Sunday, July 30, 2006

THE PRETERIST VEW OF THE TRIBULATION "HAS ITS FOCUS ON THE GOSPELS"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecZnk_CYt58&feature=PlayList&p=745132D8B0BA5A26&index=0&playnext=1

I SUPPOSE THIS IS A FITTING VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE ABOUT THE NWO. MY VIEWPOINT IS THAT WE DO NOT HAVE TO PRAY FOR THE DARKNESS BEFORE WE SEE THE LIGHT. IT IS TIME FOR PEACE, AS WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH WARS. WE CAN DEFEAT THE SATANIC NWO AND HAVE A GODLY NWO.


The Preterist View
Christian preterists believe that the Tribulation was a divine judgment visited upon the Jews for their sins, including rejection of Jesus as the promised Messiah. It occurred entirely in the past, around 70 CE/AD when the armed forces of the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem and its temple.
A preterist discussion of the Tribulation has its focus on the Gospels, in particular the prophetic passages in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, rather than on the Apocalypse or Revelation of John. (Preterists apply much of the symbolism in the Revelation to Rome, the C├Žsars, and their persecution of Christians, rather than to the Tribulation upon the Jews.)
Jesus' warning in Matthew 24:34 that "this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled" is tied back to his similar warning to the Scribes and the Pharisees that their judgment would "come upon this generation" (Matthew 23:36), that is, during the first century rather than at a future time long after the Scribes and Pharisees had passed from the scene. The destruction in 70 CE/BC occurred within a forty-year generation from the time when Jesus gave that discourse.
The judgment on the Jewish nation was executed by the Roman legions, "the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet" (Matthew 24:15), which Luke presented to his Gentile audience, unfamiliar with Daniel, as "armies" surrounding Jerusalem to cause its "desolation." (Luke 21:20)
Since Matthew 24 begins with Jesus visiting the Jerusalem temple and pronouncing that "there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down" (vs. 3), preterists see nothing in Scripture to indicate that another Jewish temple will ever be built. The prophecies were all fulfilled on the then-existing temple that Jesus spoke about and that was subsequently destroyed within that generation.

BY LINDA: We can relate the Gospels to modern day news reporting. We can perhaps go to CNN and get one account of what is going on with the war, and at one time the reporters are telling about the great mistake made by the IDF when a civilian area is hit with bombs like today in Tyre where so far 37 of the 5o plus dead are children. Then one turns to Fox News, and hears the same horrific news reported that Israel had a reason to hit the area because Hezbollah uses the area for hiding out. Now tomorrow, we will be able to listen to CNN or maybe even this afternoon and find that their reporting is in lockstep with Fox News. So if you read Revelations, you will see John going back and repeating Jesus' preaching that the four Gospels record. But John goes further and talks of visions that he alone experienced with the opening of the seven seals. Why is it that Matthew, Luke and Mark do not also have similar experiences to record in the Holy Bible? Was John under influence by politicians to give a futuristic view of hope for the Jews to make everyone to fall back into the times that preceded Christ to worship the Jews falsely and place them in a position of power as the chosen ones? We will not know the answer, until we are in final judgment with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Yes the Jews where chosen by their King, which was the Lord Jesus Christ. They were chosen to be the ones that denied Christ and to crucify Chirst with the aid of politicians in Rome. I have read some interesting writings about the twelve tribes of Israel online, and have learned that Israel was the name given to Jacob. And Israel means "rebel." One writing talks about the fact that Jew cannot be defined by genetics because of intermarriage with gentiles and other races. The futuristic revelation can be read by clicking anyone of the links above for this Wikipedia writing, but it is advised that one always go to the source the Holy Bible. I have found an online geneology of my own family on my paternal grandmother's side that traces our family back to the 1600s from Germany to Christian Storm, and like an online source said that anyone that can go back 300 years in their family will find enough surnames to fill a telephone book. That is the way my family is of course, just with this one geneology link. My mother's side of the family goes back to the 1600s as well to the Means family that belonged to the Menzies Clan that were Ulster Scotts from the Plantation Era of England when the Ulster Scotts migrated from England to Scottland, to Ireland and then to America for a better life. So just with two branches of my family, I have enough ancestors to fill two phone books. So the purpose of this writing is to point out that we are all seeds of Jews with intermarriage throughout the centuries.

In the futuristic version of Revelation, the twelve tribes that make up the 144,000 will be Jewish male virgins that are never married. Now the current Pope in Rome is said to have been from a Jewish family that resided in Poland. Popes do not marry of course, but Jewish Rabbis are encouraged to marry and have children. So you see this is the controversy that we are all under. If John's futuristic views of Revelation would have not contradicted the other three Gospels, could we have had peace in the world? I see the situation from my humble status, as less than God, that someone had to be chosen to carry the burden of crucifying Christ, and that then the message should have only focused on the Good News that Christ is the Messiah and he arose on the third day according to scripture to reign as our Lord and Savior. I truly believe that Christ's message was meant to be, "love your neighbors as you love yourself," but politicians of the times past, and the times present cannot allow that to be because in order to do that power would have to be given up to God's laws. Those in Jesus times did not understand that those that crucified Christ were chosen to carry out the prophecy, and the conspiracy and coverups were rampant to silence those that saw the tomb empty and saw Christ that had arose. I hope that some see the similarities between times past and times today. We have upteen news channels to watch the events of the world, and those that watch news only occsionally have not a clue of what is going on (the vast majority), and those that watch it regularly have our eyes opened to the revised history that takes place in broad daylight.

I will live my life as a Christian, and will not allow questions of biblical accounts weaken my faith. I know that Christ has blessed me and all those that accept his blessings with the promise of his Kingdom when we leave the Earth.

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