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    04/19/2017 4:45:22 PM PDT · by grumpa · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Of all the various views on eschatology, the one that is the most problematic is premillennialism—especially dispensational premillennialism. But specifically, I want to focus on certain aspects of the “millennium” and the “eternal state,” according to dispensational premillennialism. I am referencing the article below by John Walvoord, who was president of Dallas Theological Seminary from 1952 to 1986. As stated in this article, this view holds that there will be a literal 1,000-year period in which Christ reigns from Jerusalem. His world-wide rule will be so strong that this “millennium” period will be a utopia on earth. After the...

    07/24/2012 4:50:47 PM PDT · by wmfights · 43 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D
    IMPACT OF PLATONISM ON ESCHATOLOGY Randy Alcorn has specifically addressed the impact of Platonism on Christian eschatology. In doing so he has coined the term, Christoplatonism. As the title suggests, Christoplatonism is a philosophy that “has blended elements of Platonism with Christianity.”46 But as he points out, this merger is not a good thing since this mixture of Platonism with Christianity “has poisoned Christianity and blunted its distinct differences from Eastern religions.”47 According to Alcorn, Christoplatonism’s pervasive influence 41 Blaising, “Premillennialism,” 162. 42 Russell D. Moore, “Personal and Cosmic Eschatology,” in A Theology for the Church, ed. Daniel L. Akin...
  • Amillennialism 101 -- Jesus Christ: The True Israel

    06/07/2012 8:38:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 91 replies
    The Riddleblog ^ | Kim Riddlebarger | Kim Riddlebarger
    If we stand within the field of prophetic vision typical of Israel’s prophets after the exile and captivity, and with them we look to the future, what do we see? Israel’s prophets clearly anticipate a time when Israel will be restored to its former greatness. But will that restoration of the nation of Israel to its former glory mirror the days of the monarchy? Or does the monarchy itself point us to the monarch? Such a prophetic vision includes not only the nation, but the land of Canaan, the city of Jerusalem, the throne of David, as well as the...
  • Theological FAQ: What is Amillennialism?

    01/31/2010 8:41:49 AM PST · by Gamecock · 24 replies · 487+ views
    CPRF ^ | Nathan Pitchford & John Hendryx
    “Amillennialism” comes from a term that means, literally, “no thousand years”. Thus, it is essentially a way of interpreting Revelation 20, which six times mentions a period of a thousand years, during which Satan is bound and believers reign with Christ. Amillennialists believe that there will be no future thousand-year period of time when the Kingdom of God will be visibly flourishing in the world, and the whole earth will be fruitful and at peace. Speaking symbollically like the rest of Revelation, the millennium is simply a figurative way of speaking of a long period of time that is taking...
  • PAUL'S THEOLOGY OF ISRAEL'S FUTURE: A Non-millennial Interpretation of Romans 11

    09/02/2002 11:45:07 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 10 replies · 334+ views
    The interpretation of Romans 11 is, of course, a highly controversial subject. Two of the major millennial positions - premillennialism and postmillennialism - go to this text, among others, to find biblical justification for their respective eschatologies. Although they differ as to the timing and character of the glorious, external, earthly phase of Christ's kingdom, both the premillennial and postmillennial form of chiliasm agree that Romans 11 holds out the hope of a mass conversion of Jews and Gentiles during a long era of righteousness and peace upon the earth. Amillennialists, however, neither expect such a hope nor find it...
  • Who Really Stands with Israel?

    08/07/2006 6:18:10 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 376 replies · 2,597+ views
    American Vision ^ | 6/07/2006 | Gary DeMar
    David Brog has written Standing with Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State. The ten reviews I read on Amazon were quite favorable, and it is being advertised on WorldNetDaily. The fact that the Foreword was written by John Hagee, author of Jerusalem Countdown, From Daniel to Doomsday, Beginning of the End, and Final Dawn over Jerusalem, is a clear indication that the book’s thesis fits with the modern-day prophetic system known as dispensational premillennialism. I doubt that the book covers what this article reveals. In my debate with Tommy Ice at American Vision’s Worldview Super Conference (May 26, 2006),...
  • The Thousand Year Reign of Christ on Earth: Is it Biblical?

