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Thursday, February 11, 2010


Dr. Michael Brown and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach debate on if a Jew can believe in Jesus and still retain his Jewishness. The debate was held at the Harvard Club in Massachusetts.

Can Jews Believe in Jesus? from RealMessiah.com on Vimeo.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism?

A Thousand Years is Like a Day to God

Some believe that since God made/recreated the world in six days and rested on the seventh day (Genesis 2:1-3), that humans will have 6000 years to live on the earth under Satan's influence, but will have a 1000 years to be under Christ's reign (the original creation of the universe may have been billions of years earlier c.f. Genesis 1:2; Isaiah 45:18).

Many have noted that a thousand years seems to be as one day to God. This is a concept from both the Old and New Testaments:

For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past (Psalm 90:4).

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (2 Peter 3:8).

More information on the 6,000 year plan can be found in the article Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan?

The Book of Revelation Teaches a Thousand Year Reign of Christ

Notice that the Book of Revelation makes it clear that God's people will reign on the earth with Christ:

9..."You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth" (Revelation 5:9-10).

Thus, a future physical reign on the earth is clearly prophesied.

Notice that the Apostle Paul told Timothy that the true saints would reign with Jesus:

11 This is a faithful saying:
For if we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him.
12 If we endure,
We shall also reign with Him (2 Timothy 2:11-12).

Chapter 20 of the Book of Revelation clearly teaches, as it mentions it five times, that there will be a thousand year reign of Christ on the earth:

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

This millennial reign is essentially the "first phase" of the kingdom of God on the earth (more information can be found in the article The Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church).

King James Bible and other versions: why does it matter?

It is my belief that the King James Bible, originally known as the Authorized Version, first published in the year 1611, is God's word in the English language without admixture of error. This site is here to help tell you why I believe that. At one time I read and studied with a New International Version, and I hope that after spending some time learning about this issue that the truth about the multiplicity of versions will be revealed to you as it was to me.

Lesson 2: Can You Trust The Bible?

Christians take a variety of positions regarding the authenticity of the Bible. Since the middle of the 19th century, it has been attacked and its authority undermined by some "scholars". But, at the same time, other scholars have demonstrated into trustworthiness! Sadly, in this materialistic age, the Bible's moral influence has sharply declined. Many more now read the Scriptures than a century ago - but it has little impact on life. Even professing Christians pay mere lip-service to its teachings. The Bible presents itself as the very Word of God. It claims divine inspiration. Yet if it is shown to be in fundamentally flawed then how can we believe its claim to be God's revelation to mankind - of his nature' of his purpose for us, of the one and only way of salvation through Jesus Christ?

So - can you trust the Bible?

Two Christians Murdered for Witnessing in Boynton Beach

According to the Boynton Beach police, simply sharing the word of God on the street is what brought two ministers to the man who killed them. Tite Sufra, 24, and Stephen Ocean, 23, were shot and killed Saturday night after meeting Jeriah Woody, 18. They witnessed to Woody for fifteen minutes when he got a phone call and told the preachers he 'had to go.' As they walked away, Woody suddenly started walking back toward them. Sufra walked up to greet him and was killed with a shot gun blast at point blank range. When Ocean ran, he was shot in the back. After he fell, Woody shot him in the head execution style. Woody was arrested Wednesday and is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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