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Peter’s Exhortation During the Persecution

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Peter concludes his first epistle by exhorting the elders to feed the flock of God. He mentioned that, if they minister in their office in a godly manner, they would be rewarded when the chief Shepherd appears (1Peter 5:1-4). It could hardly be argued that Peter did not expect Jesus to return in some manner during his generation or expected lifetime. If this did not occur, I have already argued that it could be construed Peter was a false prophet. If not, why not? The Scriptures clearly say that anyone who predicts something would occur is a false prophet, if that thing did not occur as they claimed. Why would Peter be an exception? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 1, 2016 in Gospel


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The End of All Things Is at Hand

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So says Peter in his first epistle to the five Roman provinces that today are in modern Turkey (1Peter 4:7). What did he mean? The Apostles are accused by some to have preached that Jesus would return in their lifetimes. Is this so? If they did, and Jesus hadn’t returned, wouldn’t that make them false prophets? After all, Moses said that if a prophet arises and speaks something the Lord has not said, and if the matter doesn’t come to pass, the Lord has not said it, then that man is a false prophet, and we should not fear him or believe what he says (Deuteronomy 18:20-22). So, what about Peter? When he spoke of the appearing of Jesus (1Peter 1:7, 13) and the end of all things being at hand (1Peter 4:7), was he saying Jesus would return to this earth in his generation? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 30, 2016 in Gospel


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James–No Epistle of Straw!

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Was James the author of an epistle of straw? Martin Luther thought so, but I have to say that James was misunderstood. I don’t mean to put Luther down, but I do believe he was wrong about James. As I hope to show, James lost his life, probably due to his writing this “epistle of straw” as Luther terms it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 16, 2015 in spiritual warfare


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