Articles, eschatology

Babylon in 1 Peter 5:13| Rome or Jerusalem?

Babylon in 1 Peter 5:13| Rome or Jerusalem? One of the most comment views in the commentaries is that when Peter sent greetings to the churches from “Babylon” he was cryptically saying that he was in Rome. (Some say he was in literal Babylon, but, that is untenable). Was Peter in Rome referring to that city under the cryptic appellation…

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Time for Change| Christianity In Crisis– Guest Article

Time for Change| Christianity in Need of a Paradigm Shift! Guest article by Larry Siegle A RADICAL PARADIGM SHIFT–THE NECESSITY OF IT. Recently, someone, in a discussion group made the following observation about Covenant Eschatology and the necessity of a “radical paradigm shift” rather than simply an “add on” to other doctrinal systems. It is a statement with which I…

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The Temple in Jerusalem| One Greater!

Jesus and the Temple in Jerusalem| One Greater Than the Temple is Here! In the previous installments of this short series,Jesus and the Temple #1 and Jesus and the Temple #2 we have examined the Jewish view of the Temple, and how it stood as the center of their world. It was the dwelling place of God. It was the…

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John 5:24-29| Two Resurrections? #3

Did Jesus Speak of Two Resurrections in John 5:24-29 Be sure to read the first two installments in this series about John 5:24-29—  #1   #2 Those who contend for two resurrections in John 5:24-29 are guilty of petitio principii in the extreme. They simply assume that there are two, and then argue from there. This is entirely inappropriate. Once they…

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Islamic Radicals| American Political Denial of Reality

Islamic Radicals and Political Naivete and Denial The world has watched in horror as Islamic radicals, members of the group known as Isis, have invaded Iraq. Their cruelty, their bloodthirsty actions are unbelievable. They message to the citizens of the tows they were either getting ready to invade, or that they had captured was, you either convert to Islam, or…

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Bible Hermeneutics| Do Preterists Spiritualize Scripture?

HERMENEUTICS: DO PRETERISTS “SPIRITUALIZE” BIBLE PROPHECY? Thomas Ice, an outspoken critic of Covenant Eschatology, says, “Preterists,…overall tend to allegorize key texts (i.e. Matthew 24:29-31). Allegorization occurs when an interpreter brings into a text a meaning, based on ideas, from outside the text. Thus, their interpretation cannot be supported from a normal reading of the words and phrases.” Ice has raised…

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