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  • PLATONISM’S INFLUENCE ON CHRISTIAN ESCHATOLOGY

    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
    KSTP.com ^ | 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...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 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...
  • 10 Facing French Trial in Millennium Plot

    07/05/2004 11:11:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 5 2004
    PARIS - Ten suspected terrorists, including a man believed to be a top Osama bin Laden lieutenant in Europe, will stand trial for the millennium plot to attack the Christmas market in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, judicial officials said Monday. A German court last year convicted four Algerians for plotting to bomb the market near the Strasbourg Cathedral, but French investigators believe that others in France — all Algerians or French-Algerians — had a hand in the plan. The 10 who have been under investigation in France include Mohamed Bensakria, an Algerian extradited from Spain in 2001 and...
  • Levin: Declassify The Other Gorelick Memo

    04/16/2004 9:17:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 141 replies · 456+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 4/16/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The next shoe to drop in the Gorelick-gate scandal may be a still-classified report on the Millennium bomb plot that faults Gorelick's "wall" of separation between prosecutors and intelligence gatherers for nearly blowing the Millennium Bomb Plot probe. Writing in National Review Online, Landmark Legal Foundation President Mark Levin notes that the Commission is sitting on a damaging post-Millennium-Plot report that chronicles the impact of Gorelick's terrorist-friendly directive, which Attorney General John Ashcroft alluded to on during his Wednesday testimony. Dubbed the Millennium After Action Review by the Clinton National Security Council, Ashcroft said the report chronicles how al...
  • Senate Panel Authorizes Millennium Challenge Account

    05/26/2003 9:39:21 AM PDT · by follow the money · 8 replies · 357+ views
    US Department of State International Information Programs Washington File _________________________________ 21 May 2003 Senate Panel Authorizes Millennium Challenge Account (But votes not to have a separate governing body) (710) Kathryn McConnell Washington File Staff Writer Washington -- A Senate panel May 21 adopted a bill to establish a supplemental U.S. foreign aid account but stripped it of a Bush administration provision that would have required it to be managed by a new corporation governed by a board of directors. The Foreign Relations Committee also approved a bill authorizing appropriations for a package of foreign aid programs and the U.S. Agency...
  • The Millennial Temple of Ezekiel 40-48 (An Exercise in Literal Interpretation)

    12/23/2002 2:45:03 PM PST · by xzins · 23 replies · 696+ views
    Middletown Bible Church.org ^ | Dr. John C. Whitcomb
    The Millennial Temple of Ezekiel 40-48 (An Exercise in Literal Interpretation) Dr. John C. Whitcomb Those who have discovered that the key to interpreting God's Word properly is to understand it in a normal/literal way, will also discover that Ezekiel 40-48 is not a burden to the Bible student, but a delight. What joy God brings to the heart of the believer when he realizes, perhaps for the first time, that God did not give us any portion of His Word to confuse us, but rather to enlighten us. God really does mean what He says! The last nine...
  • The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ - Part 2

    11/18/2002 5:31:58 AM PST · by xzins · 7 replies · 168+ views
    Bible BB ^ | John MacArthur
    The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ - Part 2 by John MacArthur All Rights Reserved (A copy of this message on cassette tape may be obtained by calling 1-800-55-GRACE)  Revelation 20:1-5     Tape:  GC 66-74  As you know, we're studying the book of Revelation and we have been doing so for quite a long time. We find ourselves in chapter 20, a coming earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ, Revelation chapter 20, and you'll want to be looking there in your Bible, following along as we embark upon the beginning verses of this tremendous, tremendous chapter. Let me...
  • The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ - Part 1

    11/14/2002 10:53:33 PM PST · by xzins · 41 replies · 264+ views
    Bible BB ^ | John MacArthur
    The Coming Earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ - Part 1 by John MacArthur All Rights Reserved (A copy of this message on cassette tape may be obtained by calling 1-800-55-GRACE)  Revelation 20     Tape:  GC 66-73    Well, now it's our joy to turn to the Word of God and most particularly to the book of Revelation. And we come now to chapter 20 in Revelation, the coming earthly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is one of the most significant chapters in all the Bible. It is in every sense of the word a climactic chapter,...
  • The Millennial Kingdom

    10/28/2002 6:08:20 AM PST · by drstevej · 32 replies · 195+ views
    Chapter 9 of Survey of Bible Doctrine | 1972 | Charles Ryrie
    Charles Ryrie, Survey of Bible Doctrine (174-178). The Millennial Kingdom Its Character. The millennial kingdom is that period of 100 years during which our Lord Jesus Christ will rule the earth in righteousness and will fulfill to the Jews and the world those promises of the Old Testament covenants. While the duration of that kingdom as 1,000 years is stated in only one passage (Rev 20, but 6 times in the chapter), the kingdom is the subject of many verses in both Old and New Testaments. The subject is not confined - as is often charged - to one chapter...
  • Does 1 Corinthians 15:23-26 Teach a "Millennial Kingdom"? No!

