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To: editor-surveyor
Let me guess: You’re a “Covenentalist?

Somewhat. Like Covenantalists, I believe that, in all ages, the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ. However, I do not believe in infant Baptism or other, similar rituals. And I do not hold to the Dispensalationist idea of a pre-trib rapture. I was once an avid proponent of a pre-trib rapture, but after 20 years of study, I finally admitted to myself that the doctrine was lacking.

When Jesus spoke at Mt. Olivet, he was talking of the end of the Jewish age. When you understand that (you've got to study the Greek), it makes perfect sense.

I believe that Nero was an anti-Christ. However, when you study the major and minor prophets and don't focus solely on Daniel and revelation (as most pre-tribs do), it is clear that the anti-Christ is an Assyrian and is a descendant of the people who destroyed the temple -- Syrians, Turks, and others. The Italian Romans actually tried to keep the temple from being destroyed. Thus, the anti-Christ cannot be a European

I also believe that the war of Gog and Magog as described in Ezekiel is the same war as Armageddon. Again, you have to study the Bible as a whole to arrive at this understanding. It took me many years. A good place to begin is Joel's Trumpet. I had come to the same conclusion independently and was pleasantly surprised to find that there were like-minded people.


391 posted on 02/23/2009 6:48:02 PM PST by DallasMike
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To: DallasMike

Trust me, you need way more study. The “end of the Jewish age” will be at the end of the millenium. Read Romans 11 carefully. The Jews will be saved through Christ, but they get a pass until the end of the Gentile age.

The Jewish culture is here to educate us to the understanding of the Lord’s four appointed times.


397 posted on 02/23/2009 6:54:36 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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