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Amillennialism is one of the many views regarding the Millennial Kingdom—the thousand-year reign of Christ during the end times. The names of these beliefs (including premillennialism and postmillennialism) do not refer to when the Millennial Kingdom will occur, but to when Christ will return to earth in relation to the kingdom. "Amillennialism" is a bit of a misnomer. Linguistically, the word means there will be no ("a") thousand-year ("millennial") kingdom. In actuality, those who ascribe to amillennialism believe that the millennial kingdom is not literal. That is, it is neither one thousand years nor a physical reign of Christ. Amillennialism was championed by St. Augustine and is the view held by the Roman Catholic Church, the...
Why do some commentators view the Rich Man and Lazarus parable of Luke 16 as of the most misunderstood parables in NT?
If I am understanding this correctly, it appears it is more of a covenantle story between the OC[Moses] and NC[Jesus]
LUKE 16:26 " 'And besides all this, between us[NC Jesus/Spirit?] and ye[OC/Moses/Carnal?] there is a great gulf fixed,
so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.' "
LUKE 16:29 "Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets;
let them hear them.' "
Lazarus and the Rich Man - Here a little, there a little - Commentary
The parable of Lazarus and the rich man has been the foundation for many of the erroneous beliefs about "hell" within traditional...
Before my mother passed away it was her intent that her debts pass away with her. After my mother died I helped my father resolve my mother's debt and he paid it off, as he felt it was his moral responsibility to do.
My older sister just passed a way recently and, like money always does, problems arise. Now a question came up. My sister's estate was under the amount required by law for probate, therefore her funds were evenly disbursed between us three surviving siblings. My youngest sister asked about splitting up her debt and paying it.
I would agree to split any expenses after her death, funeral, etc... and pay off rent, hospital, gas etc...closing accounts, but I would not pay a dime to any credit cards or banks.
This is a theological, not a scientific, question for Christians only about the age of the earth only. The question relates only to the book of Genesis with no mind to scientific discoveries.
For those that believe in a young earth is this a theological interpretation, among many, for Genesis, or is this belief held to be the only real/valid interpretation of Genesis? When I read Genesis I don't see a creation point for the earth assigned to a day. I understand the backcounting of the decedents to Adam, and then through the 6 days but where is the earth given a day in which to end the counting? Do you see those that do not place an age to the earth as scripturally in error (and please explain) or do you see them as simply holding a...
In fighting to give a voice to the powerless, why do people on the Left have such little regard for the most powerless among us, the unborn? It boggles the mind that this is not a "Progressive" issue.
May we face judgement and claim these babies are not our neighbors? If we are aware of their plight, are we not guilty for not doing all we can to protect them from harm?
Why do we need teachers if we have the anointing?
How do we get this anointing?
1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
Alright, so my question comes from the verse in Genesis, where Noah is instructed in what foods he is to eat.
In the following verses, in Genesis 9:3-4 I want to look at something, that I feel is very odd.
3Every moving thing (רמש - Remes: Insect) that liveth shall be meat (אכלה - Oklah: Food/nourishment) for you; even as the greenherb have I given you all things. 4But flesh (בשר - Bawar: the flesh of animals )with the life (נפש - Nephesh: the soul, or spirit)thereof, [which is] the blood (דָּם - Dawm: vital liquid flowing in animal bodies) thereof, shall ye not eat. 5And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it,and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I...
I may or may not believe in Universalism, not saying one way or the other at all, but I will say that I think the Bible uses overly harsh, apocalyptic language for actual events that occur. Such that these events may cause people to stress about them more than they should. Which is much more my stance on the subject.
How I base this is that if I believe some Revelation events have already occured... well, history can be brutal, but the descriptions in Revelation I would, no offense, find more brutal still.
And even not, the prophecies of Jesus were pretty ominous, they made people have an urge to repent if they read or heard them, but we all know that Jesus coming was a much-needed thing and he preached a message of (mostly) peace.
Revelation 20:14 states, "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." This verse and many others relating to the destruction and death of the wicked lead me to believe this universe, the wicked, death, the devil, and hell will all one day be totally obliterated and destroyed.
What are your thoughts?