In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Who are the 200,000,000 mounted troops? (1) I would respond, first, with: How could anyone possibly project these events 2000 years into the future, when John strongly asserts their temporal proximity? And since the book deals […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Who are the two witnesses? (1) Be aware: this is recognized on all hands to be one of the more difficult identifications in Revelation. (2) Somehow these witnesses relate to Moses and Elijah in that imagery […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. What is the “Mark of the Beast”? And because you answer will obviously have to have some first century application, isn’t it at all curious to you that for the first time in human history — […]

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Who is the Second Beast? (1) According to commentators of all stripes (dispensational, reformed, liberal), the first Beast must be understood both generically and specifically. That is, as the Roman imperial government and as the particular emperor on the throne, much like the “body of Christ” can be either generic (the Church) or specific (Jesus […]

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You have been presenting the case that 666 is a code for “Nero Caesar”? Can’t 666 be applied to any number of people? Why are you convinced that it applies to the name “Nero Caesar”? (1) Theoretically the numerical value could fit many names. But the fit must be relevant. (2) John specifically declares the […]

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Question: How can “every eye shall see him” in Rev 1:7 apply to AD 70? Rev 1:7 reads: “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.” This appears […]

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For those unfamiliar with postmillennialism, perhaps it would be good to give a basic summary listing of the distinctive elements of this hope-filled eschatology. This is especially important for this eschatological perspective because it is so easily maligned by false assumptions. 1. The kingdom’s founding. Postmillennialism holds that the Lord Jesus Christ founds his Messianic […]

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