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Israel and the Passing of Heaven and Earth

Objection: Israel Will Remain God’s People As Long As Creation Exists! Don K. Preston It is sometimes objected that: “Jeremiah writes, “Thus says the LORD, Who give the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, Who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (The LORD of hosts is…

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Looking for New Heavens and a New Earth

A basic principle of the Reformation was the priesthood of all believers. Not only could sinners receive the merits of Jesus Christ directly, but they also were given the high and holy privilege to study the Bible directly. Private interpretation does not mean interpretive autonomy. Scripture must be used to interpret Scripture. Nowhere is this principle more vividly illustrated than…

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Rethinking II Peter Three

IntroductionIn this article we examine II Peter 3:7-13 and decide that the heavens and earth that were marked for destruction involved considerably more than merely Old Testament Judaism, Jerusalem, and the temple.   Early Preterist Perceptions The modern preterist movement is very young; although we have learned much, we still have much to learn. We are still mining the depths…

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Heaven and Earth Passed Away

We looked last week at the time statements in the Bible as to the coming of the Lord. We saw that he said he would come — while some that were standing there were still living; in that generation; soon; quickly; at hand; he said his coming was near. Everywhere that the Bible talks about the Lord’s coming it gives…

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The World That Perished

Without question, II Peter 3 is the passage of appeal in discussions of the end of time. Peter must be speaking of the dissolution of material creation, we are told. Further, Peter’s allusion to the Noahic deluge supposedly demands a future cosmic cataclysm. We are convinced it has no such import however, and this paper will seek to establish that…

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World Without End

With the turn of the century approaching speculation about the "end of the world" is running rampant. But does the Bible actually predict an end of time? Does the Biblical term "the last days" refer to the last days of time or to the last days of an age? Some Bible factsFact #1When God destroyed the world with a flood,…

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A Survey: Eschatology in Hebrews

Several basic premises still appear to be unknown to Bible students about the epistle to the Hebrews (such as author, place of origin, etc.; this scribe believes there may be an argument for Apollos’ being the author as there is an argument for Paul), but this should not deter readers from seeing the encouragement and promises found in this letter.…

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