The Bible Believers Guide To Understanding Dispensational Truth

On this episode of Rightly Dividing, we show you how God has worked and moved throughout the ages, how He has revealed Himself in different ways at different times, and the importance of understanding what is written to you as doctrine and what is not. Join us as we apply the command found in 2 Timothy 2:15 to "rightly divide" our Bible and put everything in it's proper perspective and place.
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Join us as we apply Paul’s command found in 2 Timothy 2:15 to ‘rightly divide’ our Bible and put everything in it’s proper perspective and place.

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)” Ephesians 3:2-4 (KJV)

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The entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation contains a singular message. It is the revelation of God’s Son and the Kingdom that has been prepared for Him to receieve.It is a Book that has been written to the Jews and Israel, the Church of Jesus Christ and the vast masses of unsaved gentiles.

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On this episode of Rightly Dividing, we show you how God has worked and moved throughout the ages, how He has revealed Himself in different ways at different times, and the importance of understanding what is written to you as doctrine and what is not. Join us as we apply the command found in 2 Timothy 2:15 to “rightly divide” our Bible and put everything in it’s proper perspective and place.

NTEB STUDY GUIDE: WHAT IS THE POINT OF PUTTING THE BODY OF CHRIST INTO THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE?

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NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.

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  • Jim Black

    I agree with NTEB, The word of truth should be rightly divided and everything put in its proper place. Still waiting for NTEB to put rapture when Jesus comes the “second time” at the end of the tribulation (Heb. 1:6, 9:28).

    • Ummm, no, putting the Church in the time of JACOB’S trouble is called REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY.

      THE BIBLE BELIEVERS GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/the-bible-believers-guide-to-understanding-the-differences-between-the-rapture-and-the-second-coming/

    • COMPARISON: Are the rapture and the 2nd Coming the same day?
      DAY OF CHRIST (RAPTURE) vs DAY OF THE LORD (2ND COMING)

      2015.12.13 by Janette Carter
      Are the rapture and the 2nd Coming the same day? Let’s compare scripture.

      DAY OF CHRIST: RAPTURE IN THE CLOUDS, JESUS CHRIST CAME, DIED ON THE CROSS, WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD, & IS COMING BACK TO RAPTURE THE CHRISTIANS, CLOSING OUT THE PERIOD/DISPENSATION OF GRACE. GLORIOUS APPEARING, A UNITING OF CHRISTIANS WITH JESUS CHRIST, A JOYFUL EVENT!

      DAY OF THE LORD: 2ND COMING, WHEN JESUS COMES BACK TO EARTH, PLANTS HIS FEET ON THE GROUND, TO FIGHT THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON, ALL THE UNSAVED AT THE END OF THE TRIBULATION. JESUS DECLARES HIMSELF LORD, & KING. 1000 YEAR REIGN AS KING, ON THE EARTH.
      A DREADFUL, HORRIBLE EVENT! DEATH & DESTRUCTION OCCUR.

      DAY OF CHRIST:
      DESCRIPTION OF THE DAY OF CHRIST:
      1 Thess 4
      13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
      14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
      15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
      16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
      17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
      18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

      1 Cor 15
      51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
      52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
      53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
      54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
      55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

      OTHER SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE:
      DAY OF CHRIST:
      1 Cor 1.8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the DAY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
      Phil 1.6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST:
      Phil 1.10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the DAY OF CHRIST.
      Phil 2.16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the DAY OF CHRIST, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
      2 Thess 2.2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the DAY OF CHRIST is at hand.

      DAY OF THE LORD:
      Zechariah 14
      1 Behold, the DAY OF THE LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
      2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
      3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
      4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
      5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
      6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
      7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
      8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
      9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
      10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.
      11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
      12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
      13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
      14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
      15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
      16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
      17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
      18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
      19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
      20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
      21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.

      OTHER SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE:
      DAY OF THE LORD:
      Isaiah 13:6 Howl ye; for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
      Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the DAY OF THE LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
      Jeremiah 46:10 For this is the DAY OF THE LORD GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
      Ezekiel 13:5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the DAY OF THE LORD.
      Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is near, even the DAY OF THE LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.
      Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
      Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the DAY OF THE LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
      Joel 2:11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the DAY OF THE LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
      Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible DAY OF THE LORD come.
      Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the DAY OF THE LORD is near in the valley of decision.
      Amos 5:18 Woe unto you that desire the DAY OF THE LORD! to what end is it for you? the DAY OF THE LORD is darkness, and not light.
      Amos 5:20 Shall not the DAY OF THE LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
      Obadiah 15 For the DAY OF THE LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
      Zephaniah 1:7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
      Zephaniah 1:14 The great DAY OF THE LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
      Zechariah 14:1 Behold, the DAY OF THE LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
      Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful DAY OF THE LORD:
      Acts 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable DAY OF THE LORD come:
      1 Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the DAY OF THE LORD Jesus.
      2 Corinthians 1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our’s in the DAY OF THE LORD Jesus.
      1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the DAY OF THE LORD so cometh as a thief in the night.
      2 Peter 3:10 But the DAY OF THE LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

