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Jezebel and Athaliah

We have been talking about how Israel was the harlot of the Old Testament because the people turned away from God and went to serve other gods; that is the definition of harlotry. We also talked about how King Ahab was an idol worshipper who worshipped Baal, built altars to the gods and built Asherah. […]

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Now/Not Yet? Not!

There are several degrees of time tenses in the Greek language, but they are all nuances of the three we are all familiar with: past, present, and future. If something is in the past, it is history; in the present, it is now; in the future, not yet. It is really rather simple. However, Biblical […]

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Finally! Revelation

The apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).  We have also fallen short in our failure to carry out our mandate in what Christ commissioned us to do. If we can lead just one person to Christ […]

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The Date of the Apocalypse

Now that we have introduced Irenaeus’ notorious statement, we will further dissect it, and we will find that many of the tenets of futurism come directly from him and it. We will show, without a doubt, that the idea itself that John saw the Revelation and wrote it between 90 and 95, i.e., in the […]

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Irenaeus’ Notorious Statement

By now, the reader should understand that most of man’s misunderstanding and theology of the end times stem from Irenaeus. It is, therefore, essential that we fully understand his ideas and his writings on this subject to see exactly how this all came about. He made his aforementioned alluded-to notorious statement only one time, which […]

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Introduction to Revelation II

Last time we looked at one of the primary reasons that have led to the mistaken view of the book of Revelation. That reason is the King James Version of the Bible and its mistranslation of αἰών. While it is a significant error, that incorrect translation of αἰών is not, in itself, the only reason […]

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Introduction to Revelation

We have spent a considerable amount of time, five months, to be exact, setting the stage for our study of Revelation. We will not study the entire book as if it was a commentary. Instead, we will look at a segment of it and follow a specific thread. We will see where it leads us, […]

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The Landowner

We have finished our study of the kingdom parables, which mostly dealt with the way people treat each other, whether master to slave or slave to slave. Also, we pointed out that they were about things that happened in the kingdom of God. Now, we will look at a parable not identified as “kingdom” related, […]

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Money Usage

This parable (Luke 19:11-27) is also similar to that of the talents but with a few significant additions. The chapter begins with Jesus and His disciples on their way to Jerusalem. As they were passing through Jericho, we see this, “While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He […]

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Laborers in the Vineyard

There was much that Jesus taught about money and commerce in the gospels. We must keep in mind that we have been talking about kingdom parables, and therefore, as we said, the things discussed are things that occur in the kingdom. We further noted that it is unlikely that these things occur in heaven, which […]

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