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  • Does the Bible Foretell Three Comings of Jesus?

    We know that the Bible describes the second coming of Jesus. But, based on what we’ve seen so far in our study, does the Bible also foretell a third coming of Jesus? … Welcome to post 24 in my rethinking Christian eschatology series! These posts are written to build on each other, so if you’ve not…

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  • The Amazing Truth about Jesus’ Greatest Second Coming Prophecy [part 1]

    Last post, I provided a consolidated end-to-end account of the recorded events from two days before Jesus’ crucifixion. (If you’ve not read that post, pause here and go read it now before you continue. It’s important context you’ll need here.) Now, it’s time to study all that Jesus revealed on that important day. … Welcome…

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  • The Amazing Truth about Jesus’ Greatest Second Coming Prophecy [part 2]

    Welcome to part 2 of a 5-part study of Jesus’ most in-depth teaching about His second coming, the resurrection and the judgment. The events we are studying occurred two days before Jesus’ crucifixion. This is the 20th post in my series on rethinking Christian eschatology. If you’ve not already read the previous posts, I invite…

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  • The Amazing Truth about Jesus’ Greatest Second Coming Prophecy [part 3]

    Welcome to part 3 of a 5-part study of Jesus’ most in-depth teaching about His second coming, the resurrection and the judgment. The events we are studying occurred two days before Jesus’ crucifixion. Here are links to the previous parts of this post: … This is the 21st post in my series on rethinking Christian…

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  • The Amazing Truth about Jesus’ Greatest Second Coming Prophecy [part 4]

    Welcome to part 4 of a 5-part study of Jesus’ most in-depth teaching about His second coming, the resurrection and the judgment. The events we are studying occurred two days before Jesus’ crucifixion. Here are links to the previous parts of this post: This post resumes in the midst of section 17 of 25 regarding…

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  • The Amazing Truth about Jesus’ Greatest Second Coming Prophecy [part 5]

    Welcome to the conclusion of our study of Jesus’ most in-depth teaching about His second coming, the resurrection and the judgment. These events occurred two days before Jesus’ crucifixion. Here are links to the previous parts of this post: … This is the 23rd part of my series on rethinking Christian eschatology. The posts build…

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  • Jesus’ Most In-depth Teaching on His Second Coming

    Two days before His crucifixion, Jesus revealed the most in-depth details regarding His second coming, the judgment and the resurrection. Therefore, these Scriptures are important for us to accurately understand. In fact, everything we’ve studied so far has been for the purpose of helping us properly interpret what Jesus revealed on this important day. Unfortunately,…

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  • What Jesus Revealed about His Second Coming in Matthew 16

    In the last post we looked at Jesus’ intriguing prophecy recorded in Matthew 10. There, we saw that Jesus plainly stated in Matt. 10:22-23 that: And we observed that these prophecies of Jesus about “the end” and His second coming, which Matthew recorded here in the context of the events of Matthew 10, are recorded…

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  • Did You Know Jesus Said THIS about His Second Coming?

    In this post, I’m going to show you something that Jesus said about His second coming which may surprise you. Then, I’m going to connect it with other things Jesus said which will exponentially increase its importance. This is cool stuff! … Welcome to the 15th post in my series of rethinking Christian eschatology. Because…

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  • If You Miss This Important Truth, You’ll Misunderstand John the Baptist

    A critical truth regarding John the Baptist and Malachi’s prophecy often goes overlooked. If we miss this, we will fail to properly understand John’s mission and the judgment. This post examines that connection and how it affects our overall understanding of Scripture. … Welcome to the 14th post in my series of rethinking Christian eschatology.…

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  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 1]

    Since the second century A.D., the phrase “the last days” has been one of the most often misunderstood concepts in Scripture. The phrase is found in some important passages in the New Testament (NT). Here are three examples: 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews…

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  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 2]

    In the previous post, we began studying what the Old Testament (OT) says about “the last days.” “The last days” is an important concept in the New Testament (NT) and has a big impact on Christian eschatology—the study of death, the judgment and eternal destiny of the soul. Interestingly, the NT writers never define what…

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  • Want to understand ‘the last days?’ Look in the Old Testament [part 3]

