Category Archives: Eschatology

In That Day: How Jesus is revealing Himself to the Jewish

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Can a generation be extended to include thousands of years? The last part of the volume is devoted to a fair, sober, and Scriptural criticism of what the author calls “the pre-millennial program,” showing very pointedly the difficulties involved in the ideas of “the Rapture,” “the Revelation,” “the Great Tribulation,” the several returns of our Lord, the several judgments, and the two-fold resurrection. Confirmation of this event is found in secular history: Jerusalem's corrupt Pharisaic leadership was overthrown nearly 2000 years ago in a civil war characterized by brutal revolt and assassinations.

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Books of the Dead Belonging to Tshemmin and Neferirnub

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Basing his research on some contemporary biblical scholarship, especially that of Ferdinand Berner of the University of Berlin and Bruno Bauer, Engels argues that Revelation is the earliest Christian document. It provides a point of contact with the secular world– an apologetic– a hermeneutic– a radical reorientation toward the world that many are looking for. He contends that if Judas “were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead” (12:44).

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Hell: A Final Word

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In order then to posit an omnibenevolent God who creates us with free will, which allows for the possibility of evil, then we must consider the purpose of free will. Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon..... Even children can understand the basic message. The third post-Hegelian age would be an age of practical action, in which the thought of both Christianity and of Hegel would be transcended and embodied into an act of will, a final revolution to overthrow and transcend existing institutions.

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Sodom; Egypt; Jerusalem

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That's how it will be, a miracle manifest to all..." [203] 13. The believer is not set at the high noon of life, but at the dawn of a new day at the point where night and day, things passing and things to come, grapple with each other. Historically God refers to the nation of Babylon that will come upon Judah and Jerusalem. McGrath, A Brief History of Heaven (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003), 33. 14 Viviano, The Kingdom of God in History, 39. 15 Ibid., 39-40. 16 McGrath, A Brief History of Heaven, 34. 17 Viviano, The Kingdom of God in History, 41.

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Breakfast in Tel Aviv: A Conversation about Israel

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Eschatological passages are found in many places in the Bible, both in the Old and the New Testaments. It is easy to begin viewing those opinions as facts, and then when we study other related prophecies we tend to interpret those prophecies in ways that fit in with those supposed facts. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly.

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The Hope of Heaven: What Happens When We Die?

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Most Christians have supposed that this will involve eternal conscious torment. Arnold Schwartnegger had an End of Days, and TBN heir Mat Crouch produced, as a Christian film, not too long ago a more "Hollywood" type release, Omega Code which made use of the recently written about " Bible Codes ." Despairing of vindication in this life and rebelling against the thought that righteousness should remain finally unrewarded, the sufferer seeks consolation in the hope of a renewal of God's friendship beyond the grave: "O that thou wouldest hide me in Sheol, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me.

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Heaven and Hell: Also the World of Spirits or Intermediate

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The Doctrine of the Prophets: the future of the world -- 5. And since the Scriptures are Christological, the Old Testament's types (which are so indicated by Scripture) are related to, centered in, and fulfilled in Christ and His people, the church. In the apostolic teaching this eternal life may be enjoyed here and now, although its full flowering awaits a future consummation. It is instructive to understand the attitude of all Marxist historians toward Münster and the other millennialist movements of the early 16th century.

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London Harlot 666

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Owing to the fact that Christian faith banished from its life the future hope by which it is upheld, and relegated the future to a beyond, or to eternity, whereas the biblical testimonies which it handed on are yet full to the brim with future hope of a messianic kind for the world, -- owing to this, hope emigrated as it were from the Church and turned in one distorted form or another against the Church. Schweitzer’s solution to the problem raised by Jesus’ imminentist eschatological views is to understand Jesus’ spiritual and ethical teaching as essential and his eschatological expectation as non-essential.

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Death be not Proud: The Problem of the Afterlife (Religions

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Matthew 24:3 - As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. How sure are you that your view is correct? At Jesus' first coming, Israel rejected Him, thereby stumbling in literal fulfillment of this prophecy.

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The Jewish Popes

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In designating the time of God's future punishment, Amos was the first to call it "the *Day of the Lord" (yom ), a term that was taken up, with further developments of the concept, by many of the later prophets (Isa. 13:6, 9; Ezek. 13:5; Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11; 3:4; 4:14; Obad. 15; Zeph. 1:7, 14; Mal. 3:23), with variations such as "the day of the Lord's fury" (Zeph. 1:18), "that Day" (ha-yom ha-huʾ, Isa. 2:11; Zeph. 1:15), or simply "the Day" (ha-yom, Mal. 3:19; cf. The *Temple Scroll, like the Torah, is written as if dictated by God to Moses.

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