      Very interesting chapter. When you consider a few things.
      1. Paul was talking to the Jews at Thessalonica. 1-2
      2. Thanking God for them & praising them. 3-4
      3. He was explaining they will have problems & persecution, & it will be worth it all when they see Jesus at the end of the tribulation. 4-7
      4. When Jesus comes back, He will destroy those who don’t know Him & who are against God, after the Great White Throne judgment. 7-9
      5. Jesus will be glorified in His saints—this is the CHURCH AT THE RAPTURE, & be admired by all other saints (those before the cross & after the church age is over at the rapture) & also admired by the angels! We are Jesus’ BRIDE. (Everyone always admires the bride of a wedding.) 10
      6. Ending like he began. 11-12; 1-4
      Refer back to 1 Thess 5:1-7 Paul talks about the DAY OF THE LORD.

  • Phil

    As with so many teaching ministries, they should be self-titled in humble admission of the subjectivity of their own opinions. For example, we could call this “The NTEB’s opinion of Dispensational doctrines.”

    I’m all for getting the word out for people’s salvation through TV and radio (in which 98% of the audience are already converts), however, most of the time spent seems to be to just right other’s ‘wrong’ interpretations of disputable matters. There is much error and outright doctrines of demons today, so people need do need to know the truth. But I can’t help sense the need to be humble and leave some things be until they pass – such as the details of the rapture.

    This email won’t change anything, either. Only when things fall and the Lord purifies his people through trials will we be willing to lay down our religious trophies.I know I could use some prayer and burning off of dross.

    • That God wrote the Bible DISPENSATIONALLY is not opinion of any kind, it is a well established fact. Tune in tonight and find out why.

      • pam

        @Geoffrey You are doctrinally correct. This is a foundational Biblical doctrine. A distorted view of dispensational truth serves only to hinder one’s spiritual growth. Not only that it’s distortion is influenced by Satan himself. All scripture is God breathed and it’s imperative that the Christian understand it to be able to grow in the GRACE and KNOWLEDGE of our Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit will reveal the truth of the Word of God to those who seek Him with genuine humility in submission to the authority of God the Holy Spirit.

        Thank you for being diligent in the truth. When absolute truth/doctrines of Gods Word are being perverted, the simplicity of the gift of salvation is almost always being perverted as well.

        Salvation has always been faith alone in Christ alone. However, dispensational truth points out the protocol for each age/era/epoch.

        Keep up the good work! Blessings!

    • Phil, The Precious Blood of The Lamb cleanses us from all sins-past, present and future. This is the point of 1 John 1:9. Jesus paid the price for every man, woman and child on the Earth. Praise God the Father that Jesus is the Lamb of God which takes away the Sin (Sin Nature) of the World. Jesus paid the price for us through the shedding of His Blood. Jesus showed us his Perfect Life and Righteousness and He became our Sin Offering. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is now seated by God the Father. We are still to remember that His Work is a Finished Work. This work never needs to be repeated because it is finished. His Blood purifies us daily as long as we keep evidencing faith in Jesus (the Source) and the Cross ( as the Means where all things are given to us-Victory).

    • Without proper division you are forced to call God the author of confusion. You must Rightly Divide the word of truth.

  • Phil, the cleansing and mercy of the Blood of Jesus is to anyone who will accept the Salvation only Jesus and Jesus alone offers.

  • I am a Dispensationalist because the bible says that there are dispensations. But, I have been involved with two churches that teach this stuff. The hyper-dispensationist people should lose their salvation if it were possible. To worship Paul over Jesus is blasphemy. Of course they won’t admit this, but, it is so. Ask Hillary if she is a liar, what is she going to say?

    Now, your regular dispensationist have not gotten that far as yet. But, it is just as wicked. To teach that some people will get to Heaven by a combination of faith and works is also blasphemy. That Paul taught a different Gospel is a slight of hand magic trick of the Devil.
    That Hebrews 11 is really about “works” and not “faith” is unbelievable! I use this passage of scripture to see how far along my dispensationist friends have gotten. When a passage uses the word “faith” about one hundred times and practically starts every verse with the faith, and my friend say it’s really about “works”, then I know they are gone and probably no hope for them.

