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Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by robycop3, Aug 22, 2021.

  1. Ed Parenteau

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    Those who pierced Him have long been dead. And they are the same ones Jesus told would see Him coming on the clouds. Coming on the clouds is a euphemism for judgement.
    The same phrase is used in Matthew 23: 37“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way (hon tropon) a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.
    Not only that, but if you're going to insist it being exactly the same way, then you can't erase the fact that the disciples were the ones standing there watching.
    But in reality, they saw Him go "into heaven" in a cloud out of their sight. And therefore, He would come back in a cloud "out of their sight" which perfectly harmonizes with all the other verses I gave you.
     
  2. eclipsenow

    eclipsenow God cares about his creation as well as us.

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    He hasn't returned yet - correct - but I reject all the other baggage you attach to his return.

    I wonder where your getting 'immediately' from? It seems you have a certain reading of a certain Olivet discourse verse to argue something that Amils and Partial Preterists simply don't think is a thing in the first place.

    That's because you don't understand the symbolism in Revelation. EG: "A third of them died..." means not mathematics, but that in God's grace the judgement of that particular natural disaster more survied than didn't. There are stacks and stacks of symbols in Revelation, because John is actually preaching to HIS generation about THEIR 'tribulation' which he says in Chapter 1 he shared in! We are in the tribulation, and have been for 2000 years. It's just that American eschatology has been so influenced by the "Left Behind" series that their 'tribulation' must be some huge global set of occurrences. They don't understand the symbols in Revelation and Olivet, so all the encouragements to godly living in Revelation - and the application to Christians in natural disasters, or North Korea, or Afghanistan, or even 2000 years ago under the Romans are ALL ignored!

    I mean, as IF John would write to his generation about to undergo Roman persecution and say "You guys think you've got it rough - wait till I tell you about what's going to happen in 2000 years!"
     
  3. Timtofly

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    I think I will stick with the Word of God, and not your translation of God's Word.
     
  4. 3 Resurrections

    3 Resurrections That's 666 YEARS, folks

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    Please explain, then, why a "short time" would be different from a "little season". Because the simple comparison of these two phrases tells me they are speaking of the same time period of Satan's release.

    He gets this straight from Matthew 24:29-30. "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened,.....And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."

    No one seems to be able to explain why the Great Tribulation was going to have a long period of history following it in which no type of tribulation would ever duplicate the former Great Tribulation ("...No, nor ever shall be."), yet Christ's return was going to take place "IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribulation of those days..." How can Christ's final, end-of-the-world return be one that occurs "IMMEDIATELY AFTER" the Great Tribulation, yet history keeps marching forward for a long while AFTER the Great Tribulation? These things seem contradictory.

    The answer is that Christ was going to return for a second coming back in AD 70, "IMMEDIATELY AFTER the Great Tribulation years between AD 66 and 70,and He would also plan a THIRD coming in our future, with a long period of Christian tribulation episodes occurring over the time in between Christ's second and third comings. It's the only possible answer that reconciles the apparently contradictory messages in Matthew 24:21 and Matthew 24:29-30.
     
  5. sovereigngrace

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    The 11 disciples were direct material witnesses to the ascension of Jesus Christ up from the earth toward heaven. This passage tells us it is the actual “manner” or tropos (meaning style or mode) of His glorious ascent into heaven that will be the way He will return. How did He go?

    Literally, physically, visibly.

    Physically: “This same Jesus.”
    Visibly: “while they beheld,” “they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up” and “as ye have seen Him go.”
    Literally: “In like manner.”

    Contrary to Pretrib and Preterist beliefs, the second coming of Christ is not a secret event. Such a mistaken view emanates from a wrong understanding of Scripture. Revelation 1:7 declares: “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him (Revelation 1:7).

    Did every eye see Jesus coming back in AD70? Of course not! That is absurd!

    Upon His appearing, did the Jews wail over Him? Of course not! That is absurd! Equally, did the Gentiles also wail because of him? Of course not! That is absurd!

    Here we see the most public event of all time - the literal, visible, physical return of the Lord Jesus Christ. This passage unmistakably shows that the glorious Second Advent will be the most amazing public event ever. To such an extent that “every eye shall see him.”
     
  6. Spiritual Jew

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    It looks like you missed the point, so I'm going to have to spell this out to you. I was talking mostly about the Greek words translated as "short" and "little" in those passages and not about the words translated as "time" and "season".

    The Greek word translated as "short" in Revelation 12:12 is "oligos" (Strong's G3641). That word is used in this verse:

    Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few (Greek: oligos) are chosen.

    Jesus was not saying that literally a small number of people are chosen. Many people are chosen overall, but the number is relatively few in comparison to how many are called.

    So, the "short time" that Satan had after he was cast out of heaven long ago was not a literally short amount of time, but was a limited amount of time. We know that he won't be able to make war against Christians forever because he will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 20:10).

    The Greek word translated as "little" in Revelation 20:3 (in relation to Satan's little season) is not oligos, but instead is "mikros" (Strong's G3398) and that word does refer to a literally small number. That time period occurs when the thousand years are over. That is not the same time period that Revelation 12:12 references.
     
  7. Spiritual Jew

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    You seem to be forgetting that Luke 21 is also an account of the Olivet Discourse. If you read verse 24 you should that there would be a time period called "the times of the Gentiles" that would occur AFTER the local tribulation occurred in Jerusalem which we agree occurred in 70 AD.

    According to Luke, Jesus was not going to return after the tribulation in Jerusalem in 70 AD but rather would return at the end of the "times of the Gentiles" when the "distress of nations" would occur. His return will correspond with global tribulation, not tribulation in Jerusalem.

