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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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eschatology, Fulfilled Prophecy

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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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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Rod MacArthur- Isaiah 5– #2

Be sure to read the first of Rod’s articles on Isaiah 5 here. Woes on the Useless Vineyard — Return to Isaiah 57: For the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress. Yahweh…

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More on Isaiah From Rod MacArthur– Isaiah 5

Isaiah 5: A Vineyard of Woes We should view Isa. 1–5 as introducing discussion themes for the rest of Isaiah’s book, with chap. 6 being the prophet’s commission as God’s spokesman. We should also view chap. 2–4 as his Last Days introduction. Recall the bookends: 21–4 spoke of establishing the Mountain of Yahweh’s House and 42–6 spoke of the Branch’s…

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