    03/14/2014 4:23:52 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 146 replies
    Mar 14, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    The Thousand Year Reign of Christ on Earth: Is it Biblical? This is the passage in question: "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished....
  • Premillennialism in the Old Testament

    03/15/2014 9:09:49 AM PDT · by dartuser · 40 replies
    Pre-Trib Study Group ^ | NA | Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
    While it is true that the millennium (that is, one thousand years) is found only in Revelation 20, the belief in the Messianic Kingdom does not rest on this passage alone. In fact, it hardly rests on it at all. The basis for the belief in the Messianic Kingdom is twofold. First: there are the unfulfilled promises of the Jewish covenants, promises that can only be fulfilled in a Messianic Kingdom. Second: there are the unfulfilled prophecies of the Jewish prophets. There are numerous prophecies of the Old Testament that speak of the coming of the Messiah Who will reign...
  • Rationale for Premillennialism: The Need for a Visible Reign of Jesus on Earth

    11/28/2013 5:54:11 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 11/28/2013 | Dr. Michael J. Vlach
    Since the fall of man God has enacted a plan to bring this rebel planet back into conformity with His will (see Gen 3:15). Central to this plan is God's Son, Jesus the Messiah, whom the Father wants to establish as King over the nations (see Psalm 2). Through the prophecies of the Old Testament and direct connections made in the New Testament, the Bible presents Jesus as the One who will bring salvation to God's people and the One who will reign as King over this world. Yet we must acknowledge that while millions in history have bowed the...
  • Alleged terrorist missing after being deported

    03/04/2003 2:30:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Canada Press ^ | March 4, 2003 | BRIAN DALY
    MONTREAL (CP) - The family of accused terrorist collaborator Mourad Ikhlef said Monday they fear for his life after he went missing following his deportation to Algeria. Ikhlef, who was flown to Algiers from Montreal on Friday, had claimed he might be killed if he were sent back to his North African homeland. An official with the federal Immigration Department, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed Ikhlef's deportation on Monday, adding the department didn't know his whereabouts. "I don't know what the situation is," said the official. "I'm not even going to speculate why he hasn't shown." Ikhlef's brother,...
  • Ressam gets 22 years for millennium bomb plot

    12/03/2008 3:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 3, 2008 | Mike Carter
    Ahmed Ressam was resentenced this morning to 22 years in federal prison for conspiring to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport despite telling a judge that he recanted everything he has told the federal government about terrorist activities. Federal prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge John Coughenour to send Ressam to prison for life — a sentence Ressam said he would accept now that he had cleared his conscience about his cooperation, which ended in 2003. Prosecutors pointed out that Ressam's defiance has cost two high-profile terrorism prosecutions so far, and that Ressam has actively tried to help the cases...
  • Vanity: a question about the Millennium

    08/21/2011 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 25 replies
    Former Fetus
    We are discussing Rev. 20 in my Sunday school class. One of my students challenged me to show her a verse that says that Jesus will literally rule from Jerusalem during the Millennium. I don't think there's such a verse, that it is more like something you can deduce from some Old Testament prophecy. For example, Messiah will be on David's throne and where else but Jerusalem could David's throne be found? Anyhow, if anybody has some good verses that I can use, I will love to hear from y'all. Thanks.
  • The UN's Comic Attempt to Indoctrinate the Young

    03/09/2011 11:50:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    New American ^ | 08 March 2011 | Joe Wolverton II
    While many of the acts of the United Nations are accurately described as laughable, their latest idea is literally comical. With only four years until the 2015 deadline for achieving its notorious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UN has taken up the challenge of making children “fully aware of them” and “of the important role they can play in achieving them.” To that end, the discerning minds at that Manhattan morass have enlisted the aid of world famous soccer players to shill for the global shadow government. Claiming that sports figures “often act as role models” (all that planning for...
  • Prophecy Questions

