Signs of the times: Or, Present, past, and future

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The below links to Jack Prasch sermons will also provide scholarly documentation. The New Christian Right is not Christian Reconstructionist, for it is not Calvinist, theonomist, or postmillennial. Three basic ideas are crucial for the success of any religious, social, intellectual, and political movement. It is thus dualistic, viewing the `higher' spiritual world as essentially separate from the material world."36 The spiritual vision model was inherently linked to allegorical and spiritual methods of interpretation that were opposed to literal interpretation based on historicalgrammatical contexts.

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The kingdom of God and the one thousand years' reign

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There are several elements of Gabriel�s prophecy which must be reckoned with before an understanding can be reached. The simplicity of their belief in the God of their fathers kept them then and ever after from the importation of mythological elements into their faith. The first one to hear that trumpet will be the person who is busy in setting right the cistern meant for supplying water to the camels.

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Racing Toward Armageddon

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Religions develop as the internal intellect pursues internal truth, while science advances as the external intellect pursues external truth. "Spirit" in this context denotes the inspiration of Heaven. Both A-millennialists and PostMils view the millennium as beginning at Christ’s first coming and will consummate at Christ’s second coming. Wellhausen was also the author of many works on the New Testament and on Arabic history. (HH 380-385; TNT 495) flh Copyright Matters: The text of this web page is copyright to the authors indicated by initials at the end of each article or otherwise to Fred L.

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Al-Ghaz L 's Unspeakable Doctrine of the Soul: Unveiling the

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So one does not succeed in being “biblical,” but only produces the illusion of a match. 35 As still another kind of biblical theology, one may study the distinctive theological and thematic shape of different biblical books and different human authors. It came up during my recent speaking tour in Florida, and in a talk I gave to a group on Capitol Hill last week? You don't pastor as close to Moody Bible Institute as I did and not have a fair number of people who ve come through that program.

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Apocalyptic Commentary, Daniel & Revelation

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So concerned have some contemporary Biblical scholars been to escape this Greek way of thinking, and to stress the Biblical concern with the redemption of the whole man, including the body, that they have affirmed that the resurrection takes place immediately upon death. Alcorn believes that Christoplatonism has had "a devastating effect on our ability to understand what Scripture says about Heaven, particularly about the eternal Heaven, the New Earth."49 He cites a statistic from Time to support this in which two-thirds of Americans who believe in resurrection of the dead do not believe they will have resurrected bodies.50 According to Alcorn, prevailing ideas of Platonism imposed on eschatology rob Christians of their hope. "The human heart cries out for answers about the afterlife," but the answers are not being given, he claims.51 Many Christians are led to believe, as John Eldredge has pointed out, that "eternity is an unending church service," a "never-ending sing-along in the sky."52 Trying to long for an eternity that is primarily spiritual does not offer real hope.

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THE COMING APOCALYPSE: What You Need To Know: A detailed

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An important foundation underlying these doctrines is the linear nature of history. Heaven is seen as a metaphor for the fulfillment of salvation enjoyed by those who are finally saved by God. But everyone will sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one will make them afraid. — Micah 4:2-4 There are diverse opinions concerning the thousand years of peace (Millennium) described in Revelation, and the events associated with it. Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?

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Sacramentalized but not Evangelized

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In this century, although talk of divine judgment has become more acceptable, even some fairly conservative theologians, such as Karl Barth, have apparently been universalists. He was thus referring to the very same Diaspora that came from "many cities" (Zechariah 8:21) as Ezekiel and Isaiah prophesied. Mystics like Naḥmanides in his "Sha'ar ha-Gemul" adopted these views; Maimonides and his school rejected them. In contrast to dispensationalist thought, it is the church, not Israel, that constitutes the people of God.

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Global Warning: Are We on the Brink of World War III?

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It is attractive due to the fact that it places no pressure on fearing the end as dispensationalism does by means of placing such emphasis on the immediacy of the apocalyptic end. If a better world results, we say it is "utopian". And He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by line. In the Bible, worship or service always involves some kind of sacrifice. flh Sacred Scripture The idea of a writing or piece of literature having come from a divine source.

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Preservation and Protest: Theological Foundations for an

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On one level, I think that’s probably right.’ 72 Ehrman does not explain how this can be the case given that his own portrayal of Jesus’ ethics is that they are radically world-denying. In its history, China has experienced many cycles of the rise and fall of dynasties and numerous transfers of political power, yet the religions of the Far East - Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism - have continued to thrive. If this is correct then this should make every one happy, well perhaps not all.

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God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth

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The parables of the mustard seed and the leaven are not intended to teach the disciples the necessity and wisdom of a development occupying a considerable time, but are designed to make clear and vivid to them the idea that the period of perfecting and fulfilment will follow with super-earthly necessity upon that of imperfection. It is interesting to note that when Jesus dies, all believers also die. He notes that Domitian was assassinated in September of 96.[43] Elliot begins his lengthy review of historical evidence by quoting Irenaeus a disciple of Polycarp who was a disciple of the Apostle John.

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