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Matthew 24:3–Which Disciples Were, Or Are, Confused?

Which Disciples Were (Or Are!) Confused? Don K. Preston It is undeniable that the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24-25) is the key to understanding Jesus’ eschatology. It is certainly his longest discussion of the end of the age and his coming. To say the least, the Discourse is the source of a great deal of perplexity expositors. For the dispensationalist, Jesus’…

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Matthew 16:28- Fulfilled at the Transfiguration?

MATTHEW 16:28 FULFILLED AT THE TRANSFIGURATION? Don K. Preston “Very I say unto you, there are some standing here that shall not taste of death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”   Matthew 16:27-28 continues to be a source of great consternation to Bible students. Jesus’ emphatic statement about the time of his coming, the…

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Guest Article: William Bell on Acts 1

  William Bell is a wonderful friend, and an excellent student of God’s word. We are glad to offer our visitors from William on Acts 1:9f   He Came In Like Manner A Study of Acts 1:11 By William H. Bell, Jr. To some, several passages have been more difficult to interpret within the A.D. 70 framework of time than…

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1 Peter 1: The Salvation Ready To Be Revealed!

READY TO BE REVEALED 1 Peter 1.5f Don K. Preston   Peter tells his readers that the object of their faith, salvation, was "ready to be revealed in the last time" (1 Peter 1:5). Few commentators take note of the background of Peter’s prediction, Daniel 12. The chart shows how Peter draws from Daniel. Daniel 12 1 Peter 1:5-10 Time…

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The Imminence of the Kingdom In Acts 1

The Imminence of the Kingdom in Acts 1 Don K. Preston © 2007 "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 in one of two…

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Israel in Acts

Israel in ActsThere are two dominant views of how God chose to deal with Israel in response to her rejection of Jesus Christ. Probably the majority view of modern evangelical Christianity is that because of the Jewish rejection of Jesus, God postponed his kingdom purposes for Israel and inserted a “church age” that was nowhere foretold in the Old Testament…

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