The support for the late day advocates is twofold: the persecutions under Emperor Domitian and the testimonies of early church fathers. Edward A. McDowell uses the persecutions of Domitian for his main attack against the early date possibility. He says that the persecutions under Nero are not nearly as severe as those under Domitian. Continue reading “Lee Hodges: What is the Date of John’s Revelation? (2003)”
It seems more than probable, that Papias drew his millennial views from the Apocalypse, i. e. he gave to chap. 20: 2–4 a literal sense, and maintained a literal terrestrial reign of Christ and the saints.
f we can accept an early Aramaic manuscript of the Revelation written definitely before AD 70 as original, as the Peshito (later revision of Peshitta) versions claim, we would see that LATER a Greek version needed for the growing membership of gentile churches who did not speak Aramaic. Continue reading “Gabor Gombor: Aramaic and Preterism; Dating the Book of Revelation (2002)”
This is declaring the spiritual dominion of the church. God’s church is the vehicle that is used to bring glory to the Father. The nations are changed because of it. It also declares the forever and lasting establishment of the church. It is open to all who turn to Christ.
Those “seven hills” are easy to identify. If one starts with the Mount of Olives just to the east of the main City of Jerusalem (but still reckoned to be located within the environs of Jerusalem), there are three summits to that Mount of Olives. Continue reading “Ernest Martin: The Seven Hills of Jerusalem (2002)”
most of Revelation, which was given in biblical imagery, is John’s detailed account of the Matthew and Luke’s Mount Olivet Discourse, which describes Jesus’ 70 AD destruction of Jerusalem. Continue reading “Larry T. Smith: The Abomination of Desolation (2002)”
Besides providing an outline for the four sets of sevenfold judgments found in Revelation, some of the other connections between the covenant curses of Leviticus 26 and the book of Revelation are the following: Continue reading “Duncan McKenzie: Revelation, the Fulfillment of the Covenant Curses of Leviticus and Deuteronomy (2002)”
the true “Israel of God” are those blood-bought adopted children of God who have been “circumcised of heart” by the Holy Spirit. The ultimate “sons of Abraham” are those of faith, not natural birth (Rom. 4:1-25; Gal. 3:5-9; 4:4-7). Continue reading “Gerry Webb: God’s Judgment and End of Israel as a Special Nation (2002)”
That the poetic — and I see no reason for doubting the real — date of the Apocalypse is under Vespasian, is so evidently implied in the five kings preceding (for Galba, Otho, and Vitellus, were abortive emperors) that is seems to me quite lawless to deny it.
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There will come to pass in the last time a war which will throw the world into confusions and be deceptive in guile. A man who is a matricide will come from the ends of the earth in flight and devising penetrating schemes in his mind. He will destroy every land and conquer all. (Sibylline Oracle 5) Continue reading “Nero, the Beast Study Archive”