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Differing Views on Biblical Prophecy

English: Illustration to Book of Revelation Ру...Have you ever been listening to a conversation between Christians talking about biblical prophecy when suddenly your eyes glaze over as you hear these words?

Premillenialism.  Dispensationalism.  Amillennialism.  Replacement Theology.

Just what do these terms mean as it relates to biblical prophecy?  How important are they to the life of a Christian as we look forward to the return of the Lord?  Are these salvation issues or simply differing points of view that Christians can respectfully discuss and disagree about?

Well today on Stand Up For the Truth, pastor Chris Quintana joins us to define these terms and explain why they are important to how we interpret biblical prophecy and the return of the Lord.

We’ll also begin our look back on a wild and whacky 2013 and some of the people that most influenced or affected Christianity in America and the world.

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8 Responses to “Differing Views on Biblical Prophecy”

  1. Ima Believer #

    Jesus said something about, man not being able to figure out the day and the hour… and yet we insist we know more than the Son of God. I took the advice of close friend a long time ago and gave up on being a pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib, or no-trib adherent. I became a PAN-trib Christian. The future will all PAN out as God decides, regardless of man's feeble attempts to discern the future.

    The most important point… Jesus may come for YOU at anytime. Are you ready?

    December 31, 2013 at 3:43 AM Reply
  2. Richard #

    Ima while I respect your position and I do think people shouldn't let differences of interpretation affect their walk with the Lord or relationships with other brothers and sisters in Christ, there is benefit to studying eschatology. The Lord talked much about it to educate, encourage and to know the signs of his impending return. The Lord said as the birth pangs get more frequent and intense know your redemption is nigh. This gives me great hope and a further push to share with those that don't know him.

    December 31, 2013 at 4:25 AM Reply
  3. Mr Davis #

    There truly are bigger fish to fry like Ima Believer has indicated. Are we walking in the love of the Lord Christ Jesus, in obedience to His word showing ourselves to be genuine disciples. John 13:34-35 If this is not our heart we are still operating our lives in rebellion to God. We cannot change our hearts or our mind. We need to throw ourselves at the mercy of God and plead with him to forgive us for hating Him and His word. That He would grant us repentance unto salvation which is made effectual in the sealing of the man by The Holy Spirit who is God. 2 Peter 1:3

    Before we move on and say yes I do love: Check how you say you love against 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 for that is how God defines love.

    It is so necessary to plead with God to change our hearts so that we may be able to love one another as He himself loved us and gave up his life for us, that we ourselves likewise would walk in the same manner that He himself walked. He is God in the flesh of man, yet He himself did not come to be served but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many. Do we think we are greater than God that we shouldn't do like wise? This is the standard we are to live to. If His divine power is in us, this we will do. The persecuted Church bears witness to the power of God at work in us weak mortal man. These while enduring much affliction are pleading with their captors, those who are torturing them because of the Gospel and their testimony of the God Man Christ Jesus, to be reconciled to God in Christ Jesus.

    Chris from Denmark made a good point on the show today, there is a big difference between the wrath of God and the wrath of man. However both are evident today even Romans 1:18-32 bears this out regarding the wrath of God. As for the wrath of men the gospels and all the other epistles proclaim that those who follow Christ are told again and again you will suffer for His namesake and if any are worthy he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Him. They do this because the Love of Christ compels them they don't do this by any strength that they themselves have. 2 Corinthians 1:3-10, Philippians 3:3

    Satan will be given for a time authority over all the earth to attempt to bring it into subjection to himself. Only those predestined by God onto life shall escape his grasp. Ephesians 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 2:24-26, 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12, Revelation 13:5-8. Satan is a master manipulator and he knows how we work and he understands it is the slow fade that kills. He is the master at twisting scripture to get men to do what he wills which is that we continue in our self wills and so deny Christ who came not to do His own will but the will of Him who sent Him The very Father which no eye has seen.

    It is our job our ministry to go into all the nations preaching the good news that God has made a way for us to be justified before Him through Faith in Christ Jesus and belief in His blood which was shed for the remission of our sins and not just ours only but the sins of the whole world. That whomsoever will trust in Him will not perish but have everlasting life for the Son shall give Him life and His life which He gives is the light of men. For thus we reason that if one died for all, then were all dead and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    Yes and to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit teaching them to obey all I have commanded and lo I am with you always even to the end of the age. For faithful is the one who promised and He will complete His work in us that His Great Name is vindicated in the earth when He is sanctified in our bodies.

