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)”
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.