Judgment and sovereignty, the fulfilment of the purpose of God, are what the Prophet means by the Second Coming of Christ.
Continue reading “G.R. Beasley-Murray Study Archive”
the Old Testament tabernacle and temples were symbolically designed to point to the end-time reality that God’s presence, formerly limited to the Holy of Holies, would be extended throughout the cosmos. Hence, John’s vision in Revelation 21 is best understood as picturing the new heavens and earth as the eschatological temple. Continue reading “G.K. Beale Study Archive”
The analysis confirms those prior studies which have concluded that “the Israel of God” refers to all Christians in Galatia, whether Jewish or Christian. Continue reading “G.K. Beale: Peace and Mercy Upon the Israel of God: The Old Testament Background in Galatians 6:16 (1999)”
That is, in fleeing from persecutors from one city to another, you shall not have gone to every city in Judea till the end of Jewish economy shall come. Continue reading “Albert Barnes Study Archive”
If we are to conclude that the book of Revelation was indeed written as an urgent coded warning to the Christians of the first century, what then was the message? It warned of two things. One was the impending destruction of the City of Jerusalem and the Jewish theocratic state; the other was the impending persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire.
He has therefore abolished these things that the new law of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is without yoke of necessity, might have a human oblation. Continue reading “Barnabas Study Archive”
It appears evident from the above, that the Saviour was informing his disciples how it would fare with them and other professors of Christianity, at the time when Jerusalem should be destroyed, and the Jews dispersed. Continue reading “Hosea Ballou Study Archive”
there is, indeed, an historical connection between full Preterism and Universalism. (But then this is true of every other sect as well.) The historical connection between Preterism and Universalism has now been documented by Todd Dennis Continue reading “Kurt Simmons: The Attack on Full Preterism, Death was Destroyed in AD70? (2007)”
Taking the book as a whole, it is evident that the return of Christ was still the church’s hope. It was not conceived, however, as an isolated event. It was, in fact, inclusive of a large and varied series of events which would lead up to it. Continue reading “Greg Bahnsen: Hermeneutics in the Book of Revelation (1984)”
Christ pointed in his eschatological discourses to the destruction of Jerusalem and the preceding tribulation as the great crisis in the history of the theocracy and the type of the judgment of the world, and there never was a more alarming state of society. Continue reading “Greg Bahnsen Study Archive”