Should Christians keep the Sabbath?

I think sincere followers of Christ may wrestle with this question as I have over the years. Did Jesus intend for us to keep the Sabbath? Mt 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Mt 5:18 […]

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Flee from sexual immorality

The Jewish elders in Jerusalem sent a brief letter to the Gentile believers abroad urging them to keep their bodies pure and to abstain from sexual immorality. Ac 15:28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: Ac 15:29 You are to abstain […]

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Solomon’s temple until the Anointed One – 983 years

430 years Ezekiel foretold a siege against Jerusalem because the house of Israel and the house of Judah committed idolatry the entire time Solomon’s temple stood.  This was portrayed when Ezekiel had to lie on one side for 390 days for Israel and on his other side facing Jerusalem for 40 days.  This totaled 430 […]

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Ezekiel 4:1-7 Bearing the sins of Israel for 430 years

Seven years prior to the the fall of Jerusalem, the Lord instructed Ezekiel to lie on his left side for 390 days with his back away from the representation of Jerusalem he had constructed while in exile. This portrayed the sin of the 10 tribes of Israel who  had long abandoned Jerusalem and the LORD […]

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Rev 6:12-7:17 Sixth Seal Rapture of All Christians

Scripture clearly indicates that there is only going to be one rapture and that it will happen during the great tribulation described in Revelation. Comparing Matthew and Revelation clarifies the timing of the rapture to happen during the great tribulation and after the sixth seal has been opened.  Please note that all the verses in […]

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Rev 6-16 Wrath of God follows sixth seal rapture of all Christians

The purpose of this post is to dispel the notion of a hidden rapture occurring  before the visible appearance of Jesus Christ. The idea of a hidden rapture is a predominant evangelical teaching today.  It was first popularized by John Darby in 1827 and then other prominent theologian’s embraced the idea and made this errant […]

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Rev 7:14 Rapture will happen during “the great tribulation”

At the time approaching Jesus second coming he will send forth his angels to gather all Christians from the earth.   This is also known as the rapture when all living Christians will be immediately translated into the presence of Jesus along with those who have previously died.  Scripture is clear, however, that Christians must first […]

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Rev 17:11 Man of lawlessness

The second coming of Jesus Christ will not happen until the “man of lawlessness is revealed” (2 Thes 2:3).   In this context it is undeniable that the rapture of Christians will also happen after anti-christ is revealed.  It seems to me that a great many Christians today are unwilling or unable to understand the many overt exhortations found throughout the book […]

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Rev 17:9-11 The seven heads of the sea beast of Revelation

The sea beast (Rev 13:1) is the fourth beast that the prophet Daniel saw (Daniel 2:40, 7:7). This is made more certain by the leopard, bear, and lion elements of the lower body of the sea beast (Rev 13:2). Looking backwards from the Apostle John’s vision back to Daniel’s vision the four beasts are identified […]

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The word of the Lord endures forever

For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass; the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever. 1 Peter 1:24-25

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