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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Aren’t some of the prophecies in Revelation still in the future? (1) Only a very few events in Revelation occur in the distant future: those introduced as resulting from the “1000 year reign of Christ” (Rev […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Is there double fulfillment in Revelation which can account for both the preterist relevance but also the futurist anticipation? No, for at least two deadly reasons: (1) The book itself claims the events are “near.” Who […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. How do you explain Irenaeus’ clear statement that John wrote towards the end of Domitian’s reign? Irenaeus’ statement is: “We will not, however, incur the risk of pronouncing positively as to the name of Antichrist; for […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Is there any evidence that the early church understood Revelation thus? (1) Ironically this question exposes the fundamental error of the futurist viewpoint. It recognizes the need of Revelation’s relevance to its first century audience, which […]

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I am continuing in a rebuttal of the teachings of John Hagee on Israel. His best-selling status in evangelical culture is a sign of serious problems in the church, and an explanation of why postmillennialism has difficulty getting traction today. In this article I will demonstrate Hagee’s errors regarding Christ as the Messiah. Those errors […]

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In Rev 16:20 we read that at the outpouring of the seventh bowl (Rev 16:17) “every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.” This is in the context of the judgment of Jerusalem, under the imagery of Babylon (Rev 16:19). But what does it mean? The dispensationalist interpretation here is rather extreme: “These […]

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Dispensationalists often point to early rabbinic exegetical method as historical confirmation of their own method. Mal Couch writes: The rabbis as well taught that these two expressions, the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven, refer not to some spiritualized kingdom but to the literal earthly reign of David’s Son. In fact it may […]

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