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  • 'Psychic’ claims Bible ‘hidden code’ predicts Spain will be DESTROYED by a killer mega-tsunami

    04/25/2017 8:41:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | By John Shammas | Updated: 10th April 2017, 8:54 am
    It is claimed that the passages predict “everyone will flee” as “young men [are] left to pieces” A CONSPIRACY theorist has claimed that The Bible holds “hidden” passages which predict Spain will be destroyed by a giant tsunami. According to a ‘psychic’ who goes by the name T Chase, Cumbre Vieja on La Palma – not far from tourist hotspot Tenerife – will be hit first. It is claimed the devastation will be triggered when a volcano on the Canary Islands erupts, sparking huge tidal waves. North Africa would then be hit next, it is claimed. The passages which it...
  • INTRODUCTION TO PRETERISM

    04/08/2017 2:37:12 PM PDT · by grumpa · 33 replies
    http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/paradigm.html ^ | April 8, 2017 | David Curtis and Richard Anthony
    In short, a preterist is the generally accepted term for those who believe that all biblical prophecy events have been completed, and were accomplished in the past — the first century to be exact. The event usually associated with the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is the Roman-Jewish War of A.D. 66-73, especially during the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD. Paradigm Shift Two men who love God can see the same scripture in two different ways. Is it because one of them is stubborn or unreasonable? No, it is because each of us has within us paradigms of what life is...
  • We are not Living in the Last Days

    03/24/2017 7:07:06 AM PDT · by searchinsany · 43 replies
    HubPages ^ | 24. 3.17 | searchinsany
    Introduction Mat 24:3 YLT And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, `Tell us, when shall these be? and what is the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?' Christ's return was to take place at the culmination of the last days of the age. It is therefore important not only to identify the timeline of 'the last days', but also 'the age' in question. The last days neither referred to the end of time, nor to the end of the world. The...
  • WHEN WAS REVELATION WRITTEN?

    02/09/2017 5:25:06 PM PST · by grumpa · 93 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | February 8, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Many Christians understand the book to have been written around AD 95/96. They simply take this late date for Revelation on faith, without ever checking it out. But there is strong and convincing evidence that the book was written prior to AD 70 when Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed. Over 130 authors, from different theological persuasions, have been identified as holding to a pre-AD 70 date, during the latter years of the reign of Nero, who ruled Rome from AD 54 to 68. The argument for the late date of Revelation rests principally on a single AMBIGUOUS, THIRD-HAND comment...
  • REVELATION: IT'S CENTRAL THEME ILLUMINATED

    02/02/2017 5:22:40 PM PST · by grumpa · 21 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | February 1, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Revelation: It’s Central Theme Illuminated by Charles S. Meek The book of Revelation is surprisingly easy to understand. While the book’s symbolism may leave certain details debatable, the overarching themes are quite clear. Yet, Christians often misunderstand Bible prophecy for at least four reasons: (1) they fail to see how Revelation ties to the rest of Scripture, (2) they are largely unfamiliar with the Old Testament, (3) they are ignorant of Hebraic apocalyptic language, and (4) they are heavily influenced by unbiblical assumptions. In this article, I will briefly give some important highlights. For more details on eschatology, the reader...
  • TEN TIPS ON UNDERSTANDING BIBLE PROPHECY

    12/27/2016 4:26:00 PM PST · by grumpa · 10 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 27, 2016 | Charles Meek
    TEN TIPS ON UNDERSTANDING BIBLE PROPHECY by Charles Meek 1. Determine to believe what Jesus and the writers of the New Testament taught, even if it conflicts with your denominational teaching, your presuppositions, or popular perceptions. 2. Step out of your sectarian echo chamber and immerse yourself in the Word. Especially in eschatology, there are several diverse and contradictory views. Don’t assume that your sect has it right. 3. Don’t just give lip service to Sola Scriptura—embrace it. 4. When reading the Bible, take yourself out of our modern setting, and stand in the shoes of the original audience. How...
  • SPEAKING IN TONGUES: A PRETERIST PERSPECTIVE

