Nero sent one Parthenius and Pheres to see if Paul were already beheaded; and they found him yet alive. And he called them to him and said: Believe on the living God, which raiseth me and all them that believe on him from the dead. And they said: We go now unto Nero; but when thou diest and risest again, then will we believe on thy God. Continue reading “Apocryphal Acts of Titus”
preterist interpreters inveigh against futurists for being “literalistic” in their interpretations. Yet, I actually find many of their interpretations literalistic, as in this case, interpreting “soon” as being fulfilled within a few years at the destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 AD Continue reading “Kurschner and Hays: Preterism’s Literalistic Interpretation of Jesus is Coming “Soon” (En Tachei)”
The principal historical allusions in these Lectures are to the state of the Roman world during the years preceding the fall of Jerusalem. Continue reading “F.D. Maurice Study Archive”
It results from these proofs that the Jewish conception of the pre-existence of heavenly things, which were to be revealed in later times, was not, as Beyschlag represents it, of an idealistic, but essentially of a realistic character.
Continue reading “Willibald Beyschlag Study Archive”
This 70-year section of time – the “hypothetical” earthly lifespan of Christ, so to speak – I see as a microcosm of the vast macrocosm of ALL humans, potentially, and I coined this way of seeing it as the “anthropic view of eschatology”.
Continue reading “Alan Bradley: Anthropic view of Eschatology (2018 Chart)”
Are you a Christian Zionist? Take the litmus test: “Do you believe that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy?” Continue reading “Christian Zionism Study Archive”
When John Hagee, Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee talk about the “ingathering,” they’re using coded language that refers to the Christian Zionist yearning for a battle—which may come in the form of a nuclear holocaust. Continue reading “AlterNet, God’s Foreign Policy: Christian Zionism (2013)”
It is indeed generally agreed that this passage must bespeak a pre-70 situation. . . . There seems therefore no reason why the oracle should not have been uttered by a Christian prophet as the doom of the city drew nigh. Continue reading “John A.T. Robinson Study Archive”
Most modern critics suppose him to have been the Titus Flavius Clemens, brother of the Emperor Vespasian, and first cousin to the Emperor Domitian Continue reading “Clement of Rome Study Archive”
The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, which speaks of the persecution suffered by Christians “out of envy and jealousy”, was written not long after the death of Nero, and therefore very few years after the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome. Continue reading “Cardinal Brandmüller: Persecuted in very recent times (2011)”