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Malachi- John the Baptist and Torah

Malachi, John the Baptizer and the Passing of Torah Don K. Preston D. Div. According to Jesus, John the Baptizer was the messenger foretold in Malachi 3:1: “This is he of whom it was written, Behold I send my messenger before your face…” (Matthew 11:10).This critical and undeniable fact has incredible implications for modern theologies and eschatologies. As the messenger…

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The Messianic Temple– A Temple Not Made With Hands!

“He Shall Destroy This Temple Made With Hands, and Build Another Not Made With Hands” Mark 14:58 Don K. Preston D. Div. As Jesus stood on trial, he was accused of many things. Some of the accusations were true, some were not. One of the true accusations is found above, and has profound implications for theology and eschatology today. We…

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Elijah Has Come!!

Elijah Has Come! Don k. Preston D. Div. In Malachi 4:5-6, Jehovah said that He would send Elijah before the coming of the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord. When Elijah came, he was to “restore all things,” more specifically, he was to “turn the hearts of the fathers to the children.” His task was that of moral restoration.…

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The Abomination of Desolation: A Covenant Curse On Israel!

The Abomination of Desolation Don K. Preston D. DivThe Abomination of Desolation is one of the most feared– yet, paradoxically– anticipated prophetic events! It is feared because its appearance is part of the projected Great Tribulation period. It is anticipated because, while a horrible event, it is posited by Jesus as one of the definitive signs of the end of…

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Are They Ready To Rebuild The Jerusalem Temple?

A Restored Temple and the Sound of the Harp Don K. Preston   We hear a great deal about the imminent rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple. It is insisted that the time is right for the restoration of that magnificent edifice, and that with its reconstruction, the millennium will be at hand. There is so much theologically misguided about this…

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I Am The Good Shepherd– Jesus' Radical Claim!

Jesus’ Radical, Revolutionary Claims:I Am The Good Shepherd! Don K. Preston In our modern societies, so far removed from the cultural, historical, theological matrix of the world of Jesus, i.e. the Hebraic world, it is very easy to overlook the power and challenge of much of what Jesus said. We have a tendency to think of Jesus as this soft…

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Daniel 7, 2 Thessalonians 1, and the Rapture

A Serious Problem for the Rapture Doctrine Don K. Preston   Daniel 2 and 7 are passages that predicted the establishment of the Messianic kingdom. This is almost universally acknowledged. Daniel 7 and chapter 2 are virtually parallel in their predictions of the establishment of the kingdom in the days of the Roman empire, the fourth beast. In Daniel 7,…

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John 15: Jesus and the Land Promises

I AM THE VINE: JESUS AND THE LAND PROMISES     Don K. Preston In John 15 Jesus said “I am the vine, you are the branches.” This statement is a favorite among preachers, because it is used to promote evangelism. After all, Jesus said if one does not bear fruit (i.e. interpreted as converting others) they are taken away and…

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