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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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. What of the re-emergence of Israel as a nation? Is your preterist view AntiSemitic? (1) The Israel as a nation part of the question. (a) Yes, it does write-off the significance of Israel’s nationhood — as […]

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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 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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