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)”
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)”
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”
Typically, the coming of the Lord is seen as a single historical event. However, the Greek word parousia, upon which the English is often rendered simply as ‘coming’, suggests much more. The simple identification of the origins of the word parousia offers a tremendous opportunity to cut through centuries of error in order to comprehend the prenatal work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
How can it be said we remove the motive and incentive to Christian watchfulness, by denying the kind of Advent they hold? How can they say these injunctions given to the New Testament church to watch for the Lord’s coming mean that they should expect the Second Advent every day, when the Master himself shows that it is death which is referred to?”
“It is the Duty of every Christian, as he values his Safety and his Soul, to bear constantly in Mind, and make good Provision against, the Second Coming of the Lord; which in effect will be the Time of his own Death”