I met your brother at the conference. I did not know he was an Arminian and that Arminians would even be present. Wrongly assumed they were all like Ward Fenley. I understand your brother used to be sovereign grace in doctrine and has gone the other direction. Do you have a similar history as he in your theological journey (concerning the doctrine of salvation)?
I attend Pratt Parkway Christians. It is not a preterist congregation but I can freely discuss my viewpoints and many are willing to look into this. I have taught some lessons on this publically and small group meetings
My first thought was that it was prophecy about Christ being rasied on the third day but now that you bring it to my attention I think you are very possibly correct. Even Christ being raised on the third day symbolizes the death Israel suffered for two ages (days) and being raised on the third. Very good Micah
Just another thought. I think this all ties in with the story of Jonah spending three days in the belly of the great sea monster. That Hebrew word used there is the same one found in the 5th Day of Gen 1 describing the Sea Monster. Christ also says that only the Sign of Jonah will be given and so raising the Jews out of the belly of the Gentile Nations corresponds to that time they were cast into the Sea as was Jonah as a typology of their fate and ressurection.
Also I would like to copy this discussion over to my six day blog so that others could chime in as well if its ok with you.
Again you have eyes to see. That is what I hoped my presentation would do is open some more things up so obscure issues might become illuminated. I have often used the John 5:17 to demonstrate that exact point along with Heb 3 & 4.
I have not pondered fully the the Sabbath rest for man although I realized there was more to it than the old way of looking at it. I think you have got it down right.
I didn't mean to ignore your message. I haven't messed with the site
other than to post a few messages, so I didn't realize you'd left it. I
go to Redeemer Baptist Church in Aurora. One of the advantages of our
church is that eschatology is not an overtly significant part of the
experience (though, of course, the assumptions behind it determine quite a
bit of outlook). We basically have about 150 members. I don't know if I'd like it if it were much bigger.