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A study on the Reign of Christ after his return to earth. This study will cover all aspects of that reign to include it's beginning and ending.

Note: This is not a study on the entire book of Revelations.

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temple and millennium

Kaitiaki,
Thank you for a stimulating post. I have often wondered why the book of Revelation is apparently silent about the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 AD considering my conviction that John's visions were recorded in the early 90's. I agree with your assessment that the timing of the restoration of the kingdom to Israel is hidden. Jesus' eschatology in Matt. 24: is the principal text that the Preterist camp uses to explain their scenario but there are contrasts and difficulties in correlating the Olivet discourse with what John and Paul have to say about the eschaton and parousia. In any event, the millennium, and your view of it, has implications for how you live now in this age and is a tool for interpreting biblical prophecy overall. Many expositors see the role of ethnic Israel assuming particular significance in the millennium in fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant and other promises and prophecies in the OT. Some even go so far as to assert that the temple will be rebuilt and the Mosaic system of sacrifices restored. Further discussion regarding the teachings of Jesus on the kingdom of God, and a presentation of the post-millennial position would be most welcome.

Your brother in Christ, TOM G.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God unto salvation to all the believing; to the Jew first and also the Gentile." Romans 1:16


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