit what?

Jesus said in Matthew 5

"blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth"

I would like opinions about what Jesus really meant by this.

There have been lots of discussions about what "Heavens and Earth" really means contextualy in preterist and covenant creation theology. So, if we apply covenant creation interpretations of heaven and earth, then how can it be that the "meek shall inherit the earth"?

That is, if earth is not this dirtball hanging in space,…

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Added by Doug on October 24, 2011 at 7:55pm — 9 Comments

Speaking Christian

A wonderful article on CNN.COM came out today. Here is the link:

Speaking Christian

 

The thrust of the article is about the terminology Christians use as their "second language".

But I found a few of the author's quotes to be quite revealing, as well as agreeing with many of the issues we have discussed here on DID. For example, here are some…

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Added by Doug on August 1, 2011 at 8:48am — No Comments

SECRETS OF THE BOOK OF ENOCH AND THE 8TH DAY

Recently, I read a pseudepigraphal (not accepted as canonical or Divine in origin) work called “Book of the Secrets of Enoch” This particular version I read came from a compilation of apocryphal and pseudepigraphal books in a paperback book called “Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Book of Eden”, published by LB Press, ISBN 0-529-02061-0. It lists for $9.99.…

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Added by Doug on January 12, 2011 at 4:50pm — 8 Comments

Why complex life probably evolved only once

I thought the article below was very interesting, and a new take on evolutionary science. This is from Nature magazine.

Why complex life probably evolved only once

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Added by Doug on October 25, 2010 at 8:10am — No Comments

Noah and the Parousia

Yesterday I was listening to the Bible Answer Man broadcast with Hank Hanegraaf.

A listener called in and said she teaches Sunday school, and was studying eschatology on her own, and said "I am leaning toward preterism and fulfilled eschatology"

Hank proceeded to raise several objections to preterism, but one in particular stumped me. Maybe someone can enlighten me.

Hank said that when preterists make the claim that the Parousia of 70 AD was…

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Added by Doug on October 12, 2010 at 2:16pm — 13 Comments

Always at war?

I decided to add t his post because of something JL Vaughn said in another recent blog.

He said that we will always be at war post parousia.

Well, my question then is why? Why do you suppose that God would will that war continue ad infinitum? Even man's warfare eventually ends when all sides have either called it quits or been defeated.

I am not writing this to contest that we ARE at war, or even to argue the physical reality of our suffering. It…

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Added by Doug on October 8, 2010 at 11:56am — 12 Comments

Expansion on Preston's comments of Zechariah 14 and the Feast of Tabernacles

There was a debate between Kurt Simmons and Don Preston in Fulfilled Magazine, Summer 2009, that was started by Preston’s article about Romans 11:25-27. Simmons basically took Preston to task and tried to show Preston’s belief in preterism is not true.

Though Preston acquitted himself well in subsequent debate, one portion of Simmons discussion caught my eye. Here is a part of Simmons disagreement (in bold below) with Preston (Preston's comments preced those of Simmons)that I…

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Added by Doug on July 8, 2010 at 12:01pm — 7 Comments

What about the second resurrection?

The common wisdom here is that the resurrection is now, and it is not a visible thing, but a resurrection from death unto life.

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What then of the SECOND resurrection, spoken of in Rev.

Revelation 20:4-5, 7-11, 12-13. "I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded…

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Added by Doug on June 24, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

A Quote Worth Memorizing to Study the Bible Correctly

“It shall greatly help ye to understand scripture if thou mark--not only what is spoken and written,
but of whom,
and to whom,
with what words,
at what time,
where,
to what intent,
with what circumstances,
considering what goeth before
and what followeth.”
(Miles Coverdale in his introduction to his Bible translation.)

Added by Doug on June 22, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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For the Preterist

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Isaiah 2:2-4 Used to refute preterism

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This Site Active?

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Gen 1 vs Isa 51

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Adam as Israel

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Though he dies yet shall he live

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The parousia and judgment of nations

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Preterist Networking

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Online Teaching Elders

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Who is the abomination of desolation ?

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