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Christ Jesus the True Israel: Luke 6:12-16

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Luke 6:12-16. Another passage that presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the True Israel is Luke 6:12-16, which details Jesus’ prayerful selection of his twelve disciples. Concerning this passage, Beale writes the following: “Jesus’ beginning…
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Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 5:1-2

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 5:1-2. The fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew appears to portray the Lord Jesus Christ as re-enacting Israel’s “arrival at Mt. Sinai to receive the law” in the Sermon on the Mount.[1] Matthew…
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Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 4:1-11

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 4:1-11. Another passage that presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the True Israel is Matthew 4:1-11, Matthew’s account of Christ’s temptation in the wilderness. Just as Israel was tested for forty years in the…
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Full Preterism, the Lord’s Supper, and 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 (Addressing Preterism, Part 4)

Full Preterism, the Lord’s Supper, and 1 Corinthians 11:25-26. Full preterism maintains that all biblical prophecy had been fulfilled by the time 70 A.D. had occurred. Accordingly, this particular eschatological understanding teaches that Christ’s Second Coming occurred in 70 A.D….
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Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 3:13-17

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 3:13-17. Another passage that presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the True Israel is Matthew 3:13-17, the Matthean account of Jesus’ baptism. The sequence of events at Christ’s baptism typologically echoes not only Israel’s…
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Who is Messiah the Prince of Daniel 9:24-27?

Who is Messiah the Prince of Daniel 9:24-27? The Seventy Weeks prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 has been described as “one of the pivotal prophecies of the Bible.”[1] John Calvin wrote that this prophecy “has been variously treated…and almost torn to…
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Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 2:13-15.

Christ Jesus the True Israel: Matthew 2:13-15. When one studies the New Testament, it is very clear that Christ Jesus understood the message of Scripture to be about Himself (e.g. John 15:1; Isaiah 5:2; John 5:39; Matt. 5:17; Luke 24:27,…
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Is Premillennialism Consistent with New Covenant Theology?

Is Premillennialism Consistent with New Covenant Theology? All forms of premillennialism rely to some degree on a literal interpretation of prophetic passages in Scripture. For example, Historic Premillennialism largely interprets the millennium of Revelation 20 as a literal one thousand…
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Do All Things Wholly Depend upon the Triune God for their Existence? (Epistemology, Part 8)

Do All Things Wholly Depend upon the Triune God for their Existence? The fifth tenet of a sound biblical epistemology is that all things wholly depend upon the Triune God for their entire existence (See previous posts on Biblical Epistemology at…
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How does Christ Jesus fulfill the Feast of Tabernacles? (Feasts, #9)

The Feast of Tabernacles. The seventh major festival of the Hebrew calendar is Tabernacles which is a seven-day long feast beginning on the fifteenth day of Tishri (Lev 23:34-43). The Hebrew word translated as “Tabernacles” comes from sukkāh (סֻכָּה) which simply…
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