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Postmillennialism, The Creeds and Being “Reformed.” #1

Those familiar with the controversy surrounding Covenant Eschatology know well that Dominionists such as Keith Mathison, Kenneth Gentry and others have pointed an accusing finger at preterists for being “non-creedal” and out of step with the church’s doctrinal stand in history. BTW, I freely admit that I am not orthodox, as defined by the modern Reformers, and make no apology…

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The “Second Birth” of Jesus- Part 4

Be sure to begin with article #1 of this series. CHRIST AS MINISTER OVER THE TRUE TABERNACLE One of the things that Hebrews makes abundantly clear is that the Old Covenant cultus was “a shadow of good things about to come” (Hebrews 10:1-3). That means that the Old Covenant world itself, epitomized by the Temple, priesthood, sacrifices, etc. was only…

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The “Second Birth” of Jesus Part 2

THE LIMITATION OF SERVICE OF JESUS’ FIRST BIRTH Be sure to read part 1 to set the context for this second article. Being born into the Old Covenant world of Israel had a definite restricting element in regard to Jesus’ work as Messiah. The Messiah was to be king and priest on his throne (Zechariah 6:12-13). Jesus was of the…

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1 Peter and the Dating of Revelation

The dating of Revelation is critical to a proper understanding of eschatology. The most popular view of the day is that Revelation was written late in the first century, under the emperor Domitian, who was supposedly persecuting the church. This is increasingly being challenged as non-historical. Nonetheless, take a look at this chart 1Pet-Rev which is a comparison between 1…

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The “Second Birth” of Jesus #1

Our title may shock the reader at first glance because normally the term “born again” connotes the spiritual renewal of a sinful life. But this article does not imply in any way that Jesus was in need of such a renewal. We do wish to deal with the Biblical concept of the two births of Jesus as they relate to…

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eschatology, Fulfilled Prophecy

Acts 4: An Ignored Eschatological Text #2

Be sure to read part one of this two part series. THE REJECTED STONE Peter (Acts 4:11), quotes from Psalms 118:22: “The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” The “Stone” motif in scripture is very significant, and especially in the way Peter calls it to mind. To appreciate the power of Peter’s citation, we need to…

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Acts 4: An Ignored Eschatological Text- #1

It is an understatement to say that Acts 4 is not the focus of intense eschatological debate. Seemingly, it is considered by many to be just “filler” between the highly significant, and intensely debated, chapter 3 and the great temple speech of Stephen in Acts 6-7. While Acts 4-5 is sometimes quoted, it is seldom cited as eschatologically significant. Most…

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eschatology

Guest Article: Rod MacArthur on Isaiah 5 #3

Be sure to read the other two articles in this series by Rod MacArthur. Number one is here; Number two is here. This is the final article in this series, and explores the Messianic nature of Isaiah 5. Great Stuff! Be sure to get a copy of Don K. Preston’s book: The Last Days Identified, for more information on the…

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