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Acts 3- The Restoration of All Things and the Passing of Torah– #3

ACTS 3 AND THE PASSING OF THE OLD COVENANT Peter says the parousia could not occur until the prophetic declarations of restoration had been fulfilled. The prophets are the Old Covenant prophets, Moses, “and all those who have spoken, from Samuel forward.” Peter is emphatic about his expectation and the divine necessity for the yet future to him, fulfillment of…

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Acts 3 and the Restoration of All Things

This is the second in a series on Acts 3 and the Restoration of All Things. Be sure to read the first article. THE NATURE OF THE RESTORATION The nature of the restoration of Israel anticipated by the prophets is an extremely important issue. The millennialists insist that there must be a literal national restoration. The amillennialist and postmillennialist each…

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Matthew 24:36– Guest Article

Without doubt, Matthew 24:36 is used very, very often to negate the time statements of scripture found in the epistles. The argument goes like this: Jesus did not know the time of his coming. If Jesus did not know, then the apostles and writers of the epistles did not know, therefore, we cannot take their statements of the nearness of…

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Zechariah 14– Does It Support Preterism, Or Refute It? #2

ZECHARIAH 14 AND THE APOCALYPSE- #2Does Zechariah 14 Support Covenant Eschatology– Or Refute It? Don K. Preston The first article of this series demonstrated that Zechariah 14 has traditionally and correctly been applied to the A.D. 70 coming of the Lord. We also examined the correlation of Zechariah 14 and the Olivet Discourse showing that Zechariah 14:7 destroys any argument…

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Zechariah 14– Does It Support Preterism, Or Refute It? #1

ZECHARIAH 14: Does It Support, Or Refute Covenant Eschatology? #1 Don K. Preston D. Div. Zechariah is a wonderful book and chapter 14 is a marvelous chapter. Chapters 10-14 of this book constitute another apocalypse in the line of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation. One of the most interesting and significant studies within Zechariah is the term “in that day.” Appearing…

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Acts 1– The Imminence of the Kingdom and Christs' Coming

{flike} The Imminence of the Kingdom and Christ’s Coming in Acts 1 Don K. Preston D. Div. “Will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” Acts 1 is, interestingly, a text that commentators struggle with when it comes to eschatology. The respective eschatological paradigms have a tendency to view the disciples’ question regarding the establishment of the kingdom…

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Was Zechariah 12:3 Fulfilled in AD 70?

Were “All Nations” Gathered Against Jerusalem? Was Zechariah 12:3 Fulfilled in AD 70? Don K. Preston Zechariah 12:3 – “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all…

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