    12/22/2016 4:51:07 PM PST · by grumpa · 15 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 22, 2016 | Charles Meek
    SPEAKING IN TONGUES By Charles S. Meek Many Christians are skeptical of the practice of speaking in tongues. This skepticism is warranted, it seems to me. I have been a Christian my entire life (I’m now 69), in different denominations, and I have never seen anyone speak in tongues—except some gibberish on YouTube. If speaking in tongues is a valid expression of the Christian faith, why aren’t you doing it? Preterists, however, have a good argument why tongue-speaking is no longer valid. In 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Paul teaches that speaking in tongues was to CEASE (along with super-naturally revealed “knowledge”...
  • Preterism 101

    12/21/2016 5:27:08 PM PST · by grumpa · 11 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 219, 2016 | Charles Meek
    Below is a list of 101 preterist passages in the New Testament. This compilation puts an exclamation point to the radical nearness in time of the culmination of the last-days’ events. Note that some of these passages are clear and unmistakable, including such phrases as “must shortly take place,” “soon,” “near,” “at hand,” “this generation,” and “before some standing here taste death.” Others are not quite so obvious, such as “the axe is already laid at the root of the trees,” but also impart a sense of imminent fulfillment. Still others are addressed to a specific audience in the first...
  • The Book of Revelation Is a Sure Guide to What Is Really Going On

    04/05/2016 6:55:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Book of Revelation Is a Sure Guide to What Is Really Going On Msgr. Charles Pope • April 4, 2016 • In the Office of Readings this Easter season, we are reading from the Book of Revelation. This choice might seem surprising, but there are good reasons for it.While many suppose that the Book of Revelation is merely about the end of the world, it is about far more; it is also about what is happening right now. It was not written only for the end of the ages but for all ages. It is a book of...
  • Who Were the 144,000 of Revelation?

    02/02/2016 6:34:46 PM PST · by grumpa · 78 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    Even many Christians misunderstand Revelation. For some, Revelation is so bizarre that they pretty much ignore it. Others mistakenly apply the symbolism of Revelation to our present day. But Revelation is really not so difficult once you grasp the context and symbolic language. Remember, it is part of the Bible and there is little, if anything at all, in Revelation that is not found elsewhere in the Bible. Indeed, there are hundreds of references in Revelation to the Old and New Testament. Let's just take a quick look at the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14. These were the FIRST...
  • WHAT IS A COMING OF GOD?

    01/26/2016 5:33:50 PM PST · by grumpa · 12 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 26, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    WHAT IS A COMING OF GOD? by Charles S. Meek Searching the Scriptures over many years to understand eschatology, I have become persuaded that there is a major point most Christians miss about Bible prophecy. Jesus said that He would COME ON CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY (with angels and trumpets, bringing cosmic disturbances and perturbations of the created order (heaven and earth, etc.). I dare say that not one Christian in a 100 understands the Old Testament context of these statements. Frankly, what most Christians understand about prophecy they have picked up in the echo chamber,...
  • Questions for Dispensationalists

    01/04/2016 4:58:04 PM PST · by grumpa · 16 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 1, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    A. Have dispensationalists not been consistently wrong on prophecy (see links below)? http://www.andrewcorbett.net/articles/fortune-telling-prophecies.html http://americanvision.org/4545/before-harold-camping-there-was-chuck-smith/ http://planetpreterist.com/news-2008.html http://againstdispensationalism.blogspot.com/2009/04/obituary-of-dispensationalism.html http://www.americanvision.org/article/making-bad-prophecy-predictions-vanish/ http://publisherscorner.nordskogpublishing.com/2009/01/is-it-time-for-doomsday-or-for-building.html B. Questions about Israel: 1. Is there anywhere in the New Testament that explicitly supports the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled? If the land promise to Israel is forever and unconditional, why does God say it is conditional in Deuteronomy 28? Did Israel not receive all of the land promised to Abraham in Joshua 21:43-45; 23:14-15? 2. If God has two different plans for Jews and Gentiles, why does Paul say there is no longer a distinction...
  • PRETERISM 101

    12/15/2015 4:32:45 PM PST · by grumpa · 43 replies
    Preterist Cosmos ^ | July, 2002 | David A. Green
    PRETERISM 101 By David A. Green July, 2002 Following this brief article are 101 biblical, preterist "time-indicators." (Hence the title.) There are many more than 101 to be found in Scripture, but these are probably the most blunt and obvious of them all. If we were to include every preterist time-indicator in Scripture, the number would possibly be in the hundreds. My purpose in displaying these passages (with some cross references) is to lay out in a concise, easy-to-read format the overwhelming testimony that our Lord actually fulfilled the Law and the Prophets, as He said He would. (Matt. 5:17)...
  • Russian Flights Over Iraq and Iran Escalate Tension With U.S.

