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You may be worshipping the dragon, who is the god of chaos, rather than the one who "made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water".
We are about to see some prophecy come true that has been prophesied in the bible and it will be devastating to this world
A lot more normal than dispensationalism which is antichristian, making Christianity the red-headed stepbrother to the Jews, creating what is, as far as I am concerned, outright idolatry.
Do you mean things like trusting in God, following Jesus, and not smoking and drinking alcohol?
You know what's anti-christian, Dewey, it's following Ellen G. White's visions instead of God's Word.
It never was a rule that you had to accept everything E G White ever said, or really, any of it. I think it is requested of membership candidates that they believe that God does still act in the world through prophecy.
Have the Seventh Day Adventists dropped Ellen G. White now?
One thing that I discovered right away is that if you eliminate 2 Thessalonians, the entire thing falls apart.
Can you explain your thoughts behind that because we still have Revelation?
None, since it was written before the great tribulation.
What prophecies do you feel are still left to play out?
Sorry, but Seventh Day Adventists aren't considered the norm as it relates to Christianity.
That's because there is a true argument for both sides.
However, you have to compare Daniel to Revelation to realize that it's all going to play itself out again, only this time someone will stand in the temple and declare themselves God right here on earth and force people to worship him or risk being killed.
It's no different than Jesus giving a twofold message in Matthew 24 with Jesus warning of events about to happen (the fall of the second temple) compared to events that will play out again in the future, only with a different and permanent ending when Jesus mentions the heavens and the earth passing away.
History repeats itself.
Ford, uses this hermeneutical principle to accept various reinterpretations and applications of descriptions and of prophetic symbols. As the modus operandi of his principle, Ford states the following axiom:
"Once the principle is grasped we will readly understand why many
excellent scholars can be listed under each separate school of
interpreters: preterism, historicism, futurism, idealism. All are
right in what they affirm and wrong in what they deny.3"
Ford stated this axiom for the first time in his thesis submitted to
Manchester University, England, in 1972. It is stated as follows: “Here again, as
is so often the case, the heresies prove ‘true in what they affirm, but false in
what they deny’”.4
The same thought recurs in his commentary on Daniel
published in 1978. There it occurs in a discussion of the different schools of
The Apotelesmatic Principle: Origin and Application
My answer is that Zechariah is rubbish, and the author of Matthew was heavily reliant upon Zechariah and Psalms of Solomon imagery and literary constructs.
If that's the case, you might as well throw out the whole Bible.