Category Archives: Preterism

God’s REbuilding Project: From Ruins to Righteousness

Isaiah 61:4 – 62:2 There is something both incongruous and fitting about that title. The expected word after “ruins” might have been “rebuilt”, not “righteousness”. But the very fact that the metaphor seems jarring points out just how different this … Continue reading

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Zion’s Latent and Everlasting Glory: Isaiah 60:10 – 22

Man looks on the outward appearance, God on the heart. It has been ever thus. It is true in life in general, in the way we see each other, the way we judge the world around us. It is especially … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Daniel and Isaiah (6)

Have you noticed, in reading Isaiah, that he jumps from metaphor to metaphor, though still on the same topic? That 54th chapter that I quoted last time, “Sing, O barren…”, presents the church as the bride of God (vss. 1- … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Daniel and Isaiah 40 – 66 Part 3

​ In a way, a study of the occurrences of the words “Jerusalem” and “Zion” is somewhat artificial, since the idea of God’s holy city is inherent in some other verses, though those actual words are not. But it is … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Daniel and Isaiah 40 – 66

Part 2 It’s often helpful to study a larger section of Scripture by examining the use of a certain word or concept. I did this with the word “Jerusalem” in this second part of Isaiah. I was tempted almost to … Continue reading

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Jerusalem, Earthly & Heavenly: Studies in Daniel 9 and Isaiah 40–66

I have often been intrigued with the theme of the heavenly Jerusalem/ spiritual Zion found in Isaiah, and also with the connection with Daniel 9. The more I followed this through the wider the study went, to the point where … Continue reading

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Postincarnate Christ

I think that we Christians – like everyone else – have a hard time of thinking outside the box, so to speak. Or outside the body, I should say. It is hard to see beyond our own frame of reference. … Continue reading

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God’s Rebuilding Project From Ruins to Righteousness Isaiah 61:4 – 62:2

There is something both incongruous and fitting about that title. The expected word after “ruins” might have been “rebuilt”, not “righteousness”. But the very fact that the metaphor seems jarring points out just how different this new kingdom is: It … Continue reading

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The Woman – and the City – Caught in Adultery

As I think about this passage I cannot help but think about other connections. The following applications I will not be dogmatic about, but I offer them for your consideration. The Jews brought the woman to be judged but the … Continue reading

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The Bible cross-references the Bible

The Bible is more a Book than a book of books. That means that the best way to understand any one book is to have a sufficient familiarity with the other books. I believe that any one who wants to … Continue reading

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