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No, there is no contradiction here. Even without tearing into the details of what each concept means, a plain reading of the text introduces no contradiction. First of all, your characterization of the first passage as Jesus "abdicating" isn't quite accurate as that word would imply he completely removed himself from the position of authority. That's not ...


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The night is death. Work refers to serving God and doing good works. Jesus, in this passage, senses his own coming death. In the verse after, John 9:5, Jesus says that he is the light of the world as long as he is in the world. Therefore, when he leaves the world (in the sense of his death and ascension), day becomes night. John 6:29 mentions a single all-...


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The passage 1 Thess. 4:14-18 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend ...


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I think we need to take another look at the Greek word apostasia here. Firstly, we need to understand that its usage is not exclusive to a departure from anything specific. It is only used twice in the New Testament (Acts 21:21; 2 Thess 2:3), but other forms (derivations) of the word appear in places such as Luke 4:13, Luke 1:8, etc. It was also used in ...


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Tau's answer explains why the antichrist may be synonymous with the man of lawlessness and the beast described in Revelation 13. I would add to that as the question also asks: Are there any reasons to believe they are not the same? There are some reasons to believe they are not the same. First, the term antichrist is not used anywhere other than 1 and ...


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The "Beast" and the Antichrist have been interpreted as being one in the same because from the days of the Early Church Fathers, they have been considered as one and the same. Even prior to the writing of Revelations, the Apostle Paul says,(2 Thess. 2:8-9 KJV) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his ...


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If you assume that Jesus was not trying to trick his disciples, Matt 24:34 would be referring to events Jesus had previously mentioned that were to be fulfilled during the generation of his disciples. Those events included the end of the age: "And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left ...


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The oldest manuscript we have of John is in the Codex Sinaiticus. In both verses, it says, “life eternal.” It’s in Koine Greek, on papyrus, dated 350 AD. I photographed the two passages from the Codex Sinaiticus. John 4:36 is here: (pdf) John 6:40 is here: (pdf) Scroll down to see the actual, handwritten manuscript. For John 4:36, go to the second ...


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Caligula's attempt to place his image in the Temple to be worshipped can be called a pre-cursor or type of the actual "Abomination of Desolation" spoken of by Daniel and John that will happen during the end times. The inter-testament sacrifice of a pig on the Temple altar by Antiochus Ephinnes, when the Greeks ruled Judah, is another type of the genuine ...


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I dont think Paul expected Timothy to see the end days. If this was the case, then he probably would have told other churches in other epistles as well. 1+2 Thessalonians are wild because they have so much information about the rapture and the end times that it wouldn't make sense for Paul to not include something more explicit than 'it shall come like a ...



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