    This post is the conclusion of a three-part article examining what the Old Testament (OT) says about “the last days.” “The last days” is an important concept in the New Testament (NT) and has a big impact on Christian eschatology—the study of death, the judgment and eternal destiny of the soul. Interestingly, the NT writers never…

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  • Why Israel’s Babylonian Return is an Important Shadow

    When GOD cast the people of Judah from His presence, they spent 70 years exiled in Babylon. Afterward, a fraction of those who remained made the long journey to their homeland. GOD gathered a remnant of Israel back to the land He gave them. Continuing our theme of shadows and substances, this post examines how…

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  • How Daniel’s Visions Relate to the End of Israel

    GOD promised Abraham that he and his descendants would inherit the land of Canaan forever. But Abraham’s physical descendants, the children of Israel, grew increasingly wicked. GOD sent prophet after prophet to call them to repentance but they would not listen. This was exactly what Moses prophesied would occur in the Song of Moses at…

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  • The Fascinating Contrast of the Two Israel’s of Scripture (Physical Israel vs spiritual Israel)

    In the two-part article on the Song of Moses, I showed that Deuteronomy 32 introduced a distinction between the Israelites GOD was angry with and those servants He would vindicate in a coming judgment. The writings of the Old Testament (OT) Prophets can sometimes be difficult to understand. One reason is that, often within the…

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  • The Most Important Ignored Old Testament Scripture [part 2]

    In the previous post, we looked at the Song of Moses in its broader context—a passage I’m convinced is the most important ignored text in the Old Testament. In this post, I’m going to show you why the Song of Moses is so important. This realization, in turn, sheds light on other doctrines which we…

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  • The Most Important Ignored Old Testament Scripture [part 1]

    The Old Testament has a lot of Scriptures that we probably tend to overlook. But one rises above the rest in significance and impact upon the Bible’s overall narrative. In this two-part article, we look at that Scripture in its context and then examine what makes it so important. This is an important message because…

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  • A Spotlight on the Shadows of Israel’s Exodus

    We have previously discussed: Now let’s combine these two topics as we examine the shadows that can be seen in Israel’s exodus from Egyptian slavery. … Welcome to part 5 of my series on rethinking Christian eschatology. Because these articles build on each other, if you’ve not already done so, I invite you to read…

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  • An Important Truth from GOD’s Promises to Abraham

    GOD’s promises to Abraham are an important component of the narrative of Scripture. It is, after all, a result of these promises that Israel arises as GOD’s chosen people. And the entirety of Scripture concerns GOD’s people and their struggle against evil and the unfolding of GOD’s plan of redemption. GOD did not reveal to…

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  • The Surprising Truth About the Evolution of Idolatry

    In the previous post, I explained how humanity’s most fundamental problem is our struggle to “see” beyond our physical senses, and how this failure leads to our most significant problem: a distorted view of GOD, which in turn, leads to idolatry. Let’s expound on how idolatry results from a failure to see GOD as He…

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  • How to Clearly See the Big Picture of the Bible

    Humanity has one single most fundamental problem. And this most fundamental problem, in turn, creates in humanity’s most impactful problem. These two problems tend to obscure our view of the big picture of the Bible. Let me show you. The common narrative we hear about the big picture of the Bible goes something like this:…

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  • Want to Understand the End Times, Jesus’ Second Coming, the Judgment and the Resurrection? (Learn the shocking truth on the Bible’s most widely misunderstood teachings)

    Have you ever had a message burning within you that you had to share but didn’t know where to begin? Yeah, that’s me right now. I have wrestled so hard with where to begin that I’ve fallen into analysis paralysis and the message is just sitting there percolating. Frustrated at myself, I decided to just…

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  • How to Add BibleGateway.com Search to Google Chrome

    Two of my favorite free Bible study tools are Google Chrome browser and BibleGateway.com. Chrome has been my browser of preference for many years, as of this post. BibleGateway.com has been my primary Bible study tool for even longer. If you’re like me, you are always seeking easy ways to improve your overall productivity. Did…

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  • Why ‘American Christianity’ is Failing (And How We Can Fix It) [part 1]

    You can feel it, can’t you? You know it’s true. The evidence is all around us. “American Christianity” is failing. We can all sense it. Turn on the TV. Browse the news online. Scroll through your Facebook timeline. Just visit a public school or university. America is becoming an increasingly secular nation, one with less…

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