    02/03/2011 12:57:16 PM PST · by grumpa · 6 replies
    self ^ | December 20, 2010 | Charles Meek
    Perhaps you are now like I was before taking the time to study eschatology. You have heard sermons in which there were mentions of the Second Coming. Perhaps you have also heard vague references to the “new heaven and new earth” or the “great tribulation” or the “rapture.” But you have never really studied what the Bible has to say about all this. When I decided to find out for myself what is in the Bible, I was amazed at several things. I was amazed how many passages there really are on eschatology. By my count there are over 70....
  • Court: Sentence for millennium plotter too lenient

    02/02/2010 6:43:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies · 280+ views ^ | 2/2/10 | AP
    A federal appeals court said Tuesday a 22-year prison sentence was too lenient for an al-Qaida-trained terrorist convicted of plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on New Year's Day 2000. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Ahmed Ressam deserved a much longer prison term because he had reneged on a deal to cooperate with terrorism investigators around the world. U.S. prosecutors said Ressam's change-of-heart after two years of cooperation compromised at least two terrorist cases in the U.S., resulting in charges being dropped. The appeals court also took the rare step of...
  • Four Views on the Millennium

    08/10/2006 1:04:21 PM PDT · by Frumanchu · 16 replies · 1,268+ views
    Four Views on the Millennium Contents What Is The Millennium in Question?Why Is This Millennium in Question?The ViewsDispensational PremillennialismHistorical PremillennialismPostmillennialismAmillennialismConclusion What Is the Millennium in Question? When Christians discuss their millennial views, they are speaking of their interpretation of the much debated passage in Revelation 20:1-10. "Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss,...
  • Jewelry From 3rd Millennium BC Discovered In Southwest Iran

    12/06/2004 4:37:16 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 799+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 12-6-2004
    Jewelry from 3rd millennium B.C. discovered in southwest Iran Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) –- Ancient Iranians were fond of jewelry almost 4300 years ago and were highly skilled in producing jewelry and ornaments, Iranian archaeologists have concluded based on discoveries they made during their recent excavations at the ancient site of Shahdad in Kerman Province. According to the head of the archaeological team, Mir-Abedin Kaboli, archaeologists discovered the ruins of a developed city with industrial and residential areas and a graveyard after fourteen stages of excavations. “Many artifacts including rare stones, jewelry, engraved stones, and jeweler’s tools were...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 736 replies · 30,137+ views
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    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Berger on the 'Wall'

    07/21/2004 5:25:22 AM PDT · by OESY · 23 replies · 1,583+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 21, 2004 | Editorial
    ... Mr. Berger admits to having deliberately taken handwritten notes he'd made out of the Archives reading room. On the more serious charges involving the removal (and subsequent discarding) of highly classified documents -- including drafts of a key, after-action memo Mr. Berger had himself ordered on the U.S. response to al Qaeda threats in the run-up to the Millennium -- he maintains he did so "inadvertently." There's only one way to clear away the political smoke: Release all the drafts of the review Mr. Berger took from the room. If it's all as innocent as Mr. Berger's friends are...
  • WHITEWASH-GATE - Ashcroft: Berger doc exposes security lapse

    07/20/2004 3:51:58 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies · 1,622+ views ^ | July 20, 2004 | Art Moore
    Terror-threat paper at center of criminal probe not shared with incoming Bush administration In testimony before the 9-11 Commission in April, Attorney General John Ashcroft pointed to a National Security Council document now at the center of the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, urging the panel to ask why its warnings and "blueprint" to thwart al-Qaida's plans to target the U.S. were ignored by the Clinton administration and not shared with the incoming Bush security staff. Drafts of the sensitive NSC "Millennium After Action Review" on the Clinton administration's handling of al-Qaida terror threats during the...