Hebrews points to the sabbath as the rest that believers may enter into. John used “a thousand years” as a symbol of the sabbath day, the rest day of God’s creation. Continue reading “Doug Cox: The thousand year reign and the sabbath rest (2011)”
The writer of these lines can testify from experience that, by the simple process of believing what is written in the New Testament concerning the actual present existence, among the things not seen, of the true Zion, of the city of the living God the heavenly Jerusalem, of the holy nation which is a royal priesthood, and of other spiritual realities, the main difficulty in the understanding of the Old Testament prophecies which speak of a glorified state of the things named above, vanishes away. Continue reading “Philip Mauro: The Descent of the High Priest at Pentecost (1922)”
By making the assumption that Jesus is only taking about the physical generation of the first century, one misses the exact point Paul was making about the allegorical things it represented.
Continue reading “Scott Thompson: Have Heaven and Earth Passed Away? (2007)”
Granted, when aiōn is used in these ways the sense of limitless duration is often implied. The question at hand however, is how does the meaning transfer or change when brought into English? Continue reading “Richard Liantonio: Into the Age – The Meaning of “Eternity” in the New Testament (2012)”
They needed to remain steadfast in the faith and reject the wicked if they were to be saved. If they had fallen into the zealous Judaist cause they would have been caught unawares at His return and would have been destroyed with the rest Continue reading “Nathan DuBois: Understanding the Reward Scripture Promised At Christ’s Coming (2014)”
But many of the most thoughtful of the Praeterists admit (or strongly advocate) that the visions and these events have lessons for all ages, and look forward as well as back. Continue reading “Thomas Scott on Preterist Idealism (1891)”
Yes, the Lord is returning, but it isn’t the end of the world that we need to worry about so much. What we should be concerned about is when He comes for each of us as individuals in our own lives, and to be ready each day for His return for ourselves.
Continue reading “Marcia Morrissey: Everyday Rapture and Personal Coming of the Lord”
The things that are said in prophecy about the promised land, are about the reality that is foreshadowed by the land. I suggest that the promised land itself represents the truth, into which Jesus said the Spirit will guide the church. Saying the prophecies about Israel’s return to the land apply to unbelieving Jews, is confusing shadow with reality! Continue reading “Doug Cox: The Promised Land: Shadow vs. Reality (2011)”
The Spirit-empowered believer is not the one who can only see the outward but also is able to minister to the inward need of those around us. Continue reading “Have You Heard From God Lately?”
In the Scriptures there are two senses of things: the sense under the first covenant and the sense under the second covenant. For every entity in the first covenant there is a spiritual equivalent in the second covenant. Continue reading “Booker: The Good News of Christ Jesus (2002)”