Category Archives: Critics / Questions

Examining Hebrews 11:40 –Aorist, Passive, Subjunctive, Third-Person, Plural

In another post I posited that Hebrews 11:40 tells of an arrangement that had already come to pass.  Here it is, along with verse 39: Hebrews 11:39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since … Continue reading

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Comparing the Resurrections

I’ve received a few questions regarding the resurrections, and one thing become apparent immediately:  there’s a lot of confusion over what the word “resurrection” means.  I could get into the language here, but rather than to do that, I’m just … Continue reading

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Challenging the “First Resurrection” Ties Between Revelation 20:4 and Matthew 27:51

Regarding TET’s statement: 3. NATURE AND TIME OF RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD TET places the First Resurrection at Matthew 27:50ff, and equates this with Ezekiel’s “Dry Bones” prophecy of Ezekiel 37. A reader challenges with this excerpt from scripture, claiming that it … Continue reading

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Challenging The Meaning of “Parousia”

Regarding the following statement from the Temporary Ekklesia Theory: 2. NATURE AND TIME OF PAROUSIA The TET holds that “parousia” should be interpreted as “coming” and not as some perpetual and invisible “presence” of Jesus on the Earth. One reader … Continue reading

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Do People Meet Christ Today as in the First Century Church?

Question:  I am a full preterist and found your site today.  I’m reading some articles that are very interesting.  However, I think the first question that came to mind was:  Is there salvation today?  In other words, will someone today … Continue reading

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Question: COULD Jesus’ Ekklesia Exist on the Earth Today?

    Question: COULD Jesus’ Ekklesia Exist on the Earth Today? As far as we are told in the Bible, there is no good reason to believe that there was any First Century congregation that did not have these features:

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“Your theory is unique, therefore, it cannot be true.”

Critic:  “Your theory is unique, therefore, it cannot be true.” This challenge to the TET is an example of the logical fallacy, non sequitur.  It simply does not follow that because an idea is unique, it is invalid.  If indeed … Continue reading

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“If the faithful were taken, who would carry on Christianity?”

One friend, testing the Temporary Ekklesia Theory, posed the following questions/challenges.  See my replies below. And that brings us to the main issue. If all the faithful were taken, then who was left to continue to grow Christianity, and why … Continue reading

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“If There’s Still Evil On The Earth, Then Satan Must Still Be Here”

The title of this post represents an objection I hear fairly often.  It objects to the idea that Jesus dispatched Satan and his evil angels to the Lake of Fire in 70 AD, from which they would never be released … Continue reading

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“Preterism is a deadly heresy”

A critic of the general theory of “Preterism” (that all Bible prophesy has been fulfilled) posted the following on an Internet discussion forum. OP:  We discussed how the preterists are basing their eschatological views on what took place in 70 … Continue reading

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“God would not abandon his children”

One dear old friend recently perused the basics of my Temporary Ekklesia Theory and commended me for how much thought I’ve put into it.  He rejected it altogether, however, stating that it could not be true because God is a … Continue reading

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