O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
A wonderful article on CNN.COM came out today. Here is the link:
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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
The common wisdom here is that the resurrection is now, and it is not a visible thing, but a resurrection from death unto life.>
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…Continue
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