    09/14/2015 12:21:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 14, 2015 | By ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON — Russia is using an air corridor over Iraq and Iran to fly military equipment and personnel to a new air hub in Syria, openly defying American efforts to block the shipments and significantly increasing tensions with Washington. American officials disclosed Sunday that at least seven giant Russian Condor transport planes had taken off from a base in southern Russia during the past week to ferry equipment to Syria, all passing through Iranian and Iraqi airspace. Their destination was an airfield south of Latakia, Syria, which could become the most significant new Russian military foothold in the Middle East...
  • Foreshocks of Armageddon ('pre-Antichrist' eschatology)

    08/15/2015 9:02:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | August 14, 2015 | Greg Laurie
    I believe we are seeing in our world right now what can be described as the foreshocks of Armageddon. We are seeing these foreshocks all around us. Jesus said that in the last days, we “will hear of wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6 NKJV). And it seems today that at every turn, there is a new conflict. ISIS is creating chaos in the Middle East, North Africa and Nigeria, and they only continue to grow. Syria is effectively under siege by ISIS. And in Iraq, about one-third of the country is now reportedly under ISIS control. Meanwhile there...
  • Five Reasons I Reject the Doctrine of Transubstantiation

    07/09/2015 9:33:36 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 597 replies
    Reclaiming the Mind Credo House ^ | March 8, 2013 | C Michael Patton
    The doctrine of Transubstantiation is the belief that the elements of the Lord’s table (bread and wine) supernaturally transform into the body and blood of Christ during the Mass. This is uniquely held by Roman Catholics but some form of a “Real Presence” view is held by Eastern Orthodox, Lutherans, and some Anglicans. The Calvinist/Reformed tradition believes in a real spiritual presence but not one of substance. Most of the remaining Protestant traditions (myself included) don’t believe in any real presence, either spiritual or physical, but believe that the Eucharist is a memorial and a proclamation of Christ’s work on the cross...
  • HOW DOES GOD VIEW THE DAUGHTER OF BABYLON?

    07/07/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 71 replies
    The End of America ^ | Sept. 2013 | John Price
    “A second angel followed and said, “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.” (Revelation 14:8)   “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” (Revelation 17:1)   “The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean...
  • Prophetic Bombshell - June 30th, 2015

    06/24/2015 6:55:03 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 26 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/23/15 | Gary
    Much has been said about this coming fall, the highest watch season we have ever seen.  JD Farag refuses to set dates (as he should), but admits September will see a convergence of events unlike anything that has come before.  The danger in getting hyped-up is that should the LORD tarry, many will be discouraged and could lose faith, but on the other hand we are told to watch for His coming and to know the season.  As JD explains, better to blow the trumpet than not.  Better to be ready, than have your head in the sand, focused on...
  • Are These the “Outer Bands” of a Coming Judgment?

    11/12/2014 7:40:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-11-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Are These the “Outer Bands” of a Coming Judgment? By: Msgr. Charles PopeAre we in the “Last Days”? Generally it would seem not, though there are sobering indicators that the outer bands of a coming storm are overhead.The sum total teaching of eschatology would seem to indicate that a number of things must first happen before the end: a comprehensive completion of the going out of the Gospel to all the nations, widespread acceptance by Israel that Christ is in fact the Messiah, the emergence of an antichrist figure who will deceive the nations, a final, intensive and unprecedented unleashing...
  • Marxism and Eschatology

    04/06/2015 6:15:41 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    Worldview Weekend ^ | 4/6/2015 | Mark Musser
    While modern leftist academics routinely mock the Judeo-Christian apocalypse prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments (Joel 2; Isaiah 24; Matthew 24-25; 2 Thessalonians 1-2; Revelation 6-19) as something only a deranged literalist could entertain in his own fundamentalist mindset, they remain completely unaware that their most important leftist forefather, Karl Marx, was a false prophet of secular fundamentalism and profane eschatology ...