There is no reliable historical information on how Antipas was martyred (Rev. 2:13), who Mr. Scott claims died during the reign of Domitian around AD 92. He bases his argument on some fanciful history about an Antipas of Pergamum who is claimed to have been martyred when he was placed in a heated brazen bull-shaped altar in the temple of Artemis. I’ve checked quite a few sources and in almost every case commentators do not accept the story as fact.
We should not arbitrarily choose whether to interpret a scripture passage “literally” or figuratively. Whenever possible, we should first examine other Bible passages to see what a phrase or word means and then apply the meaning consistently. Continue reading “Gary DeMar: Is The Millennium 1,000 Literal Years? (2014 Video)”
Prophecy is about the future. Bible prophecy is about what God says is going to happen in the future. There are a lot of Bible prophecies that have already been fulfilled. This shows that God’s Word is true and can be trusted. Continue reading “Gary DeMar: A Beginner’s Guide to Prophecy – Free Booklet (2015)”
Of particular note for today is Clarence Larkin’s 1920 rendition of “Daniel and Revelation Compared” which includes a masterfully drafted version of the fourfold-metal image from Nebuchadnezzar’s (Neb) dream (Dan. 2), complete with a mind-numbing dispensational distortion to the picture forced by Larkin’s dispensationalism. Continue reading “Joel McDurmon: The Tale of the Long Toes (2012)”
They scoffed at the claims made by Jesus that the temple would be destroyed and Jesus Himself would be the one to make it happen before their generation passed away. Since more than 30 years had passed since Jesus made this prediction, and the temple was still standing with no indication that it would be destroyed in less than a decade, they began to mock the words of Jesus. Continue reading “Gary DeMar: 2 Peter 3 – The Passing Away of Heaven and Earth (2010)”
A cult-like enthusiasm fuels this unorthodox movement, which teaches that the total complex of end time events transpired in the first-century: the Second Advent, the resurrection, the rapture of the saints, and the great judgment. Continue reading “Ken Gentry: Recent Developments in the Eschatological Debate (2001)”
Original Washington Times article combined with 175 comments.
Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from “America’s Christian History” to “Last Days Madness.”
Based on the above biblical evidence, it is untrue to say, “yet for 1,800+ years, none of these signs were present.” These signs were present in the first century as the Bible makes clear and as many Bible expositors have pointed out for centuries.
I can never read the New Testament again the same way I read it before reading The Parousia. I hope better scholars than I will continue to analyze and evaluate the content of J. Stuart Russell’s important work.