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As we read the Bible, we must keep in mind the hermeneuticial principle of audience relevance, which seeks to discover what the original audience understood a passage to mean.
I grew up in the SBC, and therefore, have always believed in what is called dispensationalism. I will admit though, I believe it more on the basis of what was told to me, instead of true study of the facts found in the Bible. My journey from semi Arminianism to Calvinism started about 6 years ago, so I am seeing the same things happen within this transformation as well. I am right in the middle of this, so I cannot say I am fully amillennial Read the rest of this entry »
So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses, and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. Thus the land had rest from war.
So the Lord gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they possessed it and lived in it.
If Dispensdationalist are known to take the Bible LITERALLY than why do they not take these very words literally which makes it surely sound like it already happen?
The Story of Fulfilment being expressed…
18 Even after they had cast an image of a calf for themselves and said, “This is your God who brought you out of Egypt,” and they had committed terrible blasphemies, 19 You did not abandon them in the wilderness because of Your great compassion. During the day the pillar of cloud never turned away from them, guiding them on their journey. And during the night the pillar of fire illuminated the way they should go. 20 You sent Your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold Your manna from their mouths, and You gave them water for their thirst. 21 You provided for them in the wilderness 40 years and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell. 22 You gave them kingdoms and peoples and assigned them to be a boundary. They took possession of the land of Sihon king of Heshbon and of the land of Og king of Bashan. 23 You multiplied their descendants like the stars of heaven and brought them to the land You told their ancestors to go in and take possession [of it]. 24 So their descendants went in and possessed the land: You subdued the Canaanites who inhabited the land before them and handed their kings and the surrounding peoples over to them, to do as they pleased with them. 25 They captured fortified cities and fertile land and took possession of well-supplied houses, rock-hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. They ate, were filled, became prosperous, and delighted in Your great goodness. 26 But they were disobedient and rebelled against You. They flung Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets who warned them to turn them back to You. They committed terrible blasphemies. 27 So You handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. In their time of distress, they cried out to You, and You heard from heaven. In Your abundant compassion You gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the power of their enemies. 28 But as soon as they had relief, they again did what was evil in Your sight. So You abandoned them to the power of their enemies, who dominated them. When they cried out to You again, You heard from heaven and rescued them many times in Your compassion.
A DIFFERENT GOSPEL (Galatians 1:6)
THE BIBLE–VERSUS–THE MILLENNIUM DOCTRINE
Some of the evils of the millennial doctrine.
- PreMillennialist says Christ is a created being, created at His birth–versus–Christ preexisted before the earth. Christ was created–versus–Christ made all created things. MAKES HIM BE JUST A MAN, NOT A DIVINE BEING.
- PreMillennialist says God, Christ, or the prophets did not know the Jews would reject Christ and put Him to death. It makes God be neither all knowing nor all powerful. If He were unable to restore the kingdom to Israel as He planned to then it MAKES HIS FIRST COMING A FAILURE.
- Both John the Baptist and Christ said the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. PreMillennialist says both were wrong.
- PreMillennialist says the church and the New Covenant are just an afterthought, were added to fill in unto God could set up the kingdom He was not able to at the first coming of Christ. IT MAKES THE OLD COVENANT BE SUPERIOR TO THE NEW COVENANT.
- PreMillennialist makes the death of Christ be not needed. They say it was both unplanned and unknown that Christ would be put to death; and if the Jews had not rejected Him and put Him to death, Israel would have been restored and the kingdom set up according to God’s plan. THE DEATH OF CHRIST WAS NOT IN THE PLAIN OF GOD, THEREFORE, WAS NOT NEEDED.
- There could not have been any predictions or prophecy about the suffering of Christ, the death of Christ, the resurrection of Christ, the church, the New Covenant; there could not have been any prophecy about the Millennium for we are told they were all unknown of by God and the prophets. If the kingdom had been restored to Israel as the Millennialist says God planned for it to be, there would have been no Millennium, yet they use many Old Testament passages to prove that God did know what they say He did not know.
- PreMillennialist makes Judaism superior to Christianity, and the Law with its animal sacrifices will be restored.
- PreMillennialist deny that Christ is now king and is now on the throne of David.
- Many PreMillennialist says eternal life for the saved will be on earth–versus–Eternal life in Heaven. No one will ever be in Heaven.
- Resurrected with an earthly body–versus–resurrected a spiritual being.
- Premillennial doctrine is a return to Judaism, a reestablishment of national Israel and the types and shadows of the Old Covenant, which the writer of Hebrews is warning against throughout the whole book of Hebrews.
IN BRIEF, THE PREMILLENNIAL BELIEF IS A COMPLETE REWRITE OF THE BIBLE. THE DIFFERENCES AND DISAGREEMENTS IN THE GOSPEL AND PREMILLENNIAL BELIEFS ARE SO GREAT THAT NO ONE CAN BELIEVE BOTH. The Premillennial belief is that God was unable to set up the Jewish kingdom that He had said He was going to set up, and that it was unknown to God that Israel was going to reject Christ and put Him to death. The church is something that was added that God did not plain or know about it before Christ’s rejection. THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM WILL BE A RETURN TO OLD TESTAMENT JUDAISM, WHICH DID NOT HAVE THE ATONING BLOOD OF CHRIST.