    Oh Ye vessels of the Lord come out from your old life, those sins that so easily beset us and run the race set before us that we may apprehend that for which we are apprehended of Christ His High Calling and the Higher road of reconciliation in love.

    Two more things to tie together Romans 15:2-4 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

    God knows how to save those who are His. And He will surely judge the wicked: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

    Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall .

    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13

    May God bless His body the Church and may He grant to us that we focus our attention on the higher ground and obedience to the faith which is manifested in our Love for one another and even our enemies. That our love be as the scriptures define Love, without hypocrisy without partiality and so prove truly God is in us and that our love be not as that of Cain's who slew his brother out of jealousy because his brother was accepted of God.

    Sin, rebellion, disbelief is crouching at the door and it desires mastery over you only in Christ Jesus can you be freed from its mastery.

    Please Pray

    December 31, 2013 at 6:05 AM Reply
  4. Dave D #

    This topic is so where I'm at these days. We have been attending a small church for over a year. The people are wonderful, the Bible is read. We love everyone there.
    The leaders of this small gathering have a replacement theology though and this is new to me.
    The fact that not everyone in this congregation holds to this view, has not been an issue and whenever differences do come up, they are handled with the utmost Christian love that can be had. There is no arguing.
    Recently, someone suggested i read a book by Robert Finley called, 'the time was at hand'
    In an attempt to understand, I've decided to read it.
    I've been comparing things for some time now and I always go to the Bible for the final authority.
    It does seem that those who tend to have a replacement theology have good reasons to do so and it's not just some haphazard reading of the Bible, that some might suggest.
    I wonder if any 20th century Americanized Christian, who's never been in other countries, could possibly understand.
    If anyone is familiar with that book i mentioned and might have a good & serious response to the points made by R.Finley, please let me know.
    Is there a good resource available that might have a point by point rebuttal to the logical & thought out reasons one has to consider replacement theology? And there are many.
    As far as for me & my theology… I kinda Like that PAN-trib-christian comment.
    Hope no one minds if I use that :-)
    Thank you for any thoughts, I'm thankful for stand up for the Truth… God bless.

    January 3, 2014 at 2:16 PM Reply
  5. Mr Davis #

    Replacement theology was rampant in the early reformers. At the time there was no Jewish nation to contend with for Rome had scattered her to the four corners of the planet.

    in May 15th 1948 that which is unheard of happened. A nation was reborn in a day and Israel was back in the land in unbelief. Israel would have been finished the Jews destroyed to the last man woman and child but God had mercy and spared some. This small miniscuel nation has prospered since the day it has been back in the land despite all attempts to thwart there efforts even destroy them. God is not done with His chosen people.

    The door is soon closing for the Gentiles and when it does it will open once again to the Jews and so all Israel will be saved.

    Read the whole Chapter of Romans 11. They Israel, they Jacob are still the Apple of God's eye so for your own sake wish no harm for Israel.

    God bless

    January 10, 2014 at 2:10 PM Reply
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  7. Ima Believer #

    Was there a connection between Purim and the Nazi war criminals in 1946?

    Numerous commentators have noted that there is an uncanny resemblance between the hanging of Haman’s ten sons in the Purim story (See the Book of Esther) and the Nuremberg Trials following the Second World War, when 10 Nazis war criminals were hung for the crimes against humanity that they committed. Additionally, in the Purim story, the Talmud claims that Haman’s daughter committed suicide and thus didn’t need to get killed, while following the Nuremberg Trials, Herman Goring a well known Nazi cross dresser, also committed suicide and thus did not need to get hanged in Nuremberg. In fact, Julius Streicher, the Nazi editor of the anti-semitic Das Strumer newspaper, even proclaimed before he was hung, “Purim Fest 1946.”

    Read the entire commentary here: http://unitedwithisrael.org/strange-parallels-bet

    God has not forgotten Israel.

    As Mr. Davis states, read Romans 11.

    There is a lasting bond between the God and the children of Israel today. God shall forever be, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel).

    January 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM Reply
  8. Todd Lewis #

    I'm sorry Chris is just wrong on the view that after Solomon and before 1948 there was no united Israelite kingdom. During the Maccabees, we had the Hasmonean dynasty and a united kingdom, but was later conquered by the Romans.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasmonean_dynasty

    If we had a united kingdom in the 2nd century BC and was then conquered by Rome. Undermines Chris' claim that Israel in the land in 1948 fulfills prophecy. Modern Israel might be conquered just as the Maccabees was.

    February 13, 2014 at 5:23 PM Reply

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