    Luke 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    So, Luke 21:20 through the first half of verse 24 refers to the local tribulation that would occur in and around Jerusalem. That occurred around 70 AD. From that point on is what is called "the times of the Gentiles".

    And then Luke 21 talks about the "distress of nations" and people's "hearts failing them for fear" because of "those things which are coming on the earth. That is clearly referring to global tribulation rather than just tribulation in Jerusalem, so that is clearly referring to a different event than is described in Luke 21:20-24. It is after the tribulation of THOSE days (described in the second half of verse 24 through verse 26) that Jesus will return. There was no "distress of nations" in 70 AD.

    There was only the distress of one nation at that time. The "distress of nations" will happen in the future just prior to Christ's return.
     
  8. 3 Resurrections

    3 Resurrections That's 666 YEARS, folks

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    Begging your pardon, SJ, but that distinction between "short" and "little" makes no difference in the meaning intended. A "FEW" (oligos) years of time is the equivalent of a "LITTLE" (mikros) season of time - which would have to be shorter than a "long season" of 40 years, by scripture's estimation in Joshua 24:7

    Again, this is the very same period being spoken of in both Revelation 12:12 and Revelation 20:3 when Satan was released on earth after the millennium expired.
     
  9. Spiritual Jew

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    Sure it does. You are assuming that the "short" time of Revelation 12:12 has to be referring to a literally short amount of time and I showed otherwise. If you don't want to acknowledge the meaning of the Greek words than that is on you.
     
  10. robycop3

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    Before, to make his claim more-credible to the masses. He will be famous before he's wounded.

    Just imagine what people woulda thought if JFK, who had 1/3 of his brains scattered about by a rifle shot, would've survived that & recovered !
     
  11. robycop3

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    No, the rapture won't be His return. He will call the saints to meet Him in the sky. No one else will see Him, I doubt. They'll come to Him, not He to them. Later, they'll accompany Him when He does physically return.
     
  12. robycop3

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    "In like manner" means He will physically & visible descend. Remember, it's "LIKE" manner, not "exactly the same" manner.
     
  13. 3 Resurrections

    3 Resurrections That's 666 YEARS, folks

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    YES, indeed it did back in the "beginning of sorrows" period throughout the world, just prior to the Great Tribulation breaking out in AD 66 for Judea and Jerusalem in particular for those "days of vengeance." You remember, Christ told the Philadelphia church in Revelation 3:10 that "...I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which is ABOUT TO COME upon ALL THE WORLD, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

    Those "timeS of the Gentiles" was the specific 42 months when the Gentiles were treading underfoot Jerusalem and the Temple. This 42 months was a "time, times, and half a time", amounting to 3-1/2 years. This was the Zealot period of suppressing Jerusalem and trashing it and the Temple, even before Rome arrived in AD 70. The Zealot's rebellion originated in "Galilee of the GENTILES", and spread over all Israel with its effects.

    There is one very important verse in Luke 21 at the very end of Christ's prophecy that sums up ALL the events listed in Luke 21. Christ told the disciples in Luke 21:36, "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape ALL THESE THINGS that ARE ABOUT TO COME TO PASS, and to stand before the Son of man." Notice: EVERYTHING in the list Christ had just gone over with he disciples was all included in what was "ABOUT TO COME TO PASS" - in THAT generation, which would not pass until ALL of that was fulfilled.
     
  14. robycop3

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    But He shall descend physically & visibly as he left, only He will be in His heavenly body, in great power & glory as He said, and all will see Him, on earth and from hades.

    I've had some idiots ask, "How can everyone on earth see Him at once?" If man can broadcast the Super Bowl all over earth by satellite TV as it happens, how much more-easily & powerfully can Jesus broadcast His return all over earth as it happens? (And in hades as well?)
     
  15. robycop3

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    The description of Jesus' ascent is literal, not symbolic. Just as we observe an aircraft vanish into a cloud, Jesus likewise did. And just as an aircraft emerges from a cloud, Jesus will exit a cloud as He descends.
     
  16. robycop3

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    Then you're rejecting Scripture, not robycop3.


    Matt. 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those daysthe sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. [/COLOR]


    Matt. 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    These things have been occurring for centuries now, and are intensifying now. Prets reduce "inconvenient" Scriptures that they know haven't yet been fulfilled to "figurative/symbolic" status to try to sustain their false doctrine.

    Well, apparently he DID. Jesus certainly hasn't returned, nor has the AOD, coming of the antichrist, mark of the beast, etc. occurred, either.
     
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  17. sovereigngrace

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    When did the millennium start? What triggered it and when did it end? What happened during it? What marked it?
     
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    These things have been occurring for centuries now, and are intensifying now. Prets reduce "inconvenient" Scriptures that they know haven't yet been fulfilled to "figurative/symbolic" status to try to sustain their false doctrine.



    Well, apparently he DID. Jesus certainly hasn't returned, nor has the AOD, coming of the antichrist, mark of the beast, etc. occurred, either.
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    There is the great tribulation that arrived with Titus, as Jesus verified, and the tribulation that precedes the return of Christ. Futurists and Preterists each misapply one.
     
  19. robycop3

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    There is the great tribulation that arrived with Titus, as Jesus verified, and the tribulation that precedes the return of Christ. Futurists and Preterists each misapply one.[/QUOTE]
    The events of 66-70 AD were the fulfilling of the "days of vengeance" Jesus proclaimed against that generation of Jews. The great trib will be worldwide.
     
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