    10/24/2002 11:08:42 AM PDT · by Jean Chauvin · 258 replies · 384+ views
    The Highway ^ | 2000 | Dr. Cornelis P. Venema
    THE TEACHING OF 1 CORINTHIANS 15:23—26 George Eldon Ladd, an able defender of the premillennialist view, has argued that 1 Corinthians 15:20—28, and especially verses 23—26, teaches three stages in the unfolding of redemptive history, which include an interim period that is the equivalent of the millennium of Revelation 20:1—6. Though this passage does not speak expressly of a millennium, it at least corroborates, according to Ladd, the sequence of events clearly set forth in Revelation 20. He summarizes his position as follows: There is . . . one passage in Paul which may refer to an interim kingdom if...
  • Millennium

    10/17/2002 10:54:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 295 replies · 324+ views
      The Millennium   Robert D. Culver     The Millenniun is specifically (1) the period of time between the resurrection of the just and of the unjust and (2) the period of Satan's imprisonment. The word "millennium" (derived from Latin mille, thousand, plus annus, year) is simply a Latin translation of chilia etee in the Greek text of Revelation 20:2-3. The word means, simply, 1,000 years. That it should be necessary to affirm here that it refers to a "period of time" seems odd. Yet it is necessary, for it has been vigorously advocated that it does not refer...
  • REALIZED MILLENNIALISM (Inaccurately called "Amillennialism)

    09/07/2002 11:07:00 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 2 replies · 337+ views
    museltof.topcities.com ^ | 2002 | By William Kilgore
    The interpretation of the apocalyptic prophecies contained in Scripture hold a special place of fascination for many modern believers. Probably most modern believers across the denominational spectrum would be classified as premillennialists along "dispensational" lines (either classic dispensationalism or today's "progressive" variety). Like most evangelicals, I was taught this particular view early in my Christian growth. As should be obvious from the title of this article, I no longer adhere to the premillennial scheme of interpretation, and much less dispensationalism. As the title states, this is written as a description of my view. I wish no ill will toward those...
  • Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC

    09/04/2002 4:48:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 90 replies · 15,336+ views
    The Climax of a Turbulent Millennium: Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC Timo Niroma, Helsinki, Finland The First Intermediate PeriodThe Curse of AkkadTroy IIgThird Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World CollapseNatural Catastrophes during Bronze Age Civilisations Two separate cataclysmsSodom and GomorrahWhere did the impacts occur? The First Intermediate Period Selections from "The Egyptians" by C. Aldred (London 1987). "At this distance of time, the overthrow of the Old Kingdom at the end of the Sixth Dynasty has all the appearance of being sudden and complete. "Recent research has attributed the abrupt nature of...
  • Anthrax, Dr. Strangelove, and TV's Millennium

    06/08/2002 9:20:07 AM PDT · by mrustow · 64 replies · 1,117+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 9 June 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    Article shows how the notion that the anthrax killer was a "home-grown" terrorist was concocted and spread by Marxist professor Barabara Hatch Rosenberg, who stole her theory from a TV series.
  • Calling Agent Frank Black! Leftwing Dr. Strangelove Stole Anthrax theory from TV's Millennium

    06/07/2002 7:45:03 AM PDT · by mrustow · 80 replies · 1,063+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 9 June 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    Toogood Reports [Weekender, June 9, 2002; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ Psst! The anthrax-laced letters that killed five people last fall, were sent by a home-grown, American terrorist. In fact, the killer — a heterosexual, Christian, white male wacko, if you'll excuse the redundancy — is a scientist who was doing contract work for the CIA, and who murdered five innocents on orders from the CIA. The feds have covered it all up. Pass it on. I know who did it, because Barbara Hatch Rosenberg told me. Rosenberg is not only a tenured professor of microbiology at the New York State...
  • MESSIAH: 2030/ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT WILL ERUPT INTO SIXTH ARAB-ISRAELI WAR & BE OVER IN 2003!

    05/22/2002 6:11:04 AM PDT · by Clive Douglas Campbell · 93 replies · 1,345+ views
    May 22, 2002 | Clive Douglas Campbell
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada author Clive Douglas Campbell and Phoenix, Arizona, USA publisher Selah Publishing Group are pleased to announce the release of Messiah: 2030. Nobody knows the day and hour of the Second Coming, but the following years are on the front cover: Messiah: 2030 Cluny: 1030 Jesus: 30 David: 970 Abraham: 1970 Noah: 2970 Adam: 3970 Messiah: 2030 claims the Bible prophesies a sixth Arab-Israeli war will be over in 2003 and include the following: --the Palestinians will be deported to Jordan --Israel will go to war with Jordan, possess Jordanian land east of the Jordan River and King...