An Israeli political party official wants to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. He doesn’t want to wait for years. He wants to begin now. Of course, there’s a practical problem because the Muslim Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Then there’s the theological problem. Rebuilding the […]
A couple weeks ago Gary and I both spoke at a local eschatology conference hosted by our friends at The Porch, a home church and educational outreach. The audio and more is now available below. The conference was held on the grounds of the beautiful Marietta Hilton. Gary afterward added some supplementary audio to complete […]
Most people don’t realize that many if not most of Jesus’ parables were intended not as general morality tales, but as particular pronouncements of coming judgment and change. Jesus was warning Jerusalem at that time to repent and to accept its new King (Jesus) or else fall under ultimate condemnation of God for apostasy. In […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 2. A Wasted Calling (Luke 9:51–11:26) With his face still set against Jerusalem (Luke 9:51), Jesus continued His journey there, prosecuting His case against the adulterous city as He went. Picking up after the parable of the strong man (11:1–26), this week we’ll proceed further into that […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 Appendix A There is absolutely no need to replace the Muslim Dome of the Rock with a Jewish Temple. Why is that you ask? Well, first of all, the Dome is very pretty and it sure will make a nice Church some day. But secondly, the idea […]
Most people don’t realize that many if not most of Jesus’ parables were intended not as general morality tales, but as particular pronouncements of coming judgment and change. Jesus was warning Jerusalem to repent and to accept its new King (Jesus) or else fall under ultimate condemnation of God. In fact, much of Jesus’ teaching […]
With His face still set against Jerusalem (Luke 9:51), Jesus continued His journey, prosecuting His case against the adulterous city as He went. Picking up after the parable of the strong man (11:1-26), we will proceed further into that lawsuit. As I noted before, Jesus fulfilled the prophet’s role of bringing a covenant lawsuit against an unfaithful […]
“A Commentary on Luke 9:51-20:26, Jesus’ Lawsuit Against Israel” McDurmon covers the last days according to Jesus in a powerful way, letting Scripture interpret Scripture. While there are many commentaries on Luke and on the Gospels, this new book is the first of its kind. Not only is it a verse-by-verse commentary on Jesus’ teachings […]
Jesus told his listeners, “The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof” (Matt. 21:43). For many people, this verse provides the heart of “replacement theology”—the idea that the Christian Church has replaced the old physical nation of Israel as God’s chosen people and priestly […]
In order to understand the book of Revelation you have to read it against the backdrop of the Old Testament, and you also have to understand the subject matter and the timing as to when these events were to take place. The book of Revelation isn’t describing events in the distant future, it’s describing events […]
Prophecy enthusiasts speculate that a man on the rise to ‘savior’ status in the Middle East will build a new temple in Jerusalem! Of course, this story has come and gone, and the developments are not true. But what are Christians expecting to happen if a new temple is built in Jerusalem, anyway? Gary DeMar explores the Biblical ramifications of Jerusalem and such a temple.
Gary counters more dispensationalism with Bible-based facts. The New Testament lays out a “soon” judgement of Israel, and how it was fulfilled was through the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Dr. Heidler interprets Preterism as replacement theology, but as Gary explains, there’s not a replacement at all.
Gary uses scholarly biblical hermeneutics to make an honest interpretation of Bible prophecy. Bible prophecy supports more fulfillment of Revelation than not. The fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 must be explained by dispensational scholars to validate futurist apocalyptic prophecy.
Jesus’ statement in His Sermon on the Mount to let your yes be yes and your no be no (Matthew 5:33-37) is picked up by two other New Testament authors. In 2 Corinthians, Paul writes: "But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no" (2 Cor. 1:18). And in his short epistle, James writes: "But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment" (James 5:12). With the brief background supplied by previous articles (here and here), we can now begin to get a better sense of what Jesus, Paul, and James are saying about "yes and no."
I hesitate to even write this brief article, but as the only responder to my lengthy piece "Replacing ‘Replacement Theology’" so far, this guy deserves mention-if for nothing else than that he is prompt in responding. I am very interested in furthering this discussion, which is why I wrote to begin with, and a guy with a blog subtly titled "Anti-Preterist’s Blog" is all I can get, I’ll have to at least look at it for now.
February 20th, 2008, at Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake Washington saw something, a total lunar eclipse also called a â€˜blood moon’ for its reddish hue
After using Rome as His rod to smite Jerusalem, God later turns on Rome in judgment. Once again, Assyria is the model: “I send it against a godless nation and commission it against the people of My fury to capture booty and to seize plunder, and to trample them down like mud in the streets . . . . So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, ‘I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness'” (Isa. 10:5-6, 12-13). The fall of Assyria did not immediately follow its plunder of Israel.