Few Christians ever believed and taught that Jesus was going to come back in the lifetimes of their grandchildren or great grandchildren… or in about a hundred or a thousand years. No, curiously, everyone seems to believe that Jesus is coming back within THEIR lifetime. Why is this? Because He IS! He comes back for EVERYONE in their lifetimes. Continue reading “Discussion at Facebook Group: Preterist Idealism (2018)”
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)”
It became less of an issue of “what then?” and more of an issue of “what now?”. And that encapsulates the distinction between preterism and idealism. Continue reading “Rethinking Revelation 30: Todd Dennis Interview – Coram Deo, Olam Habo & Metamillennialism”
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)”
By seeing historical anchors throughout the process of history we are given an opportunity to raise our awareness of the Kingdom of God and its militant work of inner growth throughout the process of our lives.
Any theology which looks to the temporal things as its finality, any theology which takes ANY scripture and applies them to the temporal realm, and does not apply them to the spiritual truth behind it for which it was written, is an incorrect theology.
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”