SOURCE - http://robertwr.com/rapture.html
THE BIBLE HELL
The words rendered hell in the bible, sheol, hadees, tartarus, and gehenna,
shown to denote a state of temporal duration.
All the texts containing the word examined and explained in harmony
with the doctrine of universal salvation.
J.W. Hanson, D.D.
Universalist Publishing House
The Bible Hell
The English Word Hell
Sheol and Hadees
Testimony of Scholars
Heathen Ideas of Hell
The Christian Idea of Hell
Opinions of Scholars
Jewish and Pagan Opinins
Hades Is On Earth
Hadees is Temporary
As Bible translations become purer, we find that references to Hell vanish from the pages of the Bible. Most translations only contain the word “Hell” a dozen times or so and many do not contain the word at all. The primary word some Bibles translate “Hell” is the Greek word “Gehenna.”
This “Gehenna” is the valley in the Old Testament called “ga ben Hinnom” or “the valley of the son of Hinnom,” also called “Tophet,” a valley in which Israel burned their own children. (Note that it was God’s own people who did the burning, NOT God Himself, who thought such a deed was utterly detestable! Jer. 32:35)
The Scriptures also foretell that this abominable valley would one day become a garden. Below are some pictures of this very valley in Israel which many Christians believe is Hell. It’s rather ironic that the other valleys around it are barren and filled with graves, while the valley orthodox Christianity calls “Hell” has become a garden. Let God and His word be true and every man a liar.
America’s founders declared an independence from governmental tyranny and taxation over personal business and welfare. For them, America was a republic founded upon “We the People” and the individual pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Government was charged with the sole role of protector, not proprietor, of this inalienable right with which all humans are endowed by their Creator.
Thomas Jefferson explained, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”
And Benjamin Franklin said, “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
Dare I say, if they or any of our founders or framers were alive today, they would say, “If you want a business, you build it. You make it happen.”
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- So, why don’t we all discuss the second coming? For old time’s sake.
- I don’t have a lot of hobbies, but I do enjoy studying the last days as a past time.
- I’m completely dedicated to preterism. Even though there’s really no future in it.
- Personally, I find the preterist reformation to be quite timely.
- When I’m through with those futurists, their view will be history.
- I’m really not opposed to dispensationalists getting raptured.
- The archangel totally blew it.
- When it comes to eschatology, hindsight is 20/20.
- I like to call them the last days of yore.
- Preterism is the only view of eschatology that will stand the test of time.
- I had three Americanos this morning. So, I was kind of a hyper preterist.
- When I said, “time will tell which view of eschatology is correct”, I didn’t mean we’d have to wait and see.
- I’m taking futurists to the woodshed. And I’m bringing a timing belt.
- Let’s make preterism the eschatology of the future! Er, you know what I mean.
- I went over 70 in the car with my family last night. Of course, I go over it with them at home too.
- Whenever you get discouraged in your efforts to convert people to preterism, just remember… in less than a hundred years, everyone you know will agree with you.
- Living past 70 is a blessing.
- I believed the Gospel, I just didn’t know what to think about the rest of the story. Then I discovered preterism. And the rest is history.
- If you’re waiting for Revelation 19 to be fulfilled, I’ve got news for you… that horse has left the barn.
- Whenever someone asks me how much of the Olivet Discourse was fulfilled, I just say, “Olivet”.
- Preterism kicked my left behind all the way to kingdom came.
- In 70 AD, Christ married His Bride. That makes me a legitimate son of the resurrection. Despite what they call me.
- I prefer to call it the yesterday of the Lord.
- The Jewish rebellion against Rome may not have been the greatest uprising in history, but it did coincide with it.
- I’m sorry if I’ve irritated you by speaking about eschatology in the past. I promise not to speak of the coming of Christ in the future.
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VIEWS FROM A BRIT
IMET a fairly new expatriate arrival to the Philippines the other day.
After five minutes introductory conversation, the lady came out with the question, “why is everything so difficult here?” That just about sums things up; everything is so difficult. It didn’t use to be like this. Read the rest of this entry »
By GARY DEMAR | Published: DECEMBER 28, 2006
Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle (14:3).
After using Rome as His rod to smite Jerusalem, God later turns on Rome in judgment. Once again, Assyria is the model: “I send it against a godless nation and commission it against the people of My fury to capture booty and to seize plunder, and to trample them down like mud in the streets . . . . So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, ‘I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness’” (Isa. 10:5–6, 12–13). The fall of Assyria did not immediately follow its plunder of Israel. The same is true of God’s use of Rome to judge Israel. Read the rest of this entry »