    • I don’t understand what you mean by “worshipping Paul”, please clarify. Also, Paul did teach a different gospel from Jesus’s earthly ministry which is probably one reason why Paul titled it ‘MY gospel’ (Romans 16:25 KJV)

  • You know what I mean by worshiping Paul. My dispensation friend never talks about Jesus; it’s always about Paul.He never reads the Gospels. That’s Jesus. He always puts down the ministry of Jesus and always lifts up the ministry of Paul. And if you think that Paul did have a different Gospel than Jesus, well, your pretty much gone also.

  • tiptopsaidhe

    The great difference, and really only difference, between the old Mosaic and the new Christian dispensation is, back then grace was placed in one nation, but now grace is poured out to all nations. The law never demanded that blessings be earned. The purpose of the law was to show that blessings could not be earned.

    It is wrong to imply that Israel chose to forego grace by acting rashly by accept the law. That’s nonsense. All men deemed righteous, throughout time, have been chosen by God to receive it, regardless of their worthiness or their works. Abel, Noah, Abram before the law, Moses, Joseph, Rahab, Samuel, David during the law, Christians after the law.

    Exo 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
    Exo 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty;

    Legal obedience was never a condition of salvation. Grace didn’t begin with the death and resurrection of Christ. And, if acceptance of Christ were made a condition of salvation, no one could be saved.

    Isa 53:3 …: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
    Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
    Rom 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
    Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    God has been dispensing grace throughout all the ages, and in the same manner.

  • Bob Wunderlich

    I agree 100%. There is another point to remember. The only thing that will change during the tribulation period is that the “veil” will be taken off of Israel. They will be able to see that they have been wrong in not accepting Jesus as their Messiah.

  • The bible doesn’t teach different and separate dispensations. It teaches one dispensation of grace, granted by God before eternity existed so that He may be in covenant friendship with those He chose before the foundations of the earth were laid. To believe there are separate dispensations is to look at the failure of mankind throughout certain timeframes. Each “dispensation” begins with man, and ends with man’s failure. It is false to compare law and grace as opposites, for man fails under both. Scripture puts grace in opposition to sin. Grace is sovereign, not the will of man.

    Bob, the 70th week of Daniel being moved out to some “future” time is not biblical. This “tribulation” period you infer originates from commentaries on Daniel 9, not actually on Daniel 9. It’s origins come from a commentary written by a Jesuit priest named Francisco Ribera, in the 1500s. It was written in response to the reformers to deflect the moniker of antichrist off the pope, at that time. The commentary was politically motivated, not biblically.

    Clarence Larkin, who wrote “Dispensation Truth” wrote this in the footnotes of his book:

    The “Futurist School” interprets the language of the Apocalypse “literally,” except such symbols as are named as such and hold that the whole of the Book, from the end of the third chapter, is yet “future” and unfulfilled, and that the greater part of the Book, from the beginning of chapter six to the end of chapter nineteen, describes what shall come to pass during the last week of “Daniel’s Seventy Weeks.” . . . In its present form it may be said to have originated at the end of the Sixteenth Century, with the Jesuit Ribera, who actuated by the same motive as the Jesuit Alcazar, sought to rid the Papacy of the stigma of being called the “Antichrist,” and so referred the prophecies of the Apocalypse to the distant future. This view was accepted by the Roman Catholic Church and was for a long time confined to it, but, strange to say, it has wonderfully revived since the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, and among Protestants…, The “Futurist” interpretation of scripture is the one employed in this book.

    The “Preterist School” originated with the Jesuit Alcazar. His view was first put forth as a complete scheme in his work on the Apocalypse, published in A.D.1614. It limits the scope of the apocalypse to the events of the Apostle John’s life, and affirms that the whole prophecy was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus and the subsequent fall of the persecuting Roman Empire, thus making the Emperor Nero the “Antichrist.” The purpose of the scheme was transparent, it was to relieve the Papal Church from the stigma of being called the “Harlot Church” and the Pope from being called the Antichrist…”

    (We know Nero can’t be the “antichrist” or man of lawlessness because he never went to Jerusalem and sat in the temple proclaiming he was God.)

    The “Historical School”…interprets the Apocalypse as a series of prophecies predicting the events that were to happen in the world and in the Church from John’s day to the end of time. The advocates of the School interpret the symbols of the Book of Revelation as referring to certain historical events that have and are happening in the world. They claim that “Antichrist” is a “System” rather than a “Person,” and is represented by the Harlot Church of Rome. They interpret the “Time Element” in the Book on the “Year Day Scale.” This school has had some very able and ingenious advocates. This view, like the preceding was unknown to the early church. It appeared about the middle of the Twelfth Century, and was systematized in the beginning of the Third Century by the Abbot Joachim. Subsequently it was adopted and applied to the Pope by the forerunners and leaders of the Reformation, and may be said to have reached its zenith in Mr. Elliott’s “Horae Apocalypticae.” It is frequently called the Protestant interpretation because it regards Popery as exhausting all that has been predicted of the Antichristian power. It was a powerful and formidable weapon in the hands of the leaders of the Reformation, and the conviction of its truthfulness nerved them to “love not their lives unto the death.” It was the secret of the martyr heroism of the Sixteenth Century.

    Clarence Larkin

    Promoting these commentaries is promoting RCC false teaching. Further, once knowing they originate in the RCC, one should run as fast as possible from them as doctrine.

    Since all men only come to Christ by the grace of the Father, each “veil” has to be lifted individually, not corporately. Paul states in Romans that the word had been preached to all the gentile nations in fulfillment of Jesus’ command to do such, and apostate Judaism had rejected it and their Messiah. Christ promised judgment to that generation which rejected Him, and He brought that tribulation on them at the destruction of the city and the temple during the 3.5 years from 66 to 70AD. Corporate Israel seems to be a “typology”…a picture of God’s chosen believers.

  • Interesting… So all of the judgements that destroy 1/3 of the world and then another third has already happened? Sorry, I think you are wrong. And I could care less about the Catholic Church and what they teach. Seems like most cults always blame the Catholic Church for something. And you are wrong about “dispensationalist” They do not teach that everyone is saved by faith alone. They divide their heresy into plenty of dispensations. And they also believe in a Tribulation period.
    tiptopsaidhe, where are you coming from? You seem to be all over the place.

  • tiptopsaidhe

    Sorry for the confusion. We agree on dispensational theology. From eternity past, God’s grace has been upon His elect.

    As to the RCC, I was simply trying to let you know the origins of the “future” tribulation. Whether or not you care what the RCC teaches, to subscribe to a future 70th week of Daniel is to subscribe to RCC teaching. I’m not blaming the Catholic Church for anything. Whatever political tactics they utilize to protect their pope is their business. However, those who follow RCC story-telling and attempt to make it part of protestant doctrine are to blame.

    What of the judgments? In the Olivet Prophecy in Matt 24, Jesus made it clear that the judgment would come upon that generation. In Matt 26, He told Annas that he (Annas) would live to see Jesus coming in the clouds. Either it did happen as Jesus promised, or Jesus lied. Josephus makes a compelling argument in his telling the Jewish/Roman war that it did, indeed, happen. I don’t know what 1/3 of the world means to you. To them, at the time, it meant the part of the world controlled by Rome. So, it could be likely that 1/3 of all people in the “world” at that time were judged as apostate.

    Josephus notes: Josephus (A.D. 75) – Jewish Historian
    “Besides these [signs], a few days after that feast, on the one- and-twentieth day of the month Artemisius, [Jyar,] a certain prodigious and incredible phenomenon appeared; I suppose the account of it would seem to be a fable, were it not related by those that saw it, and were not the events that followed it of so considerable a nature as to deserve such signals; for, before sun-setting, chariots and troops of soldiers in their armour were seen running about among the clouds, and surrounding of cities. Moreover, at that feast which we call Pentecost, as the priests were going by night into the inner [court of the] temple, as their custom was, to perform their sacred ministrations, they said that, in the first place, they felt a quaking, and heard a great noise, and after that they heard a sound as of a great multitude, saying, “Let us remove hence” (Jewish Wars, VI-V-3).

  • Well, I’m glad that we both agree that Dispensation teaching is horrible. The teaching that someone could get to Heaven by keeping the law is absurd. As far as the 70th week being taught by the RCC; I have no idea where you got that from. I get the 70th week from 35 years of studying the KJV of the bible. I know nothing of what the RCC teaches. I would be surprised if they did teach anything accurately from the bible.
    As far as Matt:26, I also have no idea of what you are referring to.
    Matt: 24 and the “this generation” is a little more difficult to explain. I won’t go into it.
    1/3 of the Roman world being apostate sounds nothing like what the book of Revelation is talking about. NOTHING!

  • “It is a Book that has been written to the Jews and Israel, the Church of Jesus Christ and the vast masses of unsaved gentiles”.

    I believe this should have said unsaved Jews and Gentiles.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

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