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The Parousia: A Critical Inquiry Into the New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming Paperback – March 16, 2010
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Russel's proposition is this: if the Bible predicted a series of events, and if a part of history can be found in which those events were fulfilled to the letter, why presume that they haven't yet been fulfilled?
He uses Hebrew and Greek culture, historical writings, and language to map all of the predictions of the "End Time," one for one, to events and persons prominent in the Roman siege of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.
The Bible predicts an end of the old world and the creation of a new world in which Christ reigns. In A.D. 70, Biblical Judaism was wiped out. The Temple was destroyed; there have been no more blood sacrifices since then; the Priesthood was abolished. The old world was destroyed.
Christ returned as predicted. He rescued the believers by getting them out of the city and up into the mountains (clouds). From this point on there could be no doubts that God had abolished Judaism and given the Kingdom over to the Church. A new world was created in which Christ reigns.
I hope this will whet your appetite for a deeper understanding of what took place in A.D. 70, and how it fulfilled all remaining Biblical prophecy.
He states in the Preface, "The same event cannot be imminent at two different periods separated by nearly two thousand years. There must, therefore, be some grave misconception on the part of those who maintain that the Christian church of to-day occupies precisely the same relation, and should maintain the same attitude, towards the 'coming of the Lord' as the church in the days of St. Paul. The present volume is an attempt ... to clear up this misconception, and to ascertain the true meaning of the Word of God on a subject which holds so conspicuous a place in the teaching of our Lord and his apostles."
Here are some quotations from the book:
"They (i.e., New Testament believers) lived expecting a consummation which was to arrive in their own time, and which they might witness with their own eyes." (Pg. 26)
"Look at His words (in Mt 12:23). Can anything be more specific and more definite as to persons, place, time, and circumstance, than this prediction of our Lord? It is to the TWELVE that he speaks; it is the cities of ISRAEL which they are to evangelize; the subject is His own speedy coming; and the time so near, that before their work is complete His coming will take place." (Pg.Read more ›
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