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My present understanding is that the Holy City descends out of heaven. The City itself is one of the attributes of a King. A King always has a kingdom or official place that He meets His subjects/servants. We are to know for certain that this is not some fictional story. We are given a description of real physical place that will be a special worship place ...


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Gary's 'Unsealed' blog reminded me of a trick that Burton L. Mack describes in Who Wrote the New Testament, page 299. He says if his students at the School of Theology at Claremont, at first the study of a text, find it does not seem to support a traditional Christian conviction or the answer they hope to find in the Bible, they set up the comparison again ...


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It is so so easy to presume in our hindsight history that prophets only knew of what they spoke, but Malachi's perception of his prophetic place is fascinating to consider. Thank you for this question. Since so many prophetic authors (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Malachi, etc.) preface their words with something similar to "the word/vision of the Lord ...



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