• A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times

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    Paul also encouraged slaves to take freedom if they could get it (i.e. improve their situation) but not to trouble themselves if they could not. Postmillennial: "The postmillennial view says that through preaching the Gospel the whole world will be Christianized and brought to submission to the Gospel before the return of Christ. Some, but not all, prophecies were fulfilled in the destruction of the Jewish nation in A. It is impossible in this life to have any assurance of salvation.
  • The Last Things

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    Jesus is best understood by contrasting Him with the Baptist. All the money and time you devote to this earthly cause will go down the drain. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Believers do not experience the persecution of the Anti-Christ who rises to prominence during this "tribulation period." Now, if you take the inaugurated view, this is what I have always lived with myself. (Until recent years, I began to understand the flaws in this view).
  • Tribulation, Wrath and the Rapture: A Critical Framework to

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    In other words, although fallen human history began under the sovereignty of Satan, God's providence has brought about a progressive transformation of the hearts of people and has nurtured their original nature, which seeks goodness through religion, philosophy and ethics. By contrast humanists are thought to be anticipatory, creative, forward-looking, open, optimistic, progressive and scientific. For God did not incorporate eschatology into the Holy canon to be ignored, or cast aside as insignificant in our relationship with Him.
  • Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United

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    All the descendants of Noah lived together as one nation, with one language, and with one ruler, Nimrod. The Moral Majority is feeling its political strength. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. Snyder, Models of the Kingdom (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 1991), 42. We see here the same problem: God is sending armies to destroy the City (Zechariah 14:2) and He will "smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem" (Zechariah 14:11).
  • Contemporary Options in Eschatology: A Study of the

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    The modern State of Israel permits the persecution of Christians and Christian missionaries. Mental activity, presence-to-self, increases ever so slowly along the evolutionary axis of increasing physical complexity -- in particular of the central nervous system -- until, voila, we are thinking subjects. Utopian ideals and Marxism in particular, have at times brought about revivals of this variety of postmillenarian expectations. Synod dealt with an eschatological matter in 1918 and 1920 that became known as the Bultema Case and that resulted in the deposition of Rev.
  • Revelation For God's Children

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    He explains 2 Thessalonians in this way: “The eschatological passage in the first chapter of that epistle (7-10 ), which most critics have noted as being in style unlike that of Paul, is best understood as a virtual quotation of some current apocalypse, whether Jewish or Jewish-Christian. Margaret MacDonald did teach a partial rapture, of course, but this did not necessarily mean that the teaching included a tribulation period FOLLOWING THAT for the other Christians.. ..
  • 11: 59...And Counting!

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    JOB 19:26-27 Belief in life after death of the body, according to Christian eschatology, also usually includes belief in an intermediate state. For example, in the age prior to the Old Testament, when people were still unenlightened and could not directly receive the Word of truth, God commanded them to make sacrificial offerings as a substitute for the Word. 80(cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (Read More...) John 14:3 - And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
  • The world's destiny

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    Paul uses it in Romans 9-11 as a motivation for evangelism. This position does believe that the ancient promises and prophesies of the Old Testament prophets will be literally fulfilled on this earth. Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! Berg’s church, the Second Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Philadelphia. For example, with PD, the Davidic throne is both earthly (as revealed in the OT) and heavenly (as supposedly revealed in the NT).
  • The Last Day

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    S. and Canada" in 2002, Bringle will speak at the 2007 Calvin Symposium on Worship. "God Will Wipe the Tears" by Stephen Pishner is another song that acknowledges that life on earth is not the way it's supposed to be. It is dated 31 Jan. 1827, but Bellett had probably written the previous year�s date, as one does, at the end of January. And therefore, if the species man is God, isn't he, the great Hegel, in a profound sense God of Gods? [24] Finally, as luck and the dialectic would have it, Hegel was just in time to take his place as the Great Philosopher in the greatest, the noblest, and most developed authoritarian State in the history of the world: the existing Prussian monarchy of King Friedrich Wilhelm III.
  • Hard Rain

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    Now currently, there is a series of books called "Left Behind," a series of novels. We learn that all things are moving toward a particular goal and purpose. The strong sense of this may even express itself in the paradoxical form that the eschatological state has arrived and the one great incision in history has already been made ( Hebrews 2:3,1; 9:11; 10:1; 12:22-24 ). What tense or tenses (past, present, future